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How Many Times To You Use Gentian Violet For Thrush

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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thrush or hairy leukoplakia

I keep getting white stuff in my mouth, and my doc quickly dismisses it as hairy leukoplakia (I had it before, and I have CD4 ofless than 20).When I insist that using Sporanox gets rid of most of it, he says it's both HL and thrush. It's getting...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...keep in the refrigerator and easy to swallow, and swabbing the thrush once a day for 3-5 days in a row with a dye called 1% gentian violet, which can be ordered by a pharmacy.If you do also have OHL, then you should treat it with an antiherpes... Read more »

PLEASE Help Me...HORRIBLE THRUSH

Hi Dr--I have searched the internet, as well as many Drs, for an answer to my problem and after reading your website you seem to be the only person that can help.For the past year I have developed a white, paste-like film in my mouth on my tongue,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...sugar content, potential nausea (which you have already experienced and relative ineffectiveness. I also would not recommend gentian violet, which has some efficacy, but would not be a drug of choice. For moderate to severe thrush, I recommend... Read more »

2nd Time (thrush main symptom)

Dear Dr. Bob,I had written once more, but did not receive a reply. As suggested, I have also searched the forum for answers to queries similar to mine but did not find a very close situation (some were similar though), and so my question to you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. Stomatitis means inflammation of the mouth. It does not mean you have or had thrush. There are many causes of mouth inflammation.To address your specific concerns:1.Negligible. FDA-approved rapid tests... Read more »

thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually include discomfort of the mouth... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...form or as an intravenous (IV) drug. Fluconazole is fairly effective, and is generally easy to tolerate. Itraconazole is sometimes used for people who cannot take fluconazole. Other health care providers prefer to use a combination of... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) ... Read more »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...all over. My throat is always sore. This has been going on since January. I still don't feel normal. I have been sick three times with a real bad flu in the last four months. Monday, I have another appointment with a different GP. I will get... Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is a white pasty coating on your tongue thrush? Any deffinite way to tell for sure? Read more »

Thrush and other questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...started getting severe joint pain. I wasn't even thinking about HIV as I thought I was not exposed. However my wife developed thrush at week 4. She had no other symptoms. She has no antibiotics, steroids or other conditions to cause thrush. ... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was recently diagnosed with Thrush. My last possible exposure was 6 months ago. Can thrush show this early Read more »