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What can I do to control thrush, using my diet?

What can I do to control thrush, using my diet?

Diet: Reduce milk & milk products. Avoid sugars (refined sugar, commercial fruit juice, honey, maple syrup, sucrose & fructose). Eliminate refined carbohydrates from diet. Increase garlic intake. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Please suggest what foods can I eliminate from my diet to reduce thrush?

Please suggest what foods can I eliminate from my diet to reduce thrush?

See bellow: Thrush is fungus (candida) related, not food-related. You need to take a medicine to get rid of it ( local or systemic). But firstly you need an evaluation at your pcp office to find out if you don't have any underlying condition which may facilitate the thrush to come back. ...Read more

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How can yogurt in my diet prevent getting thrush?

How can yogurt in my diet prevent getting thrush?

May help: Why do you have thrush? Thrush may be common with medical illness that cause suppressed immune system rlong term use of antibiotics. Are you on inhaled steroids for COPD or asthma? They are a common cause of thrush and often can be easily prevented by swishing your mouth with water and spitting it out(dont swallow) after each inhalation. You need to treat dentures also if treating thrush. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

See below: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatmenst such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches to dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. No diet will cure thrush. ...Read more

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Can ur diet have an effect on ur vaginal discharge? It's often white, sometimes blood stained and lumpy. It's not thrush as I have been tested.

Can ur diet have an effect on ur vaginal discharge? It's often white, sometimes blood stained and lumpy. It's not thrush as I have been tested.

No: Your diet usually does not have an effect on vaginal discharge. The only time would be if you are a diabetic and your sugars are very high and that is not your problem. I suggest you go back to your doctor and continue to have it check since you know it is not yeast. It must be something because what you describe is certainly not normal. ...Read more

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I think i'm having thrush and a yeast infection at the same time, what could be the cause? I've made no changes to diet and not on any antibiotics.

I think i'm having thrush and a yeast infection at the same time, what could be the cause? I've made no changes to diet and not on any antibiotics.

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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I have a chronic scratchy throat with light phlegm (8+ months). Not thrush, not acid (tried ppis / changing diet), tonsils swell every 4-6 weeks.

I have a chronic scratchy throat with light phlegm (8+ months). Not thrush, not acid (tried ppis / changing diet), tonsils swell every 4-6 weeks.

Scratchy throat: You may have a postnasal drip or you could have an allergic nose that is responsible for your symptoms. Try an antihistamine like allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or xyterc and also make an appointment with an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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


Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more