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Tongue Thrush Medications Over The Counter

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a 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 than 300 May affect appetite More likely to occur in diabetics and when steroid medications...
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David,Thanks for your comments and insight. I have a worry that is driving me up the wall. 81 days ago or about 11 weeks I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker. It lasted only a few minutes, but this concern stems deeper. At 10 weeks post...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...HIV infection as many, many people, without any underlying medical illness present with this condition.As far as culturing for thrush, it is important to note that the organisms that lead to thrush normally inhabit the oral cavity. A positive... Read more »

Teenager going crazy...could I be a hypochondriac?

IT has been 5 months since my sexual encounter where precum is the only possible way I can have contracted HIV. But I am so scared. Lately I have had a really dry mouth and I have been examining it like crazy. I first noticed that I have a white...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...white spots on the tongue and mouth" refer to two possible occurrences: oral hairy leukoplakia and oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush). If you were referred to my office with the symptoms previously mentioned in this question, I would not suspect... 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 »

coated tongue vs. thrush

what is the difference between the 2? I have had a coating on my tongue after a risky exposure. I can brush this off as it goes from the front to back, but not all, & the tongue does not bleed. I can see though red raised dots which were not the...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Candida species to be present, as over 60% of the general population harbors the fungal organisms, which lead to candidiasis or thrush. This is why Candida species are referred to as a commensal organism.Candidiasis or thrush is an overgrowth of... Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Raltegravir (Isentress)

...drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Interactions

...Does the Body Process Drugs? How Do Drugs Interact? Why Does Food Matter? What Causes the Most Interactions With HIV Medications? What Other Drugs Need Special Attention? What About Herbal Products? The Bottom Line What Are... Read more »
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Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How do I get a health professional to take serously, and test me for, oral thrush? My doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff Read more »

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 »