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Ways To Prevent Thrush

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common 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...
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can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

thrush

ive been positive for a year and half and i recently developed thrush, what medical treatement will relieve me of this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Receiving HIV treatment which results in an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts (immune system improvement) is the optimal way to ultimately prevent thrush (oral yeast infection) from occuring. There are topical medications (Nystatin liquie/clotrimazole... Read more »

What to Eat w/Thrush?

I have a HIV + friend who has thrush and I want to know what to tell him to buy at the store to eat. What is good to combat getting thrush? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The thrush needs to be treated with an antifungal drug, whether it's a topical one, like a swish & swallow or a special lozenge that dissolves in the mouth, or a pill form. Even after succesful therapy, the thrush can recur if your immune... Read more »

HOW TO AVOID THRUSH

HELLO DOCTOR, I AM HIV POSITIVE AND I AM TAKING PENICILLIN FOR MY DENTAL INFECTION, I AM VERY SCARED BECAUSE ANTIBIOTICS CAN TRIGGER TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRUSH, IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN AVOID OR PREVENT THRUSH FROM DEVELOPING. IS THERE ANY VITAMINS...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
There are certain steps you can take to prevent thrush (candidiasis) such as reducing the amount of sugar in your diet, brushing and flossing regularly. People have spoken of hte benefits of eating yogurt with active cultures as a means of... Read more »
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Question about thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all,

I have a question about thrush, can it be caused do to your immune system being weakened by stress? Stress such as worrying if one has HIV? I ask this because I got tested for HIV twice, and both times the tests came back negative (this... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia - Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.

Tested Poz.

I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?

Also are there any home remedies?? Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if having thrush would delay window period and if so how many months.Im starting to think my immunne system must be to low to make antibodies,within the window period.

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How to recognize thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are "creamy plaques" of thrush easily recognized-do they stand out from the remaining surface of the tongue as white areas or does the whole tongue look white? I read that coated tongue occurs only on the top while thrush is likely to be in other... Read more »