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How accurate are blood tests in determining invasive candidiasis? Would it be recommended to have more than one test to be sure?
It's legitimate!: ANY blood culture with Candida growing in it, should be considered real and needs to be treated, with the source of the infection removed (sources includes: central line, GI source, infected prosthetic device, presence of an abscess). Candidemia should not be interpreted as a contaminant. For additional guidance, an Infectious Disease Consult is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Candida is real: Yes candida overgrowth is a real condition. Treatment time depends on how bad an overgrowth you have. Most people feel better in a week. But it can grow back easily if proper diet is not adhered to. I don't know if the spit test is accurate. I prefer the candida antibody blood test. For more in depth information I would be happy to discuss this in a consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my girlfriend is asking me to see a doctor because she was recently treated to candidiasis and she thinks I should do some sort of test too. Is that really necessary? I have taken blood and urine tests and other doctors said that a test (I assume to u
Easier: For you both to take treatment at the same time. It is likely if she has it and you are sexually active then you have it too. All the best. ...Read more
Why do alternative health practitioners test for candidiasis while traditional mds don't focus on it as a condition effecting the GI system?
Candidiasis: In a person with a competent immune system(no hiv, immune suppressing drugs, cancer on chemotherapy) there is no reason to test for candidiasis. The term implies disseminated or widespread disease. In the person with the competent immune system, this simply will not be the case. Across the board testing of all patients is therefore not warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Missed periods by 6 days & test gave positive result of pregnancy.But experiencing candidiasis. Any problem to baby in this early stage of pregnancy?
3wks ago was prescribed bactrim for skin infection few days later itchy rash grows under l breast. Is it b/c the medicine? Never had this b4 look like cutaneous candidiasis had 3 HIV test all negative
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