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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop thrush...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...salivary glands which may interfere with saliva production. Dry mouth is not the first step involved in the development of PCP or thrush. Dry mouth may complicate the treatment of thrush as systemic medications may not be able to reach their... Read more »

Thrush

Dr R,I had some white spots on my inner, I was worried it might be thrush. it looks like the slide of psuedomembranous candidiases in the pediatric gallery, I'm in my late twenties.The spots wipe off pretty easily and came back less and less. Now...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...You are correct in your assessment that candidiasis can and frequently does occur anywhere within the oral cavity. In regards to your question will thrush go away untreated, the answer is unless the underlying medical condition which has led Read more »

Diflucan and Thrush still there

Hello Doci was told by my doctor that i have thrush, one look and he told me that. my girl friend had similar symptoms and she was given some medications and she was fine. I had one dose of Diflucan and my thrush is still there. I am kind of getting...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...A diagnosis of thrush can usually be made by an experienced clinician by just looking in the mouth; a definitive diagnosis can be made by doing a Read more »

thrush after 2 weeks?

Dear Sir Is it possible to get thrush two weeks after HIV exposure?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...symptoms commonly seen with acute infection are as follows: fatigue, diarrhea, rash, pharyngitis, headache, having mouth ulcers, thrush, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms normally occur 2 to 4 weeks after the exposure and usually last 1 - 2 weeks.If... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...mouth and gums can show up in people with HIV. These are discussed below. Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay Candidiasis (thrush) Canker sores (apthous ulcers) Cold sores (herpes simplex) Gum disease (periodontitis) Hairy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
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Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen Read more »

Question about thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello all, I have a question about thrush, can it be caused do to your immune system being weakened by stress? Stress such as worrying if one has HIV? I ask this because Read more »

ATTN: MOFFIE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you responded to my post about opporutnistic infections. I have a couple questions. If you did have thrush, was it extreme? I was little white patches in my mouth, and when I scrape them away, they tend to bleed. However, they come Read more »

Copper Blue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are you positive? Have you ever had thrush? Can you describe it? I can't get a dr. appointment for another week. Thanks Read more »