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Mouth And Throat Candidiasis

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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candida sp throat infection

My husband is 32yr old and had recently done a throat swab culture which showed Candida Sp .He and myself had a series of sore throats in past 4 months which was not completely responsive to many antibiotics which was given to reduce the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Candida infections of the mouth and throat are not unique to HIV infection. People who have been courses of antibiotics or on a course of steroids Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Whoa, I'm not sure where you get the impression that the medical profession doesn't consider Candida as a pathogen. Candida infection of the throat and esophagus have been part of the staging definitions of HIV disease since the early 90's. ... Read more »

Is what i have erythematous candidiasis or just burnt mouth

About eight months ago i tested negative for HIV. My primary care physician assures me, my sexual activity was low risk and I shouldn't worry, but i still do.Like much of the U.S. population i have been fighting off cold and flu this holiday...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...A burnt tongue would be very similar to the look of erythematous candidiasis and somewhat similar in regards to symptoms. The difference lies in the fact that the symptoms associated with a burnt tongue Read more »

Thrush

Hi, I have a question. Can oral thrush be located so far down your throat that it is not visible? Or is it only in the front part of yor mouth?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...The answer to your question is yes, thrush or candidiasis can be present in your esophagus without appearing in your mouth. There were several cases published by Dr. Mel Wilcox who noted examples of esophageal candidiasis without any oral signs or Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...can be frequent, can cause great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin. It can also spread throughout the body. While this is rare, it is... Read more »
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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

... Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal candidiasis (see chart ). While oral candidiasis can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

... How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...caused by a group of yeast-like fungi called Candida. Candida albicans is the most common type and is normally found in the mouth, digestive tract, vagina and skin of a healthy person. The presence of Candida does not always lead to a flare-up,... Read more »
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Mouth & Oesophagus Candidiasis - Signs & Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it simply a "lump" in the throat kind of feeling? I have a feeling of something stuck in my throat... Please help. Would mouth candidiasis be present if somebody has OESOPHAGUS candidiasis????? PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME! Read more »

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 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? Read more »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...more i haad swollen lymph node on my neck.after three weeks/five weeks after possible exposure/i had sobe white matterial in my mouth.no patches only that white plaque in my mouth. i yalked with my doctor and he told me thah i have candida.i... Read more »