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How To Treat Thrush In Children

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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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thrush not treated

what problems can occur if thrush is not treated? I'm constantly challenged with thrush, even after I get treated with Difucan and Clotrimazole. Does it affect other systems in the body?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If thrush is not treated, it can extend into the esophagus and cause candida infection there. Candida esophagitis can be severe enough to make it difficult to swallow and can result in significant weight loss. One reason that your thrush keeps... Read more »

How to treat thrush?

How can I clear up a case of thrush? I take a large amount of medication, and it must have upset the balance of my mouth....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Treatment for candidiasis depends on the extent of disease. For mild to moderate infections I recommend use of topical therapies such as Mycelex troches (clotrimazole). For moderate to severe presentations of candidiasis, I recommend Diflucan... Read more »

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 »

Can Tenofavir be used to treat children?

There is a very good friend of mine whose child in England has full blown AIDS at 9. He is resistant to all the drug combos so far, and they are waiting for the drug companies to give tenofavir to children..This child has no time to wait. Who should...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.This indeed is a difficult situation, one that we face with increasing frequency.Tenofovir is a newly approved medication with activity against virus that has limited drug resistance. At this year's Conference on... Read more »
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How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, just an even... Read more »

scraping thrush

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
probably a very silly question, but when one scrapes off thrush from the tongue, how long does it take for the yeast to grow back over where the tongue was scraped? is it a matter of hours? if one did it before they went to bed, would it be back... Read more »

Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious.

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resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than... Read more »