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How To Get Rid Of Thrush In Adults

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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 »

Had oral with women 90 day test Negative Dentist says I have thrush

I had oral sex with a women giving and recieving. I broke out with canker soars in back of my throat 3 weeks after. Then loose stools and lost 12 lbs. I had night sweats, fever, extreme fatigue, thrush and headaches. I started developing numbness...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative HIV tests out to 13 weeks are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how! I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet, but I can, with great certainty, tell you what's not causing... Read more »

Oral Thrush

Thanks for reading this Ryan!I had a low risk exposure (grinding my penis against a womans wet vagina), and after reading everything here and talking with my doctor, I was pretty sure everything was OK. I have been stressed alot still, but I have...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I can't provide a diagnosis! If you have questions about symptoms, see your doctor. Regardless, you should not be concerned about your risk for HIV unless you engage in anal, vaginal, or oral sex.RMK... Read more »

Thrush / ARS symptom??

Dear Doctor:I'm male and had an affair with another married woman. We had multiple unprotected vaginal encounters. About 7 weeks after the last encounter, I developed oral thrush, confirmed by a doctor.I had no other symptoms or illnesses. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thrush can be caused by many conditions. Also, some who think they have thrush do not. A coated tongue is not thrush. Your testing is conclusive. You are not HIV positive.DW... Read more »
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THRUSH QUESTION...

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
When Oral Thrush is present in true ARS form, does it go away after a few days/weeks? Or is it 100% necessary to get antibiotics to rid of it. Just wondering because of my extremely and unusually white tongue that has been present for some time now.

T... Read more »

Thrush or not?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, hope someone can help. I have always practised safer sex, included in this is oral sex without taking any semen in my mouth etc., and so I have always thought that I was safe from catching HIV. However, about 3 months ago i had a cold (so did my... Read more »

thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had oral thrush end of February this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was negative after 32 days. I left the country shortly after and my doctor said that the thrush had cleared... Read more »

Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
Hi there,
I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW.
Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems to get rid of my... Read more »