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Doctor insights on: Is Potassium Permanganate Used In Treating Candidiasis

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Is ?Potassium permanganate? Used for medical purposes?

Is ?Potassium permanganate? Used for medical purposes?

POTASS. PERMANGANATE: Many years ago, weak solutions of potassium permanganate have been used to treat various superficial fungal infections. Because it stains the skin and it's toxicity if taken internally, there are many more effective and safer options. I have not seen potassium permanganate used in quite some time. ...Read more

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Hi, I'd like to ask that what sorts of harm will happened if potassium permanganate in vegetable wash ?

Hi, I'd like to ask that what sorts of harm will happened if potassium  permanganate in vegetable wash ?

Depends: None if you wash out the chemical before use. Using potassium permanganate in the wash will not make it safer either. Just wash the vegetables with clean potable water.
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. ...Read more

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Why we use potassium permanganate and tannic acid in gastric lavage?

Why we use potassium permanganate and tannic acid in gastric lavage?

Here are some...: This Q has been around without being answered. Here is my take based on what I have studied and retained about life & medicine. I'm sure that, through decades-long experience, the mentioned mixture has been proven to provide optimal ability not only to neutralize the unwanted mis-swallowed toxic materials but also protect more for stomach and intestinal mucosa as well as being more palatable. ...Read more

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I m 22 yr old virgin. Does soaking the vagina in Potassium permanganate for 15 minutes 5 times a week can darken the vulva or inner labia? Is it safe?

I m 22 yr old virgin.
Does soaking the vagina in Potassium permanganate for 15 minutes 5 times a week can darken the vulva or inner labia? Is it safe?

Soaking: This can be very caustic to the skin. You can burn the area if the solution is too concentrated. It will temporarily stain skin a brown color. If you are using this without medical direction please stop. Even dilute solution can irritate skin and repeated use can cause burns. ...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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How to know if I have invasive candidiasis?

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

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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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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What is oral candidiasis?

What is oral candidiasis?

Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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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Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Antifungal: Some common vaginal antifungals are: miconazole, clotrimazoloe, butocanazole, terconazole, fluconazole. Strengths of these medications vary. I typically recommend a 5 or 7 day course of vaginal suppositories. Ask pharmacist in your community if they have that type of medication. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for candidiasis?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for candidiasis?

Candidiasis: I presume you are pertaining to vaginal candidiasis. If it is, there are oral and topical medications that can be used for the condition. Oral medications are usually single dose treatments. They are however, metabolized in the liver. One of its side effects may be liver toxicity. Absorption is also a factor which may limit its effectivity. Vaginal creams can be messy to some people. ...Read more

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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

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Treatment for candidiasis on the face?

Treatment for candidiasis on the face?

Topical anti fungal : A topical antifungal cream prescribed by a physician may be helpful. Try to avoid one of the combination products with steroids as this may mask the infection. ...Read more

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What is candidiasis and its treatment. Are there any herbal treatement for this?

Candidiasis is a: Fungal infection caused by yeasts belonging to the genus candida & > 20 species of candida yeasts can cause infection in humans (most common is candida albicans). Candida yeasts normally live on the skin & mucous membranes without causing infection; however, overgrowth of these organisms can cause symptoms to develop. Check out this site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/fungal/candidiasis/. ...Read more

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What are the breastfeeding implications if you have nipple candidiasis?

What are the breastfeeding  implications if you have nipple candidiasis?

Sore cracked nipples: Candida can cause thrush (baby's mouth), and may make your nipples very sore, and more likely to crack and bleed. Sore nipples may make you reluctant to nurse, which will reduce your milk production. Candida thrives in warm, dark, moist places-exactly the environment in your bra! avoid occlusive nursing pads, air your breasts, and apply the antifungal cream recommended by your doctor. ...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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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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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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What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

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 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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Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Try using...: You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter anti fungal creams or suppositories, including: Miconazole (monistat), Clotrimazole (gyne-lotrimin). These products can be used at any point during pregnancy and don't pose a risk of birth defects or other pregnancy complications. For best results, choose a seven-day formula. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

Fungus Infection: It depends on location again. For babies you give oral Nystatin solution. If located in the skin give Nystatin cream. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

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