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Offline nursepoz24

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oral thrush
« on: April 22, 2012, 11:05:45 AM »
how can i avoid it? im having thrush now and i don't want to allow it to enter my esophagus and other internal organs. :(

Offline Ann

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Re: oral thrush
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 11:42:19 AM »
Have you actually been diagnosed with oral thrush? If you're self-diagnosing because you have a white tongue, you could be wrong. Oral thrush is painful - it's not just a white tongue.

If you HAVE been diagnosed with oral thrush, your doctor should have prescribed something for it.

Thrush treatment, along with hiv treatment to bring up your CD4 count, is the only way to prevent it from progressing to esophageal thrush.
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Offline jonesy

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Re: oral thrush
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 03:43:52 PM »
I would get it checked out as Ann suggests.

I get painful tongue if I don't drink enough through the night and it can look white/fuzzy, but tends to fade after a cup of tea or water, but that said, it can stay all day too.

Keep meaning to get my checked, so I shall take my own advice there too I think.

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Re: oral thrush
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 05:42:40 PM »
how can i avoid it? im having thrush now and i don't want to allow it to enter my esophagus and other internal organs. :(

As Ann stated, You will need a diagnosis first, and then treatment.  Believe me, if you have esophageal candida, you will know it.  It's very painful to eat,  drink or swallow. It will feel at times, as though you have a severe case of heartburn, and you chest will ache. I was hiccuping constantly.  I confused esophogeal candida with GERD. I had no indication of thrush in my mouth. When the doctor put the camera down my throat, ( to check for GERD) that's when candida was discovered. I had a really bad case of it, and the Diflucan cleared it up.

Get a diagnosis, and then get treatment.

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« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 05:45:30 PM by J.R.E. »
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