Candida Treatments

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you survive intense anxiety and pain?
    I'm on a candida treatment, and the candida die off has me in extreme pain and anxiety... how do you survive? I know there is nothing that can help, because this is artificially induced, but how do I get through it?

    • ANSWER:
      sleep

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any yeast or candida cleanses/treatments that work?
    I have been dealing with yeast overgrowth since i had my daughter in 2006. I am getting tired and frustrated with the treatments that my doctors are giving me. Does anyone have any recommendations of treatments that stops it for good.

    • ANSWER:
      I finally beat that beast after I gave up on conventional medicine. Everything they did was only a bandaid for the problem and I wanted an actual cure. It takes awhile, but it's worth it! The hardest part is giving up sugar. Not forever, but about six months. Not even fruit juice unless it's sugar free. You can have one serving of fruit a day. I still use Solaray yeast cleanse capsules and probiotics daily to keep it under control. Tea tree oil suppositories are a life saver. The product you need to start with is called Aquaflora. It builds up your immune system so your body fights candida infections on it's own. You will need at least two bottles of phase 1 and two bottles of phase two. As the yeast begin to die off, you will feel tired. After the first week, you will feel so much better and get your energy back. Drink two quarts of water a day. I still watch my sugar intake and try to only have it twice a week. Good luck!!

  3. QUESTION:
    can Candida albicans treatment affect women fertility?
    I had Candida albicans treatment while i dont have candida albicans

    the doctor mistaken give this treatment

    can this treatment affect my ability to get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      http://gettinginfo.us.to
      A very informative website you can also get much information in website

  4. QUESTION:
    Can I take probiotics and anti-fungals at the same time, for candida treatment?
    So I have candida overgrowth, and yesterday i bought probiotic acidophilus which reaaaaally works well. I can feel the effects immediately, it really does its job. I was taking caprylic acid for a week before that as my anti-fungal. Now i'm wondering, is it ok to take both the anti-fungal caprylic acid and the probiotic at the same time? Or should i rotate like a week anti-fungal then a week probiotics?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Did you know that you can take coconut oil instead of caprylic acid?
      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/caprylicacid.htm
      Just don't take the probiotics and the caprylic acid at the same time. Space them about 3 hours apart.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best gut, parasite, candida, toxins cleanse flush treatment?
    What is the best gut, parasite, candida, toxins cleanse flush treatment?

    What is the best parasite treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I am fully behind "The Minx Baby" answer.
      The wormwood, mugwort and vera aloe is OK, but careful with the wormwood.
      -----------------------------------------------
      Only the help of Nature in form of overdose on Vitamins, minerals, certain enzymes and hormones can start the healing process to sick and needy.

      Anything else - including most of modern Western medicine is just prolonging the pain and suffering.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why when you are on a treatment against candida you can't eat things with sugar?
    I'll like to know how to control candida, after the treatment. And is it good to do a 30 day treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      to keep candiida away u need to have good levels of the nutrients zinc, biotin and lactobacillus. this will keep it in is normal spore form, refined sugar is like food for these spore which produces dysbiosis ( a overgrowth of bad bactiria) lactoacillus and bifidus both need to be taken to treat such a condition

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that you can have a fishy odor during the treatment of a diagnosed yeast infection?
    I have a diagnosed yeast infection and am frequently in bouts of BV and had one other yeast infection. Every time, the doctor prescribes me meds. I've only had one other yeast infection and I can not remember if there is a fishy odor during treatment. I was prescribed Diflucan, the one pill. It's day 2 and it's starting to smell like BV. I realize it's possible to have both but I'm really hoping I don't have BV again.

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from yeast infection then you must have experienced the
      confusion stemmed from conflicting advice and from information overload.
      Honest information about vaginal yeast infection or any other type of
      candida infection is harder to come by than ever before, and nearly
      everyone has been misled at one time or another. I know I have.
      I wasted literally thousands of dollars on candida treatment programs
      that didn’t “work out” and anti-yeast infection products that didn’t do
      anything.

      By educating yourself about the steps you need to take in order to deal with
      your candida infection condition and help your body heal itself and control
      the fungal overgrowth from the inside out you can and will eliminate the pain,
      annoyance, humiliation and frustration associated with this condition and feel
      more in control. Additionally, as a side benefits you’ll feel more energized,
      healthier and vibrant. You will enjoy improved digestion, enhanced vision,
      and healthier hair, skin and nails.

      Knowledge is power. Embrace it. Share it and apply it and you will be yeast
      infection free.

  8. QUESTION:
    what medicine cures systemic candida which is cause of allergies on the skin?
    I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. What medicine is effective in killing candida(fungi)? If you have try a medicine that has been effective to you please let me know. Thanks in advance:)

    • ANSWER:
      Systemic treatments are used for esophageal and disseminated candidiasis. They can also be used for other infections that recur often or do not clear up with topical treatment.
      Ketoconazole (Nizoral) is taken at 200 or 400 mg once a day. It needs acid to be absorbed, so it should be taken with food. Antacids should be avoided. It should also not be taken at the same time as other therapies that may contain a buffer or antacid, like ddI (didanosine, Videx). It may not be well absorbed in people with gut problems or who cannot eat very much. Taking it with an acidic drink like a cola may help.

      Fluconazole (Diflucan) is taken at 200 mg the first day, then 100 mg once a day thereafter. Treatment typically lasts two weeks for oral or skin candidiasis and three weeks for esophageal infection (or two weeks after symptoms clear up, whichever is longer). The dose may be increased to 400 mg per day if the lower dose does not work.

      Studies suggest that fluconazole is more effective than ketoconazole. Some doctors still prefer to treat aggressive fungal infections with other drugs, like ketaconazole, in order to save the potent fluconazole for later use, if necessary. Resistance to fluconazole is well documented. Once it develops, then treatment options are very limited.

      Itraconazole (Sporanox) appears to be at least as potent as ketoconazole and may be as good as fluconazole. It needs stomach acid to be absorbed, so it should be taken with food. The dose is 200 mg per day. If not enough drug is being absorbed, blood levels may need to be checked so the dose can be increased.

      Itraconazole oral solution is more effective and puts higher levels of the drug in the blood than the capsule. There is a great potential for interactions between itraconazole and many anti-HIV drugs. For more information, read Project Inform's publication, Drug Interactions.

      Fungizone (amphotericin B) is given directly into a vein. It's used to treat disseminated candidiasis when other systemic therapies fail or the infection is very aggressive. It is sometimes used with another drug, flucytosine, to treat specific fungal infections like cryptococcal infections.

      This used to be the standard treatment for systemic or serious fungal infections. It lasted 8-12 weeks and often gave severe side effects, like kidney damage and anemia. People are now usually given amphotericin B until they start to improve (usually two weeks). They are then switched to fluconazole at 200-400 mg per day.

      Other forms of amphotericin B are used when systemic infections become resistant or less responsive to standard therapy. These include amphotericin B colloidal dispersion (ABCD, Amphotec) and amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC, Abelcet). These might have fewer side effects than standard amphotericin B, but all of them can be quite toxic.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best at home treatment for sinus post nasal drip and infection? The doctors don't seem to help me.
    I get such bad post nasal sinus drainage that I get so sick I can't hardly function. I get nautious, my stomach hurts, etc. My head gets pressure, my head gets very hot. I get chilled easily. I get some drainage to the ears and my ears and eyes get a bit goofy. The drainage tastes bad. I have tried antibiotics, sprays, been to an allergy doctor had a CT Scan done a few years ago. I have been trying nasal washes and some other at home things. I just started XClear wash. I even did a candida herbal treatment for colon cleansing for awhile.
    Either I am a seriously big wimp or this just really sucks! I missed two weeks of work in August. I cannot miss work right now in tax season!!!
    LOOK.... I have had allergy tests done about a year ago but nothing came up I guess. I am much much more sensitive to smells than I use to be! magic markers make me feel sick and perfumes I don't wear anymore.
    yes I drink a lot of herbal teas... we moved into a new house a month before all this started
    yes I drink a lot of herbal teas... we moved into a new house a month before all this started

    • ANSWER:
      you are being constantly exposed to something you are sensitive to. if you have thoroughly cleaned house and washed all your clothes and linens and curtains and still have the symptoms. try changing the type of soaps you use. hot moist steam helps open the passages. hot herbal teas help too. the hard part is finding out what is causing your reactions. that is trial and error unless your allergist has tested and found certain things to be irritating to you. stress also aggrivates the situation. I use an anti inflammatory and antihistamine daily. I also drink lots of water.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to cure candida?
    I was recently told by my acupuncturist that I have candida which is causing me hives and food allergies. He suggested a candida diet and probiotics although I haven't eaten bread/gluten or sweets in months. Is this the best way to cure this or is there something that would be more effective in getting rid of the yeast? Also how long would I have to do the diet for it to work? When I asked him he said everyone is different. Some people it takes 4 weeks and some it takes months. Please help me

    • ANSWER:
      For starters, candida isn't your biggest health concern. The biggest danger you're in is going to an acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a woo practice conducted by asian 'traditional medicine' practitioners who are not qualified medical professionals. If alternative medicine worked it would be medicine, so by default I'm assuming you're well aware that acupuncture kills 1,800+ people every year around the world and sucks hundreds of thousands of others in for useless treatments.

      Further you really should be addressing your mental health and evaluating why you are going to a voodoo witchdocter instead of a medical doctor with legitimate medical questions. He shouldn't have answered you and directed you to a practitioner of non-religious (aka real) medicine such as your local doctor, in doing so he has left himself open for a law suit for negligence by misstatement of fact.

      Go to your doctor, he will prescribe you a gentle antifungal that will fix it up. If you're female it's a matter of taking one pill. If you're male, there's not as much research into male candidiasis thus it will take several pills. No offence, but statistically females are more probable to believe in woo medicine so I am assuming you're female in which case you're lucky, one pill and it's gone for good!

      PLEASE do also talk to your doctor about your pursuit of snake oil salesmen, if you truly believe 'aligning your qi energy' (an unproven non existent 'energy' that is unmeasurable by any energy measuring device but is claimed to exist by thousands around the world, none of whom have medical degrees from reputable if any university) then you need to get yourself educated. I strongly suggest starting with: http://whatstheharm.net/acupuncture.html

  11. QUESTION:
    Can sodium bicarbonate be used as a good treatment for a wide variety of health issues?
    like thrush,intestinal candida or even cancers as ive been learning this to be true from different people like oncologist Simoncini from Italy?

    • ANSWER:
      It is certainly true that this is the medically proven remedy for high potassium levels. It is also a common remedy for acid indigestion, and used in many toothpastes.

      It is also true that if the body is in an acidic state that many ailments will follow, and cancer is a possibility, but a change in diet to more alkalising foods like fruit and vegetables is usually offered as a solution, and is far more appetising!

      Candida does thrive in an acidic environment, but you couldn't get the bicarb in the correct doses to the intestinal candida effectively, Caprylic acid or Pau D'Arco are far more effective remedies taken with probiotics, along with the correct diet.

      I've never heard of this Simoncini, but keeping the body's chemistry from becoming to acidic is well known as a positive step to good health. However, it is a fine balance because an alkaline state is also dangerous to health.

  12. QUESTION:
    Seeking a good naturopathic doctor for candida/parasite treatment?
    For almost a year now, I have suffered from low appetite, nausea, malaise, and a white coated tongue. I have had dozens of tests by my family doctor which have eliminated any functional problems. Online tests show possible candida or yeast, but I'm having no luck treating myself. Is there a doctor either online or in the Pittsburgh PA area that can help? Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you can check to see whether your intestinal flora (bacteria and possibly parasties) is a problem is to get a stool test done.

      The doctor will get a lot of information from this and might be able to isolate the problem.

      A white-coated tongue is usually due to your diet. You can get it from too much alcohol or too much processed foods, for example.

      If there is nothing wrong showing from the stool tests, then everything you are experiencing could be due to stress and/or an unhealthy diet.

      If you diet is a problem, consider making some changes:
      - Drink more water
      - Cut out alcohol and caffeine, including energy drinks
      - Replace wheat products (cereal, bread) with rice-based products
      - Cut down on dairy products, try organic soy products instead
      - Eat healthier sources of protein, like lean chicken, eggs, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, whole grains
      - Eat fresh fruit every day
      - Increase your consumption of fresh vegetables, particularly green leafy ones.

      Good luck!

      EDIT: For all the thumbs down morons, try geting some medical knowledge. The stool test is what GPs use to find out what's going on in your digestive system. A good GP will do that if blood tests reveal nothing.

  13. QUESTION:
    What treatments are there for liver failure?
    I am doing research on liver failure in people who overdose on acetaminophen. I was hoping I might find out what some of the treatments are, how long the person has to live without treatment, and what some of the signs and symptoms are.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Pepto

      DO you mean like a disease like cirrhosis? These methods here will heal the issue and all other kinds of internal problems.

      Cause
      Liver function can be impaired by a toxic bowel. Most pharmaceutical drugs, if taken on a consistent basis, can also cause liver disease. If you are on such medications, be sure to have your liver function monitored regularly (every 3-6 months) by your physician, and consider other healing alternatives that might reduce or eliminate your need for medications.

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      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Juniper, rosemary, and rose essential oils can all help stimulate liver function.

      Detoxification: Liver function can also be impaired by a toxic bowel. For this reason, bowel cleansing and rejuvenation techniques may be very important. In severe cases, repeat the bowel cleanse once a month, or as needed, and stay on bowel nutrients for up to one year depending on the severity of your condition and your response to treatment.

      Diet: Diet is extremely important in preventing and reversing all forms of liver disease, including cirrhosis. Eat a low-protein, whole foods diet of organic foods, including seeds, nuts, whole grains, beans, nuts, and goat or rice milk, and also eat plenty of leafy green vegetables. Avoid all alcohol and processed fats such as margarine, hydrogenated oils, and foods with these oils added, rancid oils, and hardened vegetable fats. Instead, use cold-processed oils such as olive. Also increase your consumption of foods high in amino acids and potassium, such as nuts, seeds, bananas, raisins, rice, wheat bran, kelp, dulse, brewer`s yeast, and molasses, and drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Avoid animal protein as well as raw or undercooked fish, and limit your overall intake of fish.

      Also avoid all stressors on the liver, such as overeating, drugs of any kind, a highly processed diet (especially one high in processed fats, additives and preservatives), and foods high in animal protein, and accumulation of toxins from chemicals that have to be processed by the liver such as alcohol, drugs, acetaminophen, insecticides, and chemicals from rancid and processed oils. Toxins from Candida yeast organisms within the body can also contribute to liver stress, as can the use of contraceptives.

      Herbs: Milk thistle is an excellent herb to help in the treatment of cirrhosis because it helps liver cells regenerate. It may be taken in the form of tablets or the non-alcohol extract called a glycerate. The dose is based upon the content of silymarin (the active ingredient of milk thistle) and so standardized extracts are preferable. The typical dosage range is 70-200 mg of silymarin daily. The herb Picrorhiza kurroa is not as well-known as milk thistle, but may have similar effects. Licorice can also be helpful. The Chinese herb bupleurum (chai-hu) may also be helpful, as can the herbal mixture of kutki (200 mg), shanka pushpi (500 mg), and guduchi (300 mg), with is used by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine to boost liver function. Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture taken twice a day, after lunch and dinner, with aloe vera juice.

      Juice Therapy: The following juices can help the liver eliminate toxins that cause stress on it: beet and carrot juice and wheat grass juice. To either juice, you can add raw flaxseed oil and garlic as tolerated.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Lipotrophic factor nutrients are essential for aiding liver function. These include vitamin C, vitamin E, silymarin, lipoic acid, and raw liver tablets. Other useful nutrients in this regard include vitamin B complex, vitamin B12, folic acid, niacin (in small doses such as 10-30 mg. three times), liver glandulars, digestive enzymes with hydrochloric acid (HCL) and ox bile extract, and the amino acids L-methionine, L-carnitine, L-cysteine, L-glutathione, and L-arginine.

      Caution: For all cases of liver disease, do not use more than 10,000 IU of vitamin A daily and avoid cod liver oil entirely.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of cirrhosis: Acupuncture, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Reflexology, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  14. QUESTION:
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to?
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to? Or maybe a urinary tract infection? They share similar symptoms...I think i have either of them for over a month and i ignored it. But now, the itching is stopped and there is little burning sensation while urinating but there is abdominal pain. Is it connected? And yes, im visiting the doctor on Monday but i just wanted to be mentally prepared..:)

    • ANSWER:
      a yeast overgrowth can take over many aspects of your body and even mind. Candida is nothing to ignore . Your Dr may not even know that much about it .
      Yes .Candida Can travel from the vagino to your stomach/intestines .This can create an environment for cancers and other things to grow and fester .

      Ask your Dr if there are also recommendations for your Diet .

  15. QUESTION:
    Can white blood cells be in your urine if you have candida?
    I got my urine culture results back and they told me it was genital flora and not a uti. I was also told I had candida, and I got a one time pill for that. I am still urinating frequently and waking up at night several times to go pee. They did a urine sample test and said i had white blood cells in my urine.. Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?

    • ANSWER:
      Excellent question.

      "Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?"

      Here's what happened. Your initial urine culture was contaminated due to improper clean-catch technique.

      The candida it showed is actually a normal item ... when there has been contamination due to improper clean-catch.

      No treatment for candida was needed, but once instituted it did kill candida, thus disturbing the normal ecological balance where yeast competes with bacteria for nutrients etc.

      This effect actually encouraged bacterial overgrowth in your urinary tract... so,

      You've got a UTI now.

      Get your urine re-cultured. Ask a nurse to help with the technique so it's truly clean-catch this time. That'll show the real culprit and lead to rapid cure.

      -MD x30y

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the best medical test to find out if I have candida?
    I am about to go to urgent care but want to know how to assure I am getting the best test possible so I don' t get misdiagnosed with candida?
    Is there anything that can interfere with the diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not start with the home saliva test for candida? It won't cost you anything and then perhaps you won't be so insecure about the lab tests which are more specific.

      This isn't foolproof but it might help as a starting point.

      1. Before going to bed tonight fill a clear glass about 3/4 full of water - leave it out on a flat surface

      2. Tomorrow morning as soon as you get up - spit into the glass before you do anything else.

      3. Watch the glass immediately so that you can track the saliva,

      4. Make a mental note of the glass image at 3 minutes and again at 30 minutes. Your saliva should be floating at the top of the glass.

      5. If it is not floating, if there are strings of saliva hanging down, it it sinks to the bottom it is not healthy. If the water is cloudy, you could have candida.

      You can take a look at a diagram here:
      http://www.candidasupport.org/test_saliva.html

      Okay so if it floats, is not heavier than the water, you are fine, if not, you should be tested. No, there is little that can interfere with testing unless you are trying cleanses on your own. Even then, the presence of candida will be found.

      You already know that there are a few different types of tests beginning with a stool sample so you might want to take one with you - well packaged, please.

      There is also a blood test to determine the antibodies present which offers a clue as to type of infection.

      You might be most helped by a throat culture because once the culture is grown, the type can be determined. This is the way I would go if I were you.

      They can also do a tissue biopsy if the infection is systemic - what it will determine is the spread of the candida. This wouldn't necessarily be done at a first appointment.

      You already know that you do not want to leave this condition untreated because it can become systemic and cause even more severe symptoms than those which you are already experiencing.

      Your next concern is what kind of approach to take for treatment.
      http://www.ehow.com/about_5480486_probiotics-candida-cure.html

  17. QUESTION:
    Lost appetite after taking ketoconazole, when to worry?
    Candida 3. Treatment by ketoconazole. 3yrs old. Anyone know when to be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      Nausea , vomiting and diarrhea are common side effects, but if persistently severe, contact your doctor. They may like to run liver function test.
      Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    If I have genital candida, is it possible to pass it from the genitals to an oral cavity through contact?
    I have touched my genitals with candida and then sucked my finger, and now I feel my mouth itchy. I hope I haven't brought the candida inside the mouth...

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is possible. When Candida appears in the mouth, it is called "thrush". You will likely notice the candida in time. You should go to a doctor to be prescribed treatment to clear up both.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a successful internal candida treatment?

    Internally, not vaginally.

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics would still be one of the best bets whether it's Candida, Thrush, or a Yeast Infection. The beneficial bacteria helps to defend against any type of growth like that, which is one big reason that people recommend taking yogurt when you get regular Yeast Infections. Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    Can putting a tampon with yogurt inside a vagina increase the number of lacto bacillus ?
    I have constant candida, and somewhere i read that irrigating a tampon with yogurt and put this inside the vagina can cause the lacto bacillus to increase in number. The bigger the number of this bacteria, the lesser the vaginal secret. So i need somebody to tell me if she has ever used this method and did it work? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Plain unsweetened pro-biotic yoghurt inserted into your vagina does introduce more lactobacillus acidophilus into your vagina - bacteria that is naturally occurring within your vagina that kills excess yeast by producing hydrogen peroxide so either eating this type of yoghurt or taking lactobacillus acidophilus pills can help prevent yeast infections, or inserting yoghurt vaginally can too.

      DO NOT use a tampon if you have a vaginal infection.
      DO NOT use a tampon if not menstruating.

      Tampons are actually a major cause of vaginal infections - they prevent vaginal cleaning, keep flow in contact with the vagina which effects vaginal pH, gives bacteria the perfect environment to multiply within, introduce foreign bacteria into the vagina, and most brands contain chemicals that can effect vaginal flora. If you normally use tampons this may very well be the reason you keep getting candida - consider healthier sanitary products; cloth pads, menstrual cups or softcups.

      Inserting a tampon when you have a vaginal infection is a bad idea as it will just make the infection worse, also with an imbalance in healthy vaginal flora it also increases risk of TSS - plus it should be noted that if you're not menstruating that also significantly increases TSS risk.

      To introduce yoghurt directly into your vagina either just slather the stuff into your vagina and vulva as well as possible, or a more effective and all together less messy way of inserting yoghurt into your vagina is to spoon it into ice-cube trays and freeze - when frozen you can just pop one of these frozen yoghurt cubes up into your vagina, it's a good 'dose', gets the yoghurt directly into your vagina so more effective, less messy and the coolness can ease irritation too. Do this at night, wear old panties or a cloth liner to deal with mess as the yogurt melts, and shower in the morning.

      This method does work, it's best to just use this when you have the infection for about a week, and then just use lactobacillus acidophilus tablets daily as prevention.

      Edit: Chancho
      Yoghurt doesn't treat BV as it's a bacterial infection that requires antibiotics to treat, although yoghurt can re-introduce healthy bacteria into the vagina after antibiotic treatment. No one should use any kind of soap on their genitals as it effects pH, kills all bacteria, can dry-out or irritate tissues, and chemicals in soaps have a more direct route into the body via mucosa - water is all that's needed. A vagina shouldn't be 'sterilised' given as it needs bacteria to stay healthy.

  21. QUESTION:
    How much raw garlic should I ingest daily for acne?
    I suffer from candida induced acne and want to try garlic for a remedy. I read that ingesting raw minced garlic can be quite helpful but I don't know how much to take. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida also known as Candida Albicans or Candidiasis is apparently present in over 80% of the population and acne is one of the symptoms experienced from this.

      You ask how much to take. I know that acne sufferers do massage the affected areas several times a day with garlic and also a lot take 3 seeds of garlic once on a daily basis for a month.

      I would suggest that you take once daily for 2 weeks, and see how the treatment is progressing and continue if satisfactory for another 2 weeks.

      As always please stop if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms. Good luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus?
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus? I Used fluconazole 150 mg daily for a month and the symptoms still exist. And It was as a result of prolonged therapy with antibiotics

    • ANSWER:
      Something is odd. A month of that med should wipe out any Candida.

      It might help to see an ENT specialist.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for candida in boys case?
    I had candida, i'm 5 moth pregannt, so i know is common, but i'm wondering if my boyfriend also has it, and if yes, how can he treat it? i took some intravaginal ovuls, so it was gone in three days, but i don't want to have it again.

    • ANSWER:
      candida can reoccure according to certain things such as diet, hormonal changes, or environmental factors. in men, it manifests itself as itching, burning ehrn urinating, or reddening of the penis. u should ask ur gyno if ur boyfriend needs to take treatment or not.

  24. QUESTION:
    I am 18 years old and have thrush on my penis, a rash on my anus and bad acne. could it be candida?
    i have been reading about candida albicans and candidiasis. and those are all symptoms. so not sure? also, if it is candida. are there any pills i could take to cure it. because i have found that the gel for such infections is difficult to apply and i figure i may be leaving out affected areas. thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Acne type lesions are generally not caused by candida, also known as a yeast infection. If you are circumcised and healthy it is unlikely that you have a yeast infection. It grows in warm moist areas and the penis is too dry. Under the foreskin is warm and moist though. Anal rash could be yeast, but it is uncommon in healthy individuals. Thrush is the term used for a yeast infection in the mouth. There are pills, but surface yeast may be managed with an acidic solution like vinegar diluted in water and applied to the skin. There are skin conditions that can happen on the penis and perianal area so if your treatment doesn't work, see the dermatologist. A simple scraping can prove or disprove the yeast.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to permanently eradicate Candida Albicans from your body after years of misdiagnosis and?
    mistreatments. Doctors only prescribe treatment for vaginal thrush which is pointless when it affects intestines, skin and nails. I've had Canestan, antibiotics, Daktarin, Lamisil, antidepressants (???) and anti inflammatories. Any advice from someone who has beaten it would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      I have always fought the problem of too much yeast in my system but never had any outward problems, thankfully. But then I had enough problems inside and was sick alot through the years, not knowing this was the main problem.

      After 5 years of constant infections and sleeping my life away, I went to a new doctor who put me on the Candida Diet. It cleared me up completely and I quit having sinus and throat problems and the infections went away, plus I lost 80 lbs.

      Read labels carefully ~ many times things are hidden in products. Especially avoid fructose, sucrose and other "croses" which are worse than regular sugar when they get in the body, plus they are a main source of weight gain. Many fruits need to be avoided, especially juices, because of the sugar content. Many can be incorporated slowly but still limited.

      Found the below which covers well what I had to give up in order to get well again. Having too much yeast in your system can also cause you to go into depression, especially if you are sick alot like I was.

      Foods to avoid:

      vinegar ~ salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise ~ any fermented/marinated foods

      yeast ~ breads, pizza dough, donuts, sweet rolls, cereals, some canned soups and many packaged products

      Malt/maltodextrin ~ this is in many packaged foods and drinks

      Caffeine ~ tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, etc

      Moldy foods ~ mushrooms, peanuts, all melons and cheese

      Seems like there is more but that's off the top of my head.

      There is more at the link below. It's a strict diet but will help cleanse your body ~ drink lots of water to help clean all the toxins out of the body.

      Hope you get to feeling better soon. It's a difficult diet to stick to it but it's worth it in the end. Good luck ~ be strong :)

  26. QUESTION:
    Could green stools come from yeast die off during treatment for candida?
    Started treatment for candida with yogurt as a pro-biotic and grapefruit seed extract for an anti-fungal. Stools recently became dark green.

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible. There are many things that affect stool color including diet, exercise, and medication. Your body detoxes from yeast die off in your blood through your skin, breath, and waste.

      Green stools can also come from too much iron at once in your diet, taking Pepto-Bismol, and eating a huge amount of kale and other deep green veggies.

