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Is candidiasis easily treated?

Is candidiasis easily treated?

Depends on cause: Candidiasis usually does not occur in normal individuals and may be a signal of immune deficiency. It also depends on where the candida infection is in the body. There different implication for candida in the vagina vs. Esophagus. Treatment will depend on the underlying disorder and location. ...Read more

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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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How is skin candidiasis treated?

How is skin candidiasis treated?

Anti fungal cream: If the infection is too bad to treat with a cream or powder, you may need to take an oral medication. ...Read more

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Can encephalomalacia be treated easily?

Can encephalomalacia be treated easily?

Complex: Encephalomalacia represents a prior injury in the spinal cord, and cannot be fully reversed, but the consequences can respond to rehabilitation programs. The key issue here is to prevent further damage, and, if surgically amenable (spinal stenosis) worthwhile to pursue. Also, of some value to pin down why it has occurred, as some conditions can be stabilized. ...Read more

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Can men be treated easily for mycoplasma hominis?

Can men be treated easily for mycoplasma hominis?

No need, no worries: Mycoplasma hominis is an entirely normal bacteria in the genital tract, present commonly in entirely healthy people. There is almost never a good reason to test for it and no need for treatment, including the sex partners of people with positive tests. If you or a partner has the STD nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), MH is not the cause, but it still needs treatment -- also his sex partner(s). ...Read more

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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...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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How is a candida infection treated?

How is a candida infection treated?

Depends on location: Invasive candida infections and candidemia are treated with antifungal medications such as fluconazole, micafungin and others. Candida esophagitis is usually treated with oral fluconazole. Thrush or oral candidiasis is usually treated with topical Mycostatin (nystatin) or clotrimazole. Candida rashes of the skin are usually treated with a variety of topical antifungal creams or powder. ...Read more

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Can HIV be cured if it's treated quickly?

Can HIV be cured if it's treated quickly?

No, unfortunately: Once HIV is detected, it has gotten into cells in the body and we do not currently know how to completely eliminate (cure) this infection. It does look like early antiretroviral therapy may provide benefit in terms of stabilizing the immune system. See a doctor as soon as possible if you have any suspicion that you could have gotten hiv. ...Read more

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Is pharyngitis really serious or common and can be easily cured ?

Is pharyngitis really serious or common and can be easily cured ?

Depends: Pharyngitis means inflammation of the pharynx causing a sore throat. If the sore throat is caused by a virus it can be easily cured. If the sore throat is caused by throat cancer it is really serious and needs serious treatments which may include chemo, radiation, surgery etc. So a sore throat that does not go away after a few weeks should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How is oral thrush treated?

How is oral thrush treated?

Medication for 10-14: Days.While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. ...Read more

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Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

No: Voriconizole is used initially but surgical valve replacement is mandatory for survival. See: http://130.88.242.202/medicine/aspergillus/dropbox/aspergillus_website/aspergillus-web/articlesoverflow/22086858.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can hematochezia be easily cured?

Can hematochezia be easily cured?

It depend: Hematochezia should be treated according to the underlying condition however, before the start of treatment; the disease should be diagnosed clearly. ...Read more

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Can thrush be cured without treatment?

Can thrush be cured without treatment?

Why not treat!: Yogurt may help. Gentle peroxide gargling can help, but why not treat. Mycostatin (nystatin) can be taken otc, and fluconzole will clear it in no time. ...Read more

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Is thrush is an std? Whether thrush can cure by medicine?

Is thrush is an std? Whether thrush can cure by medicine?

Same thing: Thrush is a yeast infection - just of your mouth/mucous membranes. While use of antibiotics is one risk factor, many things can cause yeast to be over-abundant. We all have a mix of yeast and bacteria on our skin and mucous membranes. If this balance get changed for any reason - illness, stress, use of too much antibacterial cleaners - the yeast can take over. Get treatment for what you have. ...Read more

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Can trichomonas infection be cured completely??

