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A 30-year-old female asked:

i have been having repeated out breaks of cold sores and thrush only at the same time, every other week! why? i've been with same man for 15 yrs !

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Thrush: See your doctor to look for other causes such as thyroid, anemia etc. If that is normal then see your gyne
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Get Evaluated.: I am not so concerned about the cold sores, but along with new onset recurring thrush, I think you need to be evaluated by your physician. She may order some bloodwork to take a quick look at your immune system and make sure your cell lines are normal. Not urgent, but within the month!
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: You may be "ping-ponging" an infection to each other; however, I would suggest, a comprehensive physical exam to check your immune system, since these can be opportunistic infections.
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
TimeToCallYourDoctor: I don't worry about the cold sores so much, there are so many reasons that you could be experiencing an increase. The oral thrush however, suggests something more maybe going on that is affecting your immune system.

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Last updated Sep 14, 2014

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