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What Does Thrush Look Like 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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what exactly does thrush look like?

i am curious as to what thrush looks like. since last week i have developed tiny pin sized white dots on the inside wall of my lips. i don't know if it is thrush or not.when i brush my tongue along it, they are so small that i can't...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The most common is presentation is pseudomembranous candidiasis or what is commonly referred to as thrush. Pseudomembranous candidiasis presents as white patches, sometimes curd-like', that can appear anywhere within the oral cavity that will... Read more »

my doctor says i have thrush but not HIV

Hello, i would be very very greatful for a reply.Almost one year ago i had a negative HIV test almost ten months after the last time i had unprotected sex with a guy. About 2.5 months ago my tongue got very sore and tingly especially when i eat...
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 »

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 »

Tonsils & Thrush...

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I never really looked at my tonsils until the last couple of weeks. Consequently, I never realized that my tonsils had crypts.Today I squeezed one of my tonsils and out came a lot of green foul smelling cheese like stuff. This...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This is not thrush, nor is it normal. You have tonsillitis, and need antibiotics to clear it up. See your physician.... Read more »
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Looking for Newly Infected adults for study

Posted by AcuteStudy
Johns Hopkins Acute and Early Seroconverter Studies (ACES) are looking for people who have been infected within the past year. Our study aims to determine whether an immediate course of one year of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) slows... Read more »

Thrush?

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
I am wondering if what I am experiencing is thrush. I looked up pictures and it seems like it might be the case. I know you can not go by symtoms, but I would like to know. I have been experiencing pain in the crevice between my bottom gums and... Read more »

thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone know a website that shows a picture of what thrush looks like?

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Oral Thrush?

Posted by Anonymous
What does oral thrush look like in a pos person? Pray tell?

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