  27. QUESTION:
    legs are itching and I dont know if its cause by varicose veins.If it is.Is there any treatment that will help?
    I have varicose veins I had a surgery about 2 years ago.I don't know if that has anything to do with it.If this is the cause is there anything I can do about it.Have no insurance right now so im looking for a home treatment.Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      For itchy skin-use Oil of Oregano diluted with olive oil-works wonderfully-I get mine from OreganoWorld.com for oz. My daughter gets hers from NOW for oz. cures Candida, strep throat, fungus rashes, ear infections. A medicine cabinet in a bottle. And, just this last week I found out it cures/helps me with allergies. I put full strength-not diluted in a size 0 gel cap from health food store and take 1 or 2 times a day with food. My nose might run-but, no raging headaches/sinus that send me to bed for a day or more. If its windy-I start to feel like an attack is coming on-I run fill a cap with this oil take a few crackers-its strong-and, Iam fine. But, it cured me of an itchy rash I had for 14 months-kaiser dermatologists w/biopsy couldn't cure me, But, due to much prayer-I got my answer-and, you have it now.
      Read up on this miraculous oil. The best of life to you.

  28. QUESTION:
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus?
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus? I Used fluconazole 150 mg daily for a month and the symptoms still exist. And It was as a result of prolonged therapy with antibiotics

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    What type of physician considers systemic issues?
    What type of doctor treats systemic symptoms?

    My issues include (but are not limited to) severe scalp eczema, kidney and bladder pressure, intestinal distress. I believe it may be candida or perhaps a food intolerance. I would like to see a doctor that would explore whether or not these issues are all connected.

    • ANSWER:
      I would also say an internist or an allergist, but there are things you can do before you see them to relieve some of your discomfort. Plantain(the herb not the banana like thing) and Slipprey Elm in a tea together (go to your local natural health store and they should have both) in an equal ratio of 2 parts (or cups) of water to 2 ounces of herb will help relieve your eczema nicely. Boil, then steep for 1/2 hour and use both externally(as a shampoo/hair treatment over a bowl...soak for 10 minutes) and internally (drink as you would any other tea). I have also found Garlic and Astragalus root extremely effective for urinary tract infections...take as labeled on the bottle.
      However, definitely do go see a doctor for testing as you may also be diabetic...it doesn't happen often, but I have seen these symptoms in diabetic people all together.

      I am at windstarhealing.webs.com if you have any other questions...good luck, and be well!

  30. QUESTION:
    What is a good method of Hydrogen Peroxide treatment in eliminating Candida?
    How much should I use, where can I find one that I could use internally? Has anyone had success eliminating Candida using this method? Has anyone tried using Ozone therapy in treatment of systemic candida?
    I've already done candida protocols in the past. I fully understand the diet and supplements and even some advanced therapy. I just need some more insight into the Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone treatments if anyone can help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      (This is a modification of something I wrote a few months ago)

      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc), or they use completely incorrect ways to treat it (ie. antibiotics).
      3) It's really difficult to treat, even with alternative approaches like naturopathy which normally work when conventional therapy fails.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or prescribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some food grade lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.

      (Insert tangent)
      Generally, intravenous injections of peroxide are considered to be much more effective and better than drinking peroxide, but at the same time they are more invasive and not as easy to do (I always have a bias towards doing simpler things when I practice medicine on my own), hence we avoided it. In your situation, it might be worth looking in that option. In the literature I read, all the people who had dramatic reversals of chronic incurable candida used intravenous peroxide.
      (end tangent)

      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safety measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kefir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide and more difficult to get access to. Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps! Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. One of the things which is not appreciated about the condition is that the disease spreads to the bloodstream from the gut (creating things like chronic fatigue), and then enters the brain and starts affecting your mood (ie. making you more depressed and emotional). Autumn said this was the biggest thing she noticed with Candida before and after being cured.
      Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *and peroxide is fine to drink if you do it intelligently

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I cure from candida yest infection ?
    I have observed that evrytime i treat candida with fluconazol, oral dose, once a week during 4 weeks, my hair, skin and my digestion system get a real improvment, but the condition comes back again and I am worried of doing this treatment for more than once a year. There is any other suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you add probiotics to your diet. Have yogurt every day or go to the health food store and buy probiotics in tablet form.

      The term "probiotics" refers to dietary supplements or foods that contain beneficial, or "good," bacteria normally found in your body. Although you don't need probiotics to be healthy, these microorganisms may assist with digestion or help protect against some harmful bacteria.

      There is growing public and scientific interest in probiotics. Researchers are studying whether probiotics taken as foods or supplements can help treat or prevent illness, such as:

      Vaginal yeast infections
      Diarrhea following treatment with certain antibiotics
      In addition, recent research suggests a number of new potential uses for probiotics. One study in Sweden found that a group of employees who were given probiotics missed less work due to illness than did employees who were not given probiotics. Other studies have found probiotics to be helpful in managing the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

      Some of the probiotics currently being studied include:

      Enterococcus
      Lactobacillus acidophilus
      Saccharomyces boulardii
      Bifidobacterium
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/probiotics/AN00389

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat a yeast infection during the day?
    I know there are plenty of creams available but is there any other, non messy treatment that doesn't require laying down for several hours in order to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      - You can try applying tea tree oil to a tampon and wear it during the day. Tea Tree Oil is a safe, natural anti-fungal. You can purchase it in most health food stores.

      -You should be drinking lots of water, eating tons of fiber and eating lots of probiotics like yogurt and cottage cheese while you have a yeast infection.

      - Make sure you don't wear underwear to sleep as to air out the area

      - Avoid scented soaps as well.

      You can find TONS of natural yeast infection cures through the source link below. In the meantime, here's some additional information...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can i find a Recommended Naturopathic Doctor in my area?
    I live in Pensacola, i want a doctor who treats Systemic Candidiasis(Candida) and fibromyalgia possibly, im seeing a doctor at the VA hospital since im a veteran its free, but he doesnt believe Candida can exist in people without HIV or other Autoimmune diseases or ... something like that. But i have read too many articles online where naturopathic doctors treat this condition differently. Please help me ; ;

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your local support group for local doctor. A D.O. is usually more open than an M.D. & has much more training.

      Here's a yahoo link to 6 Naturopathic doctors in Pensacola.

      Only one doctor is listed in Pensacola for ACAM. There are quite a few in Florida but none other near you.

      Integrative medicine combines conventional care with alternative medicine to improve patient care. Rather than practice one type of medicine, integrative physicians will often combine therapies and treatment approaches to ensure the best results for their patients. ACAM physicians do not shun western medicine, in fact they practice western care everyday. Our physicians are unique in that they incorporate appriopriate and proven alternative treatment options.

  34. QUESTION:
    How long after fungal infection is contracted will symptoms appear?
    i recently came into contact with someone fungal infection. probably candida how long after exposure should i see symptoms. rash or watever it is

    • ANSWER:
      jake, of course there is the possibility that you did not get any fungal infection despite your contact. Candida (also known as Monilia) is the most common fungus infection because it is so widespread in many people will no ill effect and escapes detection. It can cause anything from thrush mouth in infants or immune-compromised persons to vaginal discharge. Symptoms, usually visible, include white patches which are this fungus growing in colonies or patches within 3 to 10 days. If so, contact your doctor for simple and effective treatment. By the way, the next most common body skin fungal infection is roundworm (also called Tinea) which is not a "worm" but is a fungus instead.

  35. QUESTION:
    Why do I have recurrent bouts of thrush?
    It's always there in the background, even after treatment. It's not a huge amount, but can cause an itch in my vaginal area once a day. After sex a white clumpy discharge is always visible on the condom. It's not a major uncomfort but yet it's always there. Any advice? My doc checked my urine for glucose levels for fear I had diabetes, and more or less ruled that out.

    • ANSWER:
      Possible causes -

      Candida overgrowth causing fungal infection. (Antifungal medication and cream, dietary change.)
      Diabetes. (See doctor).
      Nylon knickers rather than cotton.
      Trousers too tight.

      Best bet is to return to your doctor and ask for another assessment. They often don't get the right diagnosis on the first visit.

  36. QUESTION:
    What causes a yeast infection to come back a week after treatment?Help I am in misery!?
    I just got treated for a bad Yeast infection exactly a week ago. Now it is back, I even confirmed so by taking the Vagisil screening kit. My doctor gave me an agressive treatment but now I am in misery again. Should I call the dr. on call and see if they can call me in something or wait till am.

    • ANSWER:
      there are different types of bacteria that can cause yeast infections. the most common is candida so that is what they treat. that is what the over the counter treat and that is what your dr will treat for. (if you didnt go see him and he didnt do a culture)
      i would call your dr and see if you can go in and have them do a culture to see exactly what type of bacteria is causing this that way you can get the correct meds.

      wear cotton underwear, no tight clothes, dont sit around in a wet swim suit (yeast likes to grow in dark moist places), eat yogurt (specifically the type w/ "live active cultures"), dry off completely after showering, and keep it clean.
      DO NOT DOUCHE that takes away the good bacteria that fight off the bad bacteria.

  37. QUESTION:
    How exactly does one create a yogurt tampon?
    Hypothetically-as in the treatment for candida.

    • ANSWER:
      Use a slight vinegar douche first. This changes the pH, and you want that. You can buy these in stores. Then get some plain yogurt, mix it in 6 oz or so of tepid tap water, let set for a few minutes. Give yourself a yogurt douche this way. Then use the store bought treatment creams and use that. Sometimes I buy the one day treatments and combine it with the 3 days treatment. The 7 day cream can be used externally to stop the itching. Be sure to change the creams around so your own bacterias cannot gain resistance to a single treatment.

      I have never heard of yogurt being used as a tampon since it is nearly liquid anyhow.

  38. QUESTION:
    How long after I finish all the medication for my yeast infection should I wait before having sex again?
    I had a yeast infection and was treating it with medication that my doctor prescribed. I waited two days after I finished treatment to have sex, and now it is back again.

    • ANSWER:
      At least 5 days.

      Yeast Infections affect nearly 75% of all people, including both men AND women, at some point in their life.

      They occur when Candida, a natural fungus in the body, overgrows. Candida is normally regulated by Acidophilus (another microoganism living in the body).

      When diet and hygienic conditions change, sometimes the Candida will grow out of control. This leads to a yeast infection.

      Yeast Infections often show up as localized yeast infections -- as in a vaginal or penile yeast infection.

      They can also appear as a digestive tract disorder or skin irritation -- as in Candida Overgrowth yeast infections. I've provided information on how to treat LOCALIZED (vaginal or penile) infections below...

      The symptoms (you may not experience all of them):
      - white cottage cheese-like discharge
      - some odor
      - dryness (can cause bleeding)
      - digestive problems
      - itchiness
      - burning urination
      - painful intercourse
      - a feeling of just not being "normal"

      Here are some safe, natural cures you can implement.

      Avoid Sugars
      Avoid sugars and complex carbs for a week. they "feed" the Candida fungus.

      Clothing
      If you're not treating the infection with the Tree Tea Oil solution mentioned below, air out the infected area while you're sleeping at night. Don't wear underwear. Or wear cotton underwear during the day.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract
      Add grapefruit extract to your water during the day (raises acid levels in the body). This will decrease the candida in your body.

      Probiotics
      Eat probiotics like cottage cheese and yogurt. They will increase the acidophilus in your system and this in turn will fight off the candida yeast.

      Hygiene
      Shower frequently. Avoid scented soaps and antibacterial soaps. Don't take baths while you have the infection. If you go to the gym, shower immediately when you get home.

      Diet
      Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fiber to flush the infection out of your body. As a yeast infection goes away, the candida albicans release toxins which increase symptoms temporarily. Flushing these toxins out with water will speed your recovery.

      Tea Tree Oil
      Apply tea tree oil to the infection by applying it to a tampon and keep it inserted overnight.

      For more cures...
      CHECK OUT THE SOURCE LINK BELOW:

  39. QUESTION:
    Can taking a Vitamin A supplement daily help improve skin?
    I had severe acne and i've been on minocycline for two years, doxycyline for another and have been using topical treatments as well [face washes and tazorac]. I still have break outs, moderate, and i want to try everything i can before resorting to acutane. Will vitamin A improve my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can, not by itself but with a healthy diet(that already includes all the vitamins/minerals that you need) and there are other vitamins that can help too. You should take fish liver oil capsules for vitamin A(it should say retinol vitamin A under the ingredients). You should eat a lot of vegetables, essential fatty acids, protein, and drink lot of water.
      I've just recently changed my diet and stopped eating all junk food and artificial sugars.....and I'm seeing improvements in my skin and my acne is slowly disappearing and the acne scars are actually fading pretty quickly.
      A healthy diet is really important, because supplements just provide a little extra support on their own they don't do much.....these are the supplements I'm taking, maybe they can help you:
      Calcium and Magnesium(in equal amounts)
      Vitamin E (dry form)
      Shark liver oil (for the 10,000 IU Vitamin A)
      Carlson Cod Liver Oil
      Vitamin C
      Nutritional Yeast Flakes (for the vitamin B-complex)

      Also maybe you have a food sensitivity: you can try keeping a food log to see if something breaks you out. Also some people get acne from dairy foods, gluten, or sugar.....so pay attention to when you break out the most.
      If you have hormonal acne then the best way to manage that is with a healthy diet and exercise.

      Before trying natural treatments for acne I was on Solodyn for 4 months only....and the antibiotic really messed me up and made my acne so much more resistant to other treatment, that I would really discourage anyone from going on antibiotics or accutane. And I keep reading online how people stay on antibiotics for years and years destroying their immune systems....and if they get off it for a while they get the acne back. Antibiotics don't treat the root of whatever problem you have that is causing this acne and by taking all these drugs you might get some serious health problems. So, if your acne is a big problem for you and you sincerely want to cure it, you wouldn't mind completely altering your diet and becoming more healthy. However, if you do decide to go back on antibiotics or accutane you should definitely take a probiotic and drink kefir/eat yogurt daily to avoid getting candida. Since, you've been on minocycline for 2 years it might take you a little longer to get your skin completely clear....but don't give up.
      ~you might want to try NuCelle Mandelic Serum 15% 2 fl oz (I think you can only purchase it online....it is around with shipping). It helps fade my scars, take away the redness, and makes the pimples heal a little faster.(it does make you skin peel a bit).
      ~also you might as well try the oil cleansing method(it won't clear up severe acne problems, but it will help. Also don't do the serum and the oil method at the same time, try one thing for a month then switch to another option if one doesn't help)
      http://www.acne.org/messageboard/OIL-CLEANSING-METHOD-Hi-t141871.html

      I found a lot of great information on acne.org
      here is a pretty great post from that website, and I'm following this diet/routine right now: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Diet-isn-t-related-acne-t222897.html&st=200

      and here is another website full of natural treatments that have helped people: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acne.html

      Best of luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    What is a disease associated with the digestive system?
    a disease associated with the digestive system and describe how it impairs normal functioning of the system.
    What possible preventative measures or treatments are available in order/treat this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Most every disease is associated with impaird digestive system.Your immune system is in the gut.We are being born with no good gut flora,due to antibiotics.You need good gut flora to fight off illness.I don`t know,if I can describe how it impairs normal functioning,but,if you contact Kirkman Labs,they sell supplements for kids with autism,they have a good book,that describes,what vaccines,candida,leaky gut,food intolerances and vitamin deficiencies can do,to the body.That is what autism is,auto immune illness,and the their book is very good at decribing what has gone wrong,and how to fix it.Hard to fix,but,not impossible.Look at reversingautism website.Every single disease is linked to the ability to digest nutrients.Also look at the GAPs diet.Tells how in generations past,the food was fermented,which made it easier to digest.Also,grains were allowed to sprout in the fields before being ground into flour.This left the nutrients and enzymes intact.Pasturized homogenized milk has no enzymes or nutrients.They have been cooked out.Must repopulate the gut with good gut flora with lots of fermented foods.Bone broth soup was the secret of the soup in generations past.The bone marrow had lots of easy to absorb nutrients.Today,in USA,much of our food is GMO are processed,and we can`t digest it.

  41. QUESTION:
    Any experts who knows Phimosis and Balanitis?
    Hi, I was diagnosed with Balanitis Candida yesterday when I felt an itch around my foreskin (uncircumsized) which spread down to my testes. I applied some tea tree oil cause it's anti-fungal. The next morning, I noticed that my foreskin was very swollen but I can still somewhat fold back the skin and see my tip, I thought it might be from the tea tree oil but researched online to find that it is Phimosis.

    The thing is, I don't have health insurance to go see a doctor and was hoping for suggestions on home remedies. I know that my diet and hygiene is the factor to Balanitis and have started on the path to cleansing it but Phimosis? Any suggestion and help is much appreciated on both.
    Thanks for the reply. I'll keep Health Dpt. in mind. I'm 23 and yeah I guess I did diagnose it myself cause there are numerous info on the matter online.
    @cirkdone I think your mistakening my condition for Paraphimosis. Circumcision is really unneccessary. Thanks for answering though...

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't say who diagnosed you, but it sounds like you did and it would be good to know you age.

      You could go to the local county Health Department. It may be yeast infection which is usually in uncircumcised guys, but can be in cut guys too. It may be something different, but they can help you. It's usually about to in case you don't have money and they will take into account the fact that you are the working uninsured. They would rather help you with an examination by a Physician or a Physician Extender (like Nurse Practitioner or Physician Asst.), then let you get worse and end up costing even more if it become infected and requires emergency treatment.

      There is a lot of advice you are going to get here, but a fungal or any other type of infection can deform your penis if it doesn't get addressed. I believe in good old western medicine like an antibiotic or prescribed anti-fungal if needed. There could be something in the oil, that made it worse. Leave it to the professionals. Write me if you have further questions about the Health Dept. at guthrie5312@gmail.com.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to get a colonic at 42 years old?
    I have candida and was told that a colonic might help me. But I am worried that it might hurt me on the inside and I could get an infection from it.

    • ANSWER:
      Was this a real doctor who made the diagnosis and treatment suggestion? If not then it's likely to be a load of tosh. If it was systemic candida then you have really been conned because you would be seriously immune compromised and in immanent danger of dying.

      If you're not well go and see a real GP and not one of these con-artists.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you get rid of a yeast infection without paying for the treatment?
    3rd infection in my lifeime and i really would rathet not spend another 15$ on the treatment

    • ANSWER:
      This is going to sound *really* weird, but if you boil your underwear it can prevent recurring infections. Washing machine water isn't hot enough to kill the candida that causes the infection. If you treat yourself for an infection, you should do this. I also hear that dish soap works

      Buy some plain yogurt. Take an empty tampon applicator, put plain yogurt in it, and then put the applicator in the freezer. You know what to do from there....

      To lessen the symptoms, take 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar, and put it in a warm bath that goes up to your hips, and sit down in it for about 20 minutes or so. I don't know if this cures it, but I do know that it helps (it has to be apple cider vinegar... not white or wine vinegar)

  44. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for yeast infection symptoms to completely stop after taking Monistat 1 dose??
    I took the prefilled Monistat 1 ovule 4 days ago and I swear within a couple of hours the painfully intense burining/itching of the inside stopped almost completely!! When I woke up the next morning, I couldn't even tell I had a yeast infection. Well, I am still having very very slight external vaginal itching but not alot. I'm also having slight odorless discharge. I am pretty certain it was a yeast infection I had b/c after taking the Monistat, my symptoms almost completely went away but why am I still iching even slightly after 4 days when it's supposed to be a 1 day treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, Monistat gets rid of the yeast infection for now but you will have to deal with what caused it in the first place or it will come back. Take out all of the sugar from your diet and anything with yeast in it. I don't know if you know of a condition known as Candida but that is what you probably have. Oh and try and eat lots of plain yogurt - yeah I know it's yuck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the homeopathic route to treating psoriasis with sulphur? How did you get on?
    My boyfriend has had psoriasis for 20 years, and I read posts from other sufferers with great interest. Unfortunately, all suggestions we've ruled out because he's done most of them - resulting in a damaged liver and light sensitivity now too. We've heard that sulphur treatment is another remedy - has anyone used it?
    Grateful for all your answers, although - I'm particularly interested in hearing directly from anyone who has actual experience of taking this internally themselves, rather than opinions on other remedies, as our local pharmacist is also a homeopath and recommends it.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriaisis and eczema are one of the few conditions it is not a good idea to self treat homeopathically because you can get very lost treating symptoms produced by the treatment. Homeopaths treat the whole person. Remember that homeopathy treatments should stop when the symptoms are shwoing signs of improvement, and that too much of a remedy can bring on the symptoms you are trying to cure.
      I don't know if you have tried diets or self-treating with reflexology, but one treatment I have come across is in Energy Medicine by Donna Eden - again self-treating. My homeopath advised an anti-candida diet, as she believes the liver, digestion and psoriasis are interelated.
      I have tried reflexology and aromatherapy without success on the members of my family with this condition, and what I tend to find that is that these treatment work for a while then its back to normal.
      Do remember that supressing the skin condition is not a good idea, because the psoriasis might then show itself in more harmful ways, like arthritis.
      Good luck with your search for treatment

  46. QUESTION:
    Would putting cider vinegar on my hair affect the highlights?
    I've head that apple cider vinegar is a good treatment for dandruff but I have highlighted blonde/ strawberry blonde hair (bleach). Would this strip my colour?

    • ANSWER:
      A very good supplement to your high alkaline food diet is Apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has a very alkaline effect on the body. Apple Cider Vinegar cures more physical ailments than any other alternative health remedy.

      The cures (reported over thousands of years) from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are far too many to count: allergies, acid reflux, sinus infections, high cholesterol, acne, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, sore throats, arthritis, contact dermatitis and gout. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for a selection of ills.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how long the yeast infection Candida lasts?
    So yeah, I want to know how long it takes for Candida(the yeast infection) to cure. Does anyone know the anwser??

    • ANSWER:
      Candida treatment can be tricky. If it is vaginal, the sypmtoms can be treated with the over-the-counter medications and they should have a treatment duration on the label. The main problem with candida, is that according to most information (and you can look this up online), the candida started in other areas of your body, most likely your gut, and then overgrew to the places you actually see the obvious symptoms. If you have noticed other things like digestive disturbances, intermittant rashes, sometimes diahhrea, or other symptoms, it may be that there is a candida infection in your intestinal tract. For information on treatment of that, you should look online for: candida, yeast infection, etc. The usual treatment for what may be an ongoing yeast (candida) infection usually involves a specific dietary regime, along with prescription drugs that most doctors won't prescribe - or herbal remedies that contain products that kill the overgrowth of candida. For an ongoing problem, which can account for more symptoms than already mentioned above, it can take up to six months for complete removal of the overgrowth. Symptom relief, only, may be sooner with recurrances due to not erradicating the source of the original infection. Antibiotics can cause or aggravate candida.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why do we often show more humanity to animals than we do to other humans?
    It's not that I think we should reduce the quality of care we give animals but I think we should increase the care we have for one another.

    And before you say it, I know we still treat animals terribly but it seems we are much more likely to treat an animal better.

    One thing that comes to mind is euthanasia. If an animal is suffering and has no chance of recovering we end their life humanely and painlessly. We should all be so lucky to have that treatment if we wanted it.
    Aren't we all helpless to the effects of time?

    • ANSWER:
      It is hypocrisy that attracts little criticism due to frequent exaltation by the media for acts of kindness to "animals", a term that by no means cover the whole animal kingdom but only the cute, amenable, easily tamed ones and relatively harmless to humans. In other words, people are usually exalted for loving their pets. Treating one's pets kindly is good, without doubt. I had a pet myself and he is very cute, helpful and loyal, like other pets. It is true that our pets are more trustworthy and loving than most people if we treat them kindly, of course. When we are in despair, they offer us condolences. When we are in danger, they risk their own lives to fight and protect us. But if we trample on our pets like slaves, then we must not be surprised to see them hating us. They cannot speak in human language, but their emotions show what they feel and think. We have no right to exploit their disadvantages to bring them all kinds of misery for sadistic pleasure like what many disgusting people are doing.

      However, that kindness to animals has become a sort of a vogue. Nowadays, "kindness to animals" is actually celebrities dressing up and feeding their pets extravagantly like little kings to attract the media.

      The huge rest of the animal kingdom consists of carnivorous and pathogenic microorganisms (amoeba, bacteria), worms, louses and fleas, pathogenic insects like mosquitoes, flies, household and garden and forest pests like ants, termites, carpet beetles, and higher carnivorous creatures like piranha, deep sea fishes, great white shark, orca, giant squid, etc. The list goes on to infinity. Hardly anyone comes up to speak for "rights of amoeba, salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, candida albicans, pinworms, genital and clothes louses, fleas, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, termites, piranhas..." These animals are not "kind" to other animals, and not kind to us either who are also animals.

      @ sunfyre23: "It's because animals are helpless. Other people can take care of themselves."
      - That statement applies to pets and other tamed animals, not all. And it is not entirely true that "other people can take care of themselves". You should look around and see how many wretched, desperate people out there who are treated like dirt and as lower beings than animals.

      @ rrichards2k3: Thank you.

      Source: I once had a cute puppy as a friend.

      Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer:
      http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Schopenhauer
      "In Christian ethics ... animals are seen as mere things. They can therefore be used for vivisection, hunting, coarsing, bull-fights and horse-races and can be whipped to death as they struggle along with their heavy carts of stone. Shame on such a morality that fails to recognise the eternal essence that exists in every living thing and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun."

      http://thinkexist.com/quotation/the-assumption-that-animals-are-without-rights/365901.html
      “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."

      - Arthur Schopenhauer

  49. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for a couple to have unprotected sex when the girl is being treated for bacterial vaginosis?
    Will the man have chance of contracting this if no condom is used while treatment of bact vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      There has been much debate over whether bacterial vaginosis is actually a sexually transmitted disease; current thinking instead treats bacterial vaginosis as actually a change in the vaginal flora, not an STD. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when a female individual acts to change the usual environment of the vagina. Common causes may be excessive douching, application of creams & other hygienic products, as well as innoculation with material from around the perianal/genital areas. Bacterial vaginosis is simply an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria that are usually not a significant part of the vaginal flora.

      Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with metronidazole x1, which effectively eradicates these anaerobic bacteria. Given that the male urethral environment is nothing similar to the vaginal environment, guys are not usually affected by the presence of these bacteria in the female. Even the risk of carrying such bacteria is not the significant factor here because the problem was an underlying change in the woman's vaginal environment. Bacterial vaginosis is not the same as chlamydia or gonococcal infections, nor is it similar to candida or trichomonas infections. Instead, it is a transient change that occurs due to flora displacement.

      Bacterial vaginosis presents as a thick yellow-white discharge that has a fishy odor and characteristic findings on the microscope. It does not pose a risk to the female nor the male.

      Therefore, there is actually not a significant reason why you wouldn't be able to have sex during treatment. However, you would still not want to disturb the vaginal environment with semen, potentially delaying the treatment. Also as mentioned above, you should always wear protection, not because of bacterial vaginosis itself, but simply because it is safer and it adds to the contraceptive action of the birth control pill. So I would tell you to just simply wait, it's not that long, you can do it.


candida treatments

Candida Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you survive intense anxiety and pain?
    I'm on a candida treatment, and the candida die off has me in extreme pain and anxiety... how do you survive? I know there is nothing that can help, because this is artificially induced, but how do I get through it?

    • ANSWER:
      sleep

  2. QUESTION:
    can Candida albicans treatment affect women fertility?
    I had Candida albicans treatment while i dont have candida albicans

    the doctor mistaken give this treatment

    can this treatment affect my ability to get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      http://gettinginfo.us.to
      A very informative website you can also get much information in website

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I take probiotics and anti-fungals at the same time, for candida treatment?
    So I have candida overgrowth, and yesterday i bought probiotic acidophilus which reaaaaally works well. I can feel the effects immediately, it really does its job. I was taking caprylic acid for a week before that as my anti-fungal. Now i'm wondering, is it ok to take both the anti-fungal caprylic acid and the probiotic at the same time? Or should i rotate like a week anti-fungal then a week probiotics?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Did you know that you can take coconut oil instead of caprylic acid?
      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/caprylicacid.htm
      Just don't take the probiotics and the caprylic acid at the same time. Space them about 3 hours apart.

