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What exactly is candida infection.?

What exactly is candida infection.?

Candida: This yeast which is present in the normal GI tract can produce a variety of infections when the predisposing factors are present. Among these are thrush (mouth overgrowth) in children, immune suppressed individuals, and diabetics and patients getting antibiotics. Can also cause vaginal infections and skin eruptions and rarely becomes systemic. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How serious is a vaginal candida infection?

How serious is a vaginal candida infection?

Not serious: Not serious. Just take oral or topical medications for a few days. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for candida infection?

What is the best home remedy for candida infection?

Low sugar/starch: Diet is also strongly recommended if you're worried about candida related complex infection which can affect your bowels and skin. Yeast loves sugar, so avoiding processed sugar, sweet fruit and processed/white starch will significantly improve chronic candida infection symptoms and prevents future infections. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of a candida infection?

Yeast infection: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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How successful is diflucan (fluconazole) in treating a candida infection?

How successful is diflucan (fluconazole) in treating a candida infection?

Very: Most common candida infections are easily treated by Fluconazole (diflucan). Some candida is of a species called glabrata and requires a different drug treatment but that is much less common. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat a severe Candida infection that will not affect my hypokalemia?

Alternatively...: Why not ask your doctor to prescribe you potassium supplementation if you have to take a certain medication you are concerned about? ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


Yeast (Definition)

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