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Doctor insights on: Is Candida Albicans Aerobic Or Anaerobic

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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How do you eliminate candida albicans colonization?

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.

Anaerobic (Definition)

It may be in reference to organisms that grow in oxygen poor environment. Or to those that simply do not need oxygen to thrive. It is also used to refer to certain types of execises (ie weight lifting) that are short in duration but high in power out put. They are the companion (not the opposite) if aerobic exercises which are longer duration, less intense and rely ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What symptoms does someone with candida albicans have?

What symptoms does someone with candida albicans have?

Maybe none: This yeast is estimated to account for 5% of the dry weight of your poop. While there it usually has no symptoms. There are other sites on the skin, mouth or genitals where it can cause symptoms, but you should really specify location when you ask to get more specific answers.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. BHADRA SHAH Dr. SHAH
Gynecology
48 years in practice
University of Pune, B. J. Medical College
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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Are ectomorph body types prone to candida albicans?

Are ectomorph body types prone to candida albicans?

Yes: Actually yes. The body creases tend to be more moist, allowing the yeast infection to flourish. Drying the skin there tends to prevent.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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To what specialist should I go to in order to treat candida albicans?

Depends: Candida albicans is a normal part of most peoples poo & requires no rx. Most skin infections arising from this germ can be handled by your pcp as are those that effect the external genitals. If it's in your blood you may need an infectious disease specialist to help with your care as you would be bedridden in an icu.

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Is candida albicans contagious? Will my partner get it through intercourse if I have it?

No: Candida is in the environment. You partner is at minimal risk. As a precaution, it would good to use a condom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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I recently asked a doctor to test me for candida albicans because I had all of the symptoms except one or two. He said I'm crazy...Help?

Lab test: There is a laboratory called the great plains that tests urine for yeast infection. Yeast infections are common and the hq of the infection is in the bowel. The yeast ferments sugar and produces arabinose and/or tartaric acid. These are absorbed into the blood and excreted in urine. Your dr. Has to order it so find one that knows about this.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

Confusing question: Candida albicans is a yeast that is everywhere in nature. It can end up on your skin or mucous membranes and be a simple contaminant, like so many germs in the environment. It can also cause a condition called thrush in the mouth, or a skin rash around the anus or in babies diaper area.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate. ..

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD Dr. HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
Howard University College of Dentistry
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Will nystatin work for candida albicans?

Will nystatin work for candida albicans?

Yes: That is one of several medications that are effective for candida.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Garron Miller Dr. Miller
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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What are different ways to treat candida albicans?

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).

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson Dr. Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What things can I do to treat candida albicans at home?

Antifungals: Over-the-counter antifungals such as myconazole can be used to treat yeast vaginitis. If you use one of these, but your symptoms do not improve, see your gyn for evaluation and treatment.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What to do if I am worried about having candida albicans in my body?

Stop reading junk: Forgive my frankness. If you get involved with the "candida" cult, you will never feel well again. These people will persuade you that you have an illness that mainstream medicine refuses to understand, that you will never be able to cure, and that you must manage intensively. It's a horrible mind-set, and it's also a cruel fraud. Get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner, not these folks.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How to cure 18 year old candida albicans.?

Question unclear: Are u 18 yo or have you had candida for 18 yrs? Assuming the former, and assuming the candida is causing vaginitis, there are numerous otc treatments available. Ask your pharmacist.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My daughter has candida albicans. Will this affect her health?

My daughter has candida albicans. Will this affect her health?

We all do: This comprises about 5% of the dry weight of your poop (and everyone else too). If you have a question about it in a specific area, you are welcome to start over. We can only work on the information you supply. If it is minimal, we cannot be more specific.

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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 of fermenting ...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