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Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is...
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Is what i have erythematous candidiasis or just burnt mouth

About eight months ago i tested negative for HIV. My primary care physician assures me, my sexual activity was low risk and I shouldn't worry, but i still do.Like much of the U.S. population i have been fighting off cold and flu this holiday...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
A burnt tongue would be very similar to the look of erythematous candidiasis and somewhat similar in regards to symptoms. The difference lies in the fact that the symptoms associated with a burnt tongue will usually clear up after a day or so.... Read more »

Diagnosing Erythematous Candidiasis

Dr. Reznik, How difficult is it to diagnose erythematous candidiasis? Starting last November, I developed these flat red patches on my tounge (mainly the tip). In the morning, they usually have a faint white outline that goes away after I eat or...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Erythematous candidiasis is diagnosed by appearance taking into consideration the patient's underlying medical condition or medications they may be on. It is possible to perform a lab test (KOH stain) to confirm the diagnosis, but the results... Read more »

Erythematous Candidiasis Questions

Dr., is it possible to have Erythematous Candidiasis and not have HIV/AIDS? Does this only appear in HIV/AIDS patients? or can something else look like this but not be this? I have the burning feeling associated with getting your tongue/mouth...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
There are several potential reasons why a person may develop erythematous candidiasis (EC) such as use of a steroid-containing asthma inhaler, broad spectrum antibiotics, systemic steroids, uncontrolled diabetes and HIV. There are also several... Read more »

Erythematous candidiasis?

Dear Dr.david A. Reznik,I am an international grad. student in Atlanta from Mid-Europe. I am wondering if you could tell me that my symptoms are from Erythematous candidiasis or from geographic tongue? Around two months ago two dime size red spot...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
One of the key elements that helps to differentiate between geographic tongue and erythematous candidiasis is the presence of white borders surrounding the lesion which is the case with geographic tongue. As you have accurately surmised, geographic... Read more »
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oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it-

*is always painful?
*has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance?
* always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath when scraped off?

OR

Can it simply be "creamy film" on... Read more »

Erythematous Candidiasis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok...about 3 1/2 weeks ago, I burnt my tongue. A week after that, I was eating chocolate, and noticed a pink mark on my tongue. Its been two more weeks, and I'm getting scared. My low risk experience was about a year and a half ago. Anyways,... Read more »

Erythematous Candidiasis?

Posted by Anonymous
I hope someone can help me. I'm scared out of my wits. I am a 24 yr old white male and my risk activities have been giving and receiving oral sex. Anyways, I haven't done anything for 2.5 years.

A week and a half ago, I noticed that the middle of... Read more »

Candidiasis, aver si me sacas de la duda dani.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dani, tengo entendido ke la candidiasis es una infeccion muy comun que no tieen ke estar relacionada forzosamente con el vih, ahora bien, es normal desarrollar candidiais un paciente 4 meses despues de la relacion de riesgo ( contando con que... Read more »