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What Does Thrush Look Like In Adults

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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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 Read more »

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 in an...
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 Read more »

Need your help??

I am extremely worried about my health. I am have a white coating on my tongue and a white line accross the inside of my cheecks. I dont have swollen lymph nodes or any pain swallowing but looking at pictures online, what I have look like a thrush...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If you are concerned about any symptoms or illness, please see your doctor.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... Read more »

Other diseases and thrush?

I realize that on previous occasions you have mentioned that all the opportunistic dieseases that prey on people when they are HIV+ are all symptoms of other illnesses, I was wondering what other illnesses might bring on an occurrence of thrush?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you for your question. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. It commonly occurs in children, but is not normally seen in adults. Inadults, it normally occurs when there is some type of problem with the immunesystem. The more severely... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way that you periodically... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to... Read more »
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i know this sounds silly, but i need an answer

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...concerned because many websites sugest that this is an early symptom of hiv. it also states that it is somewhat rare in young adults unless they have cancer, diabetes, hiv or a compromised immune system. i dont have cancer, diabetes or a... Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
Im suppose to start my regimen tomorrow. I am nervous as hell. I have never taken any medication before. I dont know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing... Read more »

scared out of my mind

Posted by Nervous84, 1 Reply
...my meds for the bv because I had developed oral thrush she advise me to get an hiv test because oral thrush is not normal in adults. So I had my blood drawn for the conventional hiv test which will probably be back in a week. I was so nervous... Read more »

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 »