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Does eating lots of plain yogurt cure candida infections?

Does eating lots of plain yogurt cure candida infections?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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How to quire candida yeast infection for men ?

How to quire candida yeast infection for men ?

I : I would like to help you but i cannot understand your question.. Could you please restate it? ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for candida yeast infection?

Are there any home remedies for candida yeast infection?

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

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How accurate are water test resuls for detecting yeast or candida infections?

How accurate are water test resuls for detecting yeast or candida infections?

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

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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

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I'm interested in the best home remedies for candida( yeast) infection. I was told plain yogourt, any others?

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

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Diagnosed with non candida albican yeast infection, not sent out to determine exact yeast. Prescribed tercanazole for 7 days-how effective to cure?

Appropriate: Terconazole cream is an appropriate first-line treatment for non C. albicans vaginitis, the cure rate is likely to be high but certain percentage may be resistant, if no clinical improvement by the end of the 7 days, needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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What exactly is candida infection.?

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

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How is a candida infection treated?

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

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What's to be done about candida infection permanently?

What's to be done about candida infection permanently?

Not so simple: Begin with understanding of why it happened. It is not so much an infection as an altered ecology of the microscopic life on & in your body. Your dr can help you understand why you had this & what you can do about it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get ride of candida infection?

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

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What is the best way to recover from candida blood infection?

What is the best way to recover from candida blood infection?

Aggressive treatment: If candida gets into the blood, it can be quite severe, even life threatening. You need aggressive treatment with antibiotics that treat fungus. ...Read more

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I have yeast infection candida glabrata. Can i be cured with meds. ?

I have yeast infection candida glabrata.  Can i be cured with meds.
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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

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What is an example of a probitic dat can be used to fight candida infection.

What is an example of a probitic dat can be used to fight candida infection.

Probiotics: The most common is Lactobacillus acidophilus and can be found in yogurt, a cup or more a day will change the flora in your bowels and hopefully limit the number of Candida present. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure a yeast infection with the candida diet?

Please tell me how long it takes for to cure a yeast infection with the candida diet?

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

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Does a candida infection look like herpes?

Does a candida infection look like herpes?

No: Not generally. Herpes infections are quite painful and produce ulcers, whereas candidal vaginitis produces a white discharge, itching and potentially a rash across the perineum which can be discomforting. ...Read more

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How can doctors diagnose a candida infection?

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

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