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Whats Causes Thrush Of The Mouth And Gums

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Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... 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, i've had multiple elisa's neg at... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was recently diagnosed with Thrush. My last possible exposure was 6 months ago. Can thrush show this early

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Obsession Continues - Mouth/Gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1) If I had an aphthous ulcer in the mouth, would I be able to tell? Is it painful?

2) At the back of my gums (on the side where the tongue is) I have red lines of capillaries, rather thick, going from teeth to tongue. What are they? Can someone... Read more »

gums

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a low risk encounter 2 months ago when a sexworker bit my lip while kissing. I tested negative at 34 days. I just wanted to answer a question. I noticed that my gums are inflamed, so i decided to start brushing them constantly, so one day i... Read more »
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Protect Oral Sex - Mouth Thrush

Hi Dr, I visited a women , She gave me blowjob while I was wearing a Condom , which was intact and didn't broken(verified) . Now it is 17days I had a Single Mouth Thrush just beside UVULA, no other symptoms noticed .1.Do HIV ARS symptoms appear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how.A "single mouth thrush"?? What is that? If you are not a physician,... Read more »

gum problems factors...

Dear Doc,what causes the gum to became thinner and tender and swollen?? Is it HIV? or the oral thrush (white creamy paste that would stick on the lining of gums and teeth wvery woking in the morning??Hope for your kind reply. Thank you....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Gums can be affected by infection ("gingivitis") that will thin the tissue and make it tender and sometimes swollen. This is caused by the germs that live in the mouth, not by HIV itself. Thrush does not cause this problem.... Read more »

rough gums,white spots on mouth corners

hi, about 2 months ago, i visited a transexual sex worker. she/he did a oral on me with condom on me. I licked her/his nipples only. she touched my penis before i put condom on. she also touched her own pernis before touching mine. But she did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,So "she touched her own penis" and then plunged a condom-covered rubber penis into your butt while your penis ejaculated into another condom. Hmmm . . . that's a lot of latex, rubber and penises. However, I do not see an HIV... Read more »

dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Dry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons why a person can present with dry mouth including some of those you mention, i.e. anxiety. Every time I lecture... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that an acid produced in the mouth because of gum disease might promote the progression of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to the researchers, the study, which will be published in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Your Mouth

Table of Contents Oral Problems Are Common Oral Conditions That Are More Common in HIV+ People Oral Health and Street Drugs Oral Health and Tobacco Getting Dental Care Taking Care of Yourself Oral Problems Are Common Oral... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV and the Mouth

Starting and Keeping Good Oral Health Disclosing Your HIV Status Oral Conditions of HIV Disease Abnormal Cell Growth Bacterial Infections Viral Infections Fungal Infections Concerns for HIV-Positive People Considering or Who Currently Have... Read more »