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Chronic Candidiasis Diet
Probably not: Diet is a hot topic as a treatment for autoimmune diseases. However there is no cure for autoimmune diseases including conventional treatments and or diet. Obesity makes patients respond less well to treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Weight loss in general helps. (The medications work better). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Avoid Toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more
Had sinus surgery; wonder if chronic inflammation, tinea versicolor, chronic/mild yeast infect., & infectious hidradenitis is diet or something else?
I'm a chronic Lyme patient; anti microbial use has caused yeast overgrowth and now yeast die-off symptoms. Is colon cleanse nec. to flush toxins?
Herxheimer Reaction: The die-off may be going too quickly. If you are using a doc prescribed medicine ask him/her about lowering the dose. If over the counter back off a little. Your body is killing off faster than you can expel the results. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Candida albicans: Some feel that high sugar meals promote Candida Albicans growth. This means sweets like cakes, cookies, candy, processed breads, etc. Using whole grain flour may help a little with this because the sugar would be delivered a little more slowly to your system, but it is still sugar. High sugar fruits (pineapple, papaya, etc) might be seen this way also. ...Read more
Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.
See below: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses. They are usually recurrent not chronic. Recurrent cold sores can be prevented by long term antiviral therapy with valtrex, (valacyclovir) Famvir etc. These meds can be prescribed by your family physician or internist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Common cause is infection with bacteria, h. Pylori, which can also cause acute gastritis, ulcers, and is a factor in stomach cancer and lymphoma. Can be rx'd with antibiotics and anti-ulcer meds. Chronic gastritis can be autoimmune in nature, associated with vitamin B12 deficiency sometimes. Different disease process; not "cured", managed. ...Read more
Here are some ...: This diagnosis is a potpourri of various still unknown prostate-related disorders. Thus far, some mystery surrounding it is still in the cloud, its reasonable care options are available ranging from taking alpha-blocker, pelvic floor muscle exercise, possible drug use for pelvis nerve (pudental) neuropathy or even nerve block, etc. In short, it's manageable but not necessarily curable. More? Ask. ...Read more
Lichen sclerosis : Lichen sclerosis is usually treated with steroid creams or ointments. A publication in pubmed.gov reports vague improvement in genital area lichen sclerosis with low oxalate diet. Was not confirmed so this is not considered scientifically sound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can systemic candidiasis infection be considered if the person doesn't have diabetes cancer HIV etc? Person with high sugar diet, heavy antibiotic use
I need help managing chronic vulvovaginal candidiasis. I take fluconazole when I have an infection but i get up to 7 infections a year! help!?
Verify the organisms: It is reasonable to obtain a genital dna probe analysis for yeast and bacterial infections. Not a test for everyone, but with your history it is appropriate to assess what you are actually treating. Also consider using gelatin capsules 2 times weekly filled with boric acid and placed vaginally with lubrication to maintain the appropriate acid base status. Also check an HIV test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too
Yeast infection: If confined to cutaneous areas it will not produce the symptoms you are describing. Suggest you see a urologist and be fully evaluated soon. ...Read more
Scaly, cracked, itchy, leaky nipples and finger webs that don't heal in high humidity. Steroid=temp fix. Also chronic vaginal candidiasis. Related?
Prob unrelated: Your candidal vaginitis should not be chronic unless you have some immune deficiency (including diabetes, systemic steroid use, antibiotics, and so on). Try treating this with oral antifungals through one menstrual cycle and applying an antifungal topical preparation to your sexual partner's penis during the same time periods. For the others, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Candidiasis usually does not occur in normal individuals and may be a signal of immune deficiency. It also depends on where the candida infection is in the body. There different implication for candida in the vagina vs. Esophagus. Treatment will depend on the underlying disorder and location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast infection: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more
Candidiasis: Wide spread infection with Candida would only occur in someone who is otherwise weakened by something - such as having HIV/AIDs, cancer, diabetes that's out of control, autoimmune disease, or some other sort of immunosuppression. There is some amount of 'mis-information' on the internet, so it's important to speak to an ID doctor or someone who would know. Don't get conned! ...Read more
See your doctor.: They can prescribe antifungals, if it is very serious you could even need IV antifungals, in any case, they can help you out. ...Read more
Depends...: ...On where the candida is living. Diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common infections in healthy individuals. People with suppressed immune systems and indwelling foreign bodies such as catheters can have more dangerous infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itching: The most common symptom is usually itching of the penis. There may also be redness to this area but no discharge. ...Read more
Kind of...: ...Though it's pretty ubiquitous; most people carry a small amount of Candida Albicans on their skin and mucous surfaces without becoming sick; candida tends to flare up on injured surfaces, or after bacteria are suppressed with antibiotics, or in an immunosuppressed host, or in an embedded foreign body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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