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Thrush And Sore Nipples

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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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Please Reply: Kissing someone with sore throat and thrush

Dear Dr. Wohl,I hope that I can get your reply. Last weekend, I deep kissed a girl whose status is unknown. The kiss (tongue to tongue) only lasted for a few seconds but she later told me that she had sore throat and thrush on that day and I just...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk with kissing at all, Ardi. Kiss all you want with abandon and no worries.DW... Read more »

Vaginal and oral thrush hiv neg at 5 mo

Hello, I tested positive for chlamydia 3 mo after I was exposed. I was cured yet still had itching and some slight stomach pain. I am a female but after numerous pelvic examinations my doctor assures me I do not have pid. I had an ultrasound and ct...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWith your HIV testing history you are HIV free. The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results... Read more »

Nipple sucking canker sore

I was at a strip club and a pierced nipple was pressed into my mouth for under 5 seconds. I had a canker sore the size of a pin head on the tip of my tongue. What do you think my risks are?Thanks so much ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This doesn't raise my concerns regarding transmission of hepatitis viruses.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Sore nipple-- is it breast cancer?

MY PARTNER HAS A PAIN IN THE RIGHT NIPPLE. HE IS HIV POSITIVE FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS. HIS RIGTH NIPPLE LOOKS BIGGER THAN THE LEFT, AND ALSO ITCHES. HE HAS A LOT PAIN. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT HE IS HAVING BREAST CANCER? I KNOW THERE ARE A FEW...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Breast cancer in men can indeed occur, but it is most uncommon. HIV positive patients get breast enlargement relatively commonly. This can be due to the medications they take or due to other medical conditions they may have. They can get... Read more »
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Just thrush

Posted by wanderingwarrior
So, about 3 weeks ago, I had a major sore throat and the doctor noticed thrush on my tongue. I was given Fluconazole to treat it, one a day for 14 days.

My symptoms cleared and my tongue looked health again.

On day 13, I had a few drinks... Read more »

throat thrush

Posted by Anonymous
is it likely to have thrush in the esophagus with never having it in the mouth, first? anyone know what the symptoms are for this throat infection?

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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 »

what are thrush symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am just curious as to what the symptoms of thrush are. I know this may sound silly but does it resemble a plaque buildup on the tounge? Im not saying that I dont brush my tongue but I just want to know if they look similar....... Read more »