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what should i do for a candida overgrowth situation that started from my toe and has since spread throughout my leg? the initial infection started about a year ago and has come and gone since and recently it has come back and spread a bit more. thx

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not candida?: Candida can cause toenail fungal infections, but other fungi usually are responsible. Neither canidida nor other fungi spread up the leg, although an inflamed toe can be the entry point for bacteri like staph or strep causing cellulitis starting at the toe and extending up the leg. "Candida overgrowth" in the intestine or elsewhere, and "systemic candidiasis" are urban myths. See a doctor soon.

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