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What Is Thrush On Your Tongue

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bumps on tongue = thrush?

Over the past week I have noticed some raised bumps at the back of my tongue, is it possible that this is a sign of thrush?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Raised bumps at the back of your tongue are your taste buds. Thrush is a white coating of the tongue or throat that can be easily scraped off. Relax! Read more »

DIFFERENCE IN COATED TONGUE AND THRUSH AND LEUKOPLAKIA

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THRUSH,LEUKOPLAKIA AND COATED TONGUE Read more »

Oral Thrush or Coated Tongue

In the picture on HIVdent.org www.hivdent.org/slides/atrophic_candidiasis_tongue2.htm I understand... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

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 »
The Body

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 »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

...put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as well as various types of pneumonia. Nicotine, a... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...Hi there, I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW. Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems 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 »