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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

...of Contents Introduction Cause Diagnosis Treatment Chart for Treating Candidiasis Side Effects and Drug Interactions Anti-Fungal Drugs and Pregnancy Kids and Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal...
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thrush

Is it common to see thrush in hiv-infected infants outside of the mouth (ie. in groin, under arms and between toes)as a first sign of hiv?.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Fungal infections, particularly at multiple sites (mouth and groin are most common), can be a presenting sign of HIV infection. However, thrush Read more »

Thrush: HAART?

I have bad thrush and a fungal infection on the corner of my mouth, in spite of a normal CD4 count.Does that mean I am at greater risk of progressing to AIDS? Should I start HAART even though I have >800 CD4's?Thanks.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...despite normal CD4 counts. I would not recommend treatment unless I saw a significant trend in CD4 decline or repeated episodes of thrush or other symptoms. 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. Read more »

HIV

Hi, I have a sister that just recently found out that she has HIV. She was treated for Thrush in her throat, and now it's back. is she dying? What is thrush? Please help?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Thrush is a fungal infection that manifests as a white coating of the tongue. It can be treated with anti-fungal medications but can recur or be severe in Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

...along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4 cells. See ... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Tea Tree Oil

...that is native only to Australia. Tea tree oil is used to prevent or treat mild cases of a variety of infections, particularly fungal infections such as thrush. It is also useful against certain viral infections such as herpes simplex. Tea tree... Read more »
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A New Beginning

Posted by daybyday, 4 Replies
...body and is common with HIV+ patients. I just checked myself out in the mirror this morning and I think I have the start of thrush. I've emailed my doctor to see about meds for this. Aside from all of this and other than feeling a little manic,... Read more »

How about this?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...clinician give me the oral rapid test and then the blood rapid test. Both were negative. IMy question is could these spots be thrush and if they are thrush shouldn't one of the tests be positive? I plan on re-testing, but am going out of my... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...enemy--my dr prescribed wellbutrin because of my obsessive thinking and depression. On the other hand, I AM NOT making up these fungal infections. Is it worth it to go have an OraQuick Monday when my last test was April 13 and boyfriend and I... Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...question. Other than the rash I had no other symptoms. Anyway, I went to the dermotologist 2 weeks later and she said it was a fungal infection and perscribed a cream, which i used for a week and it has since went away. Well anyway, I was... Read more »