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Thrush Of The Genital Area

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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Thrush from corticosteroids or Hiv?

HiI had protected anal and vaginal intercourse w/my ex.For the first hr or so after i itched really bad,he did not ejaculate in me and i have no reason to believe the the condom broke.I have canker sores in my cheek from chewing ,he had sores on...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Topical corticosteroids used *orally*, for conditions such as asthma or oral aphthous ulcerations may lead to oral candidiasis. Topical steroids used to treat skin problems will not lead to oral candidiasis. One of the main reasons we use topical... Read more »

Risk evaluation and oral thrush: Please help!

Dear Doctor,First I would like to say how I admire your work and what you do for people. You are an angel!My situation:Around 3 months ago I had a situation where I accidently wiped a toilet seat (public toilet) and used that same paper towel to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Pregnant Mother-To-Be,I would agree with the advice you received from your local HIV/AIDS foundation. I also tend to doubt you had oral thrush. Was this diagnosed by a physician? If so, please note the vast majority of cases of oral thrush have... Read more »

Shaving genital area after protected sex and made cuts - HELP!

Dear Doc,Please respond to my letter. Im going through hell.Question is about shaving genital area after protected sex with person whos HIV status is unknown.About 45 minutes after protected insertive vaginal sex a shaved my genital area and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope. I see no reason to worry. So if you are presently "going through hell," I suggest you pick an alternative route to your final destination.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Can Oral thrush be caused by uri, stress and nutition

I recently developed thrush on tongue as well as oral sores on one area of gum. I have been under stress and mild depression. Last week was on a bus for 12 hours where it was uncomfortably cold and was sleep deprived. Next night I had no sleep on a...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. All of the factors your describe fatigue, depression, poor nutrition, a cold can contribute to getting oral thrush. In the medical literature thrush has been associated with clinical depression, being less satisfied with life,... Read more »
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Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alright, a month ago I woke up and found this really weird looking rash in my groin area (near the base of my penis), it was quite itchy and immediately I thought STD STD STD. Well...the last time I had sex was 3 months(unprotected vaginal) before... Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV?
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Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has anyone here had this? I have a white area on the back of my tounge. It looks fluffy like and feels sort of rough. I have not tested yet, but I may have been exposed to HIV 5 years ago. I really don't have any symptoms. I'm not really ever sick... 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 »