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Yeast allergies: Each type of yeast is actually a different organism, so you could be allergic to one and not necessarily allergic to all. However, people who are allergic to brewer's yeast can be allergic to baker's yeast as well. An allergist can skin test you to brewer's yeast, baker's yeast and candida, as well as numerous other fungal allergens. ...Read more
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
Milk and acne: Dairy products can cause acne in some patients.The reason that milk products cause acne is because milk contains hormones that "turn on" oil glands. the cows that give the milk are pregnant and milking most of their lives. these hormones are not injected into the cows - they are natural hormones that cows make during every "menstrual" cycle, but during pregnancy these hormones are produced conti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medications treat hair & scalp fungal infection from candida albicans? Cbc positive for candida albicans, had oral thrush, now pain in scalp, hair loss with visible budding yeast & pseudohyphae.
No: Just as there are many types of bacteria there are many types of yeast. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by candida (usually albicans but there are other varieties). Florastor is a "friendly" yeast that is similar to baker's yeast. It does not cause infections, in fact taking it with antibiotics reduces liklihood of vaginal yeast ; diarrhea. It's safe though some are allergic to it. ...Read more
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more
Absolutely not: In fact, it is not at all certain that there is any benefit from fish oil for anything. In USA it has been abandoned as useless by the best-informed experts. It has also been noted to cause prostate cancer. It is true that it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL but it has not lowered the risk for strokes or heart attacks. No benefit has been demonstrated except to those who sell it. ...Read more
Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?
Candida: Most everyone has candida in their body and when its growth is not controlled by normal bacterial flora, it can cause a problem. A good example is a vaginal yeast infection that follows oral antibiotic use. Step one for yeast control in the gut is to try probiotics. There are numerous types available otc. ...Read more
I did an hvs test and the result is epithelial cell : numerous, pus cell 3 -4hpf yeast + others nill.when cultured it yielded scanty growth of candida?
Yeast? Other? STD?: Your test results are mixed. Seeing any by microscopy, with pus cells, suggests overgrowth and active infection, but "scant growh" is slightly against it. If symptoms typical of a yeast infection (vaginal irritation and itching, usually little discharge), treatment for yeast probably will help. Pus cells can suggest other infections, e.g. STD. Discuss with your doctor or clinic. Good luck! ...Read more
I had high vaginal swab test result is minimal candida species. Do i need to take medicines? What does it mean? Thanks
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?
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
Hi..Im 24yrs.Ive persistent uti.I done for hvs c&s the result show that I've candida.I didn't start any rx.Yesterday I've back pain whitish leocorrhea ?
I'm 37.3 weeks pregnant. Got HVS test done. Culture result shows high candida species (non albicans). What does that mean? Is it dangerous?
Candida species: Assuming that you had vaginal testing for the presence of Herpes virus to predict vertical transmission to your baby, this is only 50% sensitive altho highly specific. Why the specimen was cultured for yeast is unclear, but non-albicans species can also produce vulvovaginitis, altho not commonly. This should be easy to eliminate if your obstetrician feels it is relevant. It is not dangerous. ...Read more
My mom's urine culture came back and this was the result:
10-50,000 col/ml Candida albicans what does it mean?
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, candida may not be a meaningful organism. Does she have any symptoms? It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he knows more about your mother's health. ...Read more
Result showed candida parapsilosis in stool (part of normal human flora) my symptoms match that of candida infection what further tests are needed?
My gf went for std screen she’s 31 &on the sheet it says this candida albicans gram positive negative result what does it mean and do I need to worry ?
Confusing post: Candida albicans is common yeast that is present on/in all human systems. Gram positive/negative is a contradiction of terms. If negative for gram positive germs it is a normal finding. It would be good to have a better explanation. The ordering provider should provide this analysis. ...Read more
Could chronic IBS, occasional achy joints/face rash be result of candida? Low (1.5) neutrophils, other white cells normal. Colonoscopy norm, no fever.
No: Listen, man. If you buy into this "candida" cult, you will never, ever feel well again. They'll persuade you that you have an incurable illness that needs constant, intensive, varying management, and will get you focused on it to the detriment of the things you need to do to enjoy life. This level of neuts isn't dangerous and is probably just you. Manage your IBS and get on with your life. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer