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What is candida albicans?

What is candida  albicans?

It is a type of : fungus/yeast,that causes mostly skin and vaginal yeast infections in people.Under certain conditions ,it can become invasive . ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


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What and where is Candida albicans found?

What and where is Candida albicans found?

It is a yeast: basically, it can be found anywhere it is moist. can live on the skin. Often found in GI tract. Cause of vaginal yeast infections and some infections in the mouth (thrush). ...Read more

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Candida albicans (Tip)

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

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How do you treat a recurring candida albicans?

Long term Rx: Recurrent Candida is best treated with oral agents such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) or Diflucan for longer periods of time then just 3 days for a single acute infection. It is not uncommon for the Rx to last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans? What does it causes?

Candida Albicans: Candida albicans is a type of yeast that will normally appear in mucous membranes such as the mouth, rectum, or vagina, or it can appear directly on the skin. It has the ability to travel through the bloodstream to affect the heart valves, throat, and intestines. Candida albicans can become infectious when there is a change in the bodily environment that may cause it to grow rapidly. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat candida albicans?

Creams/meds: If topical on your skin you may try a rx from your dr. Called nystatin, or otc med lotrimin may help. If more diffuse, you may need oral medications such diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Candida albicans candida: is this really horrible?

Candida albicans candida: is this really horrible?

No: Candida albicans is a fungal infection that occurs in the mouth or genital areas. It usually is associated with antibiotics that kill off bacteria allowing fungi to grow unchecked. It will usually go away on its own once you finish the antibiotic. There are a number of otc meds you can take if it is severe(depending on the part of the body affected. It could also indicate a depressed immune system. ...Read more

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How do you eliminate candida albicans colonization?

Mostly, you don't.: Everybody has some candida on their body surfaces, inside and out; too much candida, or candida growing in the wrong place, can be a disease, but blaming normal colonization with candida for everything that ails you, or trying to cure everything with antifungal medications, is generally useless. So-called "candida diets" work because they eliminate foods that are unhealthy for other reasons. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with candida albicans have?

What symptoms does someone with candida albicans have?

Maybe none: This yeast is estimated to account for 5% of the dry weight of your poop. While there it usually has no symptoms. There are other sites on the skin, mouth or genitals where it can cause symptoms, but you should really specify location when you ask to get more specific answers. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat candida albicans at home?

Antifungals: Over-the-counter antifungals such as myconazole can be used to treat yeast vaginitis. If you use one of these, but your symptoms do not improve, see your gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with recurrent candida albicans?

Many: This is a common condition. Often reinfection is created by your sexual partner carrying this on the penis & while he may not be infected the yeast is still there. There is also a potential problem with your carrying this in large #s in your colon, and a course of Fluconazole orally as well as topical therapy may be needed. Suggest discussing with your gynecologist who has had much experience. ...Read more

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My wife have candida albicans and she is pregment is this dagerous?

Seek Rex from gyn: Your wife's obstetrician can easily treat the condition. Candida is usually not dangerous in healthy individuals, but your physician will be able to guide you further. ...Read more

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What to do if I am worried about having candida albicans in my body?

Stop reading junk: Forgive my frankness. If you get involved with the "candida" cult, you will never feel well again. These people will persuade you that you have an illness that mainstream medicine refuses to understand, that you will never be able to cure, and that you must manage intensively. It's a horrible mind-set, and it's also a cruel fraud. Get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner, not these folks. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is candida albicans?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is candida albicans?

Yeast: This is a yeast-like fungus which causes "thrush", vaginitis, and in immunocompromised persons can potentially produce serious infections. Otherwise this is very common and easily managed. ...Read more

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How to cure 18 year old candida albicans.?

Question unclear: Are u 18 yo or have you had candida for 18 yrs? Assuming the former, and assuming the candida is causing vaginitis, there are numerous otc treatments available. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What food promotes candida albicans growth?

Candida albicans: Some feel that high sugar meals promote Candida Albicans growth. This means sweets like cakes, cookies, candy, processed breads, etc. Using whole grain flour may help a little with this because the sugar would be delivered a little more slowly to your system, but it is still sugar. High sugar fruits (pineapple, papaya, etc) might be seen this way also. ...Read more

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Are ectomorph body types prone to candida albicans?

Yes: Actually yes.The body creases tend to be more moist, allowing the yeast infection to flourish. Drying the skin there tends to prevent. ...Read more

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My daughter has candida albicans. Will this affect her health?

My daughter has candida albicans. Will this affect her health?

