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Causes for Oral fungal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a fungus lower left side of my mouth, its in white color. I have seen to a physician yesterday, and did the tests for HIV Screening, Fasting Blood Sugar, Urine R/E, Blood R/E. After seen the results Dr said everything is normal, and he is not sure why this fungus is there. He also said normally those kind of fungus is there for HIV patients. And he gave fluconazole 150mg and requested to come back in 1 week. Since the dotor i have seen is not sure about why this fungus came, thought to check with you if you have any idea this might happen or recommend to do any other tests
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   32 years, Male
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   its going to be 2 weeks now
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no smoke, no alcohol
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   Fungal infection basically occur when there is reduction in the immunity.
Doctor :   This can be due to gross reduction in the general immunity as seen in full blown HIV infections,
Doctor :   or in conditions where there would be factors that help in proliferation of the organisms like in diabetes.
Doctor :   However these are not the only conditions.,\
Doctor :   You can develop fungal infections if you oral hygeine is poor,
Doctor :   or if you have an pre-existing inflammation of the mucous membranes like in condition such as glossitis or any other infection.]
Doctor :   The first two factors are the once which are serious and needs to be ruled out, and hence those tests.
Doctor :   The other conditions are not serious problems.
Doctor :   Hence do not worry about those factors.
Doctor :   If your HIV status is confirmed and your sugar values are good, then continue with the flucanozole tablets.
User :   what can be done to increase general immunity
Doctor :   In the future, it is important that you maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing.
Doctor :   And good diet.
Doctor :   Immunity can get reduced if your diet is not proper.
Doctor :   or if you are losing weight,
Doctor :   or if you have an develop infections,
User :   that maybe the reason, i eat less these days and sleep lot
Doctor :   That probably may be one of the reasons.
Doctor :   So improve your diet, a well balanced diet, protein aceous diet with plenty of vegetables is essential.
Doctor :   Good sleep patern and maintain good oral hygiene.
Doctor :   These few modifications would prevent these events from occurring again.
Doctor :   Have you followed?\
User :   yes, thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thats all, thank you
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form and say when done.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   bye
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