Can trichomonas infection be cured completely??

Yes, but ...: You and your partner must be treated and followed until it is completely gone. Otherwise you will give it back and forth. Use comdoms until treatment complete. ...Read more

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Can legionellosis be cured easy?

Can legionellosis be cured easy?

Right antibiotic is : Very importenat.The mortality at the original american legion convention in 1976 was high (34 deaths in 180 infected individuals) because the antibiotics used (including penicillins, cephalosporins, and aminoglycosides) had poor intracellular penetration. Mortality has plunged to less than 5% if therapy is started quickly. Delay in giving the appropriate antibiotic leads to higher mortality. ...Read more

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How is ringworm usually treated?

How is ringworm usually treated?

Ringworm : Ringworm is usually treated with either over-the-counter or prescription antifungal creams for 7-14 days. Resistant or extensive cases warrant prescription oral medications for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis easily treated?

Depends on cause: Candidiasis usually does not occur in normal individuals and may be a signal of immune deficiency. It also depends on where the candida infection is in the body. There different implication for candida in the vagina vs. Esophagus. Treatment will depend on the underlying disorder and location. ...Read more

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Can mild candidiasis stay on you for a year if not treated??

Yes: Yeast is a common skin organism and can live on your skin for long periods of time, (e.g. years). ...Read more

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How is skin candidiasis treated?

Anti fungal cream: If the infection is too bad to treat with a cream or powder, you may need to take an oral medication. ...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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Treated for c diff @ 6 weeks ago; battling systemic candidiasis. What can be done? Using prescription shampoos, diflucan, (fluconazole) nystatin, & oravig.

Treated for c diff @ 6 weeks ago; battling systemic candidiasis.  What can be done?  Using prescription shampoos, diflucan, (fluconazole) nystatin, & oravig.

Detoxify you body: Systemic candida is usually associated with mercury and other heavy metal toxicity. Stop all sugar consumption and all carbohydrates as possible. See a doctor that can evaluate and treat the metal poisoning. If you have silver filling in you mouth , they will be contributory. Visit www.Acam.Org for a doctor in you area that specializes in this type of care. ...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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What is the ccause of candidiasis?

What is the ccause of candidiasis?

Candidosis: Candidosis is the name of fungal infections caused by any yeast in the Candidia genus. Example: Candida albicans ...Read more

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Describe the features of candidiasis.?

Yeast infection: 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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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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How to know if I have invasive candidiasis?

Candidiasis: Wide spread infection with Candida would only occur in someone who is otherwise weakened by something - such as having HIV/AIDs, cancer, diabetes that's out of control, autoimmune disease, or some other sort of immunosuppression. There is some amount of 'mis-information' on the internet, so it's important to speak to an ID doctor or someone who would know. Don't get conned! ...Read more

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Can you have candidiasis for a whole year???

Certainly: If you are chronically infected you certainly can have a significant candidiasis that persists. If this is the case, it might be time to see an infectious disease specialist to see why. ...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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What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

Depends...: ...On where the candida is living. Diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common infections in healthy individuals. People with suppressed immune systems and indwelling foreign bodies such as catheters can have more dangerous infections. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can recover from male candidiasis ?

Can you tell me how i can recover from male candidiasis ?

Antifungals: Depending on where it is, usually antifungals via cream and/or pills can help you resolve the fungal infection. If it is skin, keeping area dry is important to prevent future recurrences. Doctor can help with guiding what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be healthy and get recurrent candidiasis?

Yes: You can be healthy- still the gut can have an overgrowth of candida. There are ways to balance the colon to keep candida in check. I suggest seeing your doctor or a health care professional to assist you in this. ...Read more

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I will like to know the symptoms of candidiasis in men's penises?

I will like to know the symptoms of candidiasis in men's penises?

Itching: The most common symptom is usually itching of the penis. There may also be redness to this area but no discharge. ...Read more