Smokers And Thrush
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,"Thrush" is frequently misdiagnosed. Yes, smoking can cause visible changes to the tongue. Likewise, mouth breathing at night can dehydrate the membranes and cause a whitish coating. There are other potential causes as well, such as... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIt would be pretty unusual to be HIV+ and have thrush constantly but only on the tongue for 2.5 years, without losing weight or getting sicker. Heavy cigarette smokers can have a film coating the tongue. I suggest you see a doctor if you want to... Read more »
Grady Health SystemWithout the ability to look at your mouth, it is very difficult for me to give specific answers. Whereas it is very common for signs of candidiasis to present on the inside of your cheeks, there are other conditions that can mimic this appearance.... Read more »
UCLA School of MedicineIt would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that you see an expert provider to make sure it truely is thrush, versus something else such... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesrecently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »
Posted by coronzon, 3 RepliesAll,
Was curious if the following picture looks like thrush.
The white coating is tough to brush away and causes bad breath. I am a smoker.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/tsesmatas/Pictures/1209101130a.jpg Read more »
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Seeking HIV+ nonsmokers and smokers 18 years or older to participate in a study looking for genetic link to lung disease in Weill Cornell Medical College. Offering $50 compensation for 5... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHey Everyone,
I just wanted to pass this on because I thought it might be helpful.
Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender smoker? Do you want to quit? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are looking for... Read more »
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