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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...disease since the early 90's. Indeed, esophageal candidiasis is a well known and serious AIDS-defining illness. Furthermore, Candidal infections can be very serious and life-threatening, especially when they reach the blood stream. If your... Read more »

18 y/o, fungal infec.&esophogitis, candidiasis. Worried, my cause?

Dr. Feinberg, Last week I had an EGD. My doctor discovered a fungal infection in my esophagus, and also wrote esophogitis candidiasis on my report. I am only 18, a female, and have also been treated with four different anit-biotics over the past...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Prolonged use of broad-spectrum antibiotics like those used for sinusitis can cause candida infection in the mouth (thrush), but candida in the esophagus would be highly unusual in this setting. This is one of the most common Read more »

Thrush and HIV-negative

regards. In April of this year I had a case of thrush. At that time, I was not taking any medication of any kind. Within 2 weeks of medication I was cleared. Being in a high risk group I suspected that I might have HIV. However, In July of the...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...infection. IN other words, there are other conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes which would make a person more susceptible to candidal infections.Another point is that even though we see some patients present with candidiasis during... Read more »

fluconazole-resistant candidiasis

HI, FIRST OF ALL LET ME CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR WORK. IT IS GREAT AND GENEROUS.I HACE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WOULD IT BE "NORMAL" OR COMMON FOR SOMEONE TO DEVELOPE FLUCONAZOLE RESISTANT CANDIDIASIS AND (OR) SEBORREIC DERAMTITIS AS SOON AS 10...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It would be pretty unusual to develop fluconazole-resistant candidiasis only 10 months after contracting HIV, but it would depend on how often fluconazole was used and not how long you've had HIV. 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 »
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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

...Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal candidiasis... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...Candida can infect the lining of the mucous membranes in the esophagus, intestines, vagina, throat and lungs. Oral candidiasis (thrush) or recurrent vaginal candidiasis (vaginitis, yeast infection) is an early sign of weakening of the immune... Read more »
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Candidiasis

... ¿Qué Es la Candidiasis? ¿Se Puede Prevenir? ¿Cómo Se Trata? Terapias Naturales En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es la Candidiasis? La candidiasis Read more »
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Erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasis? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and are always burning. Could it be something transmited by mouth??? i made a negative Elisa. now i have more than this i have candidiasis in the corner of mouth too. give me your opinion please Read more »

esophageal candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is it possible to get esophageal candidiasis several months after infection? Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
...Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it- *is always painful? *has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance? * always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath Read more »