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Is Listerine Helpful For Treating Thrush

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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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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 »

Insertive Oralisterine Sex, Dry Cough, Chest Pains (LISTERINE 2010)

Dear Dr Bob, I only ask this question as I am genuinely unable to find the answer to it in the archives. The closest question to my question is the one titled "Oral Sex with Listerine" dated November 8, 2005 in the Oral Sex forum, which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried in Singapore,Another Listerine question??? What's up with that? (See below.)Listerine or no Listerine, the HIV-transmission risk from unprotected insertive oral sex with a naughty lady from Shady Lane is extremely low.You are... Read more »

Oral Sex with Listerine

Dear Doctor Frascino, I have one time had sex with a prostitute, she did rinse her mouth with listerine and spray listerine on my anal before she licked me. Can Listerine Kills the HIV virus in her mouth? I am not sure if I have cut in my anal but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,She sprayed Listerine on your butt before she licked it???? Gosh, who were you having sex with? A dental hygienist?Relax Dude, Listerine or no Listerine, there have been no recorded cases of getting HIV from rimming or getting rimmed. From an... Read more »

does listerine kill HIV

A few nights ago, I had protected sex with a womean whom I had just met. It was a casual encounter. About 45 minutes into it, I realized that the condom was no longer on my penis. I immediately pulled out and put on another condom. I finished in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Condom failure resulting in 3-5 minutes of unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently I agree testing is warranted at the three-month mark.Does Listerine poured on your tallywhacker kill HIV?... Read more »
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definately thrush!!

Posted by uhohblita, 5 Replies
After terrible bouts of bed sheet soaking night sweats, i woke up and definately had thrush!! small white patches in back of mouth and under tongue.. and terrible taste in mouth.. what is going on?!?!
for a reminder, i've had multiple elisa's neg at... 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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Thrush?//

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.

Tested Oz.

I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?

Also are there any home remedies?? Read more »