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Oral Thrush

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  • Posted By: girlrock
  • May 8, 2007
  • 11:05 PM

I was wondering if any other healthy people get oral thrush? I am a 22 year old female who has been getting thrush for 4 years.

My story started when I was 18 and getting ready to graduate high school. My doctor put me on a 3 pill dose of Zithromax to treat bronchitis. On the day of the second dose, I threw up immediately afterward and ended up getting oral thrush for the first time.
Ever since then I get thrush about once or twice a year. Usually it's because I'm on an antibiotic but sometimes I just get it when I'm really stressed out with school and everything. I once also got it from taking a pill that had a side effect of dry mouth.

Currently, I feel that I am getting it again. This time I'm on antibiotics to treat a swollen lymph node. My doctor has scared me and told me that I need to be tested for HIV, however I know that this is not the case. I don't believe I have any other auto immune disease either because I rarely even catch a cold or any other infection.

So I'm wondering if anyone else who is perfectly healthy gets oral thrush at times? I know there are conditions where its constant but thats not the case with me either. It's just once a year usually. My mother thinks it is still all because of the first time I ever got it from Zithromax. She believes it just stays dorment in my system. Any suggestions?

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  • I feel like I'm prone to Thrush after one incident after IV antibiotics. Whenever I am prescribed an antiobiotic, I ask for 2 pills of Diflucan. One to start and one at the finish of the antibiotics. The pill is stupidly expensive but well worth it.
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  • The CDC has suggested that all persons get an HIV test at their annual exam. Only if you are a virgin could you know that you don't have AIDS. Monogamous partners ain't always so, so get tested if your Dr. suggests it. If you KNOW you don't have AIDS, then maybe practicing good tongue hygiene might help. Use a soft bristle brush on your teeth and toothpaste for sensitive mouths. Crest makes a new one now and I like it better than Sensodyne. Floss twice a day and see your dentist for regular cleanings. Lay-off spicy foods etc. Hope this helps.
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