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What causes yeast overgrowth? Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

What causes yeast overgrowth?  Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

Yeast overgrowth: Yes amoxicillen can can cause a yeat infectio. Next time try taking pro biotic with your antibiotic to reduce the chance of a yeast infection. ...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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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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My blood test shows low iron, low vitamin D, low pottasuim & low sugar do you know what cause would be? Can yeast overgrowth cause these ?

My blood test shows low iron, low vitamin D, low pottasuim & low sugar do you know what cause would be? Can yeast overgrowth cause these ?

Not yeast: Stephanie, if you become involved in the "yeast overgrowth" cult, the disinformation artists will keep you feeling sick for the rest of your life. It's made up. If you are truly iron deficient, you're losing blood OR poorly nourished and your physician needs to find the cause. Your physician is your best guide; labs only slightly outside the reference range are usually not evidence of disease. ...Read more

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How does sugar relate to yeast overgrowth?

How does sugar  relate to yeast overgrowth?

Helps yeast grow.: High blood sugars are often associated with yeast infections especially in the mouth (thrush) or on the skin (particularly in skin folds such as the axillae, groin creases or under the breasts) or vaginal yeast infections. A key to preventing such infections is to control your blood sugar level. ...Read more

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Can cutting down on sugar reduce yeast overgrowth?

Can cutting down on sugar reduce yeast overgrowth?

Absolutely: Cutting down on simple sugars in the diet has many health benefits, one of which is reduction in total body yeast load. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a overgrowth of yeast in my blood?

Clinically: There are folks who can check your live blood under a microscope and determine the yeast in your body. The traditional medical community does not approve of this though. Most don't even believe in yeast in the blood. ...Read more

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Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things ?

Generally unrelated: Where would yeast be overgrowing. This theory of yeast overgrowth producing many other issues has never been scientifically proven and when subjected to inquiry does not stand up. Now, if you are immune suppressed, like with HIV disease you can have multiple illnesses simultaneously and this can include systemic yeast infections and pneumonia. Hope this is not you. Have a good thanksgiving. ...Read more

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Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Fluconazole : Yes, fluconazole is an anti-fungal proven effective against candidal infections of various sites and is NOT dependent on gender. Persons who are immunocompromised (due to diabetes, chemo/radiation therapy, chronic steroid use, HIV, or extremes of age, etc.) are more susceptible to developing candidiasis. Common sites of infection include the mouth, genitalia, urinary tract, and esophagus. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a candida rash does that mean you have candida yeast overgrowth?

I'm just wondering, if you have a candida rash does that mean you have candida yeast overgrowth?

Sure, but: You have a candida overgrowth where you have the rash. It doesn't mean you have a yeast problem anywhere else in your body. Just treat the rash. ...Read more

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Will an upper GI endoscope detect an overgrowth of yeast all the way down as far as the scope will go?what happens if they find it that far down

Will an upper GI endoscope detect an overgrowth of yeast all the way down as far as the scope will go?what happens if they find it that far down

Yes: The endoscope can see changes of fungus in the esophagus. It usually isn't found in the stomach or small intestine. Medication (antifungal) can eradicate the infection. ...Read more

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Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

No: That cannot be assumed to be true, because almost NONE of the probiotic supplements have scientific studies proving a particular supplement at particular doses can lead to "fast" recovery from a particular disease. "Yeast overgrowth" is very vague, because it does not say HOW MUCH overgrowth, nor even WHERE in the body the overgrowth is, or which TYPE of yeast. Usually, supplements are "untested". ...Read more

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How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

Intestinal yeast: Typically a result of antibacterial agents, immune disorders, or dietary issues, the cure often depends in part on cause. If you are not on antibiotics and do not have an immune system problem, the best cure is to add good bacteria back by eating yogurt or taking probiotics available at your grocery or health food store. Sometimes we will use prescriptions like Nystatin or other agents. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause canida (yeast) overgrowth?

Why does hypothyroidism cause canida  (yeast) overgrowth?

It doesn't: Hi. Correlation does not establish cause-and-effect. Having hypothyroidism ( a fairly common condition) and a yeast infection (another fairly common condition) is nothing more than a coincidental correlation, not a cause-and-effect relationship. Treat BOTH! Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

Doesn't exist: There's no such thing as "candida yeast overgrowth, " nor does candida cause fatigue. ...Read more

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How long could fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

Not usual: It has been my experience that there is no relationship between candida and fatigue. You would have to have one overwhelming case of candida to cause your fatigue.......And why do you have the overgrowth. The fatigue may be a sign of an underlying problem which could be related to the candida. ...Read more

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Can the intestines develop a yeast overgrowth and if so is it treatable with OTC products?

Can the intestines develop a yeast overgrowth and if so is it treatable with OTC products?

Yes: Intestinal overgrowth is possible but is not treatable by OTC medication. You should seen a gastroenterologist if you suspect an overgrowth syndrome. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has some dark and light spots he says that it itches and is spreading someone told me it was overgrowth of yeast backan chest?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a rash that occurs after the normal skin yeasts, pityrosporum orbiculare or pityrosporum ovale, transform to a pathogenic form and turn off melanin-producing cells in the skin. Because the yeast inhabits the top layer of the skin, topical antifungal medications are very effective. If the rash is extensive, oral antifungal medications may be needed. ...Read more

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Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Can help prevent it: If you really have a yeast infection in the GI tract you will need long term anti yeast medication, you need to see a GI doctor. ...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