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Could a candida infection spread to your stomach?

Could a candida infection spread to your 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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What's to be done about candida infection permanently?

What's to be done about candida infection permanently?

Not so simple: Begin with understanding of why it happened. It is not so much an infection as an altered ecology of the microscopic life on & in your body. Your dr can help you understand why you had this & what you can do about it. ...Read more

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What exactly is candida infection.?

What exactly is candida infection.?

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

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How is a candida infection treated?

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

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What is an example of a probitic dat can be used to fight candida infection.

What is an example of a probitic dat can be used to fight candida infection.

Probiotics: The most common is Lactobacillus acidophilus and can be found in yogurt, a cup or more a day will change the flora in your bowels and hopefully limit the number of Candida present. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get ride of candida infection?

What is the best way to get ride of candida infection?

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

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Can you recommend an OTC medication for a candida infection?

Any drug store: Any of the OTC meds available at most drug stores like Monistat. ...Read more

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Can the at home saliva test accurately diagnose a candida infection?

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 more

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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 ...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