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What Does Thrush Look Like On The Tongue

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Oral Thrush or Coated Tongue

In the picture on HIVdent.org www.hivdent.org/slides/atrophic_candidiasis_tongue2.htm I understand that the area in the middle of the tongue is erthmatous candidiasis, however my question is about the white plaques on the back of this gentleman's...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dear EP:The area in question on the slide located at www.hivdent.org/slides/atrophic_candidiasis_tongue2.htm is not candidiasis, but rather a simple coating of the posterior portion of the tongue. As I have mentioned previously, 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... Read more »

White tongue, thrush. HIV?

Hi, firstly let me say what a great site this is, as much i hate having to look here.Anyway, been... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... 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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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 »

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 »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...white borders. My tounge also burns really bad. There are also a few tiny little red spots that hurt too. Does this sound like thrush or geographic tounge and is this consistent with HIV infection or could this be the stress I am going through... Read more »

coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello. Ive seen a lot a lot of people concern about having their tongues whited. They say i brush it and the next day is the same, is this hiv sympton? NO. One thing is trush that appears like white Read more »