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My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

Get the right advice: For someone who has a symptom of brain fog, I recommend they meet with a psychiatrist and undergo cognitive testing. Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause this symptom, hopefully your level is normal, as you use supplements. Testing for stool fungi and IGG for Candida is not likely to help explain the cause of your symptoms. Try not to do self-diagnosis- it often leads to errors. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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How do you treat a recurring candida albicans?

How do you treat a recurring candida albicans?

Long term Rx: Recurrent Candida is best treated with oral agents such as Nizoral 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What and where is Candida albicans found?

What and where is Candida albicans found?

It is a yeast: basically, it can be found anywhere it is moist. can live on the skin. Often found in GI tract. Cause of vaginal yeast infections and some infections in the mouth (thrush). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans? What does it causes?

What is candida albicans? What does it causes?

Candida Albicans: Candida albicans is a type of yeast that will normally appear in mucous membranes such as the mouth, rectum, or vagina, or it can appear directly on the skin. It has the ability to travel through the bloodstream to affect the heart valves, throat, and intestines. Candida albicans can become infectious when there is a change in the bodily environment that may cause it to grow rapidly. ...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


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Candidiasis (Definition)

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