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Treatment Of Thrush Caused By Antibiotic

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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 (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is found in most people's bodies. A healthy immune system keeps it under control. Candida usually infects the mouth, throat, or vagina. It can occur months or...
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Thrush Part II

In reply to your response to my thrush issue, upon further research and the comment of my Dr., I guess I left a piece out of the puzzle! I'd subsequently read, and Dr. confirmed, that antibiotic use can also cause thrush to flare up. I just got...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Absolutely, antibiotics can contribute to thrush, by selectively depleting the bacteria in your mouth and allow the fungus that causes thrush to grow more easily. In many cases, when someone has a low CD4 count and needs antibiotics, I will... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Vaginal thrush is the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching Read more »

Antibiotics and a thrush that hasn't gone away!!!

Dear Dr. Resnik, First of all I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to help us out with your comments. I was on antibiotics when i got an oral thrush about a week ago. My doctor said that i should stop the antibiotics, eat...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Diflucan. Both of these medications need to be taken for a full two weeks to help prevent a recurrent infection."I don't feel good because I have a dry, whitish tongue, bad breath and I heard that HIV is associated with these things" This... Read more »

Thrush and antibiotics

Dr. Reznik,I checked most previous answers but think this question is unique. Will thrush caused by use of broad spectrum antibiotics go away on it's own after antibiotic use is discontinued, or does it normally require treatment to clear up?Thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...underlying medical status, degree of the infection, etc. If it I were to acquire candidiasis based on the use of broad spectrum antibiotics, I would not wait for it to go away on its own, but would start medication as soon as the condition were... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...its brand name is DiflucanĀ®. It is sold under many different names in other parts of the world. Antifungals fight infections caused by different kinds of fungus. Fluconazole fights opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer manufactures... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...women taking these drugs use effective birth control. In animal studies, using itraconazole or ketoconazole during pregnancy caused birth defects. There have also been four known infants born with severe skeletal problems to women who used... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...changes (lipodystrophy, see Fact Sheet 553 ). Bone loss is also a concern (see Fact Sheet 557 ). They also have more problems caused by human papillomavirus (HPV, see Fact Sheet 510 ). HPV does not seem to improve when people take... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...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 that I've seen on the... Read more »

hiv neg 3months thrush 6months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tested hiv neg at 3 months with elisa blood test....but 6 months post exposure i've got thrush...it was ruled from antibiotics, but am curious now. my hiv neg testing was brought into the picture but am curious. i was Read more »

ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over 5 weeks ago. I went to a clinic and they looked at my tongue and said i had thrush, then said it could be from antibiotics and the only other time it comes up is in HIV + people. Now i'm SO... Read more »

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 »