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any yeast or candida cleanses/treatments that work?
    I have been dealing with yeast overgrowth since i had my daughter in 2006. I am getting tired and frustrated with the treatments that my doctors are giving me. Does anyone have any recommendations of treatments that stops it for good.

    • ANSWER:
      I finally beat that beast after I gave up on conventional medicine. Everything they did was only a bandaid for the problem and I wanted an actual cure. It takes awhile, but it's worth it! The hardest part is giving up sugar. Not forever, but about six months. Not even fruit juice unless it's sugar free. You can have one serving of fruit a day. I still use Solaray yeast cleanse capsules and probiotics daily to keep it under control. Tea tree oil suppositories are a life saver. The product you need to start with is called Aquaflora. It builds up your immune system so your body fights candida infections on it's own. You will need at least two bottles of phase 1 and two bottles of phase two. As the yeast begin to die off, you will feel tired. After the first week, you will feel so much better and get your energy back. Drink two quarts of water a day. I still watch my sugar intake and try to only have it twice a week. Good luck!!

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best gut, parasite, candida, toxins cleanse flush treatment?
    What is the best gut, parasite, candida, toxins cleanse flush treatment?

    What is the best parasite treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I am fully behind "The Minx Baby" answer.
      The wormwood, mugwort and vera aloe is OK, but careful with the wormwood.
      -----------------------------------------------
      Only the help of Nature in form of overdose on Vitamins, minerals, certain enzymes and hormones can start the healing process to sick and needy.

      Anything else - including most of modern Western medicine is just prolonging the pain and suffering.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why when you are on a treatment against candida you can't eat things with sugar?
    I'll like to know how to control candida, after the treatment. And is it good to do a 30 day treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      to keep candiida away u need to have good levels of the nutrients zinc, biotin and lactobacillus. this will keep it in is normal spore form, refined sugar is like food for these spore which produces dysbiosis ( a overgrowth of bad bactiria) lactoacillus and bifidus both need to be taken to treat such a condition

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that you can have a fishy odor during the treatment of a diagnosed yeast infection?
    I have a diagnosed yeast infection and am frequently in bouts of BV and had one other yeast infection. Every time, the doctor prescribes me meds. I've only had one other yeast infection and I can not remember if there is a fishy odor during treatment. I was prescribed Diflucan, the one pill. It's day 2 and it's starting to smell like BV. I realize it's possible to have both but I'm really hoping I don't have BV again.

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from yeast infection then you must have experienced the
      confusion stemmed from conflicting advice and from information overload.
      Honest information about vaginal yeast infection or any other type of
      candida infection is harder to come by than ever before, and nearly
      everyone has been misled at one time or another. I know I have.
      I wasted literally thousands of dollars on candida treatment programs
      that didn’t “work out” and anti-yeast infection products that didn’t do
      anything.

      By educating yourself about the steps you need to take in order to deal with
      your candida infection condition and help your body heal itself and control
      the fungal overgrowth from the inside out you can and will eliminate the pain,
      annoyance, humiliation and frustration associated with this condition and feel
      more in control. Additionally, as a side benefits you’ll feel more energized,
      healthier and vibrant. You will enjoy improved digestion, enhanced vision,
      and healthier hair, skin and nails.

      Knowledge is power. Embrace it. Share it and apply it and you will be yeast
      infection free.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best at home treatment for sinus post nasal drip and infection? The doctors don't seem to help me.
    I get such bad post nasal sinus drainage that I get so sick I can't hardly function. I get nautious, my stomach hurts, etc. My head gets pressure, my head gets very hot. I get chilled easily. I get some drainage to the ears and my ears and eyes get a bit goofy. The drainage tastes bad. I have tried antibiotics, sprays, been to an allergy doctor had a CT Scan done a few years ago. I have been trying nasal washes and some other at home things. I just started XClear wash. I even did a candida herbal treatment for colon cleansing for awhile.
    Either I am a seriously big wimp or this just really sucks! I missed two weeks of work in August. I cannot miss work right now in tax season!!!
    LOOK.... I have had allergy tests done about a year ago but nothing came up I guess. I am much much more sensitive to smells than I use to be! magic markers make me feel sick and perfumes I don't wear anymore.
    yes I drink a lot of herbal teas... we moved into a new house a month before all this started
    yes I drink a lot of herbal teas... we moved into a new house a month before all this started

    • ANSWER:
      you are being constantly exposed to something you are sensitive to. if you have thoroughly cleaned house and washed all your clothes and linens and curtains and still have the symptoms. try changing the type of soaps you use. hot moist steam helps open the passages. hot herbal teas help too. the hard part is finding out what is causing your reactions. that is trial and error unless your allergist has tested and found certain things to be irritating to you. stress also aggrivates the situation. I use an anti inflammatory and antihistamine daily. I also drink lots of water.

  9. QUESTION:
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to?
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to? Or maybe a urinary tract infection? They share similar symptoms...I think i have either of them for over a month and i ignored it. But now, the itching is stopped and there is little burning sensation while urinating but there is abdominal pain. Is it connected? And yes, im visiting the doctor on Monday but i just wanted to be mentally prepared..:)

    • ANSWER:
      a yeast overgrowth can take over many aspects of your body and even mind. Candida is nothing to ignore . Your Dr may not even know that much about it .
      Yes .Candida Can travel from the vagino to your stomach/intestines .This can create an environment for cancers and other things to grow and fester .

      Ask your Dr if there are also recommendations for your Diet .

  10. QUESTION:
    what medicine cures systemic candida which is cause of allergies on the skin?
    I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. What medicine is effective in killing candida(fungi)? If you have try a medicine that has been effective to you please let me know. Thanks in advance:)

    • ANSWER:
      Systemic treatments are used for esophageal and disseminated candidiasis. They can also be used for other infections that recur often or do not clear up with topical treatment.
      Ketoconazole (Nizoral) is taken at 200 or 400 mg once a day. It needs acid to be absorbed, so it should be taken with food. Antacids should be avoided. It should also not be taken at the same time as other therapies that may contain a buffer or antacid, like ddI (didanosine, Videx). It may not be well absorbed in people with gut problems or who cannot eat very much. Taking it with an acidic drink like a cola may help.

      Fluconazole (Diflucan) is taken at 200 mg the first day, then 100 mg once a day thereafter. Treatment typically lasts two weeks for oral or skin candidiasis and three weeks for esophageal infection (or two weeks after symptoms clear up, whichever is longer). The dose may be increased to 400 mg per day if the lower dose does not work.

      Studies suggest that fluconazole is more effective than ketoconazole. Some doctors still prefer to treat aggressive fungal infections with other drugs, like ketaconazole, in order to save the potent fluconazole for later use, if necessary. Resistance to fluconazole is well documented. Once it develops, then treatment options are very limited.

      Itraconazole (Sporanox) appears to be at least as potent as ketoconazole and may be as good as fluconazole. It needs stomach acid to be absorbed, so it should be taken with food. The dose is 200 mg per day. If not enough drug is being absorbed, blood levels may need to be checked so the dose can be increased.

      Itraconazole oral solution is more effective and puts higher levels of the drug in the blood than the capsule. There is a great potential for interactions between itraconazole and many anti-HIV drugs. For more information, read Project Inform's publication, Drug Interactions.

      Fungizone (amphotericin B) is given directly into a vein. It's used to treat disseminated candidiasis when other systemic therapies fail or the infection is very aggressive. It is sometimes used with another drug, flucytosine, to treat specific fungal infections like cryptococcal infections.

      This used to be the standard treatment for systemic or serious fungal infections. It lasted 8-12 weeks and often gave severe side effects, like kidney damage and anemia. People are now usually given amphotericin B until they start to improve (usually two weeks). They are then switched to fluconazole at 200-400 mg per day.

      Other forms of amphotericin B are used when systemic infections become resistant or less responsive to standard therapy. These include amphotericin B colloidal dispersion (ABCD, Amphotec) and amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC, Abelcet). These might have fewer side effects than standard amphotericin B, but all of them can be quite toxic.

  11. QUESTION:
    Seeking a good naturopathic doctor for candida/parasite treatment?
    For almost a year now, I have suffered from low appetite, nausea, malaise, and a white coated tongue. I have had dozens of tests by my family doctor which have eliminated any functional problems. Online tests show possible candida or yeast, but I'm having no luck treating myself. Is there a doctor either online or in the Pittsburgh PA area that can help? Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you can check to see whether your intestinal flora (bacteria and possibly parasties) is a problem is to get a stool test done.

      The doctor will get a lot of information from this and might be able to isolate the problem.

      A white-coated tongue is usually due to your diet. You can get it from too much alcohol or too much processed foods, for example.

      If there is nothing wrong showing from the stool tests, then everything you are experiencing could be due to stress and/or an unhealthy diet.

      If you diet is a problem, consider making some changes:
      - Drink more water
      - Cut out alcohol and caffeine, including energy drinks
      - Replace wheat products (cereal, bread) with rice-based products
      - Cut down on dairy products, try organic soy products instead
      - Eat healthier sources of protein, like lean chicken, eggs, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, whole grains
      - Eat fresh fruit every day
      - Increase your consumption of fresh vegetables, particularly green leafy ones.

      Good luck!

      EDIT: For all the thumbs down morons, try geting some medical knowledge. The stool test is what GPs use to find out what's going on in your digestive system. A good GP will do that if blood tests reveal nothing.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can sodium bicarbonate be used as a good treatment for a wide variety of health issues?
    like thrush,intestinal candida or even cancers as ive been learning this to be true from different people like oncologist Simoncini from Italy?

    • ANSWER:
      It is certainly true that this is the medically proven remedy for high potassium levels. It is also a common remedy for acid indigestion, and used in many toothpastes.

      It is also true that if the body is in an acidic state that many ailments will follow, and cancer is a possibility, but a change in diet to more alkalising foods like fruit and vegetables is usually offered as a solution, and is far more appetising!

      Candida does thrive in an acidic environment, but you couldn't get the bicarb in the correct doses to the intestinal candida effectively, Caprylic acid or Pau D'Arco are far more effective remedies taken with probiotics, along with the correct diet.

      I've never heard of this Simoncini, but keeping the body's chemistry from becoming to acidic is well known as a positive step to good health. However, it is a fine balance because an alkaline state is also dangerous to health.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to cure candida?
    I was recently told by my acupuncturist that I have candida which is causing me hives and food allergies. He suggested a candida diet and probiotics although I haven't eaten bread/gluten or sweets in months. Is this the best way to cure this or is there something that would be more effective in getting rid of the yeast? Also how long would I have to do the diet for it to work? When I asked him he said everyone is different. Some people it takes 4 weeks and some it takes months. Please help me

    • ANSWER:
      For starters, candida isn't your biggest health concern. The biggest danger you're in is going to an acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a woo practice conducted by asian 'traditional medicine' practitioners who are not qualified medical professionals. If alternative medicine worked it would be medicine, so by default I'm assuming you're well aware that acupuncture kills 1,800+ people every year around the world and sucks hundreds of thousands of others in for useless treatments.

      Further you really should be addressing your mental health and evaluating why you are going to a voodoo witchdocter instead of a medical doctor with legitimate medical questions. He shouldn't have answered you and directed you to a practitioner of non-religious (aka real) medicine such as your local doctor, in doing so he has left himself open for a law suit for negligence by misstatement of fact.

      Go to your doctor, he will prescribe you a gentle antifungal that will fix it up. If you're female it's a matter of taking one pill. If you're male, there's not as much research into male candidiasis thus it will take several pills. No offence, but statistically females are more probable to believe in woo medicine so I am assuming you're female in which case you're lucky, one pill and it's gone for good!

      PLEASE do also talk to your doctor about your pursuit of snake oil salesmen, if you truly believe 'aligning your qi energy' (an unproven non existent 'energy' that is unmeasurable by any energy measuring device but is claimed to exist by thousands around the world, none of whom have medical degrees from reputable if any university) then you need to get yourself educated. I strongly suggest starting with: http://whatstheharm.net/acupuncture.html

  14. QUESTION:
    Lost appetite after taking ketoconazole, when to worry?
    Candida 3. Treatment by ketoconazole. 3yrs old. Anyone know when to be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      Nausea , vomiting and diarrhea are common side effects, but if persistently severe, contact your doctor. They may like to run liver function test.
      Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    What treatments are there for liver failure?
    I am doing research on liver failure in people who overdose on acetaminophen. I was hoping I might find out what some of the treatments are, how long the person has to live without treatment, and what some of the signs and symptoms are.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Pepto

      DO you mean like a disease like cirrhosis? These methods here will heal the issue and all other kinds of internal problems.

      Cause
      Liver function can be impaired by a toxic bowel. Most pharmaceutical drugs, if taken on a consistent basis, can also cause liver disease. If you are on such medications, be sure to have your liver function monitored regularly (every 3-6 months) by your physician, and consider other healing alternatives that might reduce or eliminate your need for medications.

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      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Juniper, rosemary, and rose essential oils can all help stimulate liver function.

      Detoxification: Liver function can also be impaired by a toxic bowel. For this reason, bowel cleansing and rejuvenation techniques may be very important. In severe cases, repeat the bowel cleanse once a month, or as needed, and stay on bowel nutrients for up to one year depending on the severity of your condition and your response to treatment.

      Diet: Diet is extremely important in preventing and reversing all forms of liver disease, including cirrhosis. Eat a low-protein, whole foods diet of organic foods, including seeds, nuts, whole grains, beans, nuts, and goat or rice milk, and also eat plenty of leafy green vegetables. Avoid all alcohol and processed fats such as margarine, hydrogenated oils, and foods with these oils added, rancid oils, and hardened vegetable fats. Instead, use cold-processed oils such as olive. Also increase your consumption of foods high in amino acids and potassium, such as nuts, seeds, bananas, raisins, rice, wheat bran, kelp, dulse, brewer`s yeast, and molasses, and drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Avoid animal protein as well as raw or undercooked fish, and limit your overall intake of fish.

      Also avoid all stressors on the liver, such as overeating, drugs of any kind, a highly processed diet (especially one high in processed fats, additives and preservatives), and foods high in animal protein, and accumulation of toxins from chemicals that have to be processed by the liver such as alcohol, drugs, acetaminophen, insecticides, and chemicals from rancid and processed oils. Toxins from Candida yeast organisms within the body can also contribute to liver stress, as can the use of contraceptives.

      Herbs: Milk thistle is an excellent herb to help in the treatment of cirrhosis because it helps liver cells regenerate. It may be taken in the form of tablets or the non-alcohol extract called a glycerate. The dose is based upon the content of silymarin (the active ingredient of milk thistle) and so standardized extracts are preferable. The typical dosage range is 70-200 mg of silymarin daily. The herb Picrorhiza kurroa is not as well-known as milk thistle, but may have similar effects. Licorice can also be helpful. The Chinese herb bupleurum (chai-hu) may also be helpful, as can the herbal mixture of kutki (200 mg), shanka pushpi (500 mg), and guduchi (300 mg), with is used by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine to boost liver function. Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture taken twice a day, after lunch and dinner, with aloe vera juice.

      Juice Therapy: The following juices can help the liver eliminate toxins that cause stress on it: beet and carrot juice and wheat grass juice. To either juice, you can add raw flaxseed oil and garlic as tolerated.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Lipotrophic factor nutrients are essential for aiding liver function. These include vitamin C, vitamin E, silymarin, lipoic acid, and raw liver tablets. Other useful nutrients in this regard include vitamin B complex, vitamin B12, folic acid, niacin (in small doses such as 10-30 mg. three times), liver glandulars, digestive enzymes with hydrochloric acid (HCL) and ox bile extract, and the amino acids L-methionine, L-carnitine, L-cysteine, L-glutathione, and L-arginine.

      Caution: For all cases of liver disease, do not use more than 10,000 IU of vitamin A daily and avoid cod liver oil entirely.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of cirrhosis: Acupuncture, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Reflexology, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  16. QUESTION:
    Can white blood cells be in your urine if you have candida?
    I got my urine culture results back and they told me it was genital flora and not a uti. I was also told I had candida, and I got a one time pill for that. I am still urinating frequently and waking up at night several times to go pee. They did a urine sample test and said i had white blood cells in my urine.. Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?

    • ANSWER:
      Excellent question.

      "Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?"

      Here's what happened. Your initial urine culture was contaminated due to improper clean-catch technique.

      The candida it showed is actually a normal item ... when there has been contamination due to improper clean-catch.

      No treatment for candida was needed, but once instituted it did kill candida, thus disturbing the normal ecological balance where yeast competes with bacteria for nutrients etc.

      This effect actually encouraged bacterial overgrowth in your urinary tract... so,

      You've got a UTI now.

      Get your urine re-cultured. Ask a nurse to help with the technique so it's truly clean-catch this time. That'll show the real culprit and lead to rapid cure.

      -MD x30y

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the best medical test to find out if I have candida?
    I am about to go to urgent care but want to know how to assure I am getting the best test possible so I don' t get misdiagnosed with candida?
    Is there anything that can interfere with the diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not start with the home saliva test for candida? It won't cost you anything and then perhaps you won't be so insecure about the lab tests which are more specific.

      This isn't foolproof but it might help as a starting point.

      1. Before going to bed tonight fill a clear glass about 3/4 full of water - leave it out on a flat surface

      2. Tomorrow morning as soon as you get up - spit into the glass before you do anything else.

      3. Watch the glass immediately so that you can track the saliva,

      4. Make a mental note of the glass image at 3 minutes and again at 30 minutes. Your saliva should be floating at the top of the glass.

      5. If it is not floating, if there are strings of saliva hanging down, it it sinks to the bottom it is not healthy. If the water is cloudy, you could have candida.

      You can take a look at a diagram here:
      http://www.candidasupport.org/test_saliva.html

      Okay so if it floats, is not heavier than the water, you are fine, if not, you should be tested. No, there is little that can interfere with testing unless you are trying cleanses on your own. Even then, the presence of candida will be found.

      You already know that there are a few different types of tests beginning with a stool sample so you might want to take one with you - well packaged, please.

      There is also a blood test to determine the antibodies present which offers a clue as to type of infection.

      You might be most helped by a throat culture because once the culture is grown, the type can be determined. This is the way I would go if I were you.

      They can also do a tissue biopsy if the infection is systemic - what it will determine is the spread of the candida. This wouldn't necessarily be done at a first appointment.

      You already know that you do not want to leave this condition untreated because it can become systemic and cause even more severe symptoms than those which you are already experiencing.

      Your next concern is what kind of approach to take for treatment.
      http://www.ehow.com/about_5480486_probiotics-candida-cure.html

  18. QUESTION:
    What is a successful internal candida treatment?

    Internally, not vaginally.

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics would still be one of the best bets whether it's Candida, Thrush, or a Yeast Infection. The beneficial bacteria helps to defend against any type of growth like that, which is one big reason that people recommend taking yogurt when you get regular Yeast Infections. Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to permanently eradicate Candida Albicans from your body after years of misdiagnosis and?
    mistreatments. Doctors only prescribe treatment for vaginal thrush which is pointless when it affects intestines, skin and nails. I've had Canestan, antibiotics, Daktarin, Lamisil, antidepressants (???) and anti inflammatories. Any advice from someone who has beaten it would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      I have always fought the problem of too much yeast in my system but never had any outward problems, thankfully. But then I had enough problems inside and was sick alot through the years, not knowing this was the main problem.

      After 5 years of constant infections and sleeping my life away, I went to a new doctor who put me on the Candida Diet. It cleared me up completely and I quit having sinus and throat problems and the infections went away, plus I lost 80 lbs.

      Read labels carefully ~ many times things are hidden in products. Especially avoid fructose, sucrose and other "croses" which are worse than regular sugar when they get in the body, plus they are a main source of weight gain. Many fruits need to be avoided, especially juices, because of the sugar content. Many can be incorporated slowly but still limited.

      Found the below which covers well what I had to give up in order to get well again. Having too much yeast in your system can also cause you to go into depression, especially if you are sick alot like I was.

      Foods to avoid:

      vinegar ~ salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise ~ any fermented/marinated foods

      yeast ~ breads, pizza dough, donuts, sweet rolls, cereals, some canned soups and many packaged products

      Malt/maltodextrin ~ this is in many packaged foods and drinks

      Caffeine ~ tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, etc

      Moldy foods ~ mushrooms, peanuts, all melons and cheese

      Seems like there is more but that's off the top of my head.

      There is more at the link below. It's a strict diet but will help cleanse your body ~ drink lots of water to help clean all the toxins out of the body.

      Hope you get to feeling better soon. It's a difficult diet to stick to it but it's worth it in the end. Good luck ~ be strong :)

  20. QUESTION:
    legs are itching and I dont know if its cause by varicose veins.If it is.Is there any treatment that will help?
    I have varicose veins I had a surgery about 2 years ago.I don't know if that has anything to do with it.If this is the cause is there anything I can do about it.Have no insurance right now so im looking for a home treatment.Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      For itchy skin-use Oil of Oregano diluted with olive oil-works wonderfully-I get mine from OreganoWorld.com for oz. My daughter gets hers from NOW for oz. cures Candida, strep throat, fungus rashes, ear infections. A medicine cabinet in a bottle. And, just this last week I found out it cures/helps me with allergies. I put full strength-not diluted in a size 0 gel cap from health food store and take 1 or 2 times a day with food. My nose might run-but, no raging headaches/sinus that send me to bed for a day or more. If its windy-I start to feel like an attack is coming on-I run fill a cap with this oil take a few crackers-its strong-and, Iam fine. But, it cured me of an itchy rash I had for 14 months-kaiser dermatologists w/biopsy couldn't cure me, But, due to much prayer-I got my answer-and, you have it now.
      Read up on this miraculous oil. The best of life to you.

  21. QUESTION:
    If I have genital candida, is it possible to pass it from the genitals to an oral cavity through contact?
    I have touched my genitals with candida and then sucked my finger, and now I feel my mouth itchy. I hope I haven't brought the candida inside the mouth...

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is possible. When Candida appears in the mouth, it is called "thrush". You will likely notice the candida in time. You should go to a doctor to be prescribed treatment to clear up both.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can putting a tampon with yogurt inside a vagina increase the number of lacto bacillus ?
    I have constant candida, and somewhere i read that irrigating a tampon with yogurt and put this inside the vagina can cause the lacto bacillus to increase in number. The bigger the number of this bacteria, the lesser the vaginal secret. So i need somebody to tell me if she has ever used this method and did it work? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Plain unsweetened pro-biotic yoghurt inserted into your vagina does introduce more lactobacillus acidophilus into your vagina - bacteria that is naturally occurring within your vagina that kills excess yeast by producing hydrogen peroxide so either eating this type of yoghurt or taking lactobacillus acidophilus pills can help prevent yeast infections, or inserting yoghurt vaginally can too.

      DO NOT use a tampon if you have a vaginal infection.
      DO NOT use a tampon if not menstruating.

      Tampons are actually a major cause of vaginal infections - they prevent vaginal cleaning, keep flow in contact with the vagina which effects vaginal pH, gives bacteria the perfect environment to multiply within, introduce foreign bacteria into the vagina, and most brands contain chemicals that can effect vaginal flora. If you normally use tampons this may very well be the reason you keep getting candida - consider healthier sanitary products; cloth pads, menstrual cups or softcups.

      Inserting a tampon when you have a vaginal infection is a bad idea as it will just make the infection worse, also with an imbalance in healthy vaginal flora it also increases risk of TSS - plus it should be noted that if you're not menstruating that also significantly increases TSS risk.

      To introduce yoghurt directly into your vagina either just slather the stuff into your vagina and vulva as well as possible, or a more effective and all together less messy way of inserting yoghurt into your vagina is to spoon it into ice-cube trays and freeze - when frozen you can just pop one of these frozen yoghurt cubes up into your vagina, it's a good 'dose', gets the yoghurt directly into your vagina so more effective, less messy and the coolness can ease irritation too. Do this at night, wear old panties or a cloth liner to deal with mess as the yogurt melts, and shower in the morning.

      This method does work, it's best to just use this when you have the infection for about a week, and then just use lactobacillus acidophilus tablets daily as prevention.

      Edit: Chancho
      Yoghurt doesn't treat BV as it's a bacterial infection that requires antibiotics to treat, although yoghurt can re-introduce healthy bacteria into the vagina after antibiotic treatment. No one should use any kind of soap on their genitals as it effects pH, kills all bacteria, can dry-out or irritate tissues, and chemicals in soaps have a more direct route into the body via mucosa - water is all that's needed. A vagina shouldn't be 'sterilised' given as it needs bacteria to stay healthy.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for candida in boys case?
    I had candida, i'm 5 moth pregannt, so i know is common, but i'm wondering if my boyfriend also has it, and if yes, how can he treat it? i took some intravaginal ovuls, so it was gone in three days, but i don't want to have it again.

    • ANSWER:
      candida can reoccure according to certain things such as diet, hormonal changes, or environmental factors. in men, it manifests itself as itching, burning ehrn urinating, or reddening of the penis. u should ask ur gyno if ur boyfriend needs to take treatment or not.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat a yeast infection during the day?
    I know there are plenty of creams available but is there any other, non messy treatment that doesn't require laying down for several hours in order to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      - You can try applying tea tree oil to a tampon and wear it during the day. Tea Tree Oil is a safe, natural anti-fungal. You can purchase it in most health food stores.

      -You should be drinking lots of water, eating tons of fiber and eating lots of probiotics like yogurt and cottage cheese while you have a yeast infection.

      - Make sure you don't wear underwear to sleep as to air out the area

      - Avoid scented soaps as well.

      You can find TONS of natural yeast infection cures through the source link below. In the meantime, here's some additional information...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  25. QUESTION:
    I am 18 years old and have thrush on my penis, a rash on my anus and bad acne. could it be candida?
    i have been reading about candida albicans and candidiasis. and those are all symptoms. so not sure? also, if it is candida. are there any pills i could take to cure it. because i have found that the gel for such infections is difficult to apply and i figure i may be leaving out affected areas. thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Acne type lesions are generally not caused by candida, also known as a yeast infection. If you are circumcised and healthy it is unlikely that you have a yeast infection. It grows in warm moist areas and the penis is too dry. Under the foreskin is warm and moist though. Anal rash could be yeast, but it is uncommon in healthy individuals. Thrush is the term used for a yeast infection in the mouth. There are pills, but surface yeast may be managed with an acidic solution like vinegar diluted in water and applied to the skin. There are skin conditions that can happen on the penis and perianal area so if your treatment doesn't work, see the dermatologist. A simple scraping can prove or disprove the yeast.

  26. QUESTION:
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus?
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus? I Used fluconazole 150 mg daily for a month and the symptoms still exist. And It was as a result of prolonged therapy with antibiotics

    • ANSWER:
      Something is odd. A month of that med should wipe out any Candida.

      It might help to see an ENT specialist.

  27. QUESTION:
    What causes a yeast infection to come back a week after treatment?Help I am in misery!?
    I just got treated for a bad Yeast infection exactly a week ago. Now it is back, I even confirmed so by taking the Vagisil screening kit. My doctor gave me an agressive treatment but now I am in misery again. Should I call the dr. on call and see if they can call me in something or wait till am.

    • ANSWER:
      there are different types of bacteria that can cause yeast infections. the most common is candida so that is what they treat. that is what the over the counter treat and that is what your dr will treat for. (if you didnt go see him and he didnt do a culture)
      i would call your dr and see if you can go in and have them do a culture to see exactly what type of bacteria is causing this that way you can get the correct meds.

      wear cotton underwear, no tight clothes, dont sit around in a wet swim suit (yeast likes to grow in dark moist places), eat yogurt (specifically the type w/ "live active cultures"), dry off completely after showering, and keep it clean.
      DO NOT DOUCHE that takes away the good bacteria that fight off the bad bacteria.

