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Live cultures: The average yogurt you buy at the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on. ...Read more
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 infection...: ....Of what? There is some mixed (for and against) evidence that tea tree oil can help on the skin. Other substances, like oil of oregano, have been taken internally. Some people swear by diets, mostly the type that remove sugar and other carbohydrates, but the evidence this actually works isn't great. The first thing i recommend is conferring with your doctor to make sure it's actually yeast. ...Read more
Total scam: I'm assuming you're referring to the "test" where you spit in the glass first thing in the morning and judge by the stuff that ends up floating in the water whether your "systemic candida" is under control. This is total baloney, as I suspect you realize. Get with an evidence-based holistic physician in your community -- it's a fascinating area and you deserve accurate information. ...Read more
My husband and I have candida/yeast infection what medications can we take to clear the infection?
Does anyone know of a natural way to eliminate yeast infection (candida) permanently without using medicines?
Permanently???: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
I'm interested in the best home remedies for candida( yeast) infection. I was told plain yogourt, any others?
A few possibilities: There are several excellent over the counter and prescription medications, both oral and vaginal, which may be used for vaginal yeast infection. Ask your health care provider which one is best for you...Meanwhile, avoid a high yeast diet and eat a plain yogurt everyday., some women will apply yogurt directly to the outside of the vagina for external symptoms only. ...Read more
Diagnosed with non candida albican yeast infection, not sent out to determine exact yeast. Prescribed tercanazole for 7 days-how effective to cure?
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
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 (nystatin) or clotrimazole. Candida rashes of the skin are usually treated with a variety of topical antifungal creams or powder. ...Read more
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
Yes: Where/what kind of infection? Skin infection can be treated with topical antifungals. Urinary tract infection can usually be cured with fluconazole. Although many strains are relatively resistant to fluconazole(diflucan) the high levels achieved in urine overcome this. An invasive infection that is Diflucan resistant may need voriconazole or an echinocandin(micafungin). ...Read more
Years: If you have a real yeast infection, diet won't help (unless, maybe, you are diabetic and loose a bunch of weight). Candida diets went out with the yeast connection years ago. Don't waste your time. You probably don't have it anyway, if it doesn't involve your private parts and you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more
Visual assessment: Most physicians recognize the attributes of a candida infection as it appears within the mouth or on the outer skin surface. A scraping µscopic examination of the debris could be done but would be more an academic endeavor to teach medical students that a step required for diagnosis. ...Read more
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