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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 and its diagnosis

Dr Judith,I had a red spot on my tongue and went to the docotr to check it up. It looked like a small protursion onthe tipo of my tongue. I was worried that this might be thrush.The doctor told me that this was not the way that thrush would manifest...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes. It certainly didn't sound like thrush to me, either.... Read more »

Viginal Thrush?

Hi my girlfriend is having a thick discharge like a cheese cream, and sometimes there's a blood in it when she masturbate(phone sex with me). I don't think i have any diseases, because I don't see any of HIV or STD symptoms in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately this is not the kind of problem we can evaluate over the Internet. Your girlfriend should see her gynecologist for an examination and treatment.Dr. Bob... 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 »

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 »
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ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After taking antibiotics for a while (different kinds were described when my uti did not go away) my tongue started to burn and it's white in the back. this has been going on for over two weeks. possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over... Read more »

Just thrush

Posted by wanderingwarrior
So, about 3 weeks ago, I had a major sore throat and the doctor noticed thrush on my tongue. I was given Fluconazole to treat it, one a day for 14 days.

My symptoms cleared and my tongue looked health again.

On day 13, I had a few drinks... Read more »

throat thrush

Posted by Anonymous
is it likely to have thrush in the esophagus with never having it in the mouth, first? anyone know what the symptoms are for this throat infection?

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candida/thrush in my throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i've had a sore throat for 4 weeks now. swollen tonsil for about 2-3 weeks. it all started with a little white spot on my tonsil in the "crypts". i have had bad acid reflux a few mornings when i wake up. no chest pain though. i hope it is due to... Read more »