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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause cracking at the corners of the mouth. This is called angular chelitis. In the vagina, the infection is called yeast infection or vaginitis . This is a common vaginal infection. Symptoms include itching, burning, and a thick whitish discharge. Candida can also spread and...
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Angular Chelitis or Chapped lips?

Hi Dr. Feinberg,I have recently been having problems with minor cracking at the corners of my mouth. I have read this can be caused by a fungal infection and is called Angular Chelitis and occurs much more frequently in HIV+ people. However, in my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Angular cheilitis is just cracking at the corners of the mpouth. Most often this is due to candidiasis, a fungal infection, but it can also be Read more »

angular chelitis

How long does it take for angular chelitis to clear up? What is it caused by?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It is usually due to a fungal infection and with appropriate treatment it takes about a week or so to resolve. Read more »

Treatment for Angular Chelitis

Hello Dr. Feinberg,Last week I notice that the corners of my mouth were looking weird; they were cracking. The next day I got a cold sore on my lip and I began to think that it had something to do with what was happening to the corners of my mouth. ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...In my experience, angular cheilitis can be due to herpes simplex virus (which also causes cold sores) or to thrush. Less commonly, it is associated with vitamin Read more »

Angular Cheilitis

I have angular cheilitis on one side of my mouth. My CD4 is at 550 though. I thought only opportunistic infections like this occurred in people with full blown AIDS? I am applying topical hydroxalone. Is it better to use nystatin or zovirax...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...hydration/mechanical irritation issues, vitamin deficiencies, fungal or viral infections can contribute to cracking/irritation in the angles of the mouth. Angular cheilitis can be seen in the general population but is more common in HIV +... Read more »
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Vaccinations and HIV

...lump that can last for a few weeks. Measles, Mumps and Rubella: These are three diseases caused by viruses. They are very contagious and can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...the beginning of the outbreak. This information is presented in a weekly report, called FluView . Is the 2009 H1N1 virus contagious? The 2009 H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. How does the 2009 H1N1 virus... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...publication, Novel H1N1 and concerns for people living with HIV . What Is the Flu? The flu virus is quite common, highly contagious and very prone to changing itself. There are three categories of flu viruses: type A, B and C. All three... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...sores caused by the herpes infection or by other factors in the immune system. In addition, HIV-positive people may be more contagious for herpes. Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could angular cheilitis in both sides of mouth be a syntom of HIV Read more »

Angular Chelitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to get AC 6 months after possible exposure? Read more »

Thrust and angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi everybody, did anyone get this syntoms in the early infection, Angulat cheilitis and thrust, ive been with gengivitis since the exposure in January, and since February i have angular cheilitis. Could some of Read more »