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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 in the throat

Dear Dr.:What are the symptoms if thrush occurs in the throat. My throat has burning sensation for almost a year. I also feel pain in the middle of my chest, sometimes even in the center of my back. That terriable feelings sometimes make me carzy...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The symptoms of "thrush in the throat" or esophageal candidiasis are usually difficult (dysphagia) or painful (odynophagia) swallowing, "sticking" of food, or midline retrosternal pain and burning. Odynophagia or pain associated... Read more »

Thrush

Dr Aberg: After following your advice and getting a 6 month negative test for hiv1/2 I was diagnosed with thrush, have mouth ulcers and burning tongue. Would you recommend further testing in this case. Went to private doctor she said it sounds...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Please see my other responses dealing with thrush. If you have not had any potential HIV exposures in the interim from the time you first got tested, I would not get another test for HIV. You have had testing for six months including looking for... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Vaginal thrush is the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek... Read more »

Alcoholism and thrush

I been in rehab for alcoholism for 3 days now. I went to see the intern here cause I've been having this weird feeling on my tongue for a month now, like it's raw and tastes kind of sweet and burns a little sometimes. I had a little...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. Thrush is not caused by drinking, it's caused by overgrowth of an organism called Candida.... Read more »
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thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is white tongue, burning tongue or thrush a symptom of ARS? Read more »

Oral Thrush Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was tested for HIV 2yrs After last possible exposure, I tested because I had burning tongue and my Doctor told me I had Candidisis (Thrush) I took the test and it came back Negative. I was tested for other things as well and I came back with NO... 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 »

candida/thrush in my throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i've had a sore throat for 4 weeks now. swollen tonsil for about 2-3 weeks. it all started with a little white spot on my tonsil in the "crypts". i have had bad acid reflux a few mornings when i wake up. no chest pain though. i hope it is due to... Read more »