Can Thrush Live On Your Toothbrush

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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 opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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Dr.,COuld there be confusion personally as to whether thrush or normal tongue, ie. if it was thrust, would you pretty much know? I can't tell if thrush or how my tongue always looked. Thin layer of white coating on tongue, can brush off (becomes...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...disease. Treatment for coated tongue usually involves brushing the tongue which will result in a thin, whitish coating on the toothbrush. Pseudomembranous candidiasis can occur solely on the dorsal surface of the tongue, but this is not usually... Read more »

Antibiotics and a thrush that hasn't gone away!!!

Dear Dr. Resnik, First of all I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to help us out with your comments. I was on antibiotics when i got an oral thrush about a week ago. My doctor said that i should stop the antibiotics, eat...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...My first thought is that you were never treated for candidiasis (thrush) which would explain why this infection did not go away. If, in fact, you do have candidiasis, I would suggest that you go on Read more »

I Just Donated, Plese Answer, 3rd Time Writing

Please answer Dr. Bob. I just donated to your fine organization. I know you are busy, but I am losing my mind here. I thought I would get some piece of mind after a 3 month negative OraQuick Rapid Advance 1/2 result. Sadly, that has not been the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Burning Tongue,You are correct, a "steaming hunk of man-flesh" would have helped in sifting through such a long-winded story that clearly has absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS! Couldn't you have at least made something up? Perhaps your... Read more »

What is the culprit?

Hello,After an exposure one year ago, I came down with thrush.....or so my doctor thinks. I am, as specific as this may seem, spitting up white "liquid". The sides of my cheeks look as if someone smeared white paint in designs, yet my toothbrush,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It sounds like thrush, but I would first make sure that the diagnosis is indeed thrush. It's hard for me to make the diagnosis over hard wires. This Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan) 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet 501 ) in their throats and herpes (see Fact Sheet 508 ) about 30% more often... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to... Read more »
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