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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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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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How do I heal a yeast infenction?

How do I heal a yeast infenction?

Where?: Yeast can be in many areas and to many degrees. Probably the most potent way to rid one's yeast infections is to use and oral antifungal (besides iv). It is available, simple and fairly safe. Next is to use topical antifungal creams and ointments. Again, this willl depend on where and how sifnificant the infecitons is. If in doubt, see your pcp or a dermatologist or infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is systemic yeast really dangerous?

Yes.: A systemic yeast infection such as a blood infection / septicemia can be a very serious problem and can require systemic therapy such as intravenous antifungal medications. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What else can I do to control yeast other than medications. I'd rather take a more natural route.

Yogurt: eat yogurt,it will revive the natural bacterial flora and kill the fungus. some recommend a vinegar douche. but if you have a full blown fungus infection you have to have medication. ...Read more

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How can you eliminate yeast from your body?

Why?: It's not usually necessary to eliminate yeast from your body. This is not a common problem, and when people are infected with common yeasts (e.g. Candida), it usually affects only mucous membranes, such as the mouth or vagina. These conditions can be treated with topical or oral antifungal drugs. ...Read more

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I used a douhe and I have a yeast invection and still haven't tooking any pills is something going to happen will it go away on its own?

Possibly: Vaginal Yeast infections can be self-limited in otherwise healthy adult women. However, vaginal or oral anti fungal medications (for vulvovaginal candidiasis) can speed resolution. Douching can definitely cause yeast vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis so don't do it!. Antibiotics, high carb diets, and diabetes also increase risk for best infections. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me food and drinks containing yeast?

Can you please tell me food and drinks containing yeast?

Many: Bagels, bread, beer, malt beverages, kombucha; grape juice, msg, pretzels, sake, wine, donuts (often); many brands of soy sauce (some don't); and yeast extracts. More info here: http://www.Womentowomen.Com/digestionandgihealth/guidelinesforfollowingayeastfreediet.Pdf. ...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