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If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

Always in moderation: It is not common to get oral thrush, if you are healthy and not immunocompromised. WE see this more in young infants, Please confirm diagnosis. Moderate non refined Carbs, will not hurt you. Do have it treated, if confirmed. ...Read more

Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...Read more


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Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Boost immune system: Work with your doctor to make sure you don't have an undiagnosed condition which is compromising your immune system. Low vitamin D should not cause this, but take recommended replacement. Low potassium? I don't know. I presume you are rinsing your mouth after use of your inhaler. Avoid sugars/alcohol; avoid foods with mold; soak toothbrush in alcohol after use. May need anti-fungal med prophylaxis ...Read more

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Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

See your doctor: If you have an infection on your face, please see your doctor. If you have a yeast infection you need checked to see why that is happening. You may need a prescription medication to help your problem. ...Read more

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Is there another shampoo like ketoconazole I have a yeast skin infection and I'm out of the prescription shampoo?

Is there another shampoo like ketoconazole I have a yeast skin infection and I'm out of the prescription shampoo?

Most OTC Dandruff: shampoos have anti fungal properties because fungal infections contribute to dandruff.. Pyrithione, Selenium Sulfide, and Ketoconozole are the ingredients you should look for. Topical anti-fungal creams are also available. Ketoconazole might be the most effect of the three. Alternatively you can contact your doctor for a refill. Rx shampoos may have these ingredients in higher concentrations. ...Read more

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I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Feel free to try an otc antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more

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I have candida (yeast) infection. I put one CLOTRIMAZOLE tablet in my vagina. What can I do more? The symptoms are juste white skin and "creamy"...

Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole is one of the effective medications. There are several others available over the counter but this is going to vary from country to country. You can check wth the pharmacist where you live and ask what options are available. If you are not certain if the infection is yeast or not it is best to have your doctor check and confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


Yeast (Definition)

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