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dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is thrush considered little white bumps around your taste buds on the back of your tongue?

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A symptom? Blood taste in the mouth...

Posted by Anonymous
I think I can taste blood in my mouth, although i have put a tissue in it, and a piece of cotton wool, and still can't find any signs of bleeding. Is it due to low platelet count? Any other people with the same sensations?

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Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »


Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
When Oral Thrush is present in true ARS form, does it go away after a few days/weeks? Or is it 100% necessary to get antibiotics to rid of it. Just wondering because of my extremely and unusually white tongue that has been present for some time now.

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Metallic Taste

Dear Bob,Thank you for the time and effort you put into this website by providing informative and comforting information!I was recently diagosed positive (4/14/06), but was fortunate to be tested and diagonosed during the window when a second band...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Metallic Mouth,Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis, but I'm glad you are hooked into an excellent HIV/AIDS health care setting. The director of research there, Dr. Ron Mitsuyasu, is a good friend of mine. Please send him my best... Read more »

Kaletra - Metalic Taste

I've been healthy HIV for about 20 years, and been through several protocols. I've been on a single Kaletra for about 5 months. I've noticed about 3 hours after taking, my face burns like I have a fever, I have a metallic taste in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am confused by your statement that you are taking a single Kaletra-in the US the standard dose of Kaletra is 2 orally twice daily usually with 2 other HIV meds. A small minority of patients in my experience are sensitive to ritonavir with... Read more »

Bad taste in mouth

Hello doc, on truvada prezista norvir working fine. Suddenly I started to feel a bad taste in my mouth as gas or boiled eggs no matter what I ate. What is concerning me is that i can feel the same smell in my faeces. I suppose there is something...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You dont mention whether you have been on those meds for a short or long time. Ritonavir boosted protease inhibitors can cause taste abnormalities (most often a metallic like taste) as well as loose stools or promote expression of fast bowel transit... Read more »

I have a terrible taste in my mouth

I am a nurse on AZT and 3TC following a needle stick exposure. I've been on them for about a month. The nausea is better, but I have a terrible taste in my mouth all the time. Is this normal? I can't find anything about this complaint....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have had a number of patients on AZT and 3TC who have the same complaints over the years (? < 5% overall). I had a needlestick myself about 2 weeks ago so am having to endure 4 weeks of drugs with various drug associated symptoms so I can... Read more »
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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

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