What symptoms does someone with candida albicans have?

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.
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.

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I recently asked a doctor to test me for candida albicans because I had all of the symptoms except one or two. He said I'm crazy...Help?

No. I think there is a lot of misunderstanding here. There are many health practioners that feel that candida causes a lot of health ailments and feel that there should be wide spread testing of stool etc. Unless you are having significant symptoms you shouldn't need to "test" for this. If you have widespread candida in your symptom that points to more of an underlying immune problem perhaps? Read more...
Lab test. There is a laboratory called the great plains that tests urine for yeast infection. Yeast infections are common and the hq of the infection is in the bowel. The yeast ferments sugar and produces arabinose and/or tartaric acid. These are absorbed into the blood and excreted in urine. Your dr. Has to order it so find one that knows about this. Read more...

Had stool analysis done. Showed 'many candida albicans'. Is this bad? Does it mean I have systemic yeast? I have no stomach problems or other symptoms

No worries! "Systemic yeast" is an urban myth -- often used to explain any number of symptoms but not an accepted medical entity, at least not by the scientific medicine community. It is normal to have yeasts in the intestine anmd to be visible in feces. Also, "stool analysis" is pretty much a waste of time and money, except in very specific circumstances and if recommended by an appropriate specialist. Read more...

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

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. 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...