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How To Care For Toddlers With Thrush

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

cbc in toddler

Recently my one yr old got her cbc done, i got the chance to look at the results on my own ( the nurse left her chart in teh room with us) and on the top it had toxicology and everything was really lower than normal, i was wondering could this be...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You should ask your care provider to discuss the results and what they mean with you. A CBC (complete blood count) measures the numbers of red cells and white cells in blood. Changes in blood cell counts do not specifically indicate HIV infection;... Read more »

Toddler - Prospan

Hi, I am a weekend foster mom to an HIV child of 2,5yr from an orphanage, he is on lamivudine 150, half tab 2x pd, Stavudine 1mg 6ml 2x pd, Kaletra 2ml pd. He has had ear probs for about a year, grey mucus out of his ears, every couple months he...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting from South Africa,If you read these pages, you'll see that there's little high quality information about the interactions between proprietary (that's precisely the problem, since the ingredients are not... Read more »

thrush

i develop thrush on tongue only, after treatment with 2 week of miconazole oral gel, then 1 week of itrconazole tablets but still no effect, will planning to blood test, my question is that different between normal thrush and the person living with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.After the treatments that you've had, I'd find it pretty unusual that your thrush hasn't improved. I have to wonder if you really had oral candidiasis (thrush) or simply had a white coating on your tongue... Read more »
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Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How do I get a health professional to take serously, and test me for, oral thrush?

My doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff on my tongue which can't be removed and... Read more »

thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Someone please tell me what oral thrush looks like and if it is painful?

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Thrush?

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
I am wondering if what I am experiencing is thrush. I looked up pictures and it seems like it might be the case. I know you can not go by symtoms, but I would like to know. I have been experiencing pain in the crevice between my bottom gums and... Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen and painful in my neck. Upon further... Read more »