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What things can I do to treat candida albicans at home?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) Lptrimin or micatin (miconazole) are effective for candida in a cream or other form. Use is for 3-14 days depending on response. Resistant cases may need oral medications. Check for diabetes as an u der lying problem. Read more...
Antifungals. Over-the-counter antifungals such as myconazole can be used to treat yeast vaginitis. If you use one of these, but your symptoms do not improve, see your gyn for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

What and where is Candida albicans found?

It is a yeast. basically, it can be found anywhere it is moist. can live on the skin. Often found in GI tract. Cause of vaginal yeast infections and some infections in the mouth (thrush). Read more...

How do you treat a recurring candida albicans?

Depends. Sometimes prolonged antifungals will help. However, usually figuring out why you have recurrent yeast growth is typically the key. Diabetes, steroid use, recurrrent antibiotic use, hygiene issues all possible. Often times too what is thought of as yeast isn't a yeast infection at all. Time to make an appointment. Read more...
Long term Rx. Recurrent Candida is best treated with oral agents such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) or Diflucan for longer periods of time then just 3 days for a single acute infection. It is not uncommon for the Rx to last up to 2 weeks. Read more...

What is candida albicans? What does it causes?

Candida Albicans. Candida albicans is a type of yeast that will normally appear in mucous membranes such as the mouth, rectum, or vagina, or it can appear directly on the skin. It has the ability to travel through the bloodstream to affect the heart valves, throat, and intestines. Candida albicans can become infectious when there is a change in the bodily environment that may cause it to grow rapidly. Read more...

What are different ways to treat candida albicans?

Antifungal cream. If you mean the cutaneous form, there are a variety of antifungal creams available, but it is also important to eliminate the warmth and moisture that promoted the yeast to grow in the first place. If you mean the vaginal form, there are specific topical and oral medications that can be prescribed. Read more...
Creams/meds. If topical on your skin you may try a rx from your dr. Called nystatin, or otc med lotrimin may help. If more diffuse, you may need oral medications such diflucan (fluconazole). Read more...

Candida albicans candida: is this really horrible?

No. Candida albicans is a fungal infection that occurs in the mouth or genital areas. It usually is associated with antibiotics that kill off bacteria allowing fungi to grow unchecked. It will usually go away on its own once you finish the antibiotic. There are a number of otc meds you can take if it is severe(depending on the part of the body affected. It could also indicate a depressed immune system. Read more...

How do you eliminate candida albicans colonization?

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...

What symptoms does someone with candida albicans have?

Itching red rash. This is a yeast infection which can affect different parts of the body such as mouth, tongue, underarms, groin, vagina, body, skin folds under breasts and lower abdomen, nail folds, between fingers and toes. Symptoms usually involve red rash, itching, burning, moist white discharge. Read more...
Maybe none. This yeast is estimated to account for 5% of the dry weight of your poop. While there it usually has no symptoms. There are other sites on the skin, mouth or genitals where it can cause symptoms, but you should really specify location when you ask to get more specific answers. Read more...