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Thrush And Taking Antibiotics

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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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antibiotics for thrush

hi can antibiotics like penicilin cure thrush? thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
No, antibiotics such as penicillin do not treat candidiasis. Actually, broad spectrum antibiotics can lead to bouts of candidiasis, not cure them.Take care,DR... Read more »

antibiotic = thrush?? - KH

Hello Dr. KH, (1) Do taking 3 pcs. of 250mg antibiotic (amoxyllin) in 2 days can cause thrush the following day or after(after 2 days)??? Hope you'll post it here in the site. I really need your comment or opinion. PLEASE. thank you. john. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For some people short course of antibiotics can impact their mucosal health. Please discuss with the doc who wrote the presciption. KH... Read more »

THRUSH and antibiotics???

I heard that thrush doesn't usually show early after infection it usually takes years, I was recently infected (4-5) months ago, and am now taking cephalexin and amoxicillin for a infection that probably wasn't caused by HIV, but I was...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
When thrush, which is an oral Candida infection, occurs spontaneously it is suggestive of impaired immune response. This typically occurs in the setting of HIV infection when the CD4 count has dropped to low levels (mostly under 200). On the other... Read more »

Antibiotics and a thrush that hasn't gone away!!!

Dear Dr. Resnik, First of all I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to help us out with your comments. I was on antibiotics when i got an oral thrush about a week ago. My doctor said that i should stop the antibiotics, eat...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
My first thought is that you were never treated for candidiasis (thrush) which would explain why this infection did not go away. If, in fact, you do have candidiasis, I would suggest that you go on a proper antifungal medication. For mild to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Thrush! I'm Scared.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In april 2005 I took some anti-biotics a friend gave me as a means to kill the cold that he gave me and my other roomate. In any case I was still going to school and work. I then met 3 guys in about a 2 week time period. We messed around but I... Read more »

thrush??, please help.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i do not want to sound stupid or ignorant, but how you know you have oral trush???
i drink lots of coffee( cream&sugar) i found myself today witha yellowish tongue, use a napkin to clean it and turn yellowish.

there is no sores, or anything else... Read more »