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What Causes Thrush In Adults

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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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Thrush

In a recent trip to the doctor I found that I have thrush. I haven't had sexual intercourse with anyone but my wife in nine years but I decided to have a HIV test done anyway. It came back negative. What other things could be causing thrush...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
There are several other factors besides HIV that can lead to a person developing thrush including, but not limited to the following:uncontrolled diabetesuse of asthma inhalersuse of broad spectrum antibioticsany condition or medication that would... Read more »

Had oral with women 90 day test Negative Dentist says I have thrush

I had oral sex with a women giving and recieving. I broke out with canker soars in back of my throat 3 weeks after. Then loose stools and lost 12 lbs. I had night sweats, fever, extreme fatigue, thrush and headaches. I started developing numbness...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative HIV tests out to 13 weeks are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how! I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet, but I can, with great certainty, tell you what's not causing... Read more »

Thrush / ARS symptom??

Dear Doctor:I'm male and had an affair with another married woman. We had multiple unprotected vaginal encounters. About 7 weeks after the last encounter, I developed oral thrush, confirmed by a doctor.I had no other symptoms or illnesses. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thrush can be caused by many conditions. Also, some who think they have thrush do not. A coated tongue is not thrush. Your testing is conclusive. You are not HIV positive.DW... Read more »

lesbians and the connection between oral and vaginal thrush

I am a female who has been married to a male for a number of years. Two weeks ago I started a relationship with another woman. We had a very passionate w'end together which involved a lot of oral sex. My girlfriend ended up with vaginal...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thrush (oral candidiasis) is not common in healthy adults. Someone who is not immune compromised is unlikely to experience thrush. Candida, the fungus that causes candidiasis, normally exists in a person's mouth but is kept under control by... Read more »
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Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it normal for someone who could possibly be having symptomes of a recent infection (due to having sex with someone of unknown status) have a burning tong and lips due to oral thrush without having the creamy white patches? Are patches supposed... Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

I 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... Read more »

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 »

Information needed--Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is thrush? Does it appear within the ARS period ?

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