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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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can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Vaginal thrush is the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek... Read more »

Concerned about thrush

Dear Dr. Reznik, About 9 weeks ago I developed a sore throat, was prescribed amoxycillin for 5 days with no results.. then prescribed prednezone for 5 days with no results... then doxycyline for 5 days which made me itch tremendously so I quit...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The first point that I need to bring up is that Nystatin swish and swallow is a relatively weak topical antifungal. As stated in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) and in the product insert, you will note that you are instructed to swish this... Read more »

Thrush from corticosteroids or Hiv?

HiI had protected anal and vaginal intercourse w/my ex.For the first hr or so after i itched really bad,he did not ejaculate in me and i have no reason to believe the the condom broke.I have canker sores in my cheek from chewing ,he had sores on...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Topical corticosteroids used *orally*, for conditions such as asthma or oral aphthous ulcerations may lead to oral candidiasis. Topical steroids used to treat skin problems will not lead to oral candidiasis. One of the main reasons we use topical... Read more »
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thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone know a website that shows a picture of what thrush looks like?

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Information needed--Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is thrush? Does it appear within the ARS period ?

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Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have information about Thrush and asthma inhalers

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Yogurt for mild thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've noticed that regular yogurt (with acidophilus) seems to help with mild thrush. Could this be my imagination or does this really work? Read more »