  28. QUESTION:
    Could green stools come from yeast die off during treatment for candida?
    Started treatment for candida with yogurt as a pro-biotic and grapefruit seed extract for an anti-fungal. Stools recently became dark green.

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible. There are many things that affect stool color including diet, exercise, and medication. Your body detoxes from yeast die off in your blood through your skin, breath, and waste.

      Green stools can also come from too much iron at once in your diet, taking Pepto-Bismol, and eating a huge amount of kale and other deep green veggies.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do I have recurrent bouts of thrush?
    It's always there in the background, even after treatment. It's not a huge amount, but can cause an itch in my vaginal area once a day. After sex a white clumpy discharge is always visible on the condom. It's not a major uncomfort but yet it's always there. Any advice? My doc checked my urine for glucose levels for fear I had diabetes, and more or less ruled that out.

    • ANSWER:
      Possible causes -

      Candida overgrowth causing fungal infection. (Antifungal medication and cream, dietary change.)
      Diabetes. (See doctor).
      Nylon knickers rather than cotton.
      Trousers too tight.

      Best bet is to return to your doctor and ask for another assessment. They often don't get the right diagnosis on the first visit.

  30. QUESTION:
    What type of physician considers systemic issues?
    What type of doctor treats systemic symptoms?

    My issues include (but are not limited to) severe scalp eczema, kidney and bladder pressure, intestinal distress. I believe it may be candida or perhaps a food intolerance. I would like to see a doctor that would explore whether or not these issues are all connected.

    • ANSWER:
      I would also say an internist or an allergist, but there are things you can do before you see them to relieve some of your discomfort. Plantain(the herb not the banana like thing) and Slipprey Elm in a tea together (go to your local natural health store and they should have both) in an equal ratio of 2 parts (or cups) of water to 2 ounces of herb will help relieve your eczema nicely. Boil, then steep for 1/2 hour and use both externally(as a shampoo/hair treatment over a bowl...soak for 10 minutes) and internally (drink as you would any other tea). I have also found Garlic and Astragalus root extremely effective for urinary tract infections...take as labeled on the bottle.
      However, definitely do go see a doctor for testing as you may also be diabetic...it doesn't happen often, but I have seen these symptoms in diabetic people all together.

      I am at windstarhealing.webs.com if you have any other questions...good luck, and be well!

  31. QUESTION:
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus?
    How long is the treatment of oral Candida fungus? I Used fluconazole 150 mg daily for a month and the symptoms still exist. And It was as a result of prolonged therapy with antibiotics

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    How can i find a Recommended Naturopathic Doctor in my area?
    I live in Pensacola, i want a doctor who treats Systemic Candidiasis(Candida) and fibromyalgia possibly, im seeing a doctor at the VA hospital since im a veteran its free, but he doesnt believe Candida can exist in people without HIV or other Autoimmune diseases or ... something like that. But i have read too many articles online where naturopathic doctors treat this condition differently. Please help me ; ;

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your local support group for local doctor. A D.O. is usually more open than an M.D. & has much more training.

      Here's a yahoo link to 6 Naturopathic doctors in Pensacola.

      Only one doctor is listed in Pensacola for ACAM. There are quite a few in Florida but none other near you.

      Integrative medicine combines conventional care with alternative medicine to improve patient care. Rather than practice one type of medicine, integrative physicians will often combine therapies and treatment approaches to ensure the best results for their patients. ACAM physicians do not shun western medicine, in fact they practice western care everyday. Our physicians are unique in that they incorporate appriopriate and proven alternative treatment options.

  33. QUESTION:
    How long after fungal infection is contracted will symptoms appear?
    i recently came into contact with someone fungal infection. probably candida how long after exposure should i see symptoms. rash or watever it is

    • ANSWER:
      jake, of course there is the possibility that you did not get any fungal infection despite your contact. Candida (also known as Monilia) is the most common fungus infection because it is so widespread in many people will no ill effect and escapes detection. It can cause anything from thrush mouth in infants or immune-compromised persons to vaginal discharge. Symptoms, usually visible, include white patches which are this fungus growing in colonies or patches within 3 to 10 days. If so, contact your doctor for simple and effective treatment. By the way, the next most common body skin fungal infection is roundworm (also called Tinea) which is not a "worm" but is a fungus instead.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I cure from candida yest infection ?
    I have observed that evrytime i treat candida with fluconazol, oral dose, once a week during 4 weeks, my hair, skin and my digestion system get a real improvment, but the condition comes back again and I am worried of doing this treatment for more than once a year. There is any other suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you add probiotics to your diet. Have yogurt every day or go to the health food store and buy probiotics in tablet form.

      The term "probiotics" refers to dietary supplements or foods that contain beneficial, or "good," bacteria normally found in your body. Although you don't need probiotics to be healthy, these microorganisms may assist with digestion or help protect against some harmful bacteria.

      There is growing public and scientific interest in probiotics. Researchers are studying whether probiotics taken as foods or supplements can help treat or prevent illness, such as:

      Vaginal yeast infections
      Diarrhea following treatment with certain antibiotics
      In addition, recent research suggests a number of new potential uses for probiotics. One study in Sweden found that a group of employees who were given probiotics missed less work due to illness than did employees who were not given probiotics. Other studies have found probiotics to be helpful in managing the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

      Some of the probiotics currently being studied include:

      Enterococcus
      Lactobacillus acidophilus
      Saccharomyces boulardii
      Bifidobacterium
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/probiotics/AN00389

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good method of Hydrogen Peroxide treatment in eliminating Candida?
    How much should I use, where can I find one that I could use internally? Has anyone had success eliminating Candida using this method? Has anyone tried using Ozone therapy in treatment of systemic candida?
    I've already done candida protocols in the past. I fully understand the diet and supplements and even some advanced therapy. I just need some more insight into the Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone treatments if anyone can help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      (This is a modification of something I wrote a few months ago)

      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc), or they use completely incorrect ways to treat it (ie. antibiotics).
      3) It's really difficult to treat, even with alternative approaches like naturopathy which normally work when conventional therapy fails.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or prescribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some food grade lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.

      (Insert tangent)
      Generally, intravenous injections of peroxide are considered to be much more effective and better than drinking peroxide, but at the same time they are more invasive and not as easy to do (I always have a bias towards doing simpler things when I practice medicine on my own), hence we avoided it. In your situation, it might be worth looking in that option. In the literature I read, all the people who had dramatic reversals of chronic incurable candida used intravenous peroxide.
      (end tangent)

      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safety measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kefir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide and more difficult to get access to. Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps! Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. One of the things which is not appreciated about the condition is that the disease spreads to the bloodstream from the gut (creating things like chronic fatigue), and then enters the brain and starts affecting your mood (ie. making you more depressed and emotional). Autumn said this was the biggest thing she noticed with Candida before and after being cured.
      Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *and peroxide is fine to drink if you do it intelligently

  36. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for yeast infection symptoms to completely stop after taking Monistat 1 dose??
    I took the prefilled Monistat 1 ovule 4 days ago and I swear within a couple of hours the painfully intense burining/itching of the inside stopped almost completely!! When I woke up the next morning, I couldn't even tell I had a yeast infection. Well, I am still having very very slight external vaginal itching but not alot. I'm also having slight odorless discharge. I am pretty certain it was a yeast infection I had b/c after taking the Monistat, my symptoms almost completely went away but why am I still iching even slightly after 4 days when it's supposed to be a 1 day treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, Monistat gets rid of the yeast infection for now but you will have to deal with what caused it in the first place or it will come back. Take out all of the sugar from your diet and anything with yeast in it. I don't know if you know of a condition known as Candida but that is what you probably have. Oh and try and eat lots of plain yogurt - yeah I know it's yuck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Would putting cider vinegar on my hair affect the highlights?
    I've head that apple cider vinegar is a good treatment for dandruff but I have highlighted blonde/ strawberry blonde hair (bleach). Would this strip my colour?

    • ANSWER:
      A very good supplement to your high alkaline food diet is Apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has a very alkaline effect on the body. Apple Cider Vinegar cures more physical ailments than any other alternative health remedy.

      The cures (reported over thousands of years) from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are far too many to count: allergies, acid reflux, sinus infections, high cholesterol, acne, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, sore throats, arthritis, contact dermatitis and gout. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for a selection of ills.

  38. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the homeopathic route to treating psoriasis with sulphur? How did you get on?
    My boyfriend has had psoriasis for 20 years, and I read posts from other sufferers with great interest. Unfortunately, all suggestions we've ruled out because he's done most of them - resulting in a damaged liver and light sensitivity now too. We've heard that sulphur treatment is another remedy - has anyone used it?
    Grateful for all your answers, although - I'm particularly interested in hearing directly from anyone who has actual experience of taking this internally themselves, rather than opinions on other remedies, as our local pharmacist is also a homeopath and recommends it.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriaisis and eczema are one of the few conditions it is not a good idea to self treat homeopathically because you can get very lost treating symptoms produced by the treatment. Homeopaths treat the whole person. Remember that homeopathy treatments should stop when the symptoms are shwoing signs of improvement, and that too much of a remedy can bring on the symptoms you are trying to cure.
      I don't know if you have tried diets or self-treating with reflexology, but one treatment I have come across is in Energy Medicine by Donna Eden - again self-treating. My homeopath advised an anti-candida diet, as she believes the liver, digestion and psoriasis are interelated.
      I have tried reflexology and aromatherapy without success on the members of my family with this condition, and what I tend to find that is that these treatment work for a while then its back to normal.
      Do remember that supressing the skin condition is not a good idea, because the psoriasis might then show itself in more harmful ways, like arthritis.
      Good luck with your search for treatment

  39. QUESTION:
    How exactly does one create a yogurt tampon?
    Hypothetically-as in the treatment for candida.

    • ANSWER:
      Use a slight vinegar douche first. This changes the pH, and you want that. You can buy these in stores. Then get some plain yogurt, mix it in 6 oz or so of tepid tap water, let set for a few minutes. Give yourself a yogurt douche this way. Then use the store bought treatment creams and use that. Sometimes I buy the one day treatments and combine it with the 3 days treatment. The 7 day cream can be used externally to stop the itching. Be sure to change the creams around so your own bacterias cannot gain resistance to a single treatment.

      I have never heard of yogurt being used as a tampon since it is nearly liquid anyhow.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do we often show more humanity to animals than we do to other humans?
    It's not that I think we should reduce the quality of care we give animals but I think we should increase the care we have for one another.

    And before you say it, I know we still treat animals terribly but it seems we are much more likely to treat an animal better.

    One thing that comes to mind is euthanasia. If an animal is suffering and has no chance of recovering we end their life humanely and painlessly. We should all be so lucky to have that treatment if we wanted it.
    Aren't we all helpless to the effects of time?

    • ANSWER:
      It is hypocrisy that attracts little criticism due to frequent exaltation by the media for acts of kindness to "animals", a term that by no means cover the whole animal kingdom but only the cute, amenable, easily tamed ones and relatively harmless to humans. In other words, people are usually exalted for loving their pets. Treating one's pets kindly is good, without doubt. I had a pet myself and he is very cute, helpful and loyal, like other pets. It is true that our pets are more trustworthy and loving than most people if we treat them kindly, of course. When we are in despair, they offer us condolences. When we are in danger, they risk their own lives to fight and protect us. But if we trample on our pets like slaves, then we must not be surprised to see them hating us. They cannot speak in human language, but their emotions show what they feel and think. We have no right to exploit their disadvantages to bring them all kinds of misery for sadistic pleasure like what many disgusting people are doing.

      However, that kindness to animals has become a sort of a vogue. Nowadays, "kindness to animals" is actually celebrities dressing up and feeding their pets extravagantly like little kings to attract the media.

      The huge rest of the animal kingdom consists of carnivorous and pathogenic microorganisms (amoeba, bacteria), worms, louses and fleas, pathogenic insects like mosquitoes, flies, household and garden and forest pests like ants, termites, carpet beetles, and higher carnivorous creatures like piranha, deep sea fishes, great white shark, orca, giant squid, etc. The list goes on to infinity. Hardly anyone comes up to speak for "rights of amoeba, salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, candida albicans, pinworms, genital and clothes louses, fleas, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, termites, piranhas..." These animals are not "kind" to other animals, and not kind to us either who are also animals.

      @ sunfyre23: "It's because animals are helpless. Other people can take care of themselves."
      - That statement applies to pets and other tamed animals, not all. And it is not entirely true that "other people can take care of themselves". You should look around and see how many wretched, desperate people out there who are treated like dirt and as lower beings than animals.

      @ rrichards2k3: Thank you.

      Source: I once had a cute puppy as a friend.

      Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer:
      http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Schopenhauer
      "In Christian ethics ... animals are seen as mere things. They can therefore be used for vivisection, hunting, coarsing, bull-fights and horse-races and can be whipped to death as they struggle along with their heavy carts of stone. Shame on such a morality that fails to recognise the eternal essence that exists in every living thing and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun."

      http://thinkexist.com/quotation/the-assumption-that-animals-are-without-rights/365901.html
      “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."

      - Arthur Schopenhauer

  41. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for a couple to have unprotected sex when the girl is being treated for bacterial vaginosis?
    Will the man have chance of contracting this if no condom is used while treatment of bact vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      There has been much debate over whether bacterial vaginosis is actually a sexually transmitted disease; current thinking instead treats bacterial vaginosis as actually a change in the vaginal flora, not an STD. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when a female individual acts to change the usual environment of the vagina. Common causes may be excessive douching, application of creams & other hygienic products, as well as innoculation with material from around the perianal/genital areas. Bacterial vaginosis is simply an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria that are usually not a significant part of the vaginal flora.

      Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with metronidazole x1, which effectively eradicates these anaerobic bacteria. Given that the male urethral environment is nothing similar to the vaginal environment, guys are not usually affected by the presence of these bacteria in the female. Even the risk of carrying such bacteria is not the significant factor here because the problem was an underlying change in the woman's vaginal environment. Bacterial vaginosis is not the same as chlamydia or gonococcal infections, nor is it similar to candida or trichomonas infections. Instead, it is a transient change that occurs due to flora displacement.

      Bacterial vaginosis presents as a thick yellow-white discharge that has a fishy odor and characteristic findings on the microscope. It does not pose a risk to the female nor the male.

      Therefore, there is actually not a significant reason why you wouldn't be able to have sex during treatment. However, you would still not want to disturb the vaginal environment with semen, potentially delaying the treatment. Also as mentioned above, you should always wear protection, not because of bacterial vaginosis itself, but simply because it is safer and it adds to the contraceptive action of the birth control pill. So I would tell you to just simply wait, it's not that long, you can do it.

  42. QUESTION:
    Any experts who knows Phimosis and Balanitis?
    Hi, I was diagnosed with Balanitis Candida yesterday when I felt an itch around my foreskin (uncircumsized) which spread down to my testes. I applied some tea tree oil cause it's anti-fungal. The next morning, I noticed that my foreskin was very swollen but I can still somewhat fold back the skin and see my tip, I thought it might be from the tea tree oil but researched online to find that it is Phimosis.

    The thing is, I don't have health insurance to go see a doctor and was hoping for suggestions on home remedies. I know that my diet and hygiene is the factor to Balanitis and have started on the path to cleansing it but Phimosis? Any suggestion and help is much appreciated on both.
    Thanks for the reply. I'll keep Health Dpt. in mind. I'm 23 and yeah I guess I did diagnose it myself cause there are numerous info on the matter online.
    @cirkdone I think your mistakening my condition for Paraphimosis. Circumcision is really unneccessary. Thanks for answering though...

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't say who diagnosed you, but it sounds like you did and it would be good to know you age.

      You could go to the local county Health Department. It may be yeast infection which is usually in uncircumcised guys, but can be in cut guys too. It may be something different, but they can help you. It's usually about to in case you don't have money and they will take into account the fact that you are the working uninsured. They would rather help you with an examination by a Physician or a Physician Extender (like Nurse Practitioner or Physician Asst.), then let you get worse and end up costing even more if it become infected and requires emergency treatment.

      There is a lot of advice you are going to get here, but a fungal or any other type of infection can deform your penis if it doesn't get addressed. I believe in good old western medicine like an antibiotic or prescribed anti-fungal if needed. There could be something in the oil, that made it worse. Leave it to the professionals. Write me if you have further questions about the Health Dept. at guthrie5312@gmail.com.

  43. QUESTION:
    how many garlic pill capsules should i take a day to help with my yeast infection?
    i am using another treatment i just wanted to speed up the process and take some garlic. how many pills should i take daily when i have an infection? and how many should i take daily to possibly prevent another infection?

    • ANSWER:
      If u follow this link, there is a short article explaining the dosage and how to prevent another infection.

      http://www.naturalnews.com/025478_garlic_candida_health.html

      hope this helps

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to get a colonic at 42 years old?
    I have candida and was told that a colonic might help me. But I am worried that it might hurt me on the inside and I could get an infection from it.

    • ANSWER:
      Was this a real doctor who made the diagnosis and treatment suggestion? If not then it's likely to be a load of tosh. If it was systemic candida then you have really been conned because you would be seriously immune compromised and in immanent danger of dying.

      If you're not well go and see a real GP and not one of these con-artists.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how long the yeast infection Candida lasts?
    So yeah, I want to know how long it takes for Candida(the yeast infection) to cure. Does anyone know the anwser??

    • ANSWER:
      Candida treatment can be tricky. If it is vaginal, the sypmtoms can be treated with the over-the-counter medications and they should have a treatment duration on the label. The main problem with candida, is that according to most information (and you can look this up online), the candida started in other areas of your body, most likely your gut, and then overgrew to the places you actually see the obvious symptoms. If you have noticed other things like digestive disturbances, intermittant rashes, sometimes diahhrea, or other symptoms, it may be that there is a candida infection in your intestinal tract. For information on treatment of that, you should look online for: candida, yeast infection, etc. The usual treatment for what may be an ongoing yeast (candida) infection usually involves a specific dietary regime, along with prescription drugs that most doctors won't prescribe - or herbal remedies that contain products that kill the overgrowth of candida. For an ongoing problem, which can account for more symptoms than already mentioned above, it can take up to six months for complete removal of the overgrowth. Symptom relief, only, may be sooner with recurrances due to not erradicating the source of the original infection. Antibiotics can cause or aggravate candida.

  46. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever have an allergic reaction a day or two after stopping antibiotics?
    I was put on Macrobid for a UTI and I told the doctor that the last time I took it I got hives two days after the treatment was over. She said that it was probably just a coincidence since if I had an allergy it would show up while on the antibiotic. So, again two days after stopping I am so itchy I can't stand it. I took Benadryl but I was curious if anyone else ever had a reaction after stopping meds and not while on them?

    • ANSWER:
      yes,delayed reactions are common,tell dr ,,,,allergies r like mice in the house,theres usually more than one,do you have mold,food allergies????might suggest acidophilus from yogurt,,,,uti's may lead to candida overgrowth,in which case,an antifungal might be necessary,see doc & good luck,sometimes a food protein is treated by antibodies of mucous membranes as an invading pathogen and then an infection folloes,,drs often miss this connection,,example,maybe shellfish,chicken,beef,legumes,cashews,etc,the pattern is theres no pattern ,any one of two ,ten,or a hundred varieties of foods can cause/aggravate this problem,

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for candida? With no drugs or doctor?
    It's embarrassing as hell but I have a reoccurring yeast infection that will not turn loose of me. My doc prescribed some pills that do nothing for me. I am in the process of searching for a new quack to give me more worthless treatment, but in the mean time does anybody know of a home remedy that could give me some relief?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you diabetic? It might be a good idea to be checked to see if you are passing glucose in urine. (very important)
      There are OTC creams and ointments which might cure it. Make sure your partner is yeast free as well. Eat yogurt and drink buttermilk daily and cut out all sugar from your diet.

  48. QUESTION:
    what is the best yeast infection remedy?
    I have never had a yeast infection and it has been a long time since the symptoms started... finally tonight my boyfriend confirmed that thats what i have. I am really scared now i am not sure what to do. I was wondering what was the best over the counter treatment there was to buy that i can get tomorrow.
    I know it is a yeast infection because when he mentioned it i looked it up and started reading several articles about it and i have everything that it says you should have if you have a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis, more commonly known as yeast infection, derives its name from the fungal species candida albicans which causes such infection.
      A condition not too serious, this infection can easily be treated with the help of yeast infection medication, most of which is easily available over the counter. Home remedies for yeast infection as well as natural ones are commonly recommended and are also known to be greatly effective.

      Commonly occurring forms of yeast infection include oral candidiasis or thrush, genital candidiasis of which vaginal infection is more common than penal, and superficial skin infections. People having diabetes, cancer or AIDS are more susceptible to these infections, and also those having weaker immune systems. Such persons may also be affected by yeast infections of the gastrointestinal tract, pharynx or the urinary bladder and are at a greater risk of the infection turning life-threatening. Medical advice may, therefore, be sought in severe cases or if the infection is recurring.
      For some people, all there is, is a little itch which can easily be ignored but for the majority of the population with natural relief for yeast infection.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ever heard that acid reflux can give a person a productive cough?
    I just had a scope yesterday & this was their great revelation...
    I think they are wacko! So far, they thought I had bronchitis, candida of the bronchil tubes, asthma, and now acid reflux.

    How am I suppose to know which of the four diagnosis it is!?!?!
    I can cough up moer than a cup ful at one session of coughing. And I cough for hours on end.

    • ANSWER:
      acid reflux can cause irritation in the sinuses and bronchials. This irritation can in turn lead to increased mucus production. A cough is the body's natural defense against mucus in the bronchials and lungs. (GERD can cause asthma flares and sinus infections)

      My sons sinus infections and asthma were very difficult to control until they ran the test for GERD and started treatment for control of his GERD.


candida treatment

Candida Support

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of a candida cleanse?
    I have been sick for about 5 days, and I was doing a candida cleanse for about a week before then. I'm wondering if there is a connection.

    • ANSWER:
      you get a sick feeling(Flu-like symptoms), headaches, aches, or abdominal distress(gass and bloating), blurred vision, brain fog, nausea, ect.

      Die-off can last a day to over a week is normal. Depending on how infested you are.

      I usually start off slow by first using the anti-candida diet for a couple weeks to a month(http://chetday.com/candida.html), then going to the candida cleanse. Also your allowed to take half the dose of the cleanse.

      also it's good to take fiber to go to the restroom to help flush the poisons out. Flax seed fiber will work well. Also drink plenty of filtered water.

      http://dblsundog.net/Cleansing_and_Die-Off_Reactions.htm

      One of the reasons it takes so long to remove a yeast infection is that the death of one yeast cell is food for another yeast cell, which encourages those yeast colonies still living. They are being fed and supported by the internal fluids of dead cells. Until the majority of the yeast colonies are destroyed, the die-off reactions will never completely go away.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of CANDIDA or YEAST overgrowth in colon?
    I have severe acne for two years and I took antibiotics for six months, and I think I might have candida overgrowth that is causing toxicity in my body. Any tips on how to get rid of it is helpful thks.
    p.s. this is not a hygenical issue. this is because i took antibiotics for six months that destroyed all the good bacteria in my gut, causing an overgrowth. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right, almost always we find that antibiotics (especially taken as long as you did) causes yeast overgrowth. The easiest and quickest way to get rid of it is to take the natural supplements Morinda Supreme, Melia Supreme and Takesumi Supreme which kill the yeast, while on the anti-fungal diet, which stops feeding the yeast. Learn more at http://fibromyalgia-irritable-bowel-candida-support.com/about-candida.aspx

      People usually get rid of the overgrowth in 2-3 weeks by taking the supplements and sticking to the diet.

      Good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of an internal Candida overgrowth ?
    I never feel ok with my digestive system and always have to avoid certain food that would be harmless to everyone else because it causes me pain or heartburn. I also experience ups and downs with allergies and asthma. Mild depression and lack of concentration along with difficulty to express what is in my mind (can't find the words sometime) also are driving me crazy. Occassionally (very seldom) I have episodes of "a normal brain" in which I feel that my thinking goes normally. I don't know it Candida has to do with it but I also have Epilepsy and Varicocele. I am tires of being "mildly sick" all the time. I did the saliva test and it was positive. If it is the Candida that is causing this trouble, I would like to kill it now. I want to do it naturally and know how to prevent it from coming back.

    Thanks to whoever can help me

    Daniel

    • ANSWER:
      Colloidal Silver is good stuff. That might work but either make it yourself http://curezone.com/forums/m.asp?f=97&i=1054
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=97
      or purchase a gallon of it from EBay or somewhere.

      Apple Juice, Apple Pectin, & Apple Cider Vinegar will help cleanse your body
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      In addition to taking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar & Cinnamon three times a day for at least a month, I would add two to three drops of green hull black walnut oil or wild oregeno oil to some apple juice to help kill parasites and drink three glasses of distilled water with a tablespoon of unrefined sea salt. You will not believe how much better you will feel after just two weeks.

      There are other methods to cure Candida. Keep trying different methods until you dicover what works for you but make sure you stick with whatever you try to give it a chance to work. Candida is caused by a powerful acid/alkaline imbalance and likewise will take some discomfort and care to repair. Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt & Distilled Water and or Colloidal Silver might be the easiest way to beat Candida but everyone is their own batch of chemicals and what works for me might not work for you.

      There are also wonderful Candida Support Forums
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=460

      And a Master Cleanse Support forum well known Candida protocols
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=478

      Find what works for you and stick to it...

  4. QUESTION:
    Is the rise in atmospheric CO2 causing the spread of fungal diseases?
    Candida in humans, white nose syndrome in bats and varroa in bees - all are fungal diseases on the increase involving CO2-breathing fungi. Surely the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere has something to do with encouraging the spread of these fungal epidemics?
    Surely CO2-breathers thrive in increased CO2, just as we thrive in oxygen?

    • ANSWER:
      I fully agree. It may not be the sole factor but a major one. Now a days we treat athletes who has injury with Oxygen therapy. what this therapy does is to put the patient in a tent which has more Oxygen that the open atmosphere. By doing so he intakes more Oxygen which helps to heal faster the injury. The same way you can see cites which has a lot of trees planted on the roads do see a better growth since a lot of CO2 are available through exhaust of the vehicles that ply the road. These are some of the analogy I can think of to support the theory of more CO2 more fungus.
      Since CO2 is higher in concentration in the atmosphere the fungus don't have to spend that much energy to absorb the required amount of CO2 for its synthesis and hence that differential energy can be better utilized for reproduction.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can i find a Recommended Naturopathic Doctor in my area?
    I live in Pensacola, i want a doctor who treats Systemic Candidiasis(Candida) and fibromyalgia possibly, im seeing a doctor at the VA hospital since im a veteran its free, but he doesnt believe Candida can exist in people without HIV or other Autoimmune diseases or ... something like that. But i have read too many articles online where naturopathic doctors treat this condition differently. Please help me ; ;

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your local support group for local doctor. A D.O. is usually more open than an M.D. & has much more training.

      Here's a yahoo link to 6 Naturopathic doctors in Pensacola.

      Only one doctor is listed in Pensacola for ACAM. There are quite a few in Florida but none other near you.

      Integrative medicine combines conventional care with alternative medicine to improve patient care. Rather than practice one type of medicine, integrative physicians will often combine therapies and treatment approaches to ensure the best results for their patients. ACAM physicians do not shun western medicine, in fact they practice western care everyday. Our physicians are unique in that they incorporate appriopriate and proven alternative treatment options.

