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Over The Counter Treatment For Thrush In The Mouth

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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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reoccurring thrush in mouth only

I keep experiencing thrush in my mouth. I had a pap smear done, and everything turned out clear. I was prescribed Diflucan once, and it slowly went away. Now, 2 weeks later I have it again. I am a virgin, have been tested for HIV and came out...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You could conceivably pick up thrush from oral sex. If you practice safe sex (including condom use with oral sex) and follow-up HIV tests at 2 and 6 months are negative for HIV, then you don't have HIV. There are other reasons to get yeast... Read more »

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...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Dry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons why a person can present with dry mouth including some of those you mention, i.e. anxiety. Every time I lecture... Read more »

THRUSH TREATMENT and LAMICIL

Thrush just flared up from my esophogas to my mouth. I started 250mg of Terbinafine (Lamisil generic) 2 days ago for fungus on a big toe... the same time Thrush flared. Should I continue the LAMISIL? What's to treat the Thrush? I'm...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The lamisil should cover the yeast that is causing the oral thrush. If you don't see a response in a few days, you may need another oral antifungal drug.... Read more »

thrush resistant to several treatments

Hello Doctor,I am hoping that you can shed some light on my situation. I'll try to keep it simple. I've had one unprotected, heterosexual, sexual encounter with a person of unknown HIV status. One month later, I tested for HIV 1 &...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Over 60% of the general population will test positive for the presence of Candida species, the organisms that cause candidiasis (thrush). Just because a person tests positive for the presence of Candida, does not mean they have candidiasis. You... Read more »
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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 »

Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have been getting some build up of gunk on the insides of mouth but only there after... Read more »

Night sweats/thrush questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it true that night sweats are a concern only if they are soaking sweats to the point of needing to change sleepwear or bedding? A little moisture on the back of the neck or on the chest in the middle of the night probably would not qualify if... Read more »

Thrush/Night Sweats

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone out there have any experience with either of these symptoms? Is thrush real thick in the mouth? Are your night sweats so intense that they soak you, your clothes or linens or can they be less extreme like just some moisture on back of... Read more »