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A 26-year-old female asked:

whatare the symptoms of systemic candiaditis?i got real sick post pregnancy after having early birth& zithromax/vanco and then omnicef (cefdinir) im not absorbing food. losing weight, white tongue& other stuff

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See a PCP: Systemic candidiasis is not a common illness. It usually occurs in patients with indwelling IV lines, immune deficiency states, or with IV drug use. Your current condition sounds very disturbing and would strongly recommend you begin by seeing a good family practitioner or general internist and go from there. Hope you were HIV tested during pregnancy.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Your signs: Since you received strong antibiotics those could have destroyed your normal flora (bacteria) that guard our systems. Instead a fungus like candida can come in and colonize. You must see an infectious disease expert.

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