  6. QUESTION:
    If omega 3 is meant to lower triglyceride then why to the omega 3 supplements have it in the ingredients?
    trying to find a healthy candida diet but all the ones ive looked at so far contradict each other.
    Thanks Andy but i really dont want to lose the weight, i want to put more on thats why im struggling with this candida diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Fish Oil helps with Cholesterol support because of the EPA (the natural Omega-3 fatty acid in it)... it's just what it does, like the reason Vitamin C is acidic.
      The fact that Fish Oil has cholesterol doesn't mean it's going to increase your cholesterol... they are two very different things. In fact, you need to ingest some cholesterol every day... the RDA for cholesterol is 300 mg per day so a softgel of Fish Oil would have less cholesterol than a couple potato chips (which is almost insignificant as well). One thing to remember is that there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, just like there is good fat and bad fat... Fish Oil is an example of a good fat and it gives your body some of the raw materials it needs to properly control cholesterol and keep it in a healthy range. I hope that helps to clear it up!

  7. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get rid of candida?
    Im 20 and have suffered from acne since about age 13. It has cleared up dramatically because i changed my eating habits, but my tongue is still white coated, and my saliva tests still come back positive. How long do i have to cleanse?

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  8. QUESTION:
    Do you know if The Yeast Connection works for Systemic Candida?
    Or, do you know anything about, Cure Your Yeast Infection the All-Natural Way?

    • ANSWER:
      My ex is the author of The Yeast Syndrome (John Parks Trowbridge, MD)

      Diets do work, but you also need the help of anti-yeast medication to get things under control. You also feel worse before you get better as the yeast die-off creates a reaction called Herxheimer's Reaction - which is the illness you feel from the toxins released by millions of dying yeast.

      Arlette Pharo, MD is who Dr. Trowbridge refers candida patients to unless you are seeing him for orthopedics or chelation. The regimen of ANY yeast control diet is so hard to adhere to - yeast makes a person really emotional, and it is is hard to stay on these diets without a lot of support.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do righties secretly want Obama to win in 2012 that's why they are supporting everyone except winnable candida?
    candidates? LOL..Newt Gingrich? He will send liberals and independents running to the polls like a a person running to bathroom with diarrhea after eating bad chili. You guys are pretty funny. The republican party has been taken over by the dixiecrats...ohh uhh I meand the tea partiers. sorry.

    • ANSWER:
      yes

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection & I won't it gone!! I have been taking acidophilus pills, is there anything else that I can take?

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing the symptoms of candida (yeast) or something else, but what is clear is that your body (and perhaps your immune system) is telling you that it is out of balance.

      A traditional method of treating candida is to drink a glass of water with 3 tsp of apple cider vinegar prior to each meal. However this is more helpful as maintenance, not so much with a full blown infection.

      I suggest that you cut out all sugar (fruit, white sugar, fructose, etc) and processed food (ie white flour), and severely limit carbs/starch. This is what feeds the candida.

      The OTC methods will only take care of the problem temporarily and don't get to the root your problem.

      Try a gentle detox program such as the one by Wild Rose. It provides herbs that you take prior to each meal for a 2 week period which will rid your body of candida and other toxin while supporting your liver. It also provides a guideline for your diet during the 2 weeks with severe restrictions on carbs.

      This will help you to re-establish a healthy flora in your body, cleanse your liver so it can rid your body of toxins and start you on the path to healthier eating habits.

      If the problem continues, go to your primary care provider for a pap smear and swab for cultures.

      Best of luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of a yeast infection?
    Ok I think my sister has a yeast infection but she dosen't want to go to the doctor ( she is only 13 and scared. ) How can I help her?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lindsay,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      For prevention, ask her to wash her panties with extra care as the yeast spores are left in the panties if you are infected and normal laundering won’t kill the fungus. Scrub the crotch of the panties with unscented detergent before washing. She may also put her panties in boiling water for sometime or soak them in bleach for 24 hours before wearing them. Hot ironing your panties is also a good idea as candida may die due to heat.

      Wear loose fitting clothes, made from cotton fiber if possible, to allow good air circulation. Fibers like polyester, plastic and leather trap the moisture inside and also render poor circulation. This makes the environment near your genitals prone to infections. Remember, try to sleep naked if possible, or at least remove undergarments (panties), to allow the vaginal area to become cool and dry. This shall provide you her immense relief equal to all the medicines combined.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  13. QUESTION:
    Where can I find information on enzyme deficiency?
    I want the causes, effects and related information. Preferably from reputable websites. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Enzymes and Health
      ENZYME DEFICIENCIES
      Have you ever asked yourself, `How is it possible that I am sick even though I eat organic foods and am very careful with my diet?' The answer most likely revolves around an ENZYME DEFICIENCY. An enzyme deficiency can manifest itself as a variety of conditions. Presented here is a brief look at causes and symptoms.

      SYNDROMES COMMON TO ENZYME DEFICIENCY
      PMS
      Hot flashes Fatigue
      Cold hands and feet Neck and shoulder aches Sprue
      Inflammation
      Protease Deficiency Back weakness
      Fungal forms Constipation High Blood Pressure Insomnia
      Hearing problems Parasites
      Gum disorders Gingivitis
      Lipase Deficiency Aching feet Arthritis Bladder problems Cystitis
      Acne
      Gall bladder stress Gallstones
      Hay fever Prostate problems Psoriasis
      Urinary weakness Constipation Diarrhea
      Heart problems
      Combination Deficiency Chronic allergies
      Common colds Diverticulitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chronic fatigue
      Sinus infection
      Immune depressed conditions
      Amylase Deficiency Breaking out of the skin - rash Hypoglycemia
      Depression Mood swings Allergies

      Enzymedica Enzyme Fortifiers are intended to aid in the correction of nutritional imbalances. The fortifiers are also designed to be used under direction of health care professionals in enzyme therapy.

      DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
      Protease Deficiency:
      Protease digests protein. The benefit of proteolytic enzymes has been studied for decades in the United States, Germany and Japan primarily. Research has focused on immune support, inflammation and cancer.

      Since everything that makes us sick is either protein or is protected by protein, the immune system is in constant need of protease. Bacteria, parasites, and fungal forms are all protein. Viruses and cancer cells are protected by protein. Protease has the ability to digest these unwanted debri in the blood. Therefore, protease deficient people are immune compromised, making them susceptible to bacterial, viral and yeast infections and a general decrease in immunity.

      Amylase Deficiency:
      Amylase digests carbohydrates (converts them to sugars) along with dead white blood cells. When you are low in amylase you are a candidate for blood sugar imbalances, Hypoglycemia, Type II Diabetes, carbohydrate cravings and allergies. Amylase is also involved in anti-inflammatory reactions such as those caused by the release of histamine and similar substances. Asthma and emphysema may also be exacerbated by an amylase deficiency.

      Lipase Deficiency:
      Since lipase digests fat, fat-soluble vitamins and balances fatty acids, lipase deficient people can be expected to have a tendency towards high cholesterol, high triglycerides and difficulty losing weight. The future outcome of these tendencies is heart disease, which kills more Americans than any other disease. Lipase deficient people also have decreased cell permeability, meaning nutrients cannot get in and the waste cannot get out. The condition of vertigo or labrynthis, also called Meniere's Disease (dizziness aggravated by movement such as walking or driving), can also result from lipase deficiency.

      Cellulase Deficiency
      The symptoms of cellulase deficiency can best be described as malabsorption syndrome (impaired absorption of nutrients, vitamins, or minerals from the diet by the lining of the small intestine). Malabsorption has many symptoms including lower abdominal gas, pain, bloating and problems associated with the jejunum and pancreas. The consumption of fiber enriched nutritional drinks, which are full of cellulose, can exacerbate these problems.

      A cellulase deficiency can also lead to fungal overgrowth such as Candida. The cell wall of Candida contains chitin which is very similar to cellulose (fiber). This can often make it difficult to remove once an overgrowth develops. Cellulase taken orally can often assist in bringing the Candida overgrowth back into balance.

      Cellulase breaks down the fiber in our diet. Because our body does not produce cellulase, this food enzyme is essential. The Lactase deficient people also have classic symptoms which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Other allergic symptoms, including asthma, have been witnessed from the ingestion of lactose-containing products.

      Sucrase, Lactase & Maltase Deficiency:
      People who have malabsorption syndrome and cellulose deficiency also have a tendency towards sugar (sucrose, lactose, & maltose) and/or gluten intolerance. Sucrose, lactose and maltose are three common sugars which some people cannot tolerate. They are broken down and absorbed into the system by three enzymes; sucrase, lactase and maltase.

      Sucrase deficient people cannot split the sucrose disaccharide into twin partners, two units of glucose. Glucose is a primary brain food so expect mental and emotional problems in people who are sucrase deficient. Symptoms include depression, moodiness, panic attacks, manic and schizophrenic behavior and severe mood swings.

      Maltase Deficiency
      Maltase deficient people are generally sensitive to environmental conditions.
      An intolerance to sucrose, lactose or maltose may be worsened by a deficiency in sucrase, lactase or maltase.

      Combination Deficiency
      Combination Deficiency is when an individual has more than one of the above deficiencies. The person will most often have the most severe digestive issues. Crohn's Disease, Colitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are quite common.

      Gluten grains can be a real problem for example. These grains include wheat, oats, rye and barley. Not everyone has to avoid all four grains; however, sometimes it is a must. Gluten intolerance is associated with Celiac Disease and Malabsorption Syndrome. It is also associated with Crohn's Disease. Gluten is actually a protein that exist in these high carbohydrate grains. The best way to address this is usually a high potency protease and amylase enzyme combination.

      The insidious thing about gluten intolerance is that it creates a sugar intolerance because when gluten intolerant people eat gluten containing foods, the brush border cells of the jejunum are injured and thus unable to secrete the disaccharidases (sucrase, lactase and maltase) leading to sugar intolerance. The problems discussed here are just the tip of the iceberg. More discoveries continue to emerge as research with food enzymes continues.

      THERAPEUTIC USES OF ENZYMES
      If enzymes truly are catalysts which participate in virtually every bodily process, and if a shortage can cause a variety of illnesses, then why are they not widely used as a treatment? It is certainly true that they are not widely used here in the Americas, but what about other countries? In Europe enzyme therapy is routinely used to treat a variety of illnesses.

      As you become familiar and comfortable working with enzymes they will serve you as no other supplementation program. The one thing we must all be able to do is digest, assimilate, utilize, eliminate and create healthy cells to live. The body requires enzymes to do all this work. If it is true the body uses 80% of its energy just to digest food, there can be no limit to the benefit of plant based enzymes in this process.

      Protease:
      It is known that protease's are able to dissolve almost all proteins as long as they are not components of living cells. Normal living cells are protected against lysis by the inhibitor mechanism. Parasites, fungal forms, and bacteria are protein. Viruses are cell parasites consisting of nucleic acids covered by a protein film. Enzymes can break down undigested protein, cellular debris, and toxins in the blood, sparing the immune system this task. The immune system can then concentrate its full action on the bacterial, viral or parasitic invasion.

      Protease is a polymorphic enzyme. The enzyme action it produces can adapt to meet the current digestive or metabolic needs of the body. It should be noted that protease when taken on an empty stomach is readily taken up into the mucosa cells of the intestine and passed into the blood circulation. Clinical observations (manuscript in preparation) have noted that upon high intake of oral protease, heavy metal concentrations have been significantly decreased in the blood.

      Lipase:
      Fats are the most difficult component of the diet to digest. Fatty foods cause more indigestion than proteins or starches.

      Most Americans have crossed-wires when it comes to fats. Because of bulging waistlines, most Americans battle between fat-phobia and fat-craving. The human body is programmed to crave fats. Without essential fats and fatty nutrients animals and humans cease to thrive. Omega-3 and omega-6 fats from flaxseed and cold-water fish were found to be essential for human health by physiologists in the 1930s. Fat-soluble nutrients such as beta carotene, lutein, and vitamins A, D, E and K fulfill important functions in health maintenance. So fat isn't all bad.

      The American diet is intentionally laden with saturated fats and hardened hydrogenated fats, leaving about 80% of the population deficient in the essential fats required for the maintenance of the human nervous system, the production of hormones and the control of inflammation.
      Foods actually taste better when they contain fats. A famous fast-food quarter-pound hamburger actually has a saturated fat content equivalent to 16 pats of butter! The fast-food engineers really know how to stimulate our taste buds.

      It is worth noting here that weight loss is a common finding among individuals with chronic heart failure. It is evident that malabsorption of fats is related to heart failure. In one study subjects with heart disease had 10 times more fat in their stool than heart-healthy individuals. This means those with heart disease weren't absorbing their fats (Am J Cardiology 5: 295, 1960). Yet heart patients are typically placed on low-fat diets! These individuals were leaner, but not healthier.

      For these same reasons, fat blockers such as Olean and Elestra are undesirable. They keep fat from being absorbed, but they also keep fatty nutrients from being available. Under-nutrition occurs in about half of the patients with chronic heart failure.

      Fats are a major source of fuel for the heart muscle. The use of lipase has been suggested to improve fat absorption (Am J cardiology 8: 43, 1963).

      It was not until 1997 that researchers found that lipase also can help to control LDL cholesterol and is helpful in stubborn cases of high triglycerides. (Lipids 32: 1147, 1997).

      Low levels of lipase have been found among adults who have benign fatty tumors surrounding their eyelids, an unsightly condition called xanthelasma. Adults with this condition often hide these fatty growths with makeup. While lipase is untried in these cases, a course of daily lipase with meals may prove to be a remedy.

      Plant Based Enzymes Vs. Animal Enzymes
      Enzymes are the energy of life. All supplemental enzymes, with very rare exception, can be beneficial to one degree or another. If you must choose one, which would it be? When considering the benefits of animal (or glandular, usually represented by USP) verses plant enzymes, the following may be helpful.

      Animal enzymes, or pancreatic enzymes, are from the pancreas of a slaughter house animal. Ask yourself "What was the condition of this animal and its organs before he was slaughtered." How does anyone know?

      Pancreatic enzymes tend to claim high unit amounts, such as 31,500 units of protease. However, this amount, or unit measurement, does not indicate the actual enzyme activity level. 31,500 units of protease will yield a level of only 356 units of digestive activity. Compare this to hundreds of thousands of actual protease activity in our plant based enzymes. Enzyme effectiveness depends on activity not weight. Remember to compare "apples to apples".

      Don't forget about the importance of the pH balance. Pancreatin requires an 8.0 pH to be of use in the system. The human body reaches this 8.0 pH in the small intestine after major digestion has already taken place. Plant enzymes have the capability to work between 3 and 9 pH. They are blended as neutral, alkaline and acidic to cover all concerns in our formulations. This means they work throughout the entire digestive tract and in the blood. For instance, one English study showed a small dose of acidstable lipase from a plant source was more effective than a dosage 25 times larger of conventional pancreatin in the treatment of malabsorption and malnutrition due to pancreatic enzyme deficiency.

      References
      Abderhalden. Fermentforschung. 15:93-120-1936. Alexander, et al. J. Clin Invest. 15:163-67, 1944. Bill Sardi "Lipase the missing Enzyme" Bienenstock, J. Nutrition Reviews 42:105-8, 1984. Borgstrom, G. Principles of Food Science. Macmillan Co. 1968.
      Brown, Pearce, & Van Allen. J. Exp. Med. 42:163-78, 1925.
      Burge & Neill. Ameri. J. Physiol. 63:545-47, 1923. Couey, Dick. Nutrition for God's Temple, Mellon Press, 1993.
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      Fiessinger et al. Enzymologia 1:145-50, 1936 Fisher, Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 29:400-494, 1932 DicQie Fuller, Ph.D, D.Sc. Enzymes The Life Force Within Us
      Leonid G. Ber, Energy Times Sep.,1998, 29-52
      PDAJ Pharm Sci. Technol 1994 Sept-Oct 48 (5):231-5 The Synergistic Effects of enzymes in Food with Enzymes in the Human Body 355
      Enzyme Nutrition Dr. Edward Howell
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      Graham, D. J. Pediatric Acid Sootheenterology and Nutrition 3:120-6, 1984.
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      M. Mamadou "Oral Enzymes Facts and Concepts"

      These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can you get thrush weeks after finishing antibiotics course?
    I was on antibiotics for mastitis for a couple of weeks. I finished taking the antibiotics a month ago and have just developed what appears to be vaginal thrush. I have an itch just inside vagina and a clear slippery discharge that doesnt smell. But inside there is a white cottage cheese like stuff. Is it normal to get thrush weeks after completing a course of antibiotics?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes & you are not the only one facing it.

      For recurring thrush

      Avoid the use of antibiotics if possible (herbal alternatives are also effective)
      Reduce your intake of sugar
      Boost your immune system with natural immune system strengtheners
      Eat a healthy diet
      Exercise regularly

      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection and other symtoms of thrush, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      Some immune boosting herbs include Echinacea purpurea which is a Native American herb that has become famous for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is an excellent immune system tonic that boosts the body’s immunity by stimulating the production of immune cells.

      Another commonly used herb is Astragalus membranaceous (also called 'huang qi'), which has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to tone the ‘qi’ or life force that we know as the immune system. Astragalus is an ideal remedy for anyone who is prone to recurrent infections such as candida, as it is able to increase the body’s resistance and immune response to illness.

      Viscum album is commonly known to enhance the immune-stimulating properties of other ingredients, and it encourages repair of damaged cells.

      You may get detailed info on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/thrush.htm

  15. QUESTION:
    Is medicine the right way to cure anxiety or does it only keep it under control?
    I'm gonna get some medicine for my anxiety problem and I was wondering if there was a better way to cure anxiety for good. I don't to take a medicine and then get addicted to it or get to the point where I will believe that it's the " only way " for me to cope with anxiety. I'm really sick of anxiety.

    • ANSWER:
      Try natural therapies which have scientific support, are not addictive or have many adverse side effects. The most common deficiency state is magnesium which is a common cause of anxiety.

      The following natural anxiety treatments that have some scientific studies supporting their use:

      Magnesium
      Inositol
      Valerian Root
      Kava Herb
      Rhodiola Herb
      Appropriate Exercise (not too much, not too little)
      Hypoglycemia Diet
      "Food Allergy" Elimination Diet
      Candida Yeast Theory (speculative)

      Natural treatments for depression and anxiety >>>
      http://www.drpodell.org/alternative_treatments_for_depression.shtml

      Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For >>>
      http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-deficiency/need-more/

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any homiopathic remedies to cure or prevent a sinus infection?
    I get them 2 or 3 times a year and I'd like to start being more pro-active at preventing them and cut back on the antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is.

      You will need a tea kettle, a box of Kleenex, a towel, thick glass salad type bowl, cutting board and one small bottle of tea tree oil and one small bottle of peppermint oil.

      Boil water. Place bowl on cutting board and pore hot water in bowl. The cutting board prevents the heat from the bottom of the bowl from making a mark on a wooden table top.

      Add 4 drops tea tree oil and 2 drops peppermint oil.

      Hair must be pulled away from face and drape bath towel around your head and over the bowl and breath slowly in and out until you feel your nose open up little by little.

      The box of Kleenex will come in handy as you will need to blow your nose as it clears the infection out.

      Tea tree oil and peppermint oils are known as natural disinfectants and expand your air passageways.

      If you are the kind of person who has chronic sinus infections, google Candida Albicans and sinus infections and learn what is causing it, because that is most likely the problem.

      There is another way to combat this by supporting your immune system. You may discuss it with me if you have questions.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are normal Quit Smoking Symptoms after 4 months?
    I am 31 years old and after smoking for 17 years, I quit 4 months ago. Since then, I have had a sore throat, horseness, and it is very hard to breathe. I never had a problem with any of this before quitting. When does this end and is it normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Enzyme PhytoNutrient (EPN) complex is a patent-pending Enzyme PhytoNutrient from a plant source that provides Enzyme and saccharides necessary for optimal cellular communication. No combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids or herbals can replace the necessary saccharides found in EPN. We believe that EPN will provide total Enzyme Supplementation.
      Protein and carbohydrates are chief components of the human body. For all of history, food has provided these building blocks; however, scientists are still learning the functions that specific nutritional food components play in this process. As recently as this century, benefits of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytochemicals were discovered.
      Enzyme-PhytoNutrients have been demonstrated to be effective in supporting the immune system. Studies were conducted to determine what the effects of PhytoNutrient dietary supplementation had on a variety of infections.
      There is evidence to suggest the PhytoNutrients molecules mediate most of the communication that occurs between the 100 trillion or so cells of the human body. Incomplete or poorly formed PhytoNutrient molecules can result in defective cell messages, which may have implications for immunity. Breast-fed infants are known to have an increased resistance to middle ear infections as well as other childhood illnesses. While human milk contains high concentrations of PhytoNutrients, animal milks vary in the combinations and amounts present. PhytoNutrients have been tested in:
      •Alcohol Craving
      •Anger Control
      •Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      •Autistic Children
      •Behavior Modification
      •Benign Mucous Membrane Pemphigus
      •Candida Albicans
      •Canker Sores (Aphthous stomatitis)
      •Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      •Cold Sores or Fever Blisters (Herpes labialis)
      •Coxsackle Viruses
      •Decrease the need for Medications
      •Depression
      •Diabetes Mellitus
      •Dyslexia (learning difficulties)
      •Enhanced Glutathione Levels
      •Fibromyalgia
      •Hepatitis C
      •Immune Function
      •Inflammation
      •Inflammatory Diseases of the Heart & Pancreas
      •Liver Enzyme Serum Changes
      •Lupus
      •Menopause
      •Myofacial Pain Syndrome
      •Oral Mucosal Disease
      •Osteo-Arthritis
      •Periodontal Disease (tooth loss)
      •Positive Outlook
      •Protection from Chemically-Initiated Glutathione Depletion
      •Respiratory Air Flow in Asthmatics
      •Rheumatoid Arthritis
      •Tay-Sachs Disease
      •Temper
      •Tissue Disorders
      EPN is created through a unique, fourteen-day process. Because this manufacturing process resembles human digestion, soy seeds are completely assimilated into basic nutrients and natural sweeteners. Through this proprietary process, nutrient enzymes are produced along with a phyto-sweetener resembling human colostrum (found in mother’s breast milk). Therefore, EPN is an all-in-one combination of healthful enzymes and a phyto-sweetener. Due to the fact that the creation process is digestive in nature, there is no residual, unassimilated soy matter remaining.

      http://www.phpure.com/nutrition_products/angstrom_minerals.htm

      Also look at iron on the same page. Wait until you reach 6 months and everything goes away.

  18. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for a yeast infection to heal?
    I've had pain during sex for two months and I just found out that it is from a yeast infection. I went to the doctor and she gave me ointment 2 weeks ago. I finished using it but I am still experiencing pain during intercourse. I can't go on like this! It's putting a lot of strain on my relationship.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections can heal fast, slow, recur, stay etc. etc.

      The issue with sustained yeast problem is generally due to immune deficiency, or should I say, you have to intentionally increase your immunity level even if you are other wise fine.

      Avoid the use of antibiotics if possible (herbal alternatives are also effective)
      Reduce your intake of sugar
      Boost your immune system with natural immune system strengtheners
      Eat a healthy diet
      Exercise regularly

      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection and other symtoms of thrush, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      Some immune boosting herbs include Echinacea purpurea which is a Native American herb that has become famous for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is an excellent immune system tonic that boosts the body’s immunity by stimulating the production of immune cells.

      Another commonly used herb is Astragalus membranaceous (also called 'huang qi'), which has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to tone the ‘qi’ or life force that we know as the immune system. Astragalus is an ideal remedy for anyone who is prone to recurrent infections such as candida, as it is able to increase the body’s resistance and immune response to illness.

      Viscum album is commonly known to enhance the immune-stimulating properties of other ingredients, and it encourages repair of damaged cells.

      You may get detailed info on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/thrush.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I shape my body when I have a problem?
    It's hard to say this but I have irritable bowel syndrome. I can't eat anything green that's uncooked (like my favortie thing in the whole world, salad) without getting sick. I've started running but I also have trouble eating. I have a big stomach (metaphorically) and used to having a metabolism, so I eat a lot. I hate having to do the "oh there is too many carbs in that" thing and I refuse to say it. I am an eater and proud of it but I want to be able to shape my body. I'm already doing crunches to shape my stomach but I want to fix my thigh problem. Anyone please help!!!!
    no, the IBS is shooting me to the hospital. I just have to be careful of what I eat, I get well, I guess you can say a very bad stool.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a guy, Dr. Jordan Rubin, who had IBS so bad it almost killed him. He found that if you keep good bacteria in your system and killed off the bad, usually candida, it would cure the IBS. He went from about 110lbs and skin and bones to 165lbs with lots of lean muscle mass and completely healthy in just 5 months or so. Read his book, "The Maker's Diet". He tells his story in it and explains how he cured himself from a "disease" that is supposedly incurable.

      If you have had a lot of shots, been sick a lot, or had to take a lot of anti-biotics in the past, that is probably where your good bacteria, such as asidophilous, were killed. Yeast/Candida grows much faster than the good bacteria, and can actually keep the good bacteria from growing and supporting normal digestion/evacuation.

      google candida to read more about it. also check out that book. very easy to read and you will live longer because of it.!

  20. QUESTION:
    Can taking a Vitamin A supplement daily help improve skin?
    I had severe acne and i've been on minocycline for two years, doxycyline for another and have been using topical treatments as well [face washes and tazorac]. I still have break outs, moderate, and i want to try everything i can before resorting to acutane. Will vitamin A improve my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can, not by itself but with a healthy diet(that already includes all the vitamins/minerals that you need) and there are other vitamins that can help too. You should take fish liver oil capsules for vitamin A(it should say retinol vitamin A under the ingredients). You should eat a lot of vegetables, essential fatty acids, protein, and drink lot of water.
      I've just recently changed my diet and stopped eating all junk food and artificial sugars.....and I'm seeing improvements in my skin and my acne is slowly disappearing and the acne scars are actually fading pretty quickly.
      A healthy diet is really important, because supplements just provide a little extra support on their own they don't do much.....these are the supplements I'm taking, maybe they can help you:
      Calcium and Magnesium(in equal amounts)
      Vitamin E (dry form)
      Shark liver oil (for the 10,000 IU Vitamin A)
      Carlson Cod Liver Oil
      Vitamin C
      Nutritional Yeast Flakes (for the vitamin B-complex)

      Also maybe you have a food sensitivity: you can try keeping a food log to see if something breaks you out. Also some people get acne from dairy foods, gluten, or sugar.....so pay attention to when you break out the most.
      If you have hormonal acne then the best way to manage that is with a healthy diet and exercise.

      Before trying natural treatments for acne I was on Solodyn for 4 months only....and the antibiotic really messed me up and made my acne so much more resistant to other treatment, that I would really discourage anyone from going on antibiotics or accutane. And I keep reading online how people stay on antibiotics for years and years destroying their immune systems....and if they get off it for a while they get the acne back. Antibiotics don't treat the root of whatever problem you have that is causing this acne and by taking all these drugs you might get some serious health problems. So, if your acne is a big problem for you and you sincerely want to cure it, you wouldn't mind completely altering your diet and becoming more healthy. However, if you do decide to go back on antibiotics or accutane you should definitely take a probiotic and drink kefir/eat yogurt daily to avoid getting candida. Since, you've been on minocycline for 2 years it might take you a little longer to get your skin completely clear....but don't give up.
      ~you might want to try NuCelle Mandelic Serum 15% 2 fl oz (I think you can only purchase it online....it is around with shipping). It helps fade my scars, take away the redness, and makes the pimples heal a little faster.(it does make you skin peel a bit).
      ~also you might as well try the oil cleansing method(it won't clear up severe acne problems, but it will help. Also don't do the serum and the oil method at the same time, try one thing for a month then switch to another option if one doesn't help)
      http://www.acne.org/messageboard/OIL-CLEANSING-METHOD-Hi-t141871.html

      I found a lot of great information on acne.org
      here is a pretty great post from that website, and I'm following this diet/routine right now: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Diet-isn-t-related-acne-t222897.html&st=200

      and here is another website full of natural treatments that have helped people: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acne.html

      Best of luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    I fear i have a Candida albicans infestion, how do I deal with it?
    I will see the Doc on monday, but what do I do in the meantime, the itching drives me nuts?

