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A 25-year-old female asked:

Have severe urgency & naturopath said i might have candida & should cut out sugar & dairy. how long would it take for this diet to reduce my symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Urinary tract: You have a urinary tract infection separate from any candida issues. You need antibiotics. A good naturopath would have started there. I think a second opinion is mandatory in your situation!
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Urgency where?: Is the urgency bowel or bladder? If there is a suspicion of candida, there is good treatment for that and cutting out sugar and dairy will not help. Start with your regular family doctor and find out what is actually happening with your body.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Never ?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful. See a real doctor .

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Last updated May 13, 2017

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