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Parasites or candida fungal infection - how to tell which one I have?

Dermatologist. Candida is a yeast infection of the skin or mucous membranes and has a very distinctive presentation. In addition, parasites and/or mites will have a distinctive presentation and pattern on the skin. Almost any dermatologist can look at the skin and tell the difference. However, when in doubt, the dermatologist will do a biopsy of the skin and that would definitively diagnose it. Read more...

What medications treat hair & scalp fungal infection from candida albicans? Cbc positive for candida albicans, had oral thrush, now pain in scalp, hair loss with visible budding yeast & pseudohyphae.

Fungal infection . You can try using Nizoral (ketoconazole) which is used for fungal infections of scalp but i doubt that it will work. I believe for best results you will need to take oral medication but ideally you should see a dermatologist for help. Read more...
If you had. If you had oral thrush, you have to be seen by a doctor asap, to make sure you are not severely immune suppressed. Read more...

Was taking Metronidazole for bacterial vaginosis but it caused severe itching and a foul odour. Does it mean I have a yeast fungal infection instead?

Maybe, probably not. Yeast infections cause itching but usually not odor. Probably the odor is from the BV itself, even if first noticed after starting treatment. But regardless of odor, the itching could indicate a yeast infection. Allergy to metronidazole unlikely but possible. You also need to be checked for other STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas if not yet done. Discuss with your doctor or clinic. Read more...