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Should I see a specialist for candida albicans, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for candida albicans, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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

Yeast (Definition)

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


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To what specialist should I go to in order to treat candida albicans?

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

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What kind of doctor specialist should I address when I know I have candida albicans?

What kind of doctor specialist should I address when I know I have candida albicans?

Candida: Start by seeing your family doctor. If a naturally-oriented doctor is available so much the better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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Need to know if I can possibly have candida overgrowth, I am 27 and can't get diagnosis?

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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?

Yeast infection: You sound as if you may be diabetic. Go and get checked. In addition, if you are diabetic that may be the reason your candidiasis continues to recur. Garlic and yogurt will not help. Go and see a doctor and I hope you solve this soon. ...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