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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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thrush in the throat

Dear Dr.:What are the symptoms if thrush occurs in the throat. My throat has burning sensation for almost a year. I also feel pain in the middle of my chest, sometimes even in the center of my back. That terriable feelings sometimes make me carzy...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The symptoms of "thrush in the throat" or esophageal candidiasis are usually difficult (dysphagia) or painful (odynophagia) swallowing, "sticking" of food, or midline retrosternal pain and burning. Odynophagia or pain associated... Read more »

Please Reply: Kissing someone with sore throat and thrush

Dear Dr. Wohl,I hope that I can get your reply. Last weekend, I deep kissed a girl whose status is unknown. The kiss (tongue to tongue) only lasted for a few seconds but she later told me that she had sore throat and thrush on that day and I just...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk with kissing at all, Ardi. Kiss all you want with abandon and no worries.DW... Read more »

Concerned about thrush

Dear Dr. Reznik, About 9 weeks ago I developed a sore throat, was prescribed amoxycillin for 5 days with no results.. then prescribed prednezone for 5 days with no results... then doxycyline for 5 days which made me itch tremendously so I quit...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The first point that I need to bring up is that Nystatin swish and swallow is a relatively weak topical antifungal. As stated in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) and in the product insert, you will note that you are instructed to swish this... Read more »

is thrush something to worry about?

hello, i am a 25 male and recently went to see my doctor thinking i had strep throat because of the pain in my throat. wen i went to see my doctor she said to me that i have throat/mouth fungal infection. and she asked me if i have been in close...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The easiest way to find out if you have HIV infection is to get tested for HIV. Your risk for acquiring HIV is very low given, as you have stated in your question, your lack of sexual activity. Also given what you have written, it is far from... Read more »
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throat thrush

Posted by Anonymous
is it likely to have thrush in the esophagus with never having it in the mouth, first? anyone know what the symptoms are for this throat infection?

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candida/thrush in my throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i've had a sore throat for 4 weeks now. swollen tonsil for about 2-3 weeks. it all started with a little white spot on my tonsil in the "crypts". i have had bad acid reflux a few mornings when i wake up. no chest pain though. i hope it is due to... Read more »

Just thrush

Posted by wanderingwarrior
So, about 3 weeks ago, I had a major sore throat and the doctor noticed thrush on my tongue. I was given Fluconazole to treat it, one a day for 14 days.

My symptoms cleared and my tongue looked health again.

On day 13, I had a few drinks... Read more »

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 »