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What test will rule out candida esophagitis or laryngeal candidiasis in an otherwise health non HIV positive person? What specialists do these tests?
Inhaled steroids?: Healthy people don't get candidal esophagitis. They might if they use inhaled steroids, or have rare immune deficiencies. Oral antibiotics might increase risk for oral candidal infection (thrush); shouldn't affect larynx. Ent docs can evaluate larynx, throat: less invasive than endoscopy. Candidal esophagitis typically is painful, and may cause swallowing issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowers cholesterol: Red yeast rice is natural "statin" that lowers cholesterol. It can be an effective treatment for those with mildly elevated cholesterol. Typically higher levels of cholesterol will require a prescription drug to achieve optimal control. Of course diet is very important in all cases. A low fat diet is key to lowering cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer