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Tongue And Mouth Candidiasis Treatment

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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Erythematous Candidiasis vs. Geographic Tongue

Hi, How can one tell the difference between Erythematous Candidiasis and Geographic Tongue. From the pictures I've seen they appear very similar and are described somewhat in the same way. Can you please shed some light on the differences? Thanks.
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Erythematous candidiasis (EC) presents as a red, flat, subtle lesion normally on the dorsal (top) surface of the tongue and/or the hard and soft palates. Read more »

Oral Thrush or Coated Tongue

In the picture on HIVdent.org www.hivdent.org/slides/atrophic_candidiasis_tongue2.htm I understand that the area in the middle of the tongue is erthmatous candidiasis, however my question is about the white plaques on the back of this gentleman's...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dear EP:The area in question on the slide located at www.hivdent.org/slides/atrophic_candidiasis_tongue2.htm is not candidiasis, but rather a simple coating of the posterior portion of the tongue. As I have mentioned previously, Read more »

DIFFERENCE IN COATED TONGUE AND THRUSH AND LEUKOPLAKIA

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THRUSH,LEUKOPLAKIA AND COATED TONGUE
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...http://www.hivdent.org/oralm/oralmanhiv.htmwhich contains the information you need.There are several pictures of thrush (pseudomembranous candidiasis and erythematous candidiasis), oral hairy leukoplakia and coated tongue in the HIVdent Picture... Read more »

Thrush, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, & the tongue

I'm confused about Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, Thursh, and the tongue.Does Oral Hairy Leukoplakia occur during seroconversion?Does thrush affect the tongue?Thanks for your committment to providing us with help!
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL) does not occur during seroconversion, but is a manifestation seen later in HIV disease. Thrush, or candidiasis can and does effect the tongue in two different ways:Erythematous candidiasis, which presents as a red,... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...with the teeth, mouth and gums can show up in people with HIV. These are discussed below. Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay Candidiasis (thrush) Canker sores (apthous ulcers) Cold sores (herpes simplex) Gum disease... Read more »
Project Inform

Candidiasis Update

...immune response is promising for many. Unfortunately, despite success with many OIs, declines in the rate of the fungal infection candidiasis have not been observed. What is Candidiasis? Candidiasis is caused by the fungus Candida and while... Read more »
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coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello. Ive seen a lot a lot of people concern about having their tongues whited. They say i brush it and the next day is the same, is this hiv sympton? NO. One thing is trush that appears like white Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point 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. Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff on my tongue which can't be removed and several other 'symptoms' of ARS. Read more »