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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.

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

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


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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?

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

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I am taking fluconazole 400mg/day for my systemic candida. I there health dangers with the drug at that dose for 6 weeks?

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

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Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?

Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?

Circumcision...: While the controversy over circumcision continues and varies over time, its indication is still certain for recurrent local information/infection. So, it is reasonable to proceed with circumcision. ...Read more

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What is d cause & cure/remedy for candida?

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

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the cause of candida?

Nature: Candida is a natural organism, a type of fungus or yeast, that is a normal inhabitant of the G.I. Tract. Occasionally canada can get in areas where it over grows and can cause symptomatic infections, like a female yeast infection, or certain kinds of jock itch and similar. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have candida?

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

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Can candida be cured safely and how?

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

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What is candida? And how to cure it?

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

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What is candida overgrowth?

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

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How is candida & sibo different?

How is candida & sibo different?

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

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Is candida transeted by kissing?

Is candida transeted by kissing?

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

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Does candida cause vaginal injury?

Infection can: Candida infection can cause burning and itching of the vulva/vagina with redness and swelling of the genital areas. ...Read more

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How can I treat candida overgrowth?

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

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Could ketoconazole 2% cure candida?

Could ketoconazole 2% cure candida?

Ye, you can use: Topical ketoconazole for 10 day or treatment systemic therapy with fluconazole. However, you should see a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems can be treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I need candida diet?

How to know if I need candida diet?

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

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Why do people get oral candida yeast?

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

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Can they find candida on colonoscopy?

Yes and no: Candida is rare in the colon. If there, the test could find it. It is usually a vaginal problem, and occasionally an esophogeal issue. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for candida spp?

Candida: You need to both identify the species of candida and the type of infection it is causing before this question can be answered intelligently. Rephrase the question and will try to respond quickly. Hope you have only minor issue. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have candida overgrowth?

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

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What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

Depends on: The site of overgrowth. If pelvic, then a check with gynecologist is necessary. ...Read more

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Could candida cause constant lightheadedness?

No: Not if the candida is a vaginal or oral infection. Candida can produce systemic infection (usually in immunocompromised persons), and under those circumstances there may be a wide variety of symptoms, but you would be incredibly severely ill. The general answer is no! ...Read more

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How do you treat persistent candida infrection?

How do you treat persistent candida infrection?

See below: 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

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Is there any natural way to cure candida fungus?

Is there any natural way to cure candida fungus?

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

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I have staphylococcus and candida, what do I do?

See MD: I don't know why you have staph and candida. Heve you been on a lot of antibiotics of for a long time? Do you have an immune disorder. These infections need a workup at least an internist followed by either infectious disease or immunology ...Read more

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Candida or herpes, how can I tell the difference?

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

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Why do people still believe in the candida cream?

Why do people still believe in the candida cream?

It treats candida?: Candida is a type of fungus and candida cream can treat that...If that is what you are asking.
If you have a suspicous rash etc. And candida cream does not work, consult doc as it maybe something else.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Need some tips on eliminating candida overgrowth?

Vaginal?: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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I have lots of splinter hemhorrages maybe candida?

I have lots of splinter hemhorrages maybe candida?

Splinter hemorrhages: In the nail beds are most often caused by trauma but are seen in endocarditis, an infection of a heart valve. Candida is a yeast that rarely causes endocarditis but otherwise should not cause splinter hemorrhages. ...Read more

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Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especially common in people of Asian ancestry. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I eat on a candida diet?

Can you tell me what could I eat on a candida diet?

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

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How can I rid my body of candida without using meds?

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

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Can anyone tell me what can I eat on a candida diet?

Can anyone tell me what can I eat on a candida diet?

Anti-Candida Diet: No sugar, very very low carb, no vinegar or wine or anything else that used yeast to make it. No mushrooms or other fungus. ...Read more

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Why does the medical community deny candida overgrowth?

Why does the medical community deny candida overgrowth?

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

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What drug can one use to cure ecoli and candida amblican?

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

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How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

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

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What does it mean for a person to have candida overgrowth?

No such thing: There is no evidence that "candida overgrowth" actually exists, no matter how much you might read about it on the web. ...Read more

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Best way to consume garlic to kill candida yeast? Any tips?

Best way to consume garlic to kill candida yeast? Any tips?

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

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