Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Serious Is Thrush In Newborns

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
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
Ask the Experts

thrush on skin

Hi, On this forum it appears that oral thrush is a common symptom in babies who are hiv positive. However would it be unusual if an infant potentially infected with hiv develop's thrush in areas such as the perianal region, under arms, between toes...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...infants especially in the groin area (diaper dermatitis)and next is oral thrush (oral candidiasis) which affects 2-5% of all newborns. So thrush is relatively nonspecific for HIV infection. BJ Read more »

Thrush without HIV

Can you get thrush and not be HIV positive?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Yes, but thrush tends to occur only in people who have some type of immune impairment. 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 »

thrush healthy

If your healthy are you still able to get thrush?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Occasionally some otherwise healthy patients can get thrush when taking an antibiotic which can suppress normal bacteria. Read more »
Articles
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

...and swelling. A bad case can make 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...side effects are not common. Anemia is a shortage of red blood cells caused by damage to bone marrow. It is most common in newborn infants taking zidovudine but disappears after they stop taking the drug. If you get anemia, your health care... Read more »
Connect With Others

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

oral sex, hepes. thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...night I developed a white coating on my tounge. I had the worst panic attack I've even had. I went to the ER, to see if it was thrush, and poured my heart out the the doc. The nurses said it looked like thrush, as he said at first, but upon... Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone have information about Thrush and asthma inhalers Read more »