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How To Treat Thrush And Burning Tongue

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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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is it thrush and how to treat it

first, Thank you for all your help. my grandmother's tongue is full of some whitish cover and it got down to her throat preventing her to swallow anything(not food or drink). she has been taking fluconazole but the minute she stops, it comes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your GM, it certainly sounds like she could have oral (or esophageal) candidiasis (thrush). Before speaking about treatment, it might be worth a word about diagnosis-- it's a relatively simple... Read more »

tongue problem s=o=s

dear dr, I had mono as a kid and my immune system has been lacking ever since. I did use a lot of antibiotics and I am on birth control for endometriosis. About a year ago I developed dry mouth and a white coated tongue. I tried nystatin oral rinse...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
As I usually mention, without a detailed medical history and the ability to see what is occurring in your mouth, it is very difficult to be of much assistance. As you will also may know, this does not stop me from offering a suggestion or two... Read more »

Thrush for over 4 years.

I have had thrush for over 4 years now. I suffered and home treated for 18 months before it reached proportions and lost sense of taste totally that forced me to seek medical help and was diagnosed with HIV. Later found to be full blown Aids with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sounds like you're having a difficult time. It's rather unusual to see such highly resistant thrush anymore, particularly in someone who's CD4 is on the mend.A couple of thoughts cross my mind when... 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 »
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Burning Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can candida (thrush) be invisible? I am male and I have a burning sensation on the tip of my tongue that will not go away. MY H.I.V. exposure is minimal, but I guess, not impossible. Would it be too soon to get this 3 months after exposure? Read more »

Waiting for results with burning tongue

Posted by troubled01
Hello. Had risky sex 2+weeks ago, Had a vial of Ciprofloxacin 500mg tab. Took as a precaution, twicw a day for 10 days. Waiting for PCR results but have a burning tongue with white layer that will come off with brushing. Could this thrush have... Read more »

Waiting for results with burning tongue

Posted by troubled01
Hello. Had risky sex 2+weeks ago, Had a vial of Ciprofloxacin 500mg tab. Took as a precaution, twicw a day for 10 days. Waiting for PCR results but have a burning tongue with white layer that will come off with brushing. Could this thrush have... Read more »

Burning Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On 12/25/03 I met a woman that I had talked to on AOL messenger. She was visiting relatives in my area and we went for a ride and got coffee. We ended up parked at the beach. We began French Kissing and I do have bleeding gums, sometimes they bleed... Read more »