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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...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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1 year w green v discharge. Sometimes fishy. Sometimes watery. Negative to all stds, and bv! only candida albicans overgrowth and uti! vin or cancer?

1 year w green v discharge. Sometimes fishy. Sometimes watery. Negative to all stds, and bv! only candida albicans overgrowth and uti! vin or cancer?

Exam: The only way to tell if you had vin or vain (vulvar and vaginal cancer respectively, is with a biopsy. If you don't have a lesion anywhere, then likely there's nothing to biopsy and you don't have cancer. What about trying probiotics to help bring your vaginal flora back to normal? Luvena is one product, but there are many. I would recommend the products that you directly in the vagina. ...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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Had stool analysis done.showed 'many candida albicans'. Is this bad? Does it mean I have systemic yeast? I have no stomach problems or other symptoms

No worries!: "Systemic yeast" is an urban myth -- often used to explain any number of symptoms but not an accepted medical entity, at least not by the scientific medicine community. It is normal to have yeasts in the intestine anmd to be visible in feces. Also, "stool analysis" is pretty much a waste of time and money, except in very specific circumstances and if recommended by an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Sputum test reports heavy growth of Candida albicans and pseudomonas aeruginosa. No symptoms excpt stuffy nose and throat clearing for 2 yrs. pls help?

More info needed: Pseudomonas and Candida often appear when normal bacteria are suppressed by antibiotics. Have you been taking antibiotics, maybe for your stuffy nose and cough? Or have you been hospitalized recently? If you are otherwise healthy, chest xray normal (no pneumonia), and you don't have severe bronchitis, probably these results can be ignored. Discuss with your doctor or infectious disease specialist. ...Read 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 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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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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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

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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