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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...infections. See Fact Sheet 500 for more information on opportunistic infections. In the mouth, the infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause cracking at the corners of the mouth. This is called angular...
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What exactly is thrush?

What is thrush? what does it look like.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...are very prone to thrush; even steroids in the form of asthma inhalers can cause thrush. Thrush appears most often as white patches in the oral cavity. Thrush is very easy to treat. Many anti-thrush products are on the market. Read more »

what exactly does thrush look like?

i am curious as to what thrush looks like. since last week i have developed tiny pin sized white dots on the inside wall of my lips. i don't know if it is thrush or not.when i brush my tongue along it, they are so small that i can't determine one...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...presentation is pseudomembranous candidiasis or what is commonly referred to as thrush. Pseudomembranous candidiasis presents as white patches, sometimes curd-like', that can appear anywhere within the oral cavity that will wipe away, sometimes... Read more »

thrush

what does oral thrush look like?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...of the hard and soft palate.Pseudomembranous candidiasis: This is the lesion most often called "thrush." It appears as white patches that can present anywhere in the mouth. These patches or plaques can be wiped away leaving a red and sometimes... Read more »

You said oral thrush is early syptom of VIH infection

Hello.Reading here in the forum I fiund that you have said that oral thrush is an early symptom of HIV infection.How early? 2 months? 3 months?What is early speaking about HIV infection?Excuse me to post this message in the Simplifying treatment,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...First - there is a lot of confusion about how to diagnose thrush - since thrush is a diagnosis that sometimes is given to white patches and coatings in the mouth or tongue and is caused by something else. So I'd start there - which is to be... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...occurs at CD4+ cell counts below 300 Discomfort, burning of mouth and throat; changed sense of taste; creamy white or yellowish patches on mouth or throat. By appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are used if the infection does not clear after... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Thrush

...usually occurs in the mouth, the throat, or the vagina. When it develops in the mouth and throat, thrush appears as white or red patches on the skin. Infection can make it difficult to swallow and can cause nausea, changes in the way food... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
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Posted by decadude, 1 Reply
...two days after the incident now at week 4 I have mononucleosis like symptoms with blisters in my throat and white thrush like patches everywhere in my throat. I also have slight itching in my fingers and hands lately. There is also a sore that... Read more »

Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to having sex with someone of unknown status) have a burning tong and lips due to oral thrush without having the creamy white patches? Are patches supposed to show up right away or can it go for weeks before white patches? Do lips burn with... Read more »

definately thrush!!

Posted by uhohblita, 5 Replies
...After terrible bouts of bed sheet soaking night sweats, i woke up and definately had thrush!! small white patches in back of mouth and under tongue.. and terrible taste in mouth.. what is going on?!?! for a reminder, i've had multiple elisa's Read more »