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Chlorophyll And Candida
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 isnt 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 more
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 more
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 more
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
What do you mean?: If you have it on a mucosal surface or your skin, your pharmacist can recommend a few remedies or you can get prescription-strength Rx. If someone has persuaded you that you have 'systemic candida' to explain vague symptoms, you've been deceived. If you read the blogs, people who buy into this fad diagnosis spend their lives taking meds but are never cured. Be smart & find what's really the matter ...Read more
Good for all: The candida diet- which is low in processed sugars would probably benefit many people, even if they don't have a particularly obvious yeast infection. Signs of yeast overgrowth could include irritability, mood swings, sugar cravings, skin rashes, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, rectal and or vaginal itching. There are blood and stool tests that can confirm a candida infection ...Read more
Various reasons: The most common reason people get oral candidiasis or thrush is taking antibiotics which kill off the bacteria that compete with the yeast and thus overgrowth occurs. Thrush also occurs in some women who take birth control pills, in immunosupressed cancer patients on chemotherapy and in aids patients. ...Read more
Avoid carbs,replace :
Candida overgrows after antibiotic treatment or any other immune lowering causes like taking steroids, on immuno suppressants etc. Treatment needs dietary restriction of carbohydrates-no fruits, pasta, rice, bread. You can eat proteins, nuts ; veg.
Probiotics have tobe added- kefir is a yogurt drink full of > 2000 lacobacilli ; other good bacteriae. You can buy on line dr. Ohira's probiotic in the form of. ...Read more
Oral white thrush: A candida fungal infection can manifest in multiple ways, depending on where in the body the infection is. You can have oral "thrush", which is a white plaque that does not go away on your tongue or the back of your throat, that can be painful. Another common presentation is a white thick vaginal discharge with itchiness. ...Read more
You can help your body by eating well and supplementing with acidophilus and foods like kefir on daily basis. You should see your gyn for the initial treatment though.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Gentian violet: Is a natural product that has antifungal properties. It has been used for the treatment of thrush in babies for centuries, by applying it to the insides of the babies cheeks. It can be used in the mouth, but should not be swallowed. It can also be applied to the skin 2-3 times daily. The biggest problem with gentian violet, it stains cloth badly; Overuse can cause "tatooing of the skin". ...Read more
Medical 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 isnt apparent. Herpes Simplex 2 is the most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or > ...Read more
Get a local guide: There are various "candida diets" mostly advocated by activists without credentials or hard science. Since diet is a key part of maintaining your health, you'd do best to get with a local evidence-based holistic-focused physician who you can trust more than someone who simply wrote a book. Best wishes. ...Read more