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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Measles Rash (Definition)

Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus. The rash of measles * Usually appears 3 - 5 days after the first signs of being sick * May last 4 - 7 days * Usually starts on the head and spreads to other areas, moving down the body * Rash may appear as flat, discolored areas (macules) and solid, red, raised areas (papules) that later ...Read more


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I have dark spots on my arms, my thighs and my legs. i also had a bout of oral thrush but it has clear now after using daktarin oral. i am hiv +?

I have dark spots on my arms, my thighs and my legs. i also had a bout of oral thrush but it has clear now after using daktarin oral. i am hiv +?

See your doctor.: Although they may turn out to be completely inconsequential, new changes in the skin should be checked out in anyone who is HIV-positive. It is always possible to have something like Kaposi's sarcoma or other illnesses that can be seen on the skin, so it is wise to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

A few days: It will generally resolve a few days after starting an anti fungal medication. However, the more important issue is how to prevent thrush in the future. With steroid inhalers it is best to rinse your mouth and throat before and after using the inhaler. Most people are only advised to rinse after use of the inhaler. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my arms, thighs and legs. also had oral thrush but it cleares after using daktarin oral gel. i am a smoker. do i have hiv?

I have dark spots on my arms, thighs and legs. also had oral thrush but it cleares after using daktarin oral gel. i am a smoker. do i have hiv?

Depends...: The only way to know if you have HIV is to be tested. Does your life style promote the risk of HIV? Do you have unprotected sex with multiple partners? etc. That being said, Your skin symptoms are not specific for HIV. Have your brown spots looked at by a dermatologist and at the same time ask him/her to test you for HIV ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my arms, thighs and legs, could this be hiv? i also just had a bout of oral thrush which i treated with daktarin oral gel and it.

I have dark spots on my arms, thighs and legs, could this be hiv? i also just had a bout of oral thrush which i treated with daktarin oral gel and it.

Possible?: These are possible findings in HIV and thus you need to get tested if you have known risk factors . However there may be other explanations should your HIV test turn out to be negative. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

See an ID doctor: If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign. ...Read more

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Had oral sex. White,sore spots came up and went away after few days. But came back, and now I have sore red throat with yellow-ish spots? Oral thrush?

Exudates? : Exudates can be common to a sore throat either be infectious or not. Oral thrush while not as common are white and have a plaque like appearance usually found in either immuno compromised states or usage of steroids. ...Read more

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Fungi growing on my back and recently my hairs fall heavily (+dandruff+itch). And possibly oral candidiasis(white tongue wide spots).What should I do?

Fungi growing on my back and recently my hairs fall heavily (+dandruff+itch). And possibly oral candidiasis(white tongue wide spots).What should I do?

Find Alternative Doc: Look at the a4m.Com web site and use the locate a doc feature to find a local physician who has training and experience in functional medicine. You are colonized with candida and probably abnormal bacteria as a source for these. This may mean an underlying food allergy as well. You need a physician who can do specialized GI testing and guide your treatment to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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My baby is 7 months. She has a white spot below her chest since she was 4 months I think she also has oral candidiasis. plz advise?

My baby is 7 months. She has a white spot below her chest since she was 4 months I think she also has oral candidiasis. plz advise?

Thrush and spot? : Ask her pediatrician to get a look at the white spot at her next visit. Do any family members have such a "spot" does she have any other areas like this? How large is it? What shape is it? How is the baby's growth? This may or may not be related to the thrush. Thrush is a thick white coating on her tongue which you cannot scrape off. This will require a prescription anti fungal treatment. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is also known as Thrush. Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Koplik Spots (Definition)

Small white spots on the inside of the cheeks can be a sign of a viral infection If they have a bluish center they are called "Koplik spots", which are caused by Measles. Larger spots, and spots that can be scraped off are an indication of a ...Read more