    • ANSWER:
      *Pondering a bit* One of my ex girlfriends bounced between bacterial and yeast infections thanx to the doctors until she took matters into her own hands.
      She used an apple cider vinegar douche (to relieve the itching) and drank acidophilus (good bacteria).
      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

      Some recommendations For Wellness
      * Avoid all yeast containing foods: yeast breads, fermented beverages (beer, wine, brandy, scotch, etc.) moldy cheeses, fermented vinegars, salad dressing, peanuts, biscuits, canned citrus fruit juices, cake mix, ice cream, all dried fruit, oranges, pickles, tomato sauce, sugars, yeast powder, processed and smoked meats, malt products, barbecue sauce, olives, mayonnaise, and chili peppers.
      * Avoid sugar (especially hidden sugars such as those found in soft drinks, pastries, canned fruits and vegetables), artificial sweeteners, and all refined carbohydrates.
      * Rotate between at least 2 different anti-fungal herbs every 4 days to kill the candida yeast in the intestinal tract such as garlic and pau d' Arco, or try a yeast/anti-fungal combination including Yeast/Fungal Detox, Caprylic Acid Combo or Caprylimune.
      * For even greater effectiveness, try using a homeopathic remedy for Candida to help relieve symptoms and aid in the healing process.
      * Supplement with Acidophilus daily. This helps to reintroduce the good bacteria back into the intestinal tract(this works well as it is what my ex did).
      * Colostrum can also be used to help reserve the balance of intestinal flora and support the immune system.
      * Take 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil or omega 3 oil daily to improve healing and prevent the fungus from destroying cells.
      * Incorporate Echinacea to help strengthen the immune system.
      * Use a multivitamin & mineral complex with vitamin A to provide all the nutrients needed for proper immune function and for repair of the intestinal lining. Try to select a vitamin complex that includes zinc.
      * Treat any yeast or fungal infection that appears on the skin with tea tree oil.
      http://www.soulhealer.com/candida.htm

  22. QUESTION:
    I'm bipolar and have been a guinea pig to many drugs with bad side effects. Does Chinese medicine work?
    in any way for that and anxiety? I'm not a severe case where I'd whack somebody, I just get down and anxious and fight it all the time even with meds to be happy go lucky like I want to be. What about accupuncture? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Curing Bipolar Disorder

      ‘They {the medical establishment} hate that word {cure}, like the devil hates holy water’
      Dr. Royal Raymond Rife
      ======================================...
      Intestinal Dysbiosis/Candida Overgrowth

      ‘All diseases begin in the gut’ Hippocrates 460-370BC

      Mental illness starts not in the Brain but the Gut. Do you have digestive problems like colic, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, and malnourishment {are you very skinny and find it difficult to put on weight?}, and do you have a white/yellow-coating on your tongue? Do you suffer from frequent headaches, mood swings, depression, fatigue, and other symptoms related to ‘candida overgrowth?’

      Read 'Gut And Psychology Syndrome' By. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, NMedSci{neurology}, MMedSci{nutrition}
      This doctor, who has a clinic in Cambridge for treating mental illnesses like Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. Her son suffered from Autism, she found the cure and the root cause, and believes that all mental illness can be cured.

      I found that my bipolar disorder was caused or worsened by Candida overgrowth or Candida Related Complex. You should consult a Naturopathic Doctor {not a homeopath, they're different}, a Nutritionist that has treated Bipolar disorder before, and an orthomolecular medicine doctor.

      Candida thrive on sugar, so Cut out all sugar, unstable/imbalanced blood sugar levels can cause depression and hyperactivity, replace table sugar with Xylitol {much more healthier and beneficial and tastes the same in the same portions! you wont notice too much of a difference, don’t go near NutraSweet or Aspartame, monosodium glutamate - avoid like the plague}.Cut out stimulants like caffeine, and soda soft drinks.

      S. Boulardii is a good probiotic that flushes out candida from the body. Look into Kefir Making, this home-made free probiotic drink in itself will bring you much improvement in your mental health and well being, all you need is Kefir Grains to get started, google ‘Kefir Making’ and look at Doms Kefir Making website, it tells you everything you want/need to know.

      ======================================...
      Fasting & Detoxification

      Do a detox fast a 3-day apple fast, only red/golden delicious apples, and fresh water, along with coffee enema's, this is all stated in 'Cure your acne in 3 days' but it works great for bipolar disorder, most BP's have bad skin according to one conventional website i was reading. This will help rid your body of the accumulated toxins affecting your brain, and kill a lot of Candida Yeast.

      See the outlined 3-day fast here, although for acne, it will work for bipolar disorder also:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApSkpEDAvDkxo2PRN3DFZ7Tty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080709071408AAIc9x0&show=7#profile-info-D0W5kyt1aa

      Recent studies have shown that Prozac {a popular antidepressant} has anti-fungal/candida properties, and inhibits its growth, this is due to Serotonin. Further, Sodium Valporate {used as a mood stabiliser} has been shown to stop the growth of harmful pathogenic microorganisms/worms in the gut. This is very interesting findings, as it supports that mental illness is due to problems in the gut or intestinal dysbiosis.

      Go on the anti-candida diet. Source: 'The Yeast Connection' Book

      Drink Alkali water, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of purified water you drink, this will prevent disease and reduce the growth of Candida. Source: Mr X Acne e-book

      Look also into Gerson Therapy/Juicing, this has cured many diseases, not just cancer, it will help with mental illness. But start this after you have rid yourself of candida.
      ======================================...
      Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies

      -Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 3 supplements or Carlson’s Brand 2-3g per day has been shown in scientific studies to reduce manic-depression significantly. Strictly, the brands mentioned as they are pure pharmaceutical grade, and are used in clinical trials, plus the Carlson’s Brand has added fat-soluble vitamins.
      Google it to see the research with omega 3 and its remarkable effects on mental illness, yet more evidence that mental illness is due to nutritional deficiencies, which has been aggravated by Candida overgrowth/Intestinal Dysbiosis.

      -EM Power Plus + by TrueHope, has been shown to be very effective, look at the testimonies on mcmillans BiPolar website. Personally i have not used this, as my current nutrition programs works great.

      -A multivitamin/ mineral supplement in a bioavailable form, E.g . Higher Nature brand

      SAMe - 400mg per day, this will boost your energy levels. And has been called the ‘instant antidepressant’, please have the histamine blood test done with the help of a mental-health orientated nutritionist, before taking this. If you are high-histamine {google it}, you will need to take methionine 1000-2000mg per day.

      ======================================...
      Getting to the ‘Cause’ of mental illness

      Get blood tests, to test for:

      - Histamine {high histamine is the cause of many bipolar type symptoms, highly recommend this test}

      -Nutritional deficiencies/Nutritional profile.

      - Adrenal exhaustion,

      - Homocysteine,

      - Pyroluria, http://www.kryptopyrrole.com/

      - Allergies, Allergies to certain foods can cause psychological problmes/mental instability, the most common offenders are Milk, Gluten, Egg, in that order, try eliminating each one for atleast 72hours and see how you feel.

      - Candida Comprehensive Stool test, or D-Mannitol Urine Test {best and most accurate, bu hard to find a lab/scientist that does this, as its new}

      - Thyroid disorders, including Wilson's Thyroid disorder, although this involves monitoring youe body temperature immediately on waking, I think it should be above 97.5F, I am not sure, check this first/research.

      -heavy metal toxicity, Ever heard some on say his as 'Mad as a Shoe Maker', well shoe makers used to use harmful chemicals like mercury, lead which made them go mad.

      Your nutritionist can arrange these test through a local lab, or you could..., Biolab in London does this.

      ===============================================
      The Cure for Mental illness was Found Decades Ago!!!

      Read Carl Pfeiffer's PhD book 'Nutrition and Mental Illness', he was a pioneer with orthomolecular medicine and cured many people of bipolar disorder.
      The Brain Bio Centre in London continues his work, as does the one in Princeton US, although it is very expensive. And in my opinion you can recover and save the money if you read and search for the knowledge.

      Dr. Carl Pfieffer MD PhD cured bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, OCD and many other mental illnesses, 30 years ago, he used mega doses of bitamins/mineral to cure the patient, he claimed Schizophrenics had a genetic predisposition to be dificient of niacin. And Bipolars were High Histamine, which can be reduced by taking Vitamin C 1000 - 2000mg as Magnesium Ascorbate and L-Methionine amino acid supplement.

      Exercise as much as you can! especially in the morning, 30mins per day minimum, or Yoga, swimming, meditation, do something relaxing.

      Take Coenzyme Q10 30mg to boost energy levels, when you feel tired, also SAMe.

      ======================================...
      Knowledge is Power

      Watch the videos on youtube.com, type in 'psychetruth' and watch the 'Nutrition by Natalie' videos especially.

      Take 5HTP to boost the feel good serotonin levels, and melatonin at night if you are having sleep problems. Since the circadian clock of bipolar in usually out of synch. If this is the case, watch the sunrise, and set, this will help synchronise your clock and sleep patterns to normality.

      ===============================================
      Why does my Doctor/Psychiatrist not know this?

      Conventional medicine is crap at treating mental illness, alternative medicine has the answers. Just try it out first, regardless of what your Dr. will tell you. Just try it.

      Psychiatrists make a lot of money from chronic life long mental illnesses, which they claim is genetic and incurable, which is a load of BS. Further drug companies make a lot of money from you; since most mental illness cannot be cured {according to the Doctors, since they are merely repeating what they learnt at med school} you have to stay on medication for a life-time {as maintenance}

      Psychiatrists examine mental illness from various angles, although they are helpful, they do not address the cause of chronic mental illnesses like BP disorder. Psychiatrists will look at genetics, childhood experiences, and psychological influences, the last thing they will consider looking at is your digestive system. Strange that, since medical history gives plenty of examples where severe psychiatric conditions were cured simply by ‘cleaning out’ the patients gut.

      Unfortunetly Dr. Carl Pfieffer MD PhD could not afford the expensive 0M+ clinical trials demanded by conventional medicine, as 'evidence', so his work is ignored by doctors, but accepted by naturopaths, nutritionists and herbalists.

      Renowned Japanese Professor Kazudzo Nishi, estimates that 1 in 10 psychiatric conditions are due to self-intoxificiation coming from the gut, the odds are muh higher for the westerner, due to poor diet, abundant use of antibiotics/lack of probiotics in diet/fermented food.

      Read: ‘Politics in Healing’ for more information. Also check out my answer here, which begins with 'This is not new', as its in voting, my username is not displayed:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvTFll2Ik4dqUfNIaw6Dt.vty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080704172613AAZgAV7&show=7#profile-info-jbINJGI7aa

      http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20060216161340 talks about Mental illness

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you think that immunizations are the cause of autism and many other health problems?
    I know that immunizations is where AIDS originated in human beings, how many other things are they causing? And who should be held responsible if so?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, vaccines are frequently the cause and/or contributor of Autism and many other health problems... ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities, asthma, eczema, allergies, candida, etc. How many other things are they causing? Read about SV-40. This is a cancer-causing virus of monkey origin that was undetected in the early Polio vaccine and injected into millions of Americans over at least two decades. This is a well-known and researched fact that the CDC, FDA, Pharma, and public health would prefer to remain obscure.

      bob, are you confusing Down Syndrome with Autism? Autism is currently an environmental epidemic. IF there is a genetic "weakness" identified in some children, environmental factors are undoubtedly the trigger.

      Lisa A, you are right. We shouldn't be invading habitat where we don't belong. You may have monkey kidney cells in your body right now, and so does everyone else who received the Polio vaccine... any Polio vaccine... ever. AIDS and SV-40 are both known to originate in monkeys. Animal DNA should NOT be injected into humans.

      The evidence is out there for anyone who chooses to read and research... but you can't wake someone who is pretending to be asleep. Pharma and CDC are predictable in their unwaivering support and have much to gain from continuing and expanding vaccine practices. However, the controversy is growing louder now within an ever-expanding vaccination schedule sadly resulting in more vaccine-injured children every year.

      Who should be held responsible? All parties have successfully deflected responsibility up to this point. The vaccine injury fund was created using our tax dollars from vaccine sales. WE are paying for this atrocity. Thanks for the great question. We can only hope to raise awareness that blind faith in our current health care system is no longer beneficial. Our little ones deserve better. God Bless.

  24. QUESTION:
    My allergies are killing me, despite the fact that I regularly take my Allergy medicine?
    I hadn't had this problem before, I would just take my allergy medicine and I'd be fine. I take flonase, I'm allergic to Dust mites and it usually works pretty well. But lately, and IDK why, it hasn't been working as effectively, I get itchy watery eyes, sneezing fits, etc.

    Any ideas why this is happening and how I can fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      Treat causal factors, such as candida, mercury and other metal toxicity, intestinal parasites, leaky gut syndrome, electrolyte imbalances, and thyroid, liver, kidney, adrenal, digestive or immune system weakness.
      (one thing i'd like to add here is heavy metal toxicity maybe including mercury or not can cause leaky gut, thyroid problems, kidney problems and other things)
      i don't know if seeing a gp and asking them about these things will do anything.
      but i know that naturapaths and herbal doctors have allergy blood testing, igG Food Sensitivity test. they have it in australia. ring and ask before u go to a practitioner. they also have tests for the other things mentioned above. the hair mineral analysis shows what uv been exposed to for the age of ur hair, say six months. but The 'provoked' (aka 'post-chelation' or 'challenge') urine heavy metals test shows what's stored in ur tissues. medical professionals do not recognise these tests but natural professional doctors do.
      Build immunity and general health with supernutrition (fresh whole foods, organic, if feasible, no junk food), adequate rest, and avoidance of stress and environmental toxins.
      Adopt a four to seven day rotation diet - good families (e.g., dairy, legume, crucifer, nightshade, mint, heath, alum, etc.( are grouped into distinct days, with no repetition til the next cycle.
      Avoid fixed food allergens - possibilities:eggs, fish, nuts, buckwheat.
      Prolonged abstinence may make it possible to consume variable allergens spareingly and infrequesntly, or perhaps as part of a rotation diet.
      Neutralization may be especially indicated for allergens which can't be avoided or which cause severe reactions. A dose too small to trigger a response is administered sublingually, or intradermally (with food allergens), several times weekly. Alternatively, enzyme potentiated desensitization uses beta-glucuronidase with the allergen to modify helper/ suppressor T-cell ratios. Homeopathy is another method used, sometimes in conjunction with EAV.
      Support digestive functioning, taking into account biotype-based and other contraindications.

      that was taken out of a book above. check out the following website,
      http://www.herbs2000.com/disorders/1_sym…
      check what is written for the ailments allergies and food allergies

      go to the chemist and ask what allergy medication they have. i know telefast and zyrtec that they have in australia should help.

  25. QUESTION:
    what foods will get rid of yeast infection in mouth and tummy?
    my tummy gurgles all the time and has tons of gas bubbles all day
    i also have a whitish film on tongue
    is it yeast? if so how to get rid of it?i had all this for months now

    • ANSWER:
      I have a natural healing book this is the info in it.
      candiada albicans yeast grows more rapidly when the body has a lack of iron/magnesium., zinc or vitamin deficiency.
      theyeast than obtains these vital mineral and vitamins from foods depriving the body of those nutrients. the result is continuing symptoms of deficiency and a weakened immune system
      try to eat abundant fruit and vegetables and whole grains.

      Yeast infections usually result form a weakened immune system taking plant extracts of
      echinacea/ astragalus/ and siberian ginseng can support you immuine defenses make sure that they are of good quality

      To kill yeast once you have an infection try plant based fungicides such as grapefruit seed extract and herbal teas including "mate tea" taking supplements of acidophilus and eating yogurt with live cultures (plain unsweatened 1%) help to restore the good bacteria in your intestine

      to avoid reinfection
      wash underwear /stockings/ towels in hot water 140 F to kill yeast cells
      ware cotton underware(synthetics make yo usweat more the extra moisture provides good growing conditions )
      toothbrushes are frequent sources of transmission and reinfectons change your toothbruch every four weeks and more during infections.
      use a soap free washing lotion to prevent injury to the skin's protective acid coating/ be sure to dry your skin very thoroughly after washing.

      the reasons for all of these procations is once you have it one place you can spread to others

      NOTE:
      grapefruit seed extract is a highlyeffective antibiotic and fungicide. it kills candida yeast without harming natureal intestinal flora.
      you can get this in capsule form at some pharmacies and health foods stores

  26. QUESTION:
    is it ok to eat pasta like ziti, spaghetti if I have candida overgrowth, yeast ?
    I like to eat them alot but I have candida overgrowth and I know I have to go on diet excluding certain foods but are these ok becausei know wheat and stuff like that is supposed to be bad what about pasta?

    • ANSWER:
      No, pasta is made from wheat. You can eat spaghetti squash though, and it's actually pretty tasty.
      There's a wealth of information and even a candida support yahoo group you can join for all the info you need
      http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/index.php

  27. QUESTION:
    Has anyone suffered with Candida and cured it by using "Threelac" probiotic?
    Ive recently discovered that I might have candida and when I did some research I found that threelac is supposedly the best product to use to help control candida. Just wondering has anyone had any results with this product or can you recommend a product that does work? Any useful feedback would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      threelac isn't going to do the job, read this site, there's a TON of information from a woman who cured herself and is helping thousands heal naturally. She also has a great yahoo support group for candida sufferers and will personally answer any question you have

      http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/searchresults.php?cx=007389961398058229346%3Ag0jqwaxnkt8&cof=FORID%3A9&q=threelac&sa=Search#865

  28. QUESTION:
    how does the yogurt thing work when u have a yeast infection?
    how do u apply it? how long do u leave it in there? does it matter the brand? or the flavor?

    • ANSWER:
      "Yoghurt

      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own."

      Eat it or apply it or both!

      Karma.
      x

      http://www.womenshealthlondon.org.uk/leaflets/thrush/thrushtreat.html

  29. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of cinnamon on the body?
    Chemical effects and things like that!

    • ANSWER:
      Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies):Cinnamon is an ancient herbal medicine mentioned in Chinese texts as long ago as 4,000 years. It has a broad range of historical uses in different cultures, including the treatment of diarrhea, rheumatism, and certain menstrual disorders.
      Various terpenoids found in the volatile oil are believed to account for cinnamon’s medicinal effects. Important among these compounds are eugenol and cinnamaldehyde. Both cinnamaldehyde and cinnamon oil vapors are potent anti-fungal compounds.2 Preliminary human evidence confirms this effect in a clinical trial with AIDS patients suffering from oral candida (thrush) infections that improved with topical application of cinnamon oil. Antibacterial actions have also been demonstrated for cinnamon.The diterpenes in the volatile oil have shown anti-allergic activity as well. In addition, water extracts may help reduce ulcers. Test tube studies also show that cinnamon can augment the action of insulin. However, use of cinnamon to improve the action of insulin in people with diabetes has yet to be proven in clinical trials.
      Some people develop bronchial constriction or skin rash after exposure to cinnamon. Therefore, only small amounts should be used initially in people who have not previously had contact with cinnamon, and anyone with a known allergy should avoid it. Chronic use of the concentrated oil may cause inflammation in the mouth. According to the German Commission E monograph, cinnamon is not recommended for use by pregnant women.

  30. QUESTION:
    How good is coconut oil? Has anyone tried it?

    • ANSWER:
      The doctor in the Pritikin website is incorrect. Virgin organic coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils you can use.

      It shows that most Phd's just parrot what they are fed and don't do their own research. OR that they trust what the establishment keeps parroting in line with drug companies.

      It also shows how long a lie will be believed and that we have to do our own research to find the latest and accurate information. How many other things is this guy wrong about ? And many still listen to him.

      http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/coconut-research.htm

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14608053?dopt=Abstract

      Recent research contradicts claims that coconut oil causes atherosclerosis and heart disease. In a study published in Clinical Biochemistry, 2004, researchers looked at coconut oil as a component of diet in laboratory animals (Sprague-Dawley rats). In this study, virgin coconut oil, which was obtained by wet process, had a beneficial effect in lowering total cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and low density lipoproteins (LDL). The effects were uniformly beneficial. In serum and tissues, very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol levels were lowered and HDL-cholesterol was increased. The polyphenol fraction of virgin coconut oil was also found to prevent in vitro LDL-oxidation. We know that oxidized cholesterol can initiate the process of atherosclerosis—the fatty acids in coconut oil prevent this oxidation. The results in this study were interpreted as due to the biologically active polyphenol components present in the oil.
      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TDD-4CPM666-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=c7cc332e12bb83954acef6619204fa43

      Research and clinical observation have shown that medium chain fatty acids, like those found in coconut oil, may help prevent and treat a wide range of disease.
      Coconut oil can help:

      Prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and stroke.

      Prevent diabetes and relieve sysmptoms associated with the disease.

      Support the development of strong bones and teeth.

      Protect against osteoporosis.

      Kill viruses that cause mononucleosis, influenza, hepatitis C, measles, herpes, AIDS etc..

      Kill bacteria.

      Kill fungi and yeast that cause candida, ringworm, athlete's foot, diaper rash, etc.

      Relieve sysmptoms of gallbladder disease.

      Protect the body from breast, colon and other cancers.

      Also read
      http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/coconut-oil-studies.html
      http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/skinny.html

  31. QUESTION:
    Can imipramine ( an antidepressant) make you more perceptive to floaters in the eyes?
    I've been on an antidepressant called imipramine and also Valium for a couple of months now and I've recently been starting to see a lot of floaters in my eyes- I went to the eye doctor and he saidy eyes are healthy. Also can stress bring on floaters??

    • ANSWER:
      Psychiatrists used to be called QUACKS until the drug companies realized that they could make money by creating a legitimate market, so they invented the antidepressant garbage. We now know there is NO SCIENCE backing up that junk.

      Antidepressant Drugs Work No Better than Placebo. The following is a groundbreaking report from the independent, honest medical journal PLoS Medicine (which accepts no advertising money from Big Pharma). The full study, with sources and attributions, can be found at:

      http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050045

      This study is sending shockwaves through the medical community. It finally reveals the Big Pharma hoax behind antidepressant drugs. Through fraudulent science and clever marketing, drug companies have managed to take a drug that works no better than placebo and turn it into a multi-billion dollar scam. But the truth is finally out: Taking Prozac is no more effective than taking a sugar pill! Hundreds of millions of consumers have been fooled by the quack science supporting modern pharmaceutical medicine.

      It's all about PROFIT & SHAREHOLDER value only, not health! No drug company has CURED any degenerative disease in the last 200 years of their existence! NOT ONE! They "Treat symptoms and manage diseases" only! Taking any drug is just "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH!" Drugs are designed to make you feel better while you deteriorate.

      Doctors are NOT about health and health care is just health abuse the costs a lot of money. If you want to get truly healthy, you need to do some homework and it's not easy to be healthy in America today. Understanding nutrition will help you far more than taking some drug.

      @TINK: I'm very aware that floaters can be caused by bilateral posterior uveitis and that steroids and antibiotics can be used to solve this condition, but did you know that many times that diagnosis is not correct? Did you know that Candida endophthalmitis can present as bilateral posterior uveitis?

      Candida endophthalmitis can present as bilateral posterior uveitis?

      And if prednisolone in combination with azathioprine and chlorambucil are prescribed, the problem can get worse? If the doctor is smart enough to recognize that Candida Albicans can create this problem, he will most likely use an antifungal treatment like flucytosine and amphotericin B, but a resistance to flucytosine can rapidly happen. So if through testing the Candida issue exists, the patient with those drugs also needs assistance of nutritionally limiting all sugars, carbs, and alcohol, etc. while giving the patient a natural nutritive to clean all the mucous glands of the Candida and making a determination of the heavy metal content in the person's body to help prevent the need for Candida in the body would be the best thing to do for them. You see, there are many times when modern medicine can be of great value, but far more value when good nutrition & detoxification can greatly enhance the body's ability to heal and become well, not just treat the problem with medications.

      But what is your point of asking this question? Are you making a feeble attempt to challenge my intelligence? Please feel free to do so at any time, but when you do, just be more upfront and say so instead of trying to be coy about it.

      good luck to you

  32. QUESTION:
    How many drops of food-grade H2O2 do you put in water for human consumption?

    How many drops per one gallon of distilled water?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm...that's suprising. Normally I agree with the people above me, but they're a bit off here.

      First off, (I assume you know this) hydrogen peroxide at a high concentration (food grade=35%) should never be swallowed (and if touched will burn your skin and sting for about 20 mins).
      At a strong concentration, it is "caustic" and awful etc.
      However, at a low concentration it is not; quite the contrary it has amazing effects. I've sucessfully used it for curing various things including food poisoning and candida.

      Here's my brief attempt to detail everything I know on the subject (I have some peroxide I do this with on a regular basis).
      1) Distilled water is not necessarily ideal, filtered is good but distilled specifically can cause problems.
      2) I don't know what the exact amount you would want in a gallon mixture would be, but you probably would not want to make that much at a time (ideally you should make the mixure you drink within an hour, hence gallon is impractical).
      3) The reason for needing to dilute food grade peroxide (instead of using more dilluted store bought varieties) comes from the latter having stabilizing chemicals added in (which are toxic regardless of the concentration to ingest).
      4) 35% peroxide somewhat avoids the decomposition problem (hence not needing stabilizers), but it is still an issue, so it's best to store it in the freezer. Peroxide has a low freezing point, so it won't turn solid, but the cold is sufficient to keep the break down reaction from occuring (which is important).
      5) There's a lot of divided opinions in the oxygen therapy movment over what the best way is to get peroxide in the bloodstream. Some people support intravenous injections, others support ingesting. There are a lot of pros and cons for each, and at the end of the day there just isn't the research to prove either side.
      However, one of the biggest concerns with eating peroxide, is that when it's in the stomach, the broken down foods can cause H2O2 to brake into hydroxl (OH-) radicals which are bad for you (and cause problems like stomach cancer). It's not clear if this is a real risk, but everyone advocates drinking peroxide away from meals so the substances which allow OH- generation to occur won't be present in the stomach (so drink it 1-2 hours away from meals).
      6) Since there isn't a huge amount of research, that's been done on peroxide, the "optimal dosage has not been determined."
      Generally though, this is what people have found works;
      Start of with 1 or 2 drops of 35% in a glass of water that you drink once a day.
      Gradually raise it up to 3 drops. Over time the body gets used to the increased concentrations, and it will be easy to tell when you can up it. (3-6 days is normally how long it takes to get used to the increments without feeling off).
      At some point, a level will be hit which feels about right and people won't want to go beyond (commonly 5-6). When you hit that point, stay there.
      Never go above 10 drops. If you still feel ok, it means your sensitivity to your body is probably lacking.
      The maximum ammount hit to some degree varies with the health state of the body. If you have a nasty condition you want to clear out, it's alright to go a bit about what feels comfortable (but never above 10).
      Conversely, if you feel alright and it's just a matter of taking the peroxide as a supplement, it should be done at a lower dosage than what feels like your max (ie. 2-3 a day instead).

      Lastly, oftentimes when people use peroxide, it cleans a lot of toxins out of the system, so there's often a brief period where you feel a lot worse as the toxins are being discharged. If that comes up, do what feels right, but keep in mind that there's an actual basis for this reaction.
      Once the toxins clear out, people tend to feel a lot better though.

      Hope that helps. If you have further questions I'd be happy to help you. It's suprising how much of a pain a lot of this information is to get ahold of.
      H2O2 is an amazing chemical, and I continue to be amazed at its health effects (and almost non existent cost).
      I hope that you can get some benefits as well!

