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Candida Infection Stomach
Benign inside gut: The yeast involved with the candida infection is around us in nature, in the dust & we contaminate our gut with it routinely.It actually constitutes at least 5% of our poo. That it passes thru the stomach to get there is obvious. The gut lining is different that the outer skin & not susceptible to the same kind of surface infection. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Candida: This yeast which is present in the normal GI tract can produce a variety of infections when the predisposing factors are present. Among these are thrush (mouth overgrowth) in children, immune suppressed individuals, and diabetics and patients getting antibiotics. Can also cause vaginal infections and skin eruptions and rarely becomes systemic. ...Read more
Depends on location: Invasive candida infections and candidemia are treated with antifungal medications such as fluconazole, micafungin and others. Candida esophagitis is usually treated with oral fluconazole. Thrush or oral candidiasis is usually treated with topical Mycostatin or clotrimazole. Candida rashes of the skin are usually treated with a variety of topical antifungal creams or powder. ...Read more
There are multiple: The best way to get rid of a candidal infection depends upon the age of the person who has it, what caused them to get the infection, and where the infection is. You will not treat candida in a 40 year old chemotherapy patient the same way as you will treat a fungal diaper rash. ...Read more
Any drug store: Any of the OTC meds available at most drug stores like Monistat. ...Read more
Yes: When you wake up. Before you put anything in your mouth get a clear glass of water. Work up a generous amount of saliva and spit in the glass. Check every 15 min for the next hour .If you have candida you will see strings traveling down the water from the saliva floating on the top or could saliva which will sink to the bottom of the glass. I usuallyhave my patients tested by a lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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