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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...HIV Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the US, its brand name is Diflucan®. It is sold under many different names in other parts of the world. Antifungals fight infections caused by different kinds of fungus. Fluconazole fights opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer...
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hair loss

Dear Dr. Henry,I started taking Zerit, Epivir, Vircept, Mepron and Diflucan (I just got over c. meningitis)and after 2 weeks my hair began to fall out, and a severe itchy rash developed. There is no history of baldness in my family and I eat...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...ordinarily a very well tolerated drug with few side effects). If the rash is generalized that could be a sign of a drug reaction -- Diflucan can do that but that would be a key drug for your recent meningitis (but a switch to another oral... Read more »

So many oral symptoms

...Terrible pressure in the roof of my mouth. Also, had 3 large blood blisters on my gums and cheeks. Also purpura on roof of mouth(reaction to diflucan?) Pain in the bridge of my nose, pain in my throat. My question: What other possibilities are...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Sorry to hear about all of the problems you are having. My advice would be to seek out an Ears, Nose and Throat physician (ENT) to help with the diagnosis. Take care and feel better soon!DR Read more »

Managing folliculitis

I read through the postings here (including one of my own) regarding the problem of folliculitis. I have some more questions.Recently, as far back as a few months, I experienced a very painful outbreak on my back. Antibiotics cleared it up, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Has a diagnosis of seborrhea or eosinophilic folliculitis been made by a dermatologist? Often use of an antifungal shampoo (such as 2% ketoconazole) as a soap on a regular basis can be helpful. Checking for methicillin resistance staph often... Read more »

fungus wont go away with diflucan.

about 2 months ago i noticed some dry patches on my forehead and behind my ears. i didn't think much about it at first, but then i noticed how it was itching and i would scratch it. a few weeks later, i went to my doctor and she gave me 2 weeks of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...sort out your problem. No not take NO for an answer but insist on being soon SOON. You could have a form of scabies, a drug reaction, a fungal infection---all sorts of things. Being miserable like you describe is terrible. I would see if... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Common brands are GyneLotrimin and Mycelex-G (clotrimazole) and Monistat 3 (miconazole). A single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) is increasingly used for treating vaginal candidiasis. Systemic Therapy Systemic treatments are used for... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...bacteria). The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs called "azoles." Examples are Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole). Azoles should not be used in pregnant women . In addition, many... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...(HIV-positive women often need longer courses of treatment) Prescription oral antifungal drugs such as Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole) for difficult-to-treat infections. Many antifungal drugs interact... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...take abacavir sulfate as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals who have experienced a serious allergic reaction (hypersensitivity reaction) to abacavir sulfate (in Ziagen, Epzicom, or Trizivir) should not take this... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
...I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
Hi, this is my first time to post anything like this. I was diagnosed almost a year now (July 8). Im a straight man broke up with my girl at that time and had unprotected sex with a woman. It was fine until I went in for my routine check up before I... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »