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Candida (Overview)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered by taking Clindamycin antibiotics.


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What is candida?

What is candida?

Candida: Is a genus of yeasts. Many species are harmless but other species can cause disease.

Candida (Overview)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered by taking Clindamycin antibiotics.


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Can I cure candida?

Be discerning: Skin and mucosal candida is easily managed with topical agents. Deep candida infections are seen in very sick people. If you've self-diagnosed "systemic candida", please be careful -- this is a "cult" diagnosis and believers never seem to get cured or feel well again. Talk with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community about how to manage this, and what might be going on.

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Candida (Tip)

Diet, exercise, lose weight ; try these herbs - garlic, red yeast rice, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, artichoke. ...See more

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses. Hope that helps!

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What is the cause of candida?

Nature: Candida is a natural organism, a type of fungus or yeast, that is a normal inhabitant of the G.I. Tract. Occasionally canada can get in areas where it over grows and can cause symptomatic infections, like a female yeast infection, or certain kinds of jock itch and similar.

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What are the signs of candida?

Vaginal?: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse.

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Does candida always show on swab?

Nothing is always: Yeast infections are commonly diagnosed clinically without the need for swabs, the effectiveness of which are influenced by the type of material in the swab, the specimen swabbed, the experience of the examiner, and so on and so on. But they are usually quite accurate.

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How can I cure candida naturally?

Yes: Please realize that candida is a normal part of every person's intestinal microbe community. Only when it gets out of control does it become a problem. Consider high dose (>200 billion colonies) of mixed probiotics and s boulardii 10 billion per day. At a different time of day take a yeast/candida herbal product contain oregano and pau d'arco (these do kill the probiotics as well).

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What should you do about candida?

Can be treated: Candida infections can be readily treated - if a person has a candida infection they should see a doctor for care.

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How do you treat and cure candida?

Candida: It depends on where Vaginally monistat or the equivalent any skin involvement the same If unresolved it may require an oral agent like fluconazole

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How to determine if I have candida?

Med eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician.

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What is done for systematic candida?

What is done for systematic candida?

It's a scam: Please forgive my frankness. After forty years of talk, the vast majority of people in the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-seekers -- believe that "systemic candida" is a cruel myth. Once a person thinks they have this, they NEVER feel well again, since no one is ever cured. Please get with a sensible practitioner -- perhaps an evidence-based holist.

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Can candida be cured safely and how?

Yes, if it's real: Candida infection on the mouth, groin, private parts, skin folds is familiar and is easily managed with today's medications. Deep candida infections in immunocompromised people require strong Rx. The "pop" diagnosis "candida overgrowth" is a myth; people who buy into it never feel well again but keep spending money on worthless treatments. Best wishes.

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What is candida? And how to cure it?

Candida are yeast: These are a whole class of fungi that grow as 'yeast'. They can cause disease in certain situations. Usually those patients have some sort of underlying problem that allows these yeast to grow (for example diabetes, strong medicines that weaken the body - steroids, or other sickness such as in a surgical patient). There are many good medicines against Candida -but I suggest a doctor helps guide u.

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What is the cure of candida in women?

What is the cure of candida in women?

In the case: Of vaginal often can be treated with topical drug. A short course of Fluconazole also very effective.

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What medicine cures systemic candida?

Learning the truth: Listen, Brad. If you buy into this "candida" cult, you will never, ever feel well again. They'll persuade you that you have an incurable disease that you must manage intensively. They'll encourage you to focus on being a misunderstood victim of an illness that physicians conspire to ignore. It's bunk. Get your health issues managed scientifically and get on with a productive life.

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Is there a way to cure candida at home?

Is there a way to cure candida at home?

Candida remedy: Avoid antibiotics & foods high in sugar or yeast, and use probiotic.

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Can people with candida cure it for good?

Internet paranoia: Candida lives in us. On is. And is always around us. Candida is not in general a widespread illness. It is not the cause of vague or ambiguous symptoms. Don't buy into the hoaxsters who would have you buying their very expensive snake oil.

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more