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Persistent Thrush Keeps Coming Back

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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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thrush not treated

what problems can occur if thrush is not treated? I'm constantly challenged with thrush, even after I get treated with Difucan and Clotrimazole. Does it affect other systems in the body?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If thrush is not treated, it can extend into the esophagus and cause candida infection there. Candida esophagitis can be severe enough to make it difficult to swallow and can result in significant weight loss. One reason that your thrush keeps... Read more »

2nd Time (thrush main symptom)

Dear Dr. Bob,I had written once more, but did not receive a reply. As suggested, I have also searched the forum for answers to queries similar to mine but did not find a very close situation (some were similar though), and so my question to you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. Stomatitis means inflammation of the mouth. It does not mean you have or had thrush. There are many causes of mouth inflammation.To address your specific concerns:1.Negligible. FDA-approved rapid tests are... Read more »

No where else to go and feeling like I deserve to be punished and die... please please help me Dr. Robert... my parents said that if I am gay they will disown me... (COMING OUT, 2010)

Dear Dr...I hope you can really help me alleviate my emotional stress. I've been freaking out and could not get any sleep. I don't know where to go because I'm scared that my parents will kick me out of the house an disown me if I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your parents said that if you are gay they would disown you??? And they said homosexuals deserve HIV??? WOWZA!!! Some people should never be allowed to be parents! I'm sure your parents mean well, but their ignorance concerning sexual... Read more »

Time to set safe sex straight! (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2011)

Dear Dr Bob, I am so thankful you are here but its time to set people like me straight! I have just had oral sex with an unknown individual at a bathhouse.I have had similar scares before but very lucky! Why I keep putting myself through this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Why don't we just say oral sex is not safe??? Good question. Actually, that is what I have been saying for years but with appropriate qualifying statements regarding the degree of risk involved. See the chapter devoted to oral sex in the... Read more »
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Persistent Sinusitis

Posted by PozitivelyFit, 4 Replies
Hi there....I hope everyone here is doing well and having a good start to the new year. I've came across a lot of good people on this board and I really could use some opinions on my situation, realizing that it isn't necessarily "medical advice."... Read more »

thrush?

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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Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 6 months since possible exposure and now I think I have thrush or geographic tounge. The problem is on the front of my tounge. Every morning when I wake up its back white lines of like white stuff. I brush it off and its a little red under... Read more »

ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After taking antibiotics for a while (different kinds were described when my uti did not go away) my tongue started to burn and it's white in the back. this has been going on for over two weeks. possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over... Read more »