  33. QUESTION:
    What is fungus and how is it formed?
    Please provide an answer that will support the following questions:
    What is fungus?
    How is it formed?
    When fungus is spotted in the house, should you be concerned?
    Is fungus a bad sign of something?
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      A fungus is an organism in the kingdom Fungi. Fungi are extremely interesting organisms, sharing traits with both plants and animals which made them difficult for early scientists to classify. Originally, fungi were treated as plants, but this classification was found inadequate as people learned more about them, leading people to realize eventually that fungi really needed their own kingdom.
      With over 80,000 known species within the fungus kingdom, it's hard to make sweeping generalizations about fungi. Several features characterize a fungus, however, including the lack of chlorophyll and vascular tissue. The lack of chlorophyll means that fungi cannot photosynthesize like plants do, while the lack of vascular tissue restricts the nutrients which a fungus can access, and the complexity it can achieve.
      Fungi feed on organic material, secreting enzymes to break down material so that nutrients will be released in a way which allows the fungus to absorb them. Fungi can reproduce sexually and asexually in an assortment of ways, with some species sending out spores, while others asexually bud to produce clones of themselves. Along the way, many fungi help to break down leaf litter and other organic material, contributing to the slow cycle of recycling which keeps nature in balance.
      Mushrooms, molds, smuts, yeasts, and lichens are all classified in the fungus kingdom. These organisms are incredibly diverse. Lichens, for example, form symbiotic living arrangements with bacteria, using the bacteria as an energy source. Yeasts can range from Candida, the yeast which causes thrush, to Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast used by bakers to make bread. Molds like black mold can pose a threat to human health when they colonize structures, while smuts colonize plants such as corn, developing a parasitic relationship which humans can sometimes use to their advantage.
      Fungi range from single-celled organisms to massive colonies of honey fungus which can cover impressive swaths of land. There are seven phyla in the fungus kingdom, each of which has distinctive defining characteristics. You might be familiar with representatives of several phyla: culinary mushrooms, for example, tend to belong to the Basidiomycota phylum, while many disease-causing yeasts, along with penicillin, come from the Ascomycota or “sac fungus” phylum.
      Some fungi happen to be edible, with an occasional species being quite delicious. Others are incredibly toxic. Fungi can be used medicinally in a range of ways, and they can also pose medical problems when they colonize the human body. Fungi are also everywhere, from the air you breathe to the ground you walk on, and new species are always being uncovered.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can adhd be part of stress and anxiety for a 6yr old child? Can medication for adhd cause bad side affec?
    No details too add, just asking 2 questions to see if anyone out there has knowledge or has adhd to help me find answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, an ADHD child may seem stressed, at times due to symptoms. Due to the fact that ADHD causes children (and adults) to be more sensitive to outward stimuli, that can be stressful. If they notice sounds more, or things touching their skin, or other things, this can be a bit overwhelming.

      You might find the child a bit silly, at times, and then more irritable at other times.

      We found that food sensitivities were causing a lot of trouble with our child, but it took until he was about 9 years of age to discover this. You can look up: ADHD and food sensitivities; ADHD and candida; ADHD and leaky gut; the elimination diet.

      Find books by Dr. Doris Rapp, used online booksites for very little money, but VERY helpful in many aspects including: symptom description including physical symptoms, case studies, history of ADHD studies, elimination diet, how to deal with this naturally, and other things. Books to look for: "Is This Your Child?" and "Allergies and the Hyperactive Child".

      Any medication can cause side effects, no matter what it is prescribed for. We found that the medication we used for our other child caused difficulty in sleeping and a zombie-like demeanor upon arriving home from school - did not even want to go play. You could simply look up: Side Effects for ADHD medication, or for the medication you are using or thinking of using.

      Try:
      -Removing sugar from the diet, including soda pop, cookies, cakes, sugared cereals, etc.
      -Remove all peanut products from the diet.
      -Look into possible reactions to wheat or dairy.
      -Patience in how you respond to the child.
      -Time to talk, especially at bed time when kids are more responsive and willing to talk.
      -Help on homework from you.
      -Time for exercise, outdoors.
      -Good communication with school or teacher, making sure to try to have a good relationship with the teacher to your best ability.
      -Praise and support for the child.
      -Develop a sense of humor.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best & safe colon cleaner on the market today.?
    I feel full and very bloated all the time. I just want to clean out my system. I hear it helps a lot with fatigue, which I have a lot of problems with. It helps lower your weight. Would it be safe to use every six months.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxifying Multi-Fiber Blend

      Ultra Flush Internal Cleanser

      Multi-Fiber Internal Cleansing Formula With Vegetable-Source Bio-Nutrients

      Supports Natural Detoxification

      WHY DETOXIFY?
      Healthy Internal Cleansing Flushes Out Harmful Toxins, Works To Boost Metabolism, Increases Energy Levels, Optimizes Nutrient Utilization and Helps Improve Weight-Management Efficiency

      Harmful toxins in our air, water and food can slow down your metabolism, resulting in increased storage of body fat and low energy levels. With beneficial multi-fiber internal cleansing action, Ultra Flush supports healthy detoxification, assisting your body's ability to flush out harmful toxins and become more naturally energized. Ultra Flush is the natural, nutritive, detoxifying formula designed to internally cleanse your body, boost your metabolism, improve the absorption of vitamins and minerals and help eliminate extra pounds in the process.

      Fight Off Bloat-Causing Yeast and Flush Out Harmful Toxins… Overexposure to toxins from the daily diet and environmental factors can cause Candida yeast overgrowth in your body. Candida is most abundant and problematic in the intestines and can infiltrate your entire body. Bloat-causing Candida yeast develops if your immune system isn't working properly, and these yeast colonies may be creating a harmful build-up throughout your body. Ultra Flush helps normalize your levels, helps restore optimal functioning as it works to remove the harmful toxins that cause uncomfortable bloating, intestinal gas and inflammation.

      Dietary Fiber Is Useful In Weight Management… One of the major ingredients is the beneficial dietary fiber Psyllium, which is known to help control sugar cravings and the hunger pangs that contribute to overeating, unstable blood sugar and fatigue. Now you can feel fuller faster, boost youthful vitality, energy and satisfy hunger without sweets or overeating. Epidemiologic evidence suggests dietary fiber intake aids reduction of body weight, body fat and body mass index. Increasing consumption of Psyllium, a soluble-type dietary fiber, generally decreases food intake and ultimately enhances weight-loss.
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      Ultra Flush will help you feel and look your best because this exclusive natural blend of herbs, bio-nutritional food concentrates and soy protein supports the body's natural detoxification process. By neutralizing and eliminating toxins that have accumulated in the body, it also helps restore the vitality of the cells and tissue, optimum functioning of the vital organs, maintain healthy immune system and improve the absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

      Simply mix Ultra-Flush Internal Cleanser Powder with cold water or natural vegetable juice for convenient detoxifying multi-fiber supplementation.

      Ingredients
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  36. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a yeast infection?
    i have read to drink cranberry juice and eat plain yogurt.. however some people have told me to actually put the yogurt inside of my vagina.. it sounds weird to me? if this is true and it works how long do i leave the yogurt in for? PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cassandra,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you gat cured.

      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      Good Luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have info on a link between endometriosis and ulcerative colitis?
    I know endometriosis sufferers are much more likely to have other auto-immune diseases than non-endo sufferers. I was diagnosed with endo in 2006 and ulcerative colitis this year.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I have been reading a lot of research and theories about this connection. Many doctors theorize that there is a connection between gut flora, UC/IBS/IBD and auto-immune diseases.

      I have had digestive problems for the past five years with what I believe is undiagnosed endo. I began a diet a couple of months ago to help with my digestive problems. I began noticing that my endo symptoms began to go down.

      I asked other people on the diet about this, and talked with one lady who also had endometriosis. She was diagnosed with endo and began this diet for IBS reasons, I believe. Only 3 months later, she went back to her obgyn and the doctor was pleased that she didnt have endo any longer. The doctor asked what she had done. She said she had followed a diet. The doctor said that it IS possible to cure Endo with a diet but they arent allowed to recommend that because it is "alternative." The doctor was really proud of her for managing the diet and curing herself. :) I am hoping for the same outcome for me!

      So, I think a lot of doctors realize there is a connection between gut issues and autoimmune disorders. I will paste below a bunch of links that can give you an idea of what is going on in your gut and how its affecting your body.

      A brief summary of the physiology behind what is happening in a sick gut:
      When you have UC, the small intestines arent able to digest food properly. The lining is damaged allowing tiny food molecules to pass through the lining into your body (sometimes called "leaky gut"). When this happens, your body reacts to the normal food molecules as if they are enemies. Another thing that happens is that when your lining is damaged, bad gut bacteria are able to eat the food that isnt digested. They multiply into huge numbers and give off some chemicals that arent good to have in the small intestine.

      All of this causes an imbalance that shouldnt happen. I believe levels of hormones begin to go out of balance and somehow these gut particles floating around outside the gut begin to contribute to endo. growth.

      From all that I have read and what I am experiencing, I recommed that you begin a diet to cure your UC. If you cure your UC, your endo will very likely subside.

      You can talk with more people who have experience with curing their UC on the Pecanbread forum on yahoo groups.
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/pecanbread/

      The diet is called SCD (specific carbohydrate diet), created by a doctor more than 50 years ago and backed by loads of research and 50 years of success!!

      Good luck!! Message me if you have any questions!

      I am really excited about the diet!! It isnt a gimmick... no commercialized thing where you have to take meds or go to a support group or something. You just follow some basic guidelines which you can find on the site (you can buy a book about it if you are curious about the science behind it...) So it is really refreshing to find something that works that is free, easy and just requires that i have enough self-control to avoid milk, sugar and grains for some months. It takes about 1-2 years to cure UC, normally. I have noticed insane improvement in two months. For the first time in five years, I finally have digested poo!!

      If you dont think you can plunge into the SCD yet, you can also try the caveman diet or the candida diet. I began the candida diet last september and then changed to SCD in April because I wasnt seeing enough results on candida.

      These are very similar to the SCD. Candida requires no fruits or yeast... but some bread. SCD says fruits and yeast but no wheat bread (just nut meal bread). Caveman says no yeast, bread, but fruits, nuts and meats as humans were designed to eat and as caveman began to eat before we started genetically modifying are food to make it taste better. :)

  38. QUESTION:
    Parasitic fungi that effect the digestive system?
    What are some examples of parasitic fungi that effect the digestive system in humans?
    No, I mean fungi that are parasites as well. Anyhow, ty and ill check the site.

    • ANSWER:
      May be I can give you an examples of fungi that have parasitic effect in human digestive system :
      some fungi from candida family such as (candida albicans and C. tropicalis) can infect humans body by blood streem (may be it can infect digestion system too).
      Fungi belonging to the Candida family are responsible for yeast infections, and can also cause thrush, an infection of the mouth and throat.
      But some fungi in the contrary gave a good effect for human digestive system such as Aspergillus oryzae that has a role in supporting healthy digestion Aspergilus can live in an anaerobic Environment too that is why it can live in humans body system.
      I do hope this answer your question a little bit :)

  39. QUESTION:
    iv been getting really bad head aches and have clear fluid leak out of my nose?
    i have been getting really bad head aches and have clear fluid come out of my nose. i have been hospital about this they are not shure wot it is, i have got to have a mri and ct scan. the doctor suspects it could be too much spinal fluid on the brain. since seeing the doctor at the hospital i blacked out for a split Second and fell down the stairs. could anybody shead any light on all this please.

    • ANSWER:
      contact a herbal doctor or naturopath and ask if they have igG Food Sensitivity blood tests that they can refer u to. i live in australia, the highest number of foods here they can test for is 93. doctor wasn't the one for me who was able to think i might have allergies. been so many times it's not funny. it's actually a sad thing for the mdical profession to have missed it.

      Treat causal factors, such as candida, mercury and other metal toxicity, intestinal parasites, leaky gut syndrome, electrolyte imbalances, and thyroid, liver, kidney, adrenal, digestive or immune system weakness.
      (one thing i'd like to add here is heavy metal toxicity maybe including mercury or not can cause leaky gut, thyroid problems, kidney problems and other things)
      i don't know if seeing a gp and asking them about these things will do anything.
      but i know that naturapaths and herbal doctors have allergy blood testing, igG Food Sensitivity test. they have it in australia. they also have tests for the other things mentioned above. the hair mineral analysis shows what uv been exposed to for the age of ur hair, say six months. but The 'provoked' (aka 'post-chelation' or 'challenge') urine heavy metals test shows what's stored in ur tissues. medical professionals do not recognise these tests but natural professional doctors do.
      Build immunity and general health with supernutrition (fresh whole foods, organic, if feasible, no junk food), adequate rest, and avoidance of stress and environmental toxins.
      Adopt a four to seven day rotation diet - good families (e.g., dairy, legume, crucifer, nightshade, mint, heath, alum, etc.( are grouped into distinct days, with no repetition til the next cycle.
      Avoid fixed food allergens - possibilities:eggs, fish, nuts, buckwheat.
      Prolonged abstinence may make it possible to consume variable allergens spareingly and infrequesntly, or perhaps as part of a rotation diet.
      Neutralization may be especially indicated for allergens which can't be avoided or which cause severe reactions. A dose too small to trigger a response is administered sublingually, or intradermally (with food allergens), several times weekly. Alternatively, enzyme potentiated desensitization uses beta-glucuronidase with the allergen to modify helper/ suppressor T-cell ratios. Homeopathy is another method used, sometimes in conjunction with EAV.
      Support digestive functioning, taking into account biotype-based and other contraindications.

      that was taken out of a book above. check out the following website,
      http://www.herbs2000.com/disorders/1_sym…
      check what is written for the ailments allergies and food allergies

      aside from that i can suggest u get allergy medication from the chemist... it's non prescription. the brands in australia are zyrtec and telefast. ask ur chemist for allergy medication, they will be able to tell u what they have to offer. take it and see what happens. it does help.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    Can anyone give me some advice as how to cure a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      You may try this hugely popular natural remedy for Candida infections http://healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/candidate.htm

      Hope all that helped

      Good Luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    Can a food or food additive cause generalized itching?
    I've been having trouble with severe itching (creepy-crawly and pinprick feelings) for several months now. There is no visible rash (except where I've caused it by scratching). The doctor has treated for scabies (just in case) and my blood tests are normal. I use hypoallergenic everything (laundry soap, lotion, etc.), the pets checked out OK at the vets (no mites or fleas), I've checked for bedbugs (no signs), and can't think of anything else that might be causing the itching.

    I asked my doctor about food allergy, but he said that food allergies can cause shock but not generalized itching, and if I was allergic to a particular food I would be able to tell.

    In animals, whenever they itch and parasites are ruled out, that a food allergy is often suspected. Why would a food allergy in humans only cause anaphylaxis, and not generalized itching?

    I'm considering trying an elimination diet to check for allergies. Any suggestions/links?

    Other serious ideas are welcome, too.
    Thank you for all the suggestions!

    To answer the bloodwork question, my liver values were checked and are normal. I appreciate the suggestion, though, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      hi there :)

      in light of some health issues i've had of my own, recently i have done MUCH reading and study regarding the immune system and how what we eat supports good health. even just last week, i had an appointment with a naturopathic practitioner whose advice and guidance, i believe, is much better than any general practitioner's advice i've ever received! i agree with the person who suggested you see a naturopath--if you are, in fact, deficient in a vitamin or mineral, they can tell you right away. you'd be surprised what strange symptoms pop up with deficiencies. i was shocked to find out that i was pretty deficient--and i eat a very good diet! a naturopath can also tell you if candida is a problem or anything else that could be directly linked to your symptoms. they will help you treat the problem, not just the symptoms like conventional Western medicine usually does. *steps off soapbox and gets to the point* hehe ;)

      i believe trying an elimination diet is the best thing you can do at this point, so long as you're not in serious pain or feeling really crummy. you said your tests all came back normal, so that is good. i wouldnt necessarily go so far as saying you have a food "allergy" though, but probably more of a food "intolerance." WHEAT and DAIRY are the two biggest culprits! in fact, my naturopath advised me to eliminate them both from my diet and so far so good! we eat so much wheat and dairy that over time, our immune system identifies substances in them as intruders and we start having all sorts of weird allergic reactions. (this is a really basic description--its actually pretty complicated!) i have crazy sneezing fits for no reason--its sporadic, all year round. ive not been able to identify it to a certain food, pet, pollen, chemical, or whatnot. its simply immune system overload!

      dairy especially can cause skin issues, so if you dont want to eliminate both dairy and wheat, try dairy first for a month. if it doesnt go away, remove wheat as well. once your symptoms subside, keep it eliminated for at least 3 months--and during that time, be sure to do things to rebuild your immune system like taking a good multivitamin and eating plenty of fiber thru fruits and veggies. our immune system is directly affected by how healthy our "gut" (digestive system) is, so the fiber is important so you can absorb all the good stuff!

      then after 3 months or longer, you can try to SLOWLY introduce either wheat or dairy back into your diet. note any changes and either proceed, or try it for another 3 months. of course, you can also choose to give up both permanently. this is mostly likely what i am going to do! (with the occasional exception--gotta enjoy life, too!)

      sorry this was so wordy, but i could have gone on forever ;) hehe! i am learning so much about diet and how we can heal ourselves through proper nutrition that i just want everyone to know and to be able to achieve better health without the use of prescription drugs and other non-health-promoting methods.

      i included a link below that is a great source to find out more about how wheat and dairy affect our health, plus also tons more info!

      hope this helps and best of health to you!
      ~josey~

  42. QUESTION:
    How long should I stay on the candida diet if I've had a yeast infection for ten months?

    • ANSWER:
      There are different candida diets, some of which you are meant to be on for months at a time! The reason is that Candida is difficult to eradicate through diet alone. We put people on the anti-fungal (candida) diet for 2-3 weeks, along with natural supplements, and they usually eradicate the Candida in that amount of time. It is vital to take the supplements (Morinda Supreme, Melia Supreme and Takesumi Supreme) while on the diet.

      Learn more about it at http://fibromyalgia-irritable-bowel-candida-support.com/about-candida.aspx

  43. QUESTION:
    what does apple cider vinegar do for you? Is it good for you?
    and should you take it before, or after you eat and how long before or after?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis as a beverage or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat asthma, allergies, acne, acid reflux, nose bleeds, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, colds, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, gout, flu and colds, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, nasal congestion, sore throats, stiff joints, ulcers and weight loss.

      Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!

      Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them with arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats!

      Internal Benefits:
      -Rich in enzymes & potassium
      -Naturally support a healthy immune system
      -Helps control weight
      -Promotes digestion & ph Balance
      -Helps soothe dry throats
      -Helps remove body sludge toxins

      External Benefits:
      -Helps maintain healthy skin
      -Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
      -Soothes irritated skin
      -Relieves muscle pain from exercise

      Get the ACV "with the mother," which is that floating stuff in it. The "mother" is the source of the good stuff!

      It can upset some people's tummy, so if that happens, take it with food. Try it without first (but it's not all that important). I put 1 tablespoon in about 3-4 tablespoons of water and drink this 2 times a day. You can do more or less.

      Also, be aware that ACV is corrosive to teeth. So after you drink it, swish a little water around your mouth to rinse it off your teeth (or brush your teeth).

  44. QUESTION:
    My son with Bipolar 1 stabbed his older brother and was badly injured,i am so confused and i dont know what to?
    do.I am afraid he is not getting the right treatment in the Philippines because i am not there. What am i gonna do.Now he is confined and we are not allowed to see him.

    • ANSWER:
      His medication regime should be reviewed and his siblings taught how to deal with bipolar rage. Bipolars often cope better with ongoing support.

      Enter: "bipolar; rage" in the searchbar at Amazon.com

      BOOKS: Break the Bipolar Cycle: A Day-by-Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder by Elizabeth Brondolo and Xavier Amador, & Bipolar Disorder: The Ultimate Guide by Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders, & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition by Monica Ramirez Basco Ph.D. and A. John Rush M.D., and the other best ones, from your bookstore, or www.amazon.com

      The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-Date Answers by Wes Burgess, & The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family by David J. Miklowitz PhD and Elizabeth L. George Phd., & Bipolar Disorder for Dummies by Candida Fink and Joe Kraynak.

      View http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_2.html and page 1 about bipolar disorder. Anger management; see pages 1, and S. Teach him more acceptable ways to express anger.

      More details may have helped me provide a better answer, but his older brother may have thought he could still push him around, and the younger one realised that he couldn't defeat him without a weapon, in a bipolar rage attack.

  45. QUESTION:
    do you believe that melon is not good to be eaten with honey?
    if so why?
    I mean don't you think it's unhealthy? It's not about the taste of it.it's about the health.

    • ANSWER:
      It completely depends on how you are defining what is a healthy combination. You aren't going to get many answers in this category - you seem to have been autocategorized into beer, wine, and spirits when a different category (either vegetarian and vegan or a health-related category) would probably be more suitable.

      For most people with normal digestion, melon with a small amount of honey will probably not present a major problem.

      For people who struggle with candida (yeast,) that will be too much sugar at once, even though it's natural sugar. For those folks, it would not be healthy.

      In terms of food combining principles, melon should be eaten alone, and on an empty stomach. So if you are following food combining principles, you should not add honey to melon.

      There is no hard science to support food combining principles, and plenty of science that shows that the reasons put forth to support food combining don't hold up. But many people over the course of hundreds of years have found that it works. They find it helps their digestion, especially during times when their bodies are struggling. They find it can help with normalizing weight and energy. So for some people, whatever the reason, food combining principles do seem to help overall health. For others, perhaps they aren't necessary. And for most it seems unnecessary to follow food combining 100% all the time, but for some, especially during stressful times or times of recovery from illness, it can be really helpful!

      Food combining teaches that certain types of foods combine well with one another. There are two basic kinds of reasons put forth for this. One is that some foods digest much faster than others, so eating a slow-digesting food with or before a fast-digesting food causes digestive distress because the fast-digesting food should exit the stomach and hit the intestines quickly, but is slowed down by mixing with the slow-digesting food, sometimes causing gas, indigestion, fermentation, or other undesireable consequences. This makes a lot of sense.

      Another reason put forth by food combiners is that the body uses different chemicals to digest different foods, and some foods require a more acid environment than others to fully digest. This one sounds more scientific, but in fact, the science doesn't back this one up. The body secretes all sorts of digestive enzymes at every meal, and the stomach is always very acidic. This explanation feels like it should make scientific sense, but alas, it doesn't hold water.

      Either way, melons are in their own category because they contain an enormous amount of water, and they digest very quickly and easily. They don't play well with others. Most other fruits should also be eaten just with other fruits, according to these principles. Drinks like juices, water, milk, or any other beverage, should be consumed between meals and not with meals. Nuts (and eggs and meat if you eat animal products) and other very protein- and fat- dense foods combine well with leafy green veggies. Grains, starchy veggies, and other very carb-rich foods also combine well with veggies. But according to food combining principles, because nuts and starches are very dense in different ways, they shouldn't be eaten together.

      Again, a lot of the science behind it is a little shaky, but some people find it really helps their digestion. For me personally, I try not to combine melon with anything except sometimes a little fresh basil to make a simple melon salad, or some ginger to blend it into a cold soup. I don't generally follow food combining principles unless I've been sick or extremely stressed out, but I do find I digest melon best without a whole lot of other food around it.

      Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    Are Chickpeas (Garbanzos) OK to eat for someone who has Candida?
    I have Candidiasis in my gut. I know which MEATS and veggies to eat, but no one seems to know which beans or non meat products containing protein I can safely eat.
    Does anyone here know?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely, all nuts and beans are fine. When I was on that diet, I made hummus all the time as a substitute for mustard or a dip. Are you on the right diet? Our Candida diet is specific, but taken with the supplements only takes 2-3 weeks, then you can go back to eating normally. Here is our Candida diet: http://fibromyalgia-irritable-bowel-candida-support.com/anti-fungal-diet.aspx
      It is very important that while you stop feeding the Candida with the diet, that you kill the Candida with the supplements Morinda Supreme, Melia Supreme and Takesumi Supreme. Learn all about that at http://fibromyalgia-irritable-bowel-candida-support.com/about-candida.aspx

      Good luck and enjoy the garbanzos!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can someone please give me a good diet and a good workout or exercise?
    im at 240 pounds and i have a heart condition. please HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Xavier
      Fisrt of all, I applaud you for asking for help. I'm passionate about good health and hope my information will help. Firstly I'm against all fad diets and pills promising amazing weight loss. Please understand that if you have a heart condition then you need to be VERY careful about what you use. Secondly, I have nothing to sell or promote but will give you my advice based on years of natural and alternative health care reseach (I am preparing to be a freelance natural health writer). You don't say how you got to be 240 pounds, whether you're male/female or whether you have any other conditions. So what you'll get here are some recommendations that are safe for anyone. You can get started right away.
      1. Needless to say you need to change your diet! Easier said than done I know but if this step one isn't followed then you're not switching your body on to a fat loss mechanism. These are the top foods to avoid:
      - sugar - this is often known as a slow death and one of the most aging foods. Also avoid sodas and anything laden with sugar including alchohol.
      - transfats - avoid commercially/restaurant fried foods- all fries, chips etc. One of the WORST things for a heart condition.
      - Sugar substitutes such as aspartame - they don't help you to lose weight and damage the nervous system
      - White bread, pasta and rice most people have a wheat allergy and don't know it. Furthermore white carbohydrates act as sugars once consumed.

      2. Moderate the following:
      - red meats such as beef and lamb
      - dairy such as cheese, milk

      3. Add in lots of the following:
      - at least 2 litres of water a day, ideally spring water or better still alkalised water - look it up
      - lots of fresh greens - spinach, broccalli

      4. Incorporate the following into your diet
      - seaweeds such as nori and wakame - can be added to salads. Contain iodine which can help an under acive thyroid often the case for weight gain
      - as much alkaline food and water as possible - check up on google/yahoo for more on this - this is one of my most recommended tips for weight loss and overall wellness. Add fresh lemon juice to your water. lemons are cleansing and turn alkaline in the body.
      - Vegetable juices made from fresh organic veggies such as cucumber, celery. Organic is important - firstly by juicing you're getting a concentrated dose of the food and secondly toxins in pesticides (and other things) can attract weight gain.
      - switch your cooking oil to coconut oil - one of the healthiest oils to cook with. Have 2 tablespoons of pure (organic cold pressed if possible) coconut oil twice a day. This will help to lose weight.
      - low GI foods - look this up
      - Fish such as salmon - steamed or lightly fried in coconut oil
      - use olive oil in your salad dressings

      Other tips
      - eat little and often, about 4 smal meals a day. Keeps blood sugar levels balanced. If you're getting insulin spikes or pre-diabetic the insulin will make it difficult to lose weight. Follow the low GI foods.
      - Don't eat after 7pm - research shows this to be oneof the most effective weight loss tactics
      - Keep your bowels moving!! Ensure you're getting probiotics into you to ensure you have at least 2 bowel movements a day. Chlorella and spriulina will also help to move things. If you've got candida or other yeast over growth this will make it harder to lose weight.
      - Supplements such as green barley powder, wheatgrass are superb.
      - Start exercising moderately. Start with gentle walking - you need to start moving.

      I strongly advise you to get a natropath or alternative health practitioner. One of the most impressive retreat centres you can attend if you have the money and time is Hippocrates health centre in Florida or the Pritikin longevity centre. I strongly suggest that you seek someone or a centre that can support you at least in the first few weeks. This is a life change not a temporary project.
      Good luck. I hope this is helpful.

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about probiotics? What's the best kind to take?
    I am having trouble with bacteria and reoccuring yeast infections. It was recommended i start taking probiotics however there are a number of different brands how do I choose. What am i looking for?

