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is candida overgrowth real

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No such thing: There is no such thing as candida overgrowth, no matter what you might read on the web.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It's a myth: Dr. Galant is correct. This is a scam. If you buy into the idea that your body is colonized by this common fungus and that it's making you sick, you w ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience 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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Dr. Marcel Goldberg
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yeast: Candida is a form of yeast. It is ubiquitous in the environment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What do you mean?: If you have it on a mucosal surface or your skin, your pharmacist can recommend a few remedies or you can get prescription-strength Rx. If someone has ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Oral white thrush: A candida fungal infection can manifest in multiple ways, depending on where in the body the infection is. You can have oral "thrush", which is a whit ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Depends on: the site of overgrowth. If pelvic, then a check with gynecologist is necessary.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Vaginal?: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Because......: 'candida overgrowth' is one of those conditions which is not felt to be a disease entity within itself, but is usually related to and underlying condi ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No such thing: There is no evidence that "candida overgrowth" actually exists, no matter how much you might read about it on the web.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: The commonest candida infections involve the skin and genital area . In immunocompromised patients the mouth esophagus and into intestine can also be ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No such thing: Please forgive my frankness. After forty years of talk, the vast majority of people in the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-see ... Read More

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