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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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How to treat thrush?

How can I clear up a case of thrush? I take a large amount of medication, and it must have upset the balance of my mouth....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Treatment for candidiasis depends on the extent of disease. For mild to moderate infections I recommend use of topical therapies such as Mycelex troches (clotrimazole). For moderate to severe presentations of candidiasis, I recommend Diflucan... Read more »

is it thrush and how to treat it

first, Thank you for all your help. my grandmother's tongue is full of some whitish cover and it got down to her throat preventing her to swallow anything(not food or drink). she has been taking fluconazole but the minute she stops, it comes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your GM, it certainly sounds like she could have oral (or esophageal) candidiasis (thrush). Before speaking about treatment, it might be worth a word about diagnosis-- it's a relatively simple... Read more »

Thrush Treatment

Doctor:I am a 37 y/o male, I am not HIV positive, but I did suffer a brain injury ten years ago. I also have been suffering from an oral thrush problem that was diagnosed a year ago, in hindsight I probably had it six years, maybe longer. No...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.As a general rule of my infectious disease thumb, before coming up with new treatments, it's worthwhile pondering if we have the correct diagnosis.While thrush is usually easy to diagnose, it can be confused with other... Read more »

not on meds yet...taking supplements and wonder..

Dear Vergel, I've been diagnosed with HIV in August 2007, and I strongly beleive that I got infected in April 2007. I was very ill in August - typical symptoms, I would say: fever for two weeks, sorethroat-almost wounds in my throat, etc....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is so great to see that your immune system is getting better and better with time. At 730 CD4 cells I would not start treatment unless: 1- I have thrush or hairy leukoplakia in my mouth, 2- I am losing weight involuntarily, 3- I have lots of... Read more »
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resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than... Read more »

THRUSH

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi
I have been with my partner for five and a half years now and during my pregnancy 3 years ago was given the routine HIV test which was negative. My question is that I have been reading through the sites about vaginal thrush and it says it can... Read more »

Poz and taking workout supplements??

Posted by Vegas, 1 Reply
Newly diagnosed and after the acute part a little weak. I used to go to the gym religiosly 3-4 times a week and ready to go back. Does NoXplode or testosterone boosters (GNC brands) effect the antiretroviral pills we all are on? Advice would be... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: "...pay attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »