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Hydrogen Peroxide Gargle For Thrush

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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
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Question about symptom and donation

Hello Dr. Bob,I hope you are doing well. First question, in a previous post you explained to me that oral thrush appears in about 12% of people experiencing ARS and that sometimes the thrush can appear like a white tongue. After my possible exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The most likely scenario I can piece together is as follows:1. If you had thrush (oral candidiasis), it was most likely a consequence of your use of azithromycin. Antibiotics can kill off the "normal" bacteria Read more »

Post-Nasal Drip and Coated Tongue

My question is two-fold. I have excess post-nasal drip. Since I not a "spitter," I continually try to swallow is back. Is there are suggested treatment to reduce the amount and thickness of the mucus caused by this condition? Will gargling with...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...recommend against using antifungal therapy as a means of addressing this problem. Salt water is not the answers either. A diluted hydrogen peroxide mouth rinse such as Peroxyl used once daily may be beneficial. The best advice I can offer is for... Read more »

Will hydrogen peroxide protect you from HIV and STDs?

i HAVE HEARD THAT GARGLING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IN YOUR MOUTH AFTRE PERFROMING ORAL SEX CAN ELIMINATE ANY VIRAL INFECTION THAT MAY HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED. IS THIS EVAN CONCIEVABLE?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Gargling or rinsing your mouth with hydrogen peroxide (or washing the genital area with hydrogen peroxide) before or after having sex, will not offer adequate protection against HIV, Read more »

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 »
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San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Thrush

...with a medicinal mouthwash, can suck on lozenges that contain an antifungal medication, or can rinse the affected area with hydrogen peroxide and water. More serious cases of candidiasis are usually treated with a class of antifungal drugs... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...but this may not require stopping the drug. Oral irritation and nausea are rare side effects of nystatin lozenges. Nystatin oral rinse (Mycostatin) is nearly non-toxic, but it may cause gut problems if excessive doses are taken. Systemic... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...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 Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
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Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »