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How To Use Gentian Violet To Treat Thrush In Adults

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is
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thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that Read more »

thrush or hairy leukoplakia

I keep getting white stuff in my mouth, and my doc quickly dismisses it as hairy leukoplakia (I had it before, and I have CD4 ofless than 20).When I insist that using Sporanox gets rid of most of it, he says it's both HL and thrush. It's getting...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...keep in the refrigerator and easy to swallow, and swabbing the thrush once a day for 3-5 days in a row with a dye called 1% gentian violet, which can be ordered by a pharmacy.If you do also have OHL, then you should treat it with an antiherpes... Read more »

PLEASE Help Me...HORRIBLE THRUSH

Hi Dr--I have searched the internet, as well as many Drs, for an answer to my problem and after reading your website you seem to be the only person that can help.For the past year I have developed a white, paste-like film in my mouth on my tongue,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...sugar content, potential nausea (which you have already experienced and relative ineffectiveness. I also would not recommend gentian violet, which has some efficacy, but would not be a drug of choice. For moderate to severe thrush, I recommend... Read more »

Resistance to Thrush meds

I have been having problems with my thrush meds, have become resistant to all of them, am taking a study drug, SCH56592, and that one is not doing so well any more. my doctor has suggested that I go on the new study drug ABT. If I do this I have to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...investigational drug from Schering. I have had good responses to painting the thrush with a readily available biological dye called 1% gentian violet -- this is done for 3-5 days in a row, and have also had success with oral amphotericin B that... Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...the generic version approved in 2000. Why Do People With HIV Take It? Fluconazole is used when fungal infections can't be treated with skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...prevent and treat conditions like candidiasis are complicated and controversial. While there isn't a magic recipe that prevents or treats yeast infections in everyone, following some basic guidelines may lower your risk of yeast becoming a... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks ... Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

... What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? Cryptococcus Read more »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...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 thrush. Tongue is still white all... Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...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 diflucan and nystatin, which I'm on? 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. Read more »