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Author Topic: Oral thrush won't go away  (Read 7479 times)

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Offline lmdo

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Oral thrush won't go away
« on: January 17, 2011, 06:30:19 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with oral thrush treatments?

My Dr prescribed a month course of Diflucan with some temporary results, but my tongue is still white / yellow (the swab showed that is definitely is a strain of candidiasis).

I found this on the net but not sure whether it is legit??


I will print off some stuff from this site and discuss it with my doctor. I am trying Pau D'arco tea (Day 1) and it was not cheap ($38 for tea!!) but then again if it works....

I know I should avoid sweet sugary things and beer.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Oral thrush won't go away
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 07:25:09 AM »

Sometimes thrush can be very difficult to treat, and it may take a while using Diflucan to get rid of it completely.  I would not be spending money on any other remedies.

Here's a lesson from the site.  Read it carefully, and discuss some of the prescription  options within this lesson,  to your doctor : ( 6-Pages of lessons) If your a smoker and drink alcohol you should probably give this up.


What are all your medications that you are currently taking ? What are you current numbers? Are you on any antibiotics?  Making dietary changes may help.


« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 07:39:57 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline roy100

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Re: Oral thrush won't go away
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 08:06:24 PM »
It might depend on your CD number. In my case, I had a very white tongue, and the Dr told me as your numbers get better it will improve.
Anyway , as I was having some fungal problems in my lips (cheilitis )  , he told me to use generic diflucan (fluconazole), for 5 days, as it like magic would get rid of the lip thing.
It sure did disappear.
After that every month for 5 months I would get back the cheilitis.
3 days of use and gone.
The Dr told me no to use to much the fluconazole, as it was toxic to the liver. So I folllowed his advice.

Almost 10 months later, even with my low numbers, my tongue looks normal.
No cheilitis.

I have to tell you that I also went to the dentist , and he told me to use a toothpaste specific for people with braces, and it also comes in mouth wash, but I don't think is available in the USA, but you can look its ingredients: Ortho-kin (with combination of Chlorhexidine degluconate, Sodium Fluoride, Zinc Acetate), both in toothpaste and mothwash.

I think you just need to be patient.
Diagnosed 18Th March 2010
March 30Th VL +100,000 CD4 46
CD8T  575 CD8 %60.6
On Truvada and Kaletra. . Remeron 15mg  and150 mg  wellbutrin xl for depression. Clonazepan 2 mg to sleep. Omeprazole 20  once a day.
July 17 2010 Vl 362 CD4 155, 6.4 %
CD8T suppressors 1482 CD8% 61.1
 Nov 16 2010: V l 937 CD4 188,10%
CD8T Suppresors 997 CD8%55.8
August 15th 2011 Vl UD, less than 40.
CD4:543(26.7%) CD8:887 (43.6 %) Ratio .61
Jan 14th,2012 ,less than 40.
CD4:478 (24.4%) CD8: 962 (49.1%) Ratio.50
June 2012 CD4 599, CD8 856 UD
Oct 2013 CD 702, CD 843 UD Ratio:.87


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Re: Oral thrush won't go away
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 08:22:13 AM »
are you taking any kind of asthma medication,symbicort and advair both have this side effect

Offline lmdo

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Re: Oral thrush won't go away
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 10:19:25 PM »
Thanks for your advice everyone.

My CD4 is now above 500, and my dentist said that the yellow coating is now very minimal. I have been taking the pau d'arco tea as well so that might have helped - I think being run down and low CD4 count does make a difference.

I do not take asthma puffers.

I am doing fine (apart from the alcohol intake - I think it is just that time of year!)


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