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How To Get Rid Of Tongue 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 »

DIFFERENCE IN COATED TONGUE AND THRUSH AND LEUKOPLAKIA

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THRUSH,LEUKOPLAKIA AND COATED TONGUE...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
This is a very broad question and I am going to take the easy way out and refer you to the following URL: http://www.hivdent.org/oralm/oralmanhiv.htmwhich contains the information you need.There are several pictures of thrush (pseudomembranous... Read more »

bumps on tongue = thrush?

Over the past week I have noticed some raised bumps at the back of my tongue, is it possible that this is a sign of thrush?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Raised bumps at the back of your tongue are your taste buds. Thrush is a white coating of the tongue or throat that can be easily scraped off. Relax!... Read more »

coated tongue vs. thrush

what is the difference between the 2? I have had a coating on my tongue after a risky exposure. I can brush this off as it goes from the front to back, but not all, & the tongue does not bleed. I can see though red raised dots which were not...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Coated tongue is a condition normally seen in the general population, which is nothing more than an overgrowth of the normal papillae of the tongue which traps oral bacterial plaque and debris. It may be possible for Candida species to be present,... Read more »
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dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »

coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. Ive seen a lot a lot of people concern about having their tongues whited. They say i brush it and the next day is the same, is this hiv sympton? NO. One thing is trush that appears like white patches in your tongue and other parts, that CAN... Read more »

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.

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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 »