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Describe the features of a candida albicans infection.?

Describe the features of a candida albicans infection.?

Candidiasis: 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

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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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Now, could a UTI be caused by the candida albicans infection?

Now, could a UTI be caused by the candida albicans infection?

Yes: A UTI is a urinary tract infection, usually an infection of the bladder. What infects the bladder can be pretty different. Usually it is bacteria like e. Coli. Sometimes it is yeast (candida albicans) or even the herpes virus. ...Read more

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I have yeast infection (candida albicans results). For more than a year. Also had hight pH (7)! nothing works! my dischage is green and chunky! trich?

Prolonged candidiasi: Recurrent or persistent yeast infection requires evaluation. Certian conditions may predispose to that. Green discharge may suggest a secondary infection and possible std. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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Would a positive igg for Candida Albicans mean systemic infection or that it is an infection somewhere in your body? I have +stool fungal culture.

Not necessarily: I find these studies to be of little value.They are often promoted by alternative health vendors as having value for dozens of chronic conditions. People usually have candida albicans to the point it makes up 5% of the dry weight of stool. Igg is often positive for hundreds of factors for which no problems are present, with the number increasing with age. This includes candida. ...Read more

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How do you treat a recurring candida albicans?

Long term Rx: Recurrent Candida is best treated with oral agents such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) or Diflucan for longer periods of time then just 3 days for a single acute infection. It is not uncommon for the Rx to last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat candida albicans?

Creams/meds: If topical on your skin you may try a rx from your dr. Called nystatin, or otc med lotrimin may help. If more diffuse, you may need oral medications such diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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What are your experiences with recurrent candida albicans?

Many: This is a common condition. Often reinfection is created by your sexual partner carrying this on the penis & while he may not be infected the yeast is still there. There is also a potential problem with your carrying this in large #s in your colon, and a course of Fluconazole orally as well as topical therapy may be needed. Suggest discussing with your gynecologist who has had much experience. ...Read more

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What food promotes candida albicans growth?

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

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Are there some genetic reasons I get candida albicans off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get candida albicans off and on?

Possibly: There may be a genetic factor that is interfering with your immunity, but it is much more likely that you have diabetes which is a common predisposing factor to candida infection. ...Read more

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I'm in 10th week of pregnnacy, have Candida Albicans, and maybe Ureaplasma U, with many problems as a result. Is there any medication I can use now?

I'm in 10th week of pregnnacy, have Candida Albicans, and maybe Ureaplasma U, with many problems as a result. Is there any medication I can use now?

Vaginal infections: Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract, not likely the cause of any symptoms you have. Vaginal yeast infections (Candida) usually are easily treated in both pregnant and nonpregnant women. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What and where is Candida albicans found?

It is a yeast: basically, it can be found anywhere it is moist. can live on the skin. Often found in GI tract. Cause of vaginal yeast infections and some infections in the mouth (thrush). ...Read more

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What is candida albicans? What does it causes?

Candida Albicans: Candida albicans is a type of yeast that will normally appear in mucous membranes such as the mouth, rectum, or vagina, or it can appear directly on the skin. It has the ability to travel through the bloodstream to affect the heart valves, throat, and intestines. Candida albicans can become infectious when there is a change in the bodily environment that may cause it to grow rapidly. ...Read more

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Candida albicans candida: is this really horrible?

No: Candida albicans is a fungal infection that occurs in the mouth or genital areas. It usually is associated with antibiotics that kill off bacteria allowing fungi to grow unchecked. It will usually go away on its own once you finish the antibiotic. There are a number of otc meds you can take if it is severe(depending on the part of the body affected. It could also indicate a depressed immune system. ...Read more

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How do you eliminate candida albicans colonization?

Mostly, you don't.: Everybody has some candida on their body surfaces, inside and out; too much candida, or candida growing in the wrong place, can be a disease, but blaming normal colonization with candida for everything that ails you, or trying to cure everything with antifungal medications, is generally useless. So-called "candida diets" work because they eliminate foods that are unhealthy for other reasons. ...Read more

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My wife have candida albicans and she is pregment is this dagerous?

Seek Rex from gyn: Your wife's obstetrician can easily treat the condition. Candida is usually not dangerous in healthy individuals, but your physician will be able to guide you further. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is candida albicans?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is candida albicans?

Yeast: This is a yeast-like fungus which causes "thrush", vaginitis, and in immunocompromised persons can potentially produce serious infections. Otherwise this is very common and easily managed. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...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