Are there some genetic reasons I get candida albicans off and on?

Possibly. There may be a genetic factor that is interfering with your immunity, but it is much more likely that you have diabetes which is a common predisposing factor to candida infection.

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My girlfriend as chronic candida albicans and she tried everthing to get rid of it but is still here...Can you help? Any advice will be very good!

Yeast vaginitis. She should be checked for diabetes as this can be related to chronic yeast infection.
Several Options. Chronic Candida Albicans is a very annoying problem that can be hard to get rid of. It can be treated with oral Fluconazole 150mg every 72 hours for 3 doses followed by weekly doses for 6 months. Also, make sure she doesn't wash her socks with her underwear. Its helpful to have a yeast culture done to make sure it is really candida as there are other things that cause the same symptoms.

Is candida albicans contagious? Will my partner get it through intercourse if I have it?

No. Candida is in the environment. You partner is at minimal risk. As a precaution, it would good to use a condom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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.
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.

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.
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).

What are your experiences with recurrent candida albicans?

Many. This is a common condition. Often reinfection is created by your sexual partner carrying this on the penis & while he may not be infected the yeast is still there. There is also a potential problem with your carrying this in large #s in your colon, and a course of Fluconazole orally as well as topical therapy may be needed. Suggest discussing with your gynecologist who has had much experience.

What food promotes candida albicans growth?

Candida albicans. Some feel that high sugar meals promote Candida Albicans growth. This means sweets like cakes, cookies, candy, processed breads, etc. Using whole grain flour may help a little with this because the sugar would be delivered a little more slowly to your system, but it is still sugar. High sugar fruits (pineapple, papaya, etc) might be seen this way also.

Describe the features of a candida albicans infection.?

Candidiasis. Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection.

CULT FUNGI (NONBLD NONCUTAN), Culture Result 7 Colonies Candida albicans, can some one explain me this please. Do I have fungus? Do I nees meds.?

Ask the DR. A few colonies of candida are normal from the throat or skin of normal people. Usually ignored. Candida is a yeast, not a fungus.

I'm in 10th week of pregnnacy, have Candida Albicans, and maybe Ureaplasma U, with many problems as a result. Is there any medication I can use now?

Vaginal infections. Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract, not likely the cause of any symptoms you have. Vaginal yeast infections (Candida) usually are easily treated in both pregnant and nonpregnant women. Discuss with your obstetrician.