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The Cause Of Thrush

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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

I have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the... Read more »

Question about thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all,

I have a question about thrush, can it be caused do to your immune system being weakened by stress? Stress such as worrying if one has HIV? I ask this because I got tested for HIV twice, and both times the tests came back negative (this... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was recently diagnosed with Thrush. My last possible exposure was 6 months ago. Can thrush show this early

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Thrush and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My girlfriend has thrush and I'm concerned if she could have HIV. We've always practiced safe sex, but I'm still concerned. She has had a cough and has been taking antibiotics. The doc said that the medicine kills a lot of bacteria in the body... Read more »

hiv neg 3months thrush 6months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested hiv neg at 3 months with elisa blood test....but 6 months post exposure i've got thrush...it was ruled from antibiotics, but am curious now. my hiv neg testing was brought into the picture but am curious. i was told to put hiv out of my... Read more »
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oral thrush possible causes

What are some possible causes of oral thrush? I've had a history of sinus problems and recently had a possible low risk exposure to HIV (insertive oral sex) and am wondering if oral thrush is possibly cause by sinus problems as well as...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
There are numerous reasons why one may develop thrush including but not limited to use of broad spectrum antibiotics, asthma inhalers, systemic corticosteroids (such as prednisone) and conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes and HIV.I would make... Read more »

STRESS....AND THRUSH

Hi doctor Horwath, I was wondering if stress causes thrush, I heard that it did but wasn't sure, if stress causes thrush; would the thrush caused by stress still bleed when you brushed it?THANK YOU ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Thrush is a Candidal infection, which is caused by failure of the immune system to protect against fungal infections. It is not caused by stress. However, stress can contribute to health problems in a number of ways. Severe stress can contribute to... Read more »

thrush

how do you contract Thrush?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thrush is caused by Candida, a yeast that is a normal inhabitant of our bodies. Clinical thrush develops when the other germs that keep the Candida in check are killed off by broad-spectrum antibiotic use, or when a person's immune system is... Read more »

Thrush and Stress

My doctor says that thrush can be caused by stress and anxiety. Is this correct? ...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I am assuming that you are HIV-infected. In that scenario, thrush most commonly occurs in people with CD4 counts of 300 or less. Thrush can be precipitated by the use of broad spectrum antibiotics or steroids. Factors which further compromise... Read more »
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What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus)... Read more »
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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

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Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis (Includes Yeast Infections and Thrush) Cryptococcal Meningitis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? A... Read more »
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