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What Does It Mean When People Get Thrush On Their Tongue

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...known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur (most people experience only very minor symptoms, some people experience none at all), are almost...
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healthy t cells ?

Being infected for exactly 3 years with a t cell count of 920 and 44 % per cent I stll have some infections such as thrush. Do t cell numbers always mean a strong immune system and with a t cell count can I still delay meds in spite of some OI's.
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...system falters. However, there are other causes of thrush including antibiotic use, smoking and dentures. Also, I know many people who have come in with "thrush" but just had a white or yellow coaing on their tongue - that is not thrush.At a T... Read more »

Thrush?...or Coated Tongue after medicine

Dave,I have had protected sex with other people and recently developed a white tongue....evenly white with little red dots that are perfectly spaced....some minor pain or tingling when eating some foods....I have never had unprotected sex....I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...antifungal that has an incredibly high sugar content (50%) and should be accompanied by a topical fluoride to prevent tooth decay in people who experience dry mouth. I cannot remember the last time I wrote for nystatin due to the issues I just... Read more »

Relation thrush-cd4

You answered a question December/12 saying that having thrush does not necessarily mean you have low cd4. I have 800 (tests just a week ago) and I have slight thrush on my tongue (never happened before), does not seem to progress any further but it...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...words, the fact that your primary care provider was able to culture out "yeast" or Candida is not unusual as the majority of people with or without HIV-infection will be culture positive. Another interesting point you mention is the spectrum of... Read more »

thrush vs geogrpaphic tongue

Thank you for this forum, it offers a wonderful service. I had a 'negligent" time period a few yrs ago in which i did not go to the dentist. During this time, i developed two large areas of decay underneath metal brackets affixed around my back...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...occurrence. We do feel that genetic factors may be significant as geographic tongue has been reported to occur more frequently in people with other hereditary skin disorders such as psoriasis. Evidence of a relationship between allergies, such as... 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
...happens when I think about possibly having HIV. I have had multple partners in the past, but they were mainly one-time deals with people I thought to be pretty clean, but I know looks mean nothing. Would I be a good candidate to get tested? Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point Read more »

definately thrush!!

Posted by uhohblita, 5 Replies
...After terrible bouts of bed sheet soaking night sweats, i woke up and definately had thrush!! small white patches in back of mouth and under tongue.. and terrible taste in mouth.. what is going on?!?! for a reminder, Read more »