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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 and its diagnosis

Dr Judith,I had a red spot on my tongue and went to the docotr to check it up. It looked like a small protursion onthe tipo of my tongue. I was worried that this might be thrush.The doctor told me that this was not the way that thrush would manifest...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes. It certainly didn't sound like thrush to me, either.... Read more »

thrush on skin

Hi, On this forum it appears that oral thrush is a common symptom in babies who are hiv positive. However would it be unusual if an infant potentially infected with hiv develop's thrush in areas such as the perianal region, under arms, between...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Candida infection is common in infants especially in the groin area (diaper dermatitis)and next is oral thrush (oral candidiasis) which affects 2-5% of all newborns. So thrush is relatively nonspecific for HIV infection. BJ... Read more »

Misdiagnosed with thrush

I have been worried that I might have thrush / hiv for about 2 years. After a relatively high risk exposure, I became convinced I had hiv and started to manifest many of the symptoms. I got a thick white coating on my tongue with red patches. My...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The reason I am posting this question is that there still exists a tremendous amount of confusion regarding candidiasis (thrush), coated tongue and geographic tongue. Once again, I want to stress that if you feel you have thrush, based on tongue... 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 »
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oral thrush+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am terrified my tongue has a white coating going towards the back of my throat and on the sides. I am convinced it's thrush, my ears was pierced 2 months ago won't heal,lost 6 pounds,got bad sinusitis, uncontrolable diaharrea, dry flaky skin. I... Read more »

Thrush and night sweats question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does thrush really look like? Is it very thick or just a fine coating on tongue? Is it usually raised. Is it pretty obvious when you have it? Also, would some sweating on back of neck and chest be considered night sweats or do they usually... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always back... Read more »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have white patches on my tounge only mostly near the tip and sides in front. They seem to be like craters with white borders. My tounge also burns really bad. There are also a few tiny little red spots that hurt too. Does this sound like thrush or... Read more »