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18 d ago i gave head for 3 sec , started to have fever, candida , pharyngitis. Went to the doctor to treat that , drugs gave me diahrea , but its also a sign of HIV ? Also too took tests at d10 was -

18 d ago i gave head for 3 sec , started to have fever, candida , pharyngitis. Went to the doctor to treat that , drugs gave me diahrea , but its also a sign of HIV ? Also too took tests at d10 was -

Six Weeks: Although it is unlikely that you would have picked up HIV from what you have described, it takes about six weeks at the earliest for tests to determine if you picked up HIV from that exposure. While thrush can be a sign of hiv, i would not expect it to show that quickly after exposure. It is possible that the other person had a yeast infection and you picked that up. ...Read more

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Candida (Definition)

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common.Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as ...Read more


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Got throat infection by eating expired yeast. Voice is heavy, can't speak n pain on swallowing slava.

Got throat infection by eating expired yeast. Voice is heavy, can't speak n pain on swallowing slava.

Saline gargles.: You are taking erythromycin which is effective against Strep. In Pakistan there is low risk of Rheumatic Fever in adults (Common in children) so it is appropriate that you are on an antibiotic. viral causes common, no specific therapy. Warm saline gargles are very soothing, teaspoonful of salt in half a tumbler of water as warm as you can tolerate, three times a day. ...Read more

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An itch in vagina &anus area, been taking amoxicillin for throat infection so maybe a yeast infc.? And now tiny itchy red bumps on lower ab- help!

An itch in vagina &anus area, been taking amoxicillin for throat infection so maybe a yeast infc.? And now tiny  itchy red bumps on lower ab- help!

Allergic reaction: The itch can be due to a yeast infection secondary to taking the amoxicillin. The itchy red bumps can be signs of an allergic reaction to the medication. Show it to your doctor and stop taking the medicine until you do. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more

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My family member is now on antibiotic treatment for strep throat infection. Is there still a possibility to have complications even if treated early ?

My family member is now on antibiotic treatment for strep throat infection. Is there still a possibility to have complications even if treated early ?

Unlikely an issue: For strep throat, studies show treatment as late as 9-10 days after first symptoms will shut down the antibody response that leads to rheumatic fever. Early treatment increases the chance that no such problems will occur. ...Read more

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Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?

Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?

Not necessarily: Group A strep is a common bacteria in your system and can grow on culture but usually does not cause infections unless immune system is very low Tonsils because of infections can stay big for a long time but can be free of infection If you have a hard time swallowing or other problems with your throat go to an ENT provider for an evaluation I would not treat a group A strep unless additional sy ...Read more

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How long can azithromycin be taken safely?[for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

Months: There are certain chronic infections that are very difficult to treat, an dpeople can be on antibiotic regimens that include Azithromycin for over a year. People need to be monitored to make sure their white blood cells, liver, and kidneys are ok, but Azithromycin tends to be a relatively safe antibiotic. The question is whether other interventions in addition to antibiotics will help. ...Read more

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Sister thinks she has candida of nails, tongue and her stomach (pain). Is this possible to have stomach issues? Causes? Treatments?

Sister thinks she has candida  of nails, tongue and her stomach (pain). Is this possible to have stomach issues? Causes? Treatments?

Fungal inf: Of course you can have candida inf of tongue and esophagus and another fungus of nails onychomicosis. They are all treatable. ...Read more

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Is the candida retested after treatment?

No: Testing is of no value. If it is going to recur you will have a return of symptoms and know it very quickly. ...Read more

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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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