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Pau D Arco Dosage For Candida
I have severe vaginal candida, as well as candida in the mouth, but a bit more mild. My doctor prescribed 1 pill of 100g fluconazole for 1 week. My liver feels weird. Is this the right dosage? I take one daily. I am 19.
Yeast treatment: Vaginal yeast is usually treated with topical anti fungal creams or one single done of Fluconazole. Multiple daily doses are typically not needed. If you are not responding to that therapy then your doctor should reevaluate you for other conditions that may be present. Unless your immune system is compromised it is not typical to have both vaginal and oral yeast. ...Read more
I've prescribed fluconazole 400 mg/day (1st week) and 200mg/d (3 w.) and later 400mg/d twice a week (candida).I feel bad due this drug. Is it ok dose?
Fluconazole: This is a complex issue. The dosage will depend upon what is being treated. The drug also has numerous side-effects and interactions with other medications you may be receiving. You would be best to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it and find out what they are doing. ...Read more
I am taking fluconazole 400mg/day for my systemic candida. I there health dangers with the drug at that dose for 6 weeks?
Fluconazole use: Yes - you definitely need to be monitored if you are on long term anti fungal therapy - especially at a 'high dose' as you are on. I recommend at least weekly chemistry tests (checking the kidneys) and LIVER TESTS (checking the liver functions). Fluconazole can inflame the liver - and your doctor should be helping keep track of these things. Also, I recommend you see an ID doc if you have Candida ...Read more
Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?
Have possible candida overgrowth from taking low dose antibiotics for years. Have taken probiotics as well, but getting skin eruptions from them. I am allergic to diflucan, (fluconazole) what can I take?
Avoid carbs, replace:
Candida overgrows after antibiotic treatment or any other immune lowering causes like taking steroids, on immuno suppressants etc. Treatment needs dietary restriction of carbohydrates-no fruits, pasta, rice, bread. You can eat proteins, nuts ; veg.
Probiotics have tobe added- kefir is a yogurt drink full of > 2000 lacobacilli ; other good bacteriae. You can buy on line dr. Ohira's probiotic in the form of. ...Read more
Med eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. ...Read more
Yes, if it's real: Candida infection on the mouth, groin, private parts, skin folds is familiar and is easily managed with today's medications. Deep candida infections in immunocompromised people require strong Rx. The "pop" diagnosis "candida overgrowth" is a myth; people who buy into it never feel well again but keep spending money on worthless treatments. Best wishes. ...Read more
Candida are yeast: These are a whole class of fungi that grow as 'yeast'. They can cause disease in certain situations. Usually those patients have some sort of underlying problem that allows these yeast to grow (for example diabetes, strong medicines that weaken the body - steroids, or other sickness such as in a surgical patient). There are many good medicines against Candida -but I suggest a doctor helps guide u. ...Read more
Yeast overgrowth: Candida is a very common yeast found in the mouth, intestine, vagina, and skin. It can occasionally cause infection such as vaginal yeast infections. Less commonly infections of the mouth (thrush) and esophagus also occur. Candida overgrowth is a diagnosis often given by naturopathic doctors and has very little science or evidence to support it as a true infection or disease. ...Read more
Fad diagnoses: Both diagnoses are passed out by "independent medical thinkers" without any evidence whatever. Accept either diagnosis, and you will never feel well again. Systemic candida is a myth unless you are gravely sick. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can't be diagnosed without an aspirate. Both cults encourage people to consider themselves incurably sick and needing intense management. It's bunk. ...Read more
Yes and no.:
Yeast is found everywhere. It may be transmitted from surface to surface by contact and, yes, by kissing.
But yeast does not cause disease in normal hosts.
Vaginal yeast infections occur because of altered vaginal environment. Although a clear precipitant is not always identified contributing factors include high blood glucose, high estrogen levels, recent antibiotic use, wearing of diapers. ...Read more
What do you mean?: If you have it on a mucosal surface or your skin, your pharmacist can recommend a few remedies or you can get prescription-strength Rx. If someone has persuaded you that you have 'systemic candida' to explain vague symptoms, you've been deceived. If you read the blogs, people who buy into this fad diagnosis spend their lives taking meds but are never cured. Be smart & find what's really the matter ...Read more
Good for all: The candida diet- which is low in processed sugars would probably benefit many people, even if they don't have a particularly obvious yeast infection. Signs of yeast overgrowth could include irritability, mood swings, sugar cravings, skin rashes, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, rectal and or vaginal itching. There are blood and stool tests that can confirm a candida infection ...Read more
Various reasons: The most common reason people get oral candidiasis or thrush is taking antibiotics which kill off the bacteria that compete with the yeast and thus overgrowth occurs. Thrush also occurs in some women who take birth control pills, in immunosupressed cancer patients on chemotherapy and in aids patients. ...Read more
Oral white thrush: A candida fungal infection can manifest in multiple ways, depending on where in the body the infection is. You can have oral "thrush", which is a white plaque that does not go away on your tongue or the back of your throat, that can be painful. Another common presentation is a white thick vaginal discharge with itchiness. ...Read more
You can help your body by eating well and supplementing with acidophilus and foods like kefir on daily basis. You should see your gyn for the initial treatment though.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Gentian violet: Is a natural product that has antifungal properties. It has been used for the treatment of thrush in babies for centuries, by applying it to the insides of the babies cheeks. It can be used in the mouth, but should not be swallowed. It can also be applied to the skin 2-3 times daily. The biggest problem with gentian violet, it stains cloth badly; Overuse can cause "tatooing of the skin". ...Read more
Medical Eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Herpes Simplex 2 is the most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or > ...Read more
Get a local guide: There are various "candida diets" mostly advocated by activists without credentials or hard science. Since diet is a key part of maintaining your health, you'd do best to get with a local evidence-based holistic-focused physician who you can trust more than someone who simply wrote a book. Best wishes. ...Read more
Remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >. ...Read more
Points of view...: Great question- your strong conviction on this subject is important. Many doctors are unfamiliar of the concept of candida overgrowth- it is still an area we are still trying to understand. With our increasing knowledge of how an imbalance of our normal human microbiome can cause an overgrowth of certain organisms-including yeast/candida, we will able to discuss this subject more thoughtfully. ...Read more
No drug treats both: Most likely you mean an E coli urinary tract infection and a vaginal yeast infection caused by Candida. No single drug treats both. Several antibiotics are good for UTI, e.g. sulfa-trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin, ciprofloxacin, and others. Vaginal yeast needs a cream like miconoazole, or any similar product whose active ingredient ends in "azole"; or a single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®). ...Read more
It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more
As food to enjoy: 'Systemic candida' is a pop diagnosis that the vast majority of scientific physicians believe is a scam or at least a popular fad delusion. You'll be offered innumerable ways of managing it, but nobody's ever cured. If you just have a mucosal or skin infection with candida, use a simple topical Rx to manage it. Garlic does have real medical uses -- a scientific holist can advise you. ...Read more