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt doesn't have enough probiotics in it, and it's usually filled with sugar, which makes candida (yeast overgrowth) worse.

      With a probiotic, definitely take one with Lactobacillus Acidophilus in it. This is the type of friendly bacteria that lives in the small intestine and vagina.
      Also, the best strain is DDS-1 Acidophilus (best quality). It's also helpful if it has FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides), which support growth of friendly bacteria.

      If you can find the Innovite brand at health stores, they are pretty good quality.

      I believe you can also get some probiotic vaginal supplements. You insert them to replenish the bacteria. I got free samples from my doctor when I went for a similar problem. I'm not sure if it's OTC...

      Hope this helps!

  49. QUESTION:
    why isnt there much PORN aimed at womens pleasure?
    most porn is aimed at mens pleasure.

    why dont they make porn aimed at womens pleasure?

    one half of the population has no porn to cater its needs. what idiots wont exploit such a lucrative market for womens porn...

    or is it that there IS NO lucrative market for womens porn?

    • ANSWER:
      Is one of your other accounts Timothy Bryce? Because I seriously answered almost this exact question. Anyways, I'll just go ahead and copy-and-paste my answer:

      I don't think you have researched the porn industry.

      A partial list of the most famous female pornographers who create porn with a distinct female viewpoint:

      Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart, Estelle Joseph, Dana Dane, Audacia Ray, Jayme Waxman, Maria Beatty, Tina Tyler, Nica Noelle, Angela Phong, Jennifer Lyon Bell, Tristan Taormino, Petra Joy, Erika Lust, Shine Louise Houston, Bren Ryder, Anna Span.

      A few websites dedicated to porn for women: Forthegirls.com, Sssh.com, Playgirl.com.

      A partial list of production companies that make films for women or couples: Comstock Films, Playgirl, Smart*ss Productions, Strawberry Seductress, Bleu Productions, Lust Films, Pink & White Productions, Femme Productions (or Femme Chocolate Productions), Vivid Productions, Blowfish Video, Wicked Pictures, InPulse Productions, Adam & Eve Productions, Abby Winters, Libido Films, Digital Playground . . . the list goes on.

      There is definitely porn out there for women. Is it infinitely smaller than the amount of porn out there for men? Definitely. Is that because women are less interested in porn? No way.

      First off, female-oriented porn only started coming in around the late 80's. Male-oriented hardcore porn has been around for a whole lot longer, and is therefore much more established. Women have had to overcome a whole lot of socialization that told us (and still tells us) that women are not sexual, that we don't have such desires, that it's not right for a woman to watch porn. Only with the advent of the Internet and the anonymity it provides (as well as the rise of female-friendly sex shops like Babeland) have women truly felt free to take a look at porn (before that, she had to go to a seedy store full of men, a place generally both gross and potentially dangerous, not to mention embarrassing). Women are still rather new at all of this, not to mention that many mainstream porn producers are too scared to take a chance on female-oriented films . . . they'd rather take the known income they're going to get from producing "Big Butt Sl*ts 17" instead of risking the unknown in producing a film for women. And so the cycle continues- and that's why women such as those I've listed above have stepped up and started their own production companies, so tired they are of not seeing what they want to see on screen.

      All I can say is that I love porn- of all types. I heartily support porn aimed at woman (as well as porn not aimed at women . . . because granted, while there are large trends in what men and women tend to like, there's also a whole lotta overlap, too). I just wish more pornographers would make porn for women, for couples, hell, just for people who want to see something hot.


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Candida Test

Celiac Disease, also referred to as CD, is intolerance to gluten which is found predominantly in wheat but is present in other grains such as oats, barley rye and others. CD is definitely on the rise for previously only 1 in every 3000 was diagnosed and now it is 1 in every 133.I most cases of CD, gluten damages the small intestine mucosa resulting in the reduced ability to absorb nutrients, leaving the bowel in a state of chronic inflammation and the body depleted of nutrients. Symptoms are very wide range such as chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, constipation, chronic bloating, chronic sinusitis, rashes, itchy skin, chronic muscle pain, allergies, weight gain or loss, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet and dizziness just to name a few.There is a type of CD that predominately affects the nervous system. It is referred to as gluten ataxia. The symptoms are predominately neurological with little or no gastrointestinal symptoms present. The neurological symptoms of gluten ataxia mimic the symptoms of multiple sclerosis so closely that CD should be ruled out when diagnosing MSThere are researchers that suspect a link between Candida albicans (yeast overgrowth) and CD. It is also suspected that irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease and fibomyalgia all stem from Candida albicans. Does that mean that all people diagnosed with CD also have Candida albicans? Researchers believe that it's certainly worth looking into. I know many people with celiac disease who go on a faithful gluten free diet and do not feel much better. For those it would be wise to incorporate a Candida diet and take huge amounts of probiotics (acidophilus and bifidophilus).CD is suspected to be associated with hypothyroid problems, specifically Hashimoto's disease.Those with anemia, osteoporosis, diabetes, lactose intolerance or autoimmune illness are more prone to CD. Children are also being diagnosed with CD. Children with CD are prone to osteomalacia.There are so many symptoms that mimic other diseases; it is important to rule out CD. There are blood tests available for CD; however many laboratories are using the old tests such as; the determination of anti-gliadin antibodies, which has shown to be unreliable. It's also the one that most insurance company's cover. The new tests are more accurate and more expensive. These new tests are known as the IgA antihuman tissue transglutaminase and the IgA endomysial antibody immunofluorescence. Another problem with test results is that most people that suspect CD stop eating gluten prior to testing. This alone will create false results because in order for the antibodies to be produced and measured, gluten products must be consumed regularly before testing.Finally and foremost what do people with CD have to eat? Gluten is everywhere and in everything. It takes much research and planning. Foods such as meats, poultry, fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts are permissible. Some grains are also gluten free such as quinoa, soy, teff, rice, buckwheat and amaranth. Most people with CD are also looking for ready made breads, convenience food and snacks that are gluten free. More companies are realizing this and offering ready made gluten free foods such as breads, pizza dough, cinnamon raison rolls, brownie mixes, cake mixes, pancake mixes, waffles, crispy rice cereal, cream of buckwheat cereal, crackers, chips, butter shortbread cookies, coconut macaroon's, crispy rice snack bars brown rice pasta, brown rice noodles, various gluten free flours, bouillon cubes and much more. These foods should be consumed in moderation for they are still considered processed. The focus should always be on fresh foods, no matter what diet one chooses to follow. If you or someone you know doesn't have insurance to cover the blood tests and suspects CD, merely go on a gluten free diet for a month or so and if symptoms don't improve then incorporate a Candida diet for another month.. This Article provided by Mike Comeau, is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always consult your doctor when seeking medical advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I cleanse candida from my system?
    Tired of re-occurring sinus issues; cannot sleep and getting scary to me.
    I did the candida test with saliva and water and I do have some candida issues. I cannot afford to buy a lot of junk that does not work. Please help??

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing you must do is temporarily eliminate foods from your diet that feed the candida, such as sugars, dairy, and most grains.

      The next step is to add antifungals to your diet. The most potent candida-killing antifungals are raw garlic, oil of oregano, caprylic acid (in unprocessed coconut oil), and pau d'arco tea.

      Another thing is - be wary of are antibiotics. They kill the good bacteria in your gut, allowing the candida to rapidly multiply. If you absolutely have to take a round of antibiotics, then make sure you supplement with good flora, such as acidophilus, lactobacillus, bulgaricus, etc. These can be taken in liquid or capsule form. (One I really like is called "Primal Force" made by Garden of Life.) You can also make your own kefir or kombucha drinks, which provide these good bacteria in abundance.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are home candida tests reliable?
    I have a lot of candida symptoms (or celiac symptoms) and it's become a huge problem for me. I found this ,,home candida test'' on the internet and decided to give it a try. You're supposed to spit in a glass of water in the morning and if you notice threads that look like strings coming from the top to bottom, then you have candida. I tried it and I definitely see strings but is this perhaps just a huge lie? Have you heard of this test and is this accurate?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    If I tested positive for the home Candida test, what should I do now?
    And if I had been very ill lately with no medical diagnosis and no solution, may Candida have been my problem all along?

    • ANSWER:
      Fungal infections can be treated with anti- fungal and antibiotic medications but often can be difficult to cure and may require long-term therapy.

  4. QUESTION:
    What types of food does candida feed off of?
    I am just kind of wondering about this. What kind of food does candida feed off of? What types of food do they eat? I know they eat sugar for sure. I need to know so I know what to eat now.

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is a single-celled fungus that is present in the intestinal tract as well as the genital tract. It feeds off of aged cheeses, alcohol,chocolate, dried fruits,fermented foods, all grains containing Gluten(wheat, rye,oats and barley) ham, honey, nut butters,pickles,potatoes,raw mushrooms,soy sauce, sprouts and vinegar.
      You should eat vegetables fish and gluten-free grains such as brown rice and Millet. You should also start taking acidophilus on a daily basis to regulate the imbalance of bacteria in your gut. If you or your partner drinks beer (it contains yeast) you need to stop, this is so detrimental in trying to take care of this very rapidly bacteria.
      If this is a chronic problem, you might want to be tested for diabetes or other immune system dysfunction. "The Yeast Connection" is a very good book. It has a candida test you can take to see how likely you have an over growth of candida. Good luck

  5. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get rid of candida?
    Im 20 and have suffered from acne since about age 13. It has cleared up dramatically because i changed my eating habits, but my tongue is still white coated, and my saliva tests still come back positive. How long do i have to cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
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  6. QUESTION:
    How many genetic diseases can be tested for?
    I'm wondering how many genetic tests they are able to test for. I know there are already over 1300 different tests available, but how many diseases are there that can be tested for?

    • ANSWER:
      many genetic diseases can be tested. Here's the situation. I have cystic fibrosis. There are over 1600 DNA mutations for this illness, any of them can be a diagnosis of this illness. this is just chrome 7. there can be other mutations to chrome 7 for other illnesses, ie candida predisposition, something like that. most hosp/clinics will initially test for the most common mutations and are limited to the 32 most common mutations, pt can fall outside that area. I did. the 23/32 most common were negative. further testing proved that. It was expensive, 50. out of pocket. took about a month.

      For amniotic screening, many genetic diseases can be tested, most common are tested for unless known family hx and specific testing is requested. Ambry genetics does mostly cystic fibrosis.

  7. QUESTION:
    What tests should the guy get before a couple decides to have sex?
    My Boyfriend and I have been serious for almost 4 months now, and he wants to start having sex (shocker). I know he has been with 1 or 2 other women and I have reservations about going all the way until I know he is clean. He is a smart guy and I know he is very safe, but what should I ask him to get tested? I know there are AIDS test, but what kind of STD test are there? I really don't want to get anything.

    • ANSWER:
      As emtd65 suggested, he should have a standard STD panel. To give you more details, this includes the most common STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, Hepatitis B and HIV. They might even test for HPV as well, but that is not the gold standard yet. Hepatitis C can be transmitted sexually, but it is normally not tested for as it is predominantly transmitted via the blood as in the case of IV drug abusers or people who need chronic transfusions. A small correction that was posted earlier, Candida is not an STD, it is a fungal infection and is the most common cause of yeast infections. Also, if you've been sexually active before, you should get tested as well. STD's do not always show the symptoms that you hear about or see in handouts.

      I hope this helps.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have candid / yeast overgrowth?
    I heard that over 80% of the population has a candida overgrowth. What testing is available to determine whether you have this?
    What testing is available, im not asking the symptoms. I want to know how i can determine for sure whether i have an intestinal candida overgrowth

    • ANSWER:
      There's a very simple way to find out if you have "yeast overgrowth syndrome". (This is not to be confused with things like oral thrush, or yeast vaginitis by the way)

      If a naturopath claims you have it, then you can rest assured that you don't
      If you tick off a list of symptoms from a website that sells products to cure YOS, then you can be assured you don't have it.

      Since this is an imaginary condition....you don't have it. Nobody does.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do doctors test for a yeast infection?
    I'm 16 and I think I have one. I'm going to the doctor's on Tuesday, I was just curious about how they go about testing. Do they do a urine test or something?

    • ANSWER:
      A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina. But when too much yeast grows, you can get an infection.
      Yeast infections are very common. About 75 percent of women have one during their lives. And almost half of women have two or more vaginal yeast infections.
      The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include:•burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva •pain when passing urine •pain during sex •soreness•a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell •a rash on the vagina. Should I call my doctor if I think I have a yeast infection? Yes, you need to see your doctor to find out for sure if you have a yeast infection. The signs of a yeast infection are much like those of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like Chlamydia (KLUH-mid-ee-uh) and gonorrhea (gahn-uh-REE-uh). So, it's hard to be sure you have a yeast infection and not something more serious. How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed? Your doctor will do a pelvic exam to look for swelling and discharge. Your doctor may also use a swab to take a fluid sample from your vagina. A quick look with a microscope or a lab test will show if yeast is causing the problem. Why did I get a yeast infection? Many things can raise your risk of a vaginal yeast infection, such as: •stress •lack of sleep •illness •poor eating habits, including eating extreme amounts of sugary foods •pregnancy •having your period •taking certain medicines, including birth control pills, antibiotics, and steroids •diseases such as poorly controlled diabetes and HIV/AIDS •hormonal changes during your periods. Can I get a yeast infection from having sex? Yes, but it is rare. Most often, women don’t get yeast infections from sex. The most common cause is a weak immune system. How are yeast infections treated? Yeast infections can be cured with antifungal medicines that come as: •creams•tablets •ointments or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. These products can be bought over the counter at the drug store or grocery store. Your doctor can also prescribe you a single dose of oral fluconazole (floo-con-uh-zohl). But do not use this drug if you are pregnant.
      Infections that don’t respond to these medicines are starting to be more common. Using antifungal medicines when you don't really have a yeast infection can raise your risk of getting a hard-to-treat infection in the future.
      Is it safe to use over-the-counter medicines for yeast infections? Yes, but always talk with your doctor before treating yourself for a vaginal yeast infection if you: •are pregnant •have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection
      •keep getting yeast infections. Studies show that two-thirds of women who buy these products don’t really have a yeast infection. Using these medicines the wrong way may lead to a hard-to-treat infection. Plus, treating yourself for a yeast infection when you really have something else may worsen the problem. Certain STIs that go untreated can cause cancer, infertility, pregnancy problems, and other health problems. If you decide to use these over-the-counter medicines, read and follow the directions carefully. Some creams and inserts may weaken condoms and diaphragms. If I have a yeast infection, does my sexual partner need to be treated? Yeast infections are not STIs, and health experts don’t know for sure if they are transmitted sexually. About 12 to 15 percent of men get an itchy rash on the penis if they have unprotected sex with an infected woman. If this happens to your partner, he should see a doctor. Men who haven’t been circumcised are at higher risk. Lesbians may be at risk for spreading yeast infections to their partner(s). If your female partner has any symptoms, she should also be tested and treated. How can I avoid getting another yeast infection? To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can:•avoid douches •avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath, sprays, pads, and tampons •change tampons and pads often during your period •avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers •wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch •change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes as soon as you can •avoid hot tubs and very hot baths. If you keep getting yeast infections, be sure and talk with your doctor.
      What should I do if I get repeat yeast infections? Call your doctor. About 5 percent of women get four or more vaginal yeast infections in 1 year. This is called recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC). RVVC is more common in women with diabetes or weak immune systems. Doctors most often treat this problem with antifungal medicine for up to 6 months.

  10. QUESTION:
    What infectious diseases won't show up on blood and urine tests?
    For example, candida, which doctors are generally unwilling to diagnose as it might reflect unfavorably on antibiotics as a cause of candida. Are there any others?

    • ANSWER:
      dagespath - Yes, there are many infectious diseases that won't show up on blood and urine tests such as tuberculosis, strep throat, and pinworms. Then there are many that could show up but would be extremely expensive to test for and so are rarely considered, such as virus cultures for several epidemic hemorrhagic fevers as lassa and ebola. Yet, many simple infectious diseases can be easily and rapidly tested and diagnosed such as malaria, herpes, and HIV.
      As for Candida, also known as Monilia or thrush (mouth), it is an extraordinarily common fungus found on just about every person's skin, especially the mouth and groin area. It rarely causes serious infection unless it breaks into the body. Doctor's can make an easy diagnosis, but know its presence is often not connected with disease. In the intestines, a few Candida are normally present, causing no illness, as they are held in check by other bacteria. If these "other" bacteria are knocked out by antibiotics, then the Candida can suddenly grow and do body harm, even enter the blood stream.

  11. QUESTION:
    I want to go on a Candida diet and cleanse , please recommend?
    Hi,

    I've been feeling awful lately, tired, bloated just not my self and it's getting worse. I was looking at healthy ways of losing weight when i came across Kevin Trudeau's The Weight Loss Cure which mentioned candida cleanse and colon cleanse. Can some one please recommend good cleanses and the diets i should follow ?

    • ANSWER:
      The best avenue to follow is to improve your digestion. Cleaning up the intestine is not just doing a cleanse. It is true that when you do a colon cleanse, you will lose some weight associated with the removal of toxic waste. If you keep putting toxins into your intestines, cleaning it up will not help you in the long run and you will experience some very frustrating things.

      Trudeau is not the end all expert on cleansing and in fact gives some bad advice. It is important to prepare your elimination organs before doing any cleansing and to make sure the cellular energy of each of your body's cells is high or the cleanse can actually cause more problems than it is supposed to help.

      The diet you should follow is one you should adopt for life, not just to do a little body cleaning. There is a huge amount of misinformation being promoted everywhere and it is not easy to become truly educated on what is good and bad to eat. Most Americans are eating themselves into all kinds of diseases and a short life span. To listen to the medical people, you would think Americans are living longer than ever and if not for medicine, we would be dying at earlier ages.

      The best way to approach this issue is to get advice from a certified nutritional therapist that can advise you, test you, and determine the best course for you specifically based on your specific issues. If you can't do that, you can start your education process by reading a book called "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon & Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.

      good luck to you

  12. QUESTION:
    What does 55,000 normal u genital flora mean in urine test?
    I heard some people can get candida overgrowth in their body. Is this the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      No. What you have here is a contaminated sample.
      Also, since you brought it up, there is such a thing as systemic candidiasis, but it's quite rare. On the other hand, there's also a very popular bit of quackery under the same name that was popular back in the late 70's and early 80's and still crops up occasionally, so when you hear about it, look on it with a jaundiced eye.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is the at home saliva test accurate in diagnosing Candida infection?
    And if not....how do doctors test for it?
    Is it a blood test?

    I know I had a vagina swab to test for it, but what if it is in my intestines or something? Would the vaginal swab still show a positive reading?

    • ANSWER:
      candida infection is caused by fungus .and it could only detected by swab . you can detect an organism in the intestines by stool analysis .

  14. QUESTION:
    What yeast and std would show up in a simple urine test done in the ER?
    My client went in hospital for chest pains. While in the hospital the er doctor did a simple urine test that showed yeast and a possible std. Why would the be testing for this stuff with chest pain and what yeast and std could it be. Due to clients rights she does not have to tell what std it is and for my safety I need to know if it could be treated and go away after treatment

    • ANSWER:
      First I would like you to know that I am a medical technologist and work in a hospital laboratory which has an er. So, It is routine that the urine is tested. They can check glucose, ketones (dehydration or diabetes) blood in the urine, etc...As for the yeast. It is routinely Candida albicans. Believe it or not it is found in the urine before people have any external signs. Obviously that is easily treated. As for the STD...well, that would be Trichomonas vaginalis. It is considered to be a sexually transmitted parasite. I believe this is the only STD that can be diagnosed via a urine sample. Yes the Trich is treatable. I believe the medication is flagel? not sure though.
      I hope this helps and google the trich it will definitely gross you out and help anyone use protection. and by protection I mean condoms!!!!

  15. QUESTION:
    What doctor to meet for a candida infection dermatologist or dentist?
    I am worried that my cheeks are puffed up and saliva test was found positive

    • ANSWER:
      Im not quite sure what your question is. If you have oral/genital candida then your GP can treat this. You don't need a specialist to treat candida unless it has become troublesome. Infectious disease consultants would be the best if your GP has been unable to bring it under control

  16. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when a cervix is inside out and there is a lot of foul smelling discharge?
    I have had an ongoing thrush/discharge issue for 8 months now. I have been to doctors and gynacologist and they have put me on anti-biotics and thrush creams etc. Nothing has worked. I am not diabetetic, i had test to check my hormone levels everything is ok. It is not the pill as I am not on it, I have tried acidophilous tablets still no clearing up of the heavy discharge. My pap smear came back negative and my gyno has NOW taken a swab (even though there is still discharge) her guess is that the cervix may be turned inside out and said something about it causing an alkaline environment therefore causing thrush / discharge etc. She mentioned something about bonding with laser surgery. I am only 26 years old has anyone else experienced this? Or does anyone have any thoughts on this?

    • ANSWER:
      There is one name you have not mentioned and its very common and is very difficult to treat but its treatable its called Candida. To read everything about it including symptoms, treatment, read here:
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Candida&btnG=Search
      I think you might want to try and go to a specialist who understands treating Candida before agreeing to any laser surgery.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the best supplements/probiotics to take, to get rid of massive Candida infection?
    I am too lazy to change my diet, so I'd like to know if there are any specific antifungals/probiotic supplements that work pretty well to destroy an intestinal yeast infection...?

    If you managed to cure a Candida/yeast infection, what products or drugs did you take? How well did they work?

    I REALLY need help on this as I am faced with a serious health problem that may or may not be Candida overgrowth, but without medical insurance, I can't get extensive testing done to figure out what condition I really have. However from my own research, it seems likely that Candida is a major component of my longterm illness, if not the whole thing.

    Can you treat Candida effectively with supplements/drugs, without making significant dietary changes?

    I'm getting all sorts of symptoms now that keep increasing, something like IBS (I feel things moving in my digestive system, and constipation is severe) and blurry vision/eye pain/bloodshot eyes, water retention, fatigue.. I need some help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is controlled in the long run by correcting diet and lifesyle habits. If you don't want to take charge of your diet and change it to eliminate the fungus permanently you will continue to have issues.

      Parasites feed on fungus and fungus feeds on sugars.
      Parasites can cause all of the symptoms you are talking about. www.curezone.com has homeopathic remedies you can use to cleanse both fungus and parasites from the body.

      Changing your diet will eliminate the IBS stuff. To permanently and effectively eliminate fungus and parasites you have to change your diet.

      I teach clients everyday how to get well without prescriptions, by changing thier lifestyles, habits and diets.

  18. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections?
    What does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections? Because I get thrush, candida, yeast infections, foot fungus, etc. and I am scared to go to the doctor and get a diagnosis. I'd rather think it's something small and go instead o being scared and going.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor some people have these infections chronic but you could have type 2 diabetes get tested get meds to properly clear up your infection if you don't they won't go away cause more serious infections

  19. QUESTION:
    What type of physician considers systemic issues?
    What type of doctor treats systemic symptoms?

    My issues include (but are not limited to) severe scalp eczema, kidney and bladder pressure, intestinal distress. I believe it may be candida or perhaps a food intolerance. I would like to see a doctor that would explore whether or not these issues are all connected.

    • ANSWER:
      I would also say an internist or an allergist, but there are things you can do before you see them to relieve some of your discomfort. Plantain(the herb not the banana like thing) and Slipprey Elm in a tea together (go to your local natural health store and they should have both) in an equal ratio of 2 parts (or cups) of water to 2 ounces of herb will help relieve your eczema nicely. Boil, then steep for 1/2 hour and use both externally(as a shampoo/hair treatment over a bowl...soak for 10 minutes) and internally (drink as you would any other tea). I have also found Garlic and Astragalus root extremely effective for urinary tract infections...take as labeled on the bottle.
      However, definitely do go see a doctor for testing as you may also be diabetic...it doesn't happen often, but I have seen these symptoms in diabetic people all together.

      I am at windstarhealing.webs.com if you have any other questions...good luck, and be well!

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your gastroparesis and what works for you?
    I've been diagnosed with gastroparesis and will undergo further testing. But, I heard HORRIBLE things about the prescriptions they write. The one I got came with warnings all over about the potential for permanent nerve damage to where you could get facial twitching - forever. So, I was wondering what other people do who suffer from this condition. Does it or can it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a normal thing and most likely is not genetic. If you eat lots of sugar or high carb foods, this will encourage Candia albicans growth. Candida is famous for subduing the parietal cells found in the stomach lining. When this happens, this affects how the body utilizes hydrochloric acid. If the hydrochorlic acid level is too low, food will be very slow moving into the small intestine. Essentially the pyloric sphincter stays closed until the acidic level in the stomach gets to around 1.5 to 3.0 pH that is very acidic.

      If you have ANY scars or traumas on the front of your body, this can cause this same problem. Many times medical professionals are just not aware of these kinds of problems and since they treat symptoms, not root causes of problems, they don't even consider this or look for it.

      I would suggest you see a QRA practitioner and get tested because they can tell you right away if this is the situation. It's an easy thing to take care of and is done with natural remedies that work very quickly. I do not suggest solving this problem with drugs or surgery because all drugs damage the body.

      good luck to you

  21. QUESTION:
    How will I know and be sure my penile yeast infection is gone?
    Are there any easy tests i can do to see if i still have it? Used canesten duo and took a 1 capsule dose of fluconzole...symptoms appear to have stopped but how can i be sure it's not just calmed it down?

    • ANSWER:
      Since yeast infections tend to occur due to an upset in the balance of the microbial flora of your body, if you are looking for a permanent cure, you will need to address the root cause of your infection. Most of the time this can be very difficult as the reasons behind a yeast infection vary greatly. However, any upset in our bodies can be corrected by certain lifestyle changes, and these changes will result in a condition where the Candida yeasts can no longer survive in large amounts.

      If you want to get rid of your yeast infection completely, and learn of ways in which you can prevent it, you will need to know in detail what these lifestyle changes are and the ways you should implement them in your daily life. For this purpose, you should seek the help of a step by step guide below:

      1. Avoid all junk foods (white sugar, white flour, soft (soda) drinks)
      2. Avoid all sugars (even fruits)
      3. Avoid all grains ( Barley, Corn, Millet, Oats, Rice, Wheat)

      What you need to get is apple cider vinegar not regular store bought vinegar. Here is what you need to get which will cost you next to nothing:

      4. Get a bottle of RAW apple cider vinegar and take 2 Tbs in the morning and 2 before you go to sleep.
      5. For the first 7 days you will only eat RAW leafy green vegetables and other RAW vegetables. If you don't like to eat vegetables than juice them. You can find tons of recipes online. Do this every time you get hungry.
      6. Get probiotics. I would suggest Garden of Life Raw Probiotics. Their main function is to provide balance for less-desirable organisms (such as yeast)
      7. Eat lots of leafy green vegetables whenever you are hungry.

      doing so you will see your symptoms expunge much faster and feel much too. I can tell you this from personal experience that this will work. But it will require effort on your part.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dry cracking sores in the corners of my mouth?
    I've had redness in the corners of my mouth for about 4 months now. It will dry out and crack in the morning if I don't put some lip balm on it overnight. I've been to the docter twice now with no results. He recommended Aveeno(zinc oxide) but that doesn't work. He did a blood test which didn't result in anything. Last time he prescribed Acyclovir(for virusus) and it didn't work either. It is minor sores but they have been a giant pain.

    • ANSWER:
      This may sound stupid to you but it is possible that it is a yeast infection. It is called angular cheilitis: red cracks at the corners of the mouth often covered by a pseudo membrane.

      Don't use soap, but wash the lips with a slightly moistened wash cloth and to keep lips lubricated with plain, unflavored lip balms throