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Systemic Candidiasis

...women experience cramps or headaches. Clotrimazole lozenges may cause minor changes in liver function, but this may not require stopping the drug. Oral irritation and nausea are rare side effects of nystatin lozenges. Nystatin oral rinse (Mycostatin) is nearly non-toxic, but it may cause gut problems if excessive doses are taken. Systemic Treatments Side effects for the oral azole drugs are similar, but some studies show they're more...
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AIDS-Defining Afflictions

How often do you see AIDS-defining afflictions show up in patiens who have yet to meet the blood-count criteria for AIDS? VL <50, 20%, CD4 bouncing around between 211 and 276 over the past year, no treatment yet. I seem to have developed a...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Thrush is one of those conditions that can affect someone well before the CD4 count is at 200. Your CD4 count is actually close enough Read more »

thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that Read more »

blood in mouthwash

Hello..you say the hiv virus cannot last long outside the body, but only if it's "dries". I'll ask a quick question because this scenario actually happened. My brother's friend ( hiv positive ) had bleeding gums and took a swige of my brother's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A "swige???"Relax, bro. Listerine is so vile I'm quite confident HIV would not survive. Have you tried to gargle with that stuff for a full 30 seconds? Yuk. It could probably even kill Ebola virus!Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

thrush not treated

what problems can occur if thrush is not treated? I'm constantly challenged with thrush, even after I get treated with Difucan and Clotrimazole. Does it affect other systems in the body?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...If thrush is not treated, it can extend into the esophagus and cause candida infection there. Candida esophagitis can be severe enough Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...raw garlic. Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. However, it can interfere with protease inhibitor drugs. Gargle with tea tree oil diluted in water. Take lactobacillus (acidophilus) capsules or eat yogurt with this bacteria.... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Thrush

... How is it treated? Minor cases of oral thrush usually respond to any of several simple treatments: the patient can gargle with a medicinal mouthwash, can suck on lozenges that contain an antifungal medication, or can rinse the affected... 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 »
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 »
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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 »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the immune system? The only other syptom I think I might have is that my tongue is a little white tinted. Could this be like minor thrush? or is thrush pretty easily recognizable when someone has it? Are there varying intesities of thrush? And... Read more »

Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »