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Can candidiasis be contagious?

Can candidiasis be contagious?

Kind of...: ...Though it's pretty ubiquitous; most people carry a small amount of Candida Albicans on their skin and mucous surfaces without becoming sick; candida tends to flare up on injured surfaces, or after bacteria are suppressed with antibiotics, or in an immunosuppressed host, or in an embedded foreign body. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is oral candidiasis contageous?

Please help docs! Is oral candidiasis contageous?

Yes it can be: Candida normally inhabits the whole intestinal system, including the oral cavity but your immune system keeps the levels low. When the immune system cannot suppress the growth of candida it overgrows. I think there must be strains of candida that are more aggressive and can lead to overgrowth more and yes you could get this from someone else. I have had cases where patients developed thrush. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis easily treated?

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 in the body. There different implication for candida in the vagina vs. Esophagus. Treatment will depend on the underlying disorder and location. ...Read more

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Describe the features of candidiasis.?

Yeast infection: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Try using...: You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter anti fungal creams or suppositories, including: Miconazole (monistat), Clotrimazole (gyne-lotrimin). These products can be used at any point during pregnancy and don't pose a risk of birth defects or other pregnancy complications. For best results, choose a seven-day formula. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

Fungus Infection: It depends on location again. For babies you give oral Nystatin solution. If located in the skin give Nystatin cream. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

Several: Usually candidiasis of the skin has redness and can closely resemble pretty much any dermatitis. Sometimes there are little red bumps nearby (called satellite lesions). ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of candidiasis on skin?

What are some symptoms of candidiasis on skin?

Candidiasis: Mucocutaneous infection with this organism can be anything from red itchy, tender areas of skin with satellite lesions, to small white pustules, cream discharge, weeping. ...Read more

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Does candidiasis cause the vaginal walls to swell?

Does candidiasis cause the vaginal walls to swell?

That is possible.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. ...Read more

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What should you take to cure cutaneous candidiasis?

What should you take to cure cutaneous candidiasis?

Topical and systemic: Some people are predisposed to parasites, including mycosis or candidiasis. I treat this patients with homeopathy to increase general body resistance to host yeast. This, and combination of good topical medicine can provide long lasting effect. ...Read more

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What are the tests to check for systemic candidiasis?

What are the tests to check for systemic candidiasis?

Blood culture: If you read the reports a few decades ago that multiple diseases could be caused by candidiasis, there is not such a test or such an entity. But if you have an impaired immune system. You may be susceptible to candida infection including a systemic one in which candida can be cultured from the blood. You will be likely very ill when and if this indeed happens. ...Read more

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Can candidiasis make me bleed during intercouse and if so why?

Can candidiasis make me bleed during intercouse and if so why?

Yes, it can: Candida is a yeast infection that causes irritation to the vaginal tissue. The mechanical movement of intercourse can make the irritated tissue bleed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the dosage of flucanazole 150mgoral in aesophagial candidiasis?

A range: The recommended range on prescription starts at 100mg and caps out at 400mg, doctors can believe you need something in between, a little bit more or a little bit less, in any case it's recommended to be taken for at least 3 weeks and for at least 2 weeks after your symptoms get better. ...Read more

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I am a peruvian woman I am 21 years old. I am suffering from candidiasis for more than 9 months?

I am a peruvian woman I am 21 years old. I am suffering from candidiasis for more than 9 months?

More info: Can you provide more information, as it's unclear what type of candidal infection you have. Does it involve your mouth/throat, areas of your skin, your genital area or somewhere else (possibly even multiple areas). Also what treatment (s) have you undergone and evaluation have you had so far? The answers to these questions will better clarify any possible guidance for you. ...Read more

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Re-occurring balanitis: what tests can be done to find exactly what possible type of candidiasis this is? What are all the possibilities it could be?

Balanitis: The question isn't really subtyping the fungal organisms as most are sensitive to topical antifungal such as nystatin. The real issue is why you particularly are getting recurring fungal infections. Diabetics, particularly the uncircumcised, tend to get recurring fungal balanoposthitis. Perhaps a circumcision is in order if you are uncircumcised. See your physician for diabetes testing as well. ...Read more

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What is candidiasis and its treatment?

Fungal infection: It is a fungal infection and it is treated with antifungal medication. But it is important to be sure it is truly candidiasis and not another vaginal infection. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more