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Sputum test reports heavy growth of Candida albicans and pseudomonas aeruginosa. No symptoms excpt stuffy nose and throat clearing for 2 yrs. pls help?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

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Pseudomonas and Candida often appear when normal bacteria are suppressed by antibiotics.
Have you been taking antibiotics, maybe for your stuffy nose and cough? Or have you been hospitalized recently? If you are otherwise healthy, chest xray normal (no pneumonia), and you don't have severe bronchitis, probably these results can be ignored. Discuss with your doctor or infectious disease specialist.

In brief: More info needed

Pseudomonas and Candida often appear when normal bacteria are suppressed by antibiotics.
Have you been taking antibiotics, maybe for your stuffy nose and cough? Or have you been hospitalized recently? If you are otherwise healthy, chest xray normal (no pneumonia), and you don't have severe bronchitis, probably these results can be ignored. Discuss with your doctor or infectious disease specialist.
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