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What is esophageal candidiasis?

What is esophageal candidiasis?

Fungal infection: It is a fungal infection of the esophagus ( the tube that carries food, liquids and saliva to your stomach). ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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I had esophageal candidiasis, found in endoscopy. It was treated with 3 weeks on Diflucan (fluconazole). How do I know if it is gone?

I had esophageal candidiasis, found in endoscopy. It was treated with 3 weeks on Diflucan (fluconazole). How do I know if it is gone?

Esoph candidiasis: Generally this doesn't happen with a normal immune system and is usually found on endoscopy - have the symptoms that you were having resolved? Generally 2-3 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) will take care of the problem. The alternative would be to repeat the endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

Candidiasis of UGI: A previous question best sums up your answer: "i am having trouble eating & drinking--my throat & stomach burn even my tongue." ask your doctor to consider oral & esophageal thrush if you are medically compromised, using inhaled steroids, & have noticed the development of a cheesy coating in your mouth & throat. Treatment is simple but if question regarding esophageal involvement, endoscopy helps. ...Read more

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How do you define candidiasis?

How do you define candidiasis?

A fungal infection.: Candidiasis is an infection with one of the yeast-like fungi in the genus candida, usually candida albicans.Candida fungi are very common and are the most common cause of fungal infections in humans. ...Read more

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By which means is candidiasis transmitted?

By which means is candidiasis transmitted?

Present everywhere: Candida is present in the environment. It is not usually transmitted from one person to another. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

Several: Usually candidiasis of the skin has redness and can closely resemble pretty much any dermatitis. Sometimes there are little red bumps nearby (called satellite lesions). ...Read more

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I think I have an invasive candidiasis. What do I do?

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

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Can candidiasis be contagious?

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 more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more