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Is Candidiasis Fungus

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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Systemic candidiasis

Hi: Thank you for your time. I was wondering if you have any info on a homeopathic product called Aqua Floa, for the treatment of candidiasis. This fungus seems to have infested my trachea, from my vocal chords to , and including the tops of my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I don't know anything about this homeopathic product. There are a number of effective non-homeopathic medications for candidiasis. It is not normal for a basically healthy person to have candidiasis of the trachea, so I hope that you are... Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...disease since the early 90's. Indeed, esophageal candidiasis is a well known and serious AIDS-defining illness. Furthermore, Candidal infections can be very serious and life-threatening, especially when they reach the blood stream. If your... Read more »

What exactly is thrush?

What is thrush? what does it look like.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Thrush is another term for a type of yeast or fungus infection. When it occurs in the mouth, it can also be referred to as "oral moniliasis", "oral candidiasis", as well as a few other expressions. Although it is quite common in the setting of... Read more »

lesbians and the connection between oral and vaginal thrush

I am a female who has been married to a male for a number of years. Two weeks ago I started a relationship with another woman. We had a very passionate w'end together which involved a lot of oral sex. My girlfriend ended up with vaginal thrush...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Thrush (oral candidiasis) is not common in healthy adults. Someone who is not immune compromised is unlikely to experience thrush. Candida, the fungus Read more »
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Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) Read more »
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Vaginal Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Read more »
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Candidiasis Update

...immune response is promising for many. Unfortunately, despite success with many OIs, declines in the rate of the fungal infection candidiasis have not been observed. What is Candidiasis? Candidiasis is caused by the fungus Candida and while... Read more »
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STRESS: causes everything

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...We tought stress didn't cause candidiasis, in fact stress does cause even candidiasis: "Cause Oral candidiasis is caused by the fungus called Candida. Everyone has Read more »

this is ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
you guys do you remember INFECTED?.. he has moved to just tested positive board.. I'll move to that board just like him.. he has been infected because of shaving..I'm infected because of fingering.. the things I'm having are ARS and I don't think... Read more »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...swollen lymph node on my neck.i had armpit pain but no swollen lymph nodes.5 weeeks after the posssible exposure i received oral candidiasis-no antibiotics, no inhalers. i talke with my docter and he told me that i have candidiasis and there is... Read more »

CIN I and CANDIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...In my last Pap Smear I was found a candida infection and a CIN I . My boyfriend has been checking for every STD, and has always turned out negative ( we are together for two years Read more »