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Is Thrush A Bacteria

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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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thrush healthy

If your healthy are you still able to get thrush?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Occasionally some otherwise healthy patients can get thrush when taking an antibiotic which can suppress normal bacteria.... Read more »

Possible undiagnosed thrush and Amoxicillin

If problem is thrush should Amoxicillin be used?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth and tongue; amoxicillin is an antibiotic (kills bacteria) with no activity against yeast. Therefore, amoxicillin will have no benfit if you have thrush.BY... Read more »

is thrush something to worry about?

hello, i am a 25 male and recently went to see my doctor thinking i had strep throat because of the pain in my throat. wen i went to see my doctor she said to me that i have throat/mouth fungal infection. and she asked me if i have been in close...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The easiest way to find out if you have HIV infection is to get tested for HIV. Your risk for acquiring HIV is very low given, as you have stated in your question, your lack of sexual activity. Also given what you have written, it is far from... Read more »

TOOTHPASTE FOR THRUSH?

hi doctor.is there any toothpate you recommend foer people with candida infection? the reason i am asking is because almost all toothpaste kill bacteria only..and ppl with thrush need good bacteria in mouth right? any suggestion>thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Presently in the US, a toothpaste with significant anti-fungal properties is not available. For my patients who present with candidiasis, I place them on an appropriate antifungal medication such as Mycelex troches or Diflucan. I also stress the... Read more »
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Thrush and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My girlfriend has thrush and I'm concerned if she could have HIV. We've always practiced safe sex, but I'm still concerned. She has had a cough and has been taking antibiotics. The doc said that the medicine kills a lot of bacteria in the body... Read more »

Thrush and ABT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
would like to hear from others who have had problems with thrush and some non pharmecutical solutions as well, My doctor wants me to Add ABT to my current drugs, have taken all available drugs and i am at the "end of the road" as far as old and... Read more »

Thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would this be thrush? Only when I get done brushing my teeth, there is a little bit of white gunk on the insides of my lips. It usually is only around for a little bit then goes anyway. Everytime I brush my teeth, after about 30 minutes, it is... Read more »

Oral Thrush Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was tested for HIV 2yrs After last possible exposure, I tested because I had burning tongue and my Doctor told me I had Candidisis (Thrush) I took the test and it came back Negative. I was tested for other things as well and I came back with NO... Read more »