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Systemic Candidiasis

...Diagnosis Oral, vaginal and skin infections are usually diagnosed by appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are usually performed if the infection does not clear up after treatment. If a person with thrush has problems swallowing (food "gets stuck") and/or has bad chest pain, he or she may also have esophageal infection. If symptoms do not improve with treatment, or if someone has problems swallowing but does not have thrush, an endoscopy is...
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What to Eat w/Thrush?

I have a HIV + friend who has thrush and I want to know what to tell him to buy at the store to eat. What is good to combat getting thrush?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...a pill form. Even after succesful therapy, the thrush can recur if your immune system hasn't improved. I don't know of any foods that will prevent the return of thrush-- the best way to guarantee that is to fix the underlying cause by treating... Read more »

Avoiding Thrush

Recently I have been diagnosed with thrush in my throat. My t-cell is around 52 and I have had oral thrush before, but it never caused the amount of pain I have with it in my throat. Is there anything I can do or any foods or fluids I can avoid to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There are a few nutritional tricks that might decrease the severity of thrush, but with a CD4 count of 52 what you really need is Candida prophylaxis with Diflucan taken on a regular basis until your CD4 Read more »

HOW TO AVOID THRUSH

HELLO DOCTOR, I AM HIV POSITIVE AND I AM TAKING PENICILLIN FOR MY DENTAL INFECTION, I AM VERY SCARED BECAUSE ANTIBIOTICS CAN TRIGGER TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRUSH, IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN AVOID OR PREVENT THRUSH FROM DEVELOPING. IS THERE ANY VITAMINS...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...There are certain steps you can take to prevent thrush (candidiasis) such as reducing the amount of sugar in your diet, brushing and flossing regularly. People have spoken of hte benefits Read more »

Diagnosed With Thrush.

I have been diagnosed with thrush. It has appeared on my gums and tongue. I had been taking antibiotics maybe 2 weeks before developing these symptoms. I noticed that the more I started taking the antibiotics the more my tongue started to look...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...disturbances (upset stomach). The use of broad spectrum antibiotics can lead to a person developing oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush). The longer you are on the antibiotic, the greater the chance of presenting with thrush. There have been some... Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...have had kidney problems, your doctor might need to reduce your dose of fluconazole. You can take fluconazole with or without food. What Are the Side Effects? The most common side effects of fluconazole are headache, nausea and pain in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat Antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, and foods high in sugars or starches (breads, pastas, and alcohol) all promote the growth of Candida Douching... Read more »
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Nutrition and HIV Infection: Experience in Zimbabwe -- Interview with Lynde Francis

...with the drugs. ATN : What approaches to nutrition do you recommend? Francis: The rule of thumb is unrefined, unprocessed foods, low fat, no sugar, and avoiding stimulants like caffeine. By unrefined food I mean, if you eat bread, it should... Read more »
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Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »

thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is thrush considered little white bumps around your taste buds on the back of your tongue? Read more »

Thrush and night sweats question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What does thrush really look like? Is it very thick or just a fine coating on tongue? Is it usually raised. Is it pretty obvious when you have Read more »