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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
Multple causes: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". Candida is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" or overgrowth causing symptoms in the mouth. Overgrowth can be caused by immunosuppression, prolonged denture use, stress, or even side effects of medications. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety of reasons: Yeasts live in our GI tract as part of the normal collection of organisms. They remain benign until we either alter the composition of the competing organisms or create conditions under which they are able to multiply on, or rarely in, our bodies. Antibiotics, diabetes, changes in vaginal acidity, HIV disease and other factors contribute to susceptibility. It does not lead to HIV infection. ...Read more
See below: Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. ...Read more
Good and bad: Avoid sugar and foods high in sugar, refined carbs, foods with yeast, junk food, fruit, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Eat potatoes and other starchy vegetables, whole grains, probiotic yogurts, nuts and seeds high in essential fatty acids, olive and linseed oil, herbs and spices. This is a partial list to use as a guide. ...Read more
Varies: People with HIV/AIDS have a higher risk of developing skin conditions because the virus affects the body's ability to fight off infections. Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida albicans fungus. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV or other conditions that weaken the immune system. The weaker the immunity, the more severe the infection. ...Read more
What do you think about systemic yeast infection? Why is it not scientifically accepted when vaginal yeast and thrush is?
Doesn't exist: That's a little like asking why there's no "athlete's foot of the heart." there are many infections that can be external or mucosal but don't cause systemic infections because of the nature of the organism. Candidiasis is one of them. Except when it's spread through the bloodstream due to injection drug use or infected intravenous catheters, it's a fungus that affects mucosal surfaces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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