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Depends: Candada albicans is a common yeast found almost everywhere. It comprises some of the dry weight of your poo, it can cause easily treated diaper rash or thrush in infants or be a contaminant of central lines in criticly ill patients & produce life threatening illness.Start with your regular dr. Who can redirect you if needed. ...Read more
Depends: Candida albicans is a normal part of most peoples poo & requires no rx. Most skin infections arising from this germ can be handled by your pcp as are those that effect the external genitals.If it's in your blood you may need an infectious disease specialist to help with your care as you would be bedridden in an icu. ...Read more
Candida: Start by seeing your family doctor. If a naturally-oriented doctor is available so much the better. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What test will rule out candida esophagitis or laryngeal candidiasis in an otherwise health non HIV positive person? What specialists do these tests?
Inhaled steroids?: Healthy people don't get candidal esophagitis. They might if they use inhaled steroids, or have rare immune deficiencies. Oral antibiotics might increase risk for oral candidal infection (thrush); shouldn't affect larynx. Ent docs can evaluate larynx, throat: less invasive than endoscopy. Candidal esophagitis typically is painful, and may cause swallowing issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a yeast infection. Used OTC and cleared up for 2 weeks. Went to doctor twice. Got prescriptions it is back. Should I see a specialist?What kind
FP or GYN: Doc will want to track down cause of repeated yeast 'infections'. Are you diabetic? Have you been on antibiotics recently? Do you douche frequently? Normally the bacteria in the vagina (lactobacilli) keep the yeast there under control. Anything that upsets that balance can result in yeast overgrowth, things like uncontrolled diabetes, antibiotics that kill the good bacteria. ...Read more
You don't: Real candida is either a local infection with the diagnosis being obvious (skin, mucosal surfaces) or a grave systemic illness in people with severe immunosuppression. 'Systemic candida' is a 'pop' diagnosis made to explain vague symptoms. Accept it, and you'll not only not discover your real problems, but you'll spend decades trying various things & never be cured. Be a savvy adult. ...Read more
I have candida but I also have low sugar how can cure candida if can't eat sugar & sugar levels are low cause of it ?
Change diet: Non-diabetic people with true low blood sugar find that this happens several hours after eating a high carbohydrate meal. For some reason the body releases too much insulin causing the sugar to go too low . Treatment: Small but frequent meals.Avoid sugar and sweets.LESS bread and starchy foods. Eat MORE protein(meat, fish,poultry)and more vegetables and some fruit. ...Read more
Will eating garlic everyday & yogurt cure my candida nothing eles seems to work it keeps coming back n I'm craving sugar can't stop eating it?
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
Med eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. ...Read more
Yes, if it's real: Candida infection on the mouth, groin, private parts, skin folds is familiar and is easily managed with today's medications. Deep candida infections in immunocompromised people require strong Rx. The "pop" diagnosis "candida overgrowth" is a myth; people who buy into it never feel well again but keep spending money on worthless treatments. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Candida are yeast: These are a whole class of fungi that grow as 'yeast'. They can cause disease in certain situations. Usually those patients have some sort of underlying problem that allows these yeast to grow (for example diabetes, strong medicines that weaken the body - steroids, or other sickness such as in a surgical patient). There are many good medicines against Candida -but I suggest a doctor helps guide u. ...Read more
Yeast overgrowth: Candida is a very common yeast found in the mouth, intestine, vagina, and skin. It can occasionally cause infection such as vaginal yeast infections. Less commonly infections of the mouth (thrush) and esophagus also occur. Candida overgrowth is a diagnosis often given by naturopathic doctors and has very little science or evidence to support it as a true infection or disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fad diagnoses: Both diagnoses are passed out by "independent medical thinkers" without any evidence whatever. Accept either diagnosis, and you will never feel well again. Systemic candida is a myth unless you are gravely sick. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can't be diagnosed without an aspirate. Both cults encourage people to consider themselves incurably sick and needing intense management. It's bunk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no.: Yeast is found everywhere. It may be transmitted from surface to surface by contact and, yes, by kissing. But yeast does not cause disease in normal hosts. Vaginal yeast infections occur because of altered vaginal environment. Although a clear precipitant is not always identified contributing factors include high blood glucose, high estrogen levels, recent antibiotic use, wearing of diapers. ...Read more