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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
It happens!: Candidiasis is a yeast infection. I am presuming you are referring to the vagina. There arre some over the counter meds for it. If not, prescriptio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
A fungal infection.: Candidiasis is an infection with one of the yeast-like fungi in the genus candida, usually candida albicans.Candida fungi are very common and are the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends on cause: Candidiasis usually does not occur in normal individuals and may be a signal of immune deficiency. It also depends on where the candida infection is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Candidosis: Candidosis is the name of fungal infections caused by any yeast in the Candidia genus. Example: Candida albicans
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Candida sp. The causative organisms in thrush are normal oral flora. Thrush occurs when the normal balance is disturbed by taking antibiotics and all ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Candida albicans is a type of yeast. It is not the same as baker's or brewer's yeast, though.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other w ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
It is a type of : fungus/yeast,that causes mostly skin and vaginal yeast infections in people.Under certain conditions ,it can become invasive .
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Coughing: No.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacte ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Itching: The most common symptom is usually itching of the penis. There may also be redness to this area but no discharge.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Tonsil stones are usually an amalgamation of trapped food, discarded cells and debris from the tonsil, and the bacteria that live naturally in our mou ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
May appear like it: Yeast infections or candidiasis, also referred to as thrush can certainly appear like hairy leukoplakia. Your dentist or health care provider can per ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mel Goldberg
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, but that is not a one-time cure----daily Diflucan (fluconazole) is needed for 14-21 days.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience in Gastroenterology
Depends..: Intestinal candidiasis means you have candida in the intestinal tract. Whether this causes any problems is unclear. Will it hurt to treat it? No, only ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Diflucan (fluconazole): No diflucan (fluconazole) is an anti-fungal medication
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Shim
19 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Upper endoscopy will disclose candida of the mouth and esophagus. Candida almost never infects the colon. Of course you can have genital yeast infecti ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Over the Counter: Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole).
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : It is an antifungal although not often used for this. Over the counter creams will work too.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
It's usually a: Clinical look for white cheesey clumps on the tongue tonsils and throat...We don't culture it. The treatment is a script, ketoconazole or monistat.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The two clinical pictures may be confused with one another.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Be careful: Real "invasive candidiasis" reflects the organism growing from multiple blood cultures, and some specialty labs offer assays for tissue wall fragments ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Candidiasis: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast (a type of fungus) anywhere in the body. Candidiasis is by far the most common type of yeast inf ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Nope: We all have candida in our bodies, kept in check by the immune system. Different forms of candida infection can be seen in immunosuppressed states (li ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Noubani
35 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No : Oral thrush is mostly secondary to a candida infection . This is not con tagious.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole can treat yeast infections..
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Present everywhere: Candida is present in the environment. It is not usually transmitted from one person to another.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Candida: Antifungal medicine such as miconazole.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Integrative medicine: Your best option is to check the university of maryland medical center website. They have a center for integrative medicine on campus and offer many t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Both are ubiquitous in the environment and noramally live in our bodies.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yeast overgrowth: Candida is a very common yeast found in the mouth, intestine, vagina, and skin. It can occasionally cause infection such as vaginal yeast infections. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Anti fungal cream: If the infection is too bad to treat with a cream or powder, you may need to take an oral medication.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Not in US.: Too high a chance of burns to the skin.
A female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Topical anti fungal : A topical antifungal cream prescribed by a physician may be helpful. Try to avoid one of the combination products with steroids as this may mask the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Candidiasis: I presume you are pertaining to vaginal candidiasis. If it is, there are oral and topical medications that can be used for the condition. Oral medicat ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ciprofloxacin is an antibacterial. Candidiasis is caused by a fungus and needs an antifungal such as Miconazol. For a vaginal infection, a vaginal p ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initia ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
From antibiotics: She should see a urologist to look at ways to see why she has such frequent uti. It could be from bladder stones, from bladder diverticulum, from sex ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Good hyagine: Good hyagine and avoid taking antibiotics.
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