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Mild Case Of Esophageal Thrush

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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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Resistant esophageal thrush

Hi Dr. Bob,I have no question but reinforcement of your testing mantra. Any FDA approved HIV test beats symptoms every time. I am a phlebotomist had a needle stick unreported 8 years ago. The nurse taking the patients history said he was fine and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Mild thrush on PEP

Dear DocI had a possible exposure on Oct 30 of this year. After meeting a doctor, I was put on PEP after about 28 hours from exposure. I was wondering if it is possible to get a mild thrush ( while raised carpeting on the tongue with more on the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Oral candida infection (thrush) from the drugs used in post exposure prophylaxis. The mouth lesions you describe do not sound like thrush or a sign of early HIV infection from the scenario you describe. If you are having oral lesions that bother you... Read more »

is it thrush and how to treat it

first, Thank you for all your help. my grandmother's tongue is full of some whitish cover and it got down to her throat preventing her to swallow anything(not food or drink). she has been taking fluconazole but the minute she stops, it comes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your GM, it certainly sounds like she could have oral (or esophageal) candidiasis (thrush). Before speaking about treatment, it might be worth a word about diagnosis-- it's a relatively simple... Read more »

Thrush in the esophagus

What are the complications that can happen when thrush moves into the esophagus?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The main complication is difficulty and pain with swallowing. This can become quite severe and typically is readily treatable with Diflucan tablets. In unusual cases there is Candida (the fungus that causes thrush) which is resistant to Diflucan... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

How mild can mild be?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello,

When experts claim that ARS symptoms can range from mild to severe, how mild is mild? Does mild ARS still resemble flu or mono, i.e. sudden onset, body ache, fever, swollen lymph nodes, etc. Also what temperature range generally classes... Read more »

esophageal candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is it possible to get esophageal candidiasis several months after infection? Read more »