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Thrush In The Mouth Symptoms Treatment

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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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dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Dry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons why a person can present with dry mouth including some of those you mention, i.e. anxiety. Every time I lecture... Read more »

Thrush treatment and antibiotics

Dr,I have just tested HIV+ and also found out I have "full-blown AIDS" Viral load 236,000 and CD4 count of 130. I have no symptoms with the exception of what my doctor has diagnosed as THRUSH. The back 2/3 of my tongue is completely...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
A white to yellowish coating on the back 2/3 of the tongue, does not necessarily mean you have thrush (candidiasis). Just because you have AIDS and have recently been on an antibiotic does not necessarily mean that you have candidiasis. If there are... Read more »

My endocrinologist may have found out why some get thrush and other symptoms at high CD4 levels and low VL's

I am one of those people who has full blown thrush with a high CD4 count (>800), plus nonstop geographic tongue and angular cheilitis.I never got an answer from any physician or from my HIV doctor...everyone ID specialist just said all or part of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I have also seen very rare patients that have thrush and angular chelitis (erosions and cracking of the skin at the corners of the mouth) despite good CD4 counts. I can't say that I have ever checked cortisol levels in this situation. This is... Read more »

reoccurring thrush in mouth only

I keep experiencing thrush in my mouth. I had a pap smear done, and everything turned out clear. I was prescribed Diflucan once, and it slowly went away. Now, 2 weeks later I have it again. I am a virgin, have been tested for HIV and came out...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You could conceivably pick up thrush from oral sex. If you practice safe sex (including condom use with oral sex) and follow-up HIV tests at 2 and 6 months are negative for HIV, then you don't have HIV. There are other reasons to get yeast... Read more »
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Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »

Oral Thrush - Initial Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone comment on the initial symptoms of Oral Thrush? Does it start with very slight raised areas of the tongue?
Is it mostly isolated to the front, back or entire tounge/throat? Does the onset during the window period vary in severity (always... Read more »

Night sweats/thrush questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it true that night sweats are a concern only if they are soaking sweats to the point of needing to change sleepwear or bedding? A little moisture on the back of the neck or on the chest in the middle of the night probably would not qualify if... 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 »