We all do: This comprises about 5% of the dry weight of your poop (and everyone else too). If you have a question about it in a specific area, you are welcome to start over. We can only work on the information you supply.If it is minimal, we cannot be more specific. ...Read more

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What are the differences between jock itch and candida albicans?

What are the differences between jock itch and candida albicans?

Skin vs. mucosa: Jock itch (tinea cruris) is caused by a fungus, but not by candida, which generally affects mucous membranes, not skin. Jock itch is caused by dermatophytic fungi (fungi that infect skin). ...Read more

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To what specialist should I go to in order to treat candida albicans?

Depends: Candida albicans is a normal part of most peoples poo & requires no rx. Most skin infections arising from this germ can be handled by your pcp as are those that effect the external genitals.If it's in your blood you may need an infectious disease specialist to help with your care as you would be bedridden in an icu. ...Read more

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I'm currently treating candida albicans nd i also got my partner drugs too how do we prevent being re in fected again?

Fluconazole?: Most vaginal candida (yeast) infections are not caught from partners. Probably you carry yeast normally in your vagina or rectum. New yeast infections usually mean your own natural yeasts have grown to larger numbers. Don't worry about it unless and until you start to have frequent recurrent symptoms. In that case, ask your doctor about oral fluconazole (Diflucan®) once a week for prevention. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a candida albicans infection.?

Candidiasis: 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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Are there some genetic reasons I get candida albicans off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get candida albicans off and on?

Possibly: There may be a genetic factor that is interfering with your immunity, but it is much more likely that you have diabetes which is a common predisposing factor to candida infection. ...Read more

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I'm in 10th week of pregnnacy, have Candida Albicans, and maybe Ureaplasma U, with many problems as a result. Is there any medication I can use now?

I'm in 10th week of pregnnacy, have Candida Albicans, and maybe Ureaplasma U, with many problems as a result. Is there any medication I can use now?

Vaginal infections: Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract, not likely the cause of any symptoms you have. Vaginal yeast infections (Candida) usually are easily treated in both pregnant and nonpregnant women. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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My girl had a candida albicans gram positive and negative result on paperwork what does this mean please and do I need to worry if I just got oral thx?

Confusing...: This is a confusing question, difficult to understand. Is the "girl" your daughter? How old? Or perhaps a sex partner? Where is her infection (vaginal, oral, anal, or elsewhere)? "Gram positive and negative" doesn't mean anything in regard to Candida, the main cause of yeast infections. More info, please. ...Read more

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Is candida albicans contagious? Will my partner get it through intercourse if I have it?

No: Candida is in the environment. You partner is at minimal risk. As a precaution, it would good to use a condom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I recently asked a doctor to test me for candida albicans because I had all of the symptoms except one or two. He said i'm crazy...Help ?

Lab test: There is a laboratory called the great plains that tests urine for yeast infection. Yeast infections are common and the hq of the infection is in the bowel. The yeast ferments sugar and produces arabinose and/or tartaric acid. These are absorbed into the blood and excreted in urine. Your dr. Has to order it so find one that knows about this. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

Confusing question: Candida albicans is a yeast that is everywhere in nature. It can end up on your skin or mucous membranes and be a simple contaminant, like so many germs in the environment. It can also cause a condition called thrush in the mouth, or a skin rash around the anus or in babies diaper area. ...Read more

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Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

Toe candida albicans.  Is tolnaftate effective?

The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate ... ...Read more

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Can candida albicans cream treatment affect women fertility?

Yeast rx affect fert: Treatment with creams for yeast vaginitis are not known to affect fertility. But the best treatment is a saturated solution of boric acid or boric acid vaginal inserts, which will definitely not affect fertility. ...Read more

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Now, could a UTI be caused by the candida albicans infection?

Yes: A UTI is a urinary tract infection, usually an infection of the bladder. What infects the bladder can be pretty different. Usually it is bacteria like e. Coli. Sometimes it is yeast (candida albicans) or even the herpes virus. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specialist should I address when I know I have candida albicans?

What kind of doctor specialist should I address when I know I have candida albicans?

Candida: Start by seeing your family doctor. If a naturally-oriented doctor is available so much the better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for candida albicans, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Depends: Candada albicans is a common yeast found almost everywhere. It comprises some of the dry weight of your poo, it can cause easily treated diaper rash or thrush in infants or be a contaminant of central lines in criticly ill patients & produce life threatening illness.Start with your regular dr. Who can redirect you if needed. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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