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ask: 50 yr od crystal meth i.v. user,homeless,slightly overweight diet could b better i have white round spots roof of mouth

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Candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. Candida infections of the latter category are also referred to as candidemia or invasive candidiasis, and are usually confined to severely immunocompromised persons, such as cancer, transplant, and AIDS patients, as well as nontrauma emergency surgery patients.

May 24, 2014 - 9:02am
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Hi Anonymous

Thanks for your post!

White spots on the roof of your mouth or in your mouth in general could mean several things but it sounds like you have oral thrush - or candidiasis.This is a fungal infection of the mouth - you can read all about it here including treatments: http://www.empowher.com/condition/thrush/definition

You need to go to a clinic for an evaluation and treatment.

Anon, if you are an IV drug user and not in good general health it's a good idea to you to get tested for HIV - thrush is common in people with that virus. A free clinic will do this for you free of charge.

Please keep us posted and we wish you well,

Susan

March 6, 2013 - 1:25pm
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