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Does intestinal candida really exist?

Does intestinal candida really exist?

Yes: Intestinal candida does exist. It can be present in small or large quantity. It can be hard to diagnose. There are specialty labs such as Genova/Metametrix that can do a stool study that looks for candida and other problems. ...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


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What is candida?

What is candida?

Candida: Is a genus of yeasts. Many species are harmless but other species can cause disease. ...Read more

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Can i cure candida?

Be discerning: Skin and mucosal candida is easily managed with topical agents. Deep candida infections are seen in very sick people. If you've self-diagnosed "systemic candida", please be careful -- this is a "cult" diagnosis and believers never seem to get cured or feel well again. Talk with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community about how to manage this, and what might be going on. ...Read more

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the cause of candida?

Nature: Candida is a natural organism, a type of fungus or yeast, that is a normal inhabitant of the G.I. Tract. Occasionally canada can get in areas where it over grows and can cause symptomatic infections, like a female yeast infection, or certain kinds of jock itch and similar. ...Read more

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What are the signs of candida?

Vaginal?: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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Does candida always show on swab?

Nothing is always: Yeast infections are commonly diagnosed clinically without the need for swabs, the effectiveness of which are influenced by the type of material in the swab, the specimen swabbed, the experience of the examiner, and so on and so on. But they are usually quite accurate. ...Read more

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How can I cure candida naturally?

Yes: Please realize that candida is a normal part of every person's intestinal microbe community. Only when it gets out of control does it become a problem. Consider high dose (>200 billion colonies) of mixed probiotics and s boulardii 10 billion per day. At a different time of day take a yeast/candida herbal product contain oregano and pau d'arco (these do kill the probiotics as well). ...Read more

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What should you do about candida?

Can be treated: Candida infections can be readily treated - if a person has a candida infection they should see a doctor for care. ...Read more

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How do you treat and cure candida?

Candida: It depends on where Vaginally monistat or the equivalent any skin involvement the same If unresolved it may require an oral agent like fluconazole ...Read more

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How to determine if I have 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 isn’t 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

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What is done for systematic candida?

What is done for systematic candida?

It's a scam: Please forgive my frankness. After forty years of talk, the vast majority of people in the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-seekers -- believe that "systemic candida" is a cruel myth. Once a person thinks they have this, they NEVER feel well again, since no one is ever cured. Please get with a sensible practitioner -- perhaps an evidence-based holist. ...Read more

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Can candida be cured safely and how?

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

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What is candida? And how to cure it?

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

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What is the cure of candida in women?

What is the cure of candida in women?

In the case: Of vaginal often can be treated with topical drug. A short course of Fluconazole also very effective. ...Read more

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What medicine cures systemic candida?

Learning the truth: Listen, Brad. If you buy into this "candida" cult, you will never, ever feel well again. They'll persuade you that you have an incurable disease that you must manage intensively. They'll encourage you to focus on being a misunderstood victim of an illness that physicians conspire to ignore. It's bunk. Get your health issues managed scientifically and get on with a productive life. ...Read more

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Can people with candida cure it for good?

Internet paranoia: Candida lives in us. On is. And is always around us. Candida is not in general a widespread illness. It is not the cause of vague or ambiguous symptoms. Don't buy into the hoaxsters who would have you buying their very expensive snake oil. ...Read more

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What is the best way to eliminate candida?

Vaginal?: 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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How can I eliminate candida from the root?

Why do you ask?: Forgive me. If something you read on the internet or were told by an independent medical thinker has persuaded you that your health problems stem from hidden candida that evidence-based medicine cannot detect, then you've been deceived. You'll notice that no one will ever actually tell you how to be cured, only how to "manage" the mythical problem long-term -- keeping you coming back. ...Read more

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What kind of food does candida feed off of?

What kind of food does candida feed off of?

Often, sugar: Candida is a yeast organism and can feed on almost anything. Sugar is easily digestible for it though. For any of us limiting sugar is a good idea -- maybe even better when you have candida! also limiting processed carbs like donuts, cookies, breads, and cakes because they contain sugar and unhealthy fats, period. Sugar-laden dairy items as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure candida at home?

Tips: 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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Which types of food does candida feed off of?

Sugars: Candida loves undigested sugars, and processed foods that are high in sugar. If the sugars are undigested an make their way to the colon, it promotes the growth of candida. ...Read more

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How can I cure candidas overgrowth on my own ?

No such thing: There is no such thing as candida overgrowth, no matter what you might read on the web. ...Read more

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Which type of diet should I have with candida?

Which type of diet should I have with candida?

Short chained FOS: A diet high in short chained fructooligosaccharides, found in whole grain wheat, garlic, asparagus, tomato products, leeks and onions will lower the ph of the stool and increase the beneficial bacteria in the colon so that the yeast are kept in balance and do not overgrow. ...Read more

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How and why does candida affect your thinking?

How and why does candida affect your thinking?

Depends on where: It depends on where the candida id causing the symptoms and response to the treatment.Superficial infections are easy to treat but if there is systemic infection, that can be serioius especially in immunicompromised patients. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: candida?

What is the definition or description of: candida?

Fungus: 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 by taking Clindamycin antibiotics. ...Read more

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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