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Tongue Thrush In Kids

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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Worried Sick

Dear doctor... First off, I would like to thank you for answering my question. Im from S.E.A and Ive been worrying nonstop for the past year. 2 encounters Ive had that is causing this. 1) I had non-insertive (no oral nor kissing either) petting with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...one of these guys). Yes, the oral ulcer can cause the swollen lymph node under your jaw. The white stuff on your tongue is not thrush. It's been there since you were a kid, remember? Oral ulcers can sometimes be brought on by stress or trauma to... Read more »

OHL in a 6yr old

my 6 yr old daughter is hiv+, good cell counts, no meds and is asymptomatic except now and then I notice very small (1 cm) areas of non-removable white spots on the sides of her tongue which come and go. I know this sounds like OHL, but I thought...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Oral hairy leukoplakia is uncommon, but can occur, in children. The condition that you are describing could also be thrush. I would recommend that you bring your daughter to her HIV care provider the next time that you see these spots in order to... Read more »

tongue problem s=o=s

dear dr, I had mono as a kid and my immune system has been lacking ever since. I did use a lot of antibiotics and I am on birth control for endometriosis. About a year ago I developed dry mouth and a white coated tongue. I tried nystatin oral rinse...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...contains a chemical known as histatins, which have good antifungal properties. The reason I mention this here is that coated tongue does not respond to antifungal therapy and you have indicated that the use of Nystatin and Mycelex have helped. If... Read more »

bumps on tongue = thrush?

Over the past week I have noticed some raised bumps at the back of my tongue, is it possible that this is a sign of thrush?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Raised bumps at the back of your tongue are your taste buds. Thrush is a white coating of the tongue or throat that can be easily scraped off. Relax! Read more »
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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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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to... Read more »
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can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is thrush visible in the water when one is pitting/rinsing? When ever I brush my teeth and rince I always note some white/yellowish stuff Read more »

Thrush! I'm Scared.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...very limited because I am so paranoid about getting HIV. In any case about a week later I came up with something similar to Thrush. I had the white tongue, the sore throat, and I was very tired. I was also taking this protien shake and every time... Read more »

22 months update

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
...ok not PCP but other problems and maybe some kind of Pneumonia also they are very concerned about the oral thrush I think they are going to send me for some more hiv testing some kind of complete hiv panel or something like that I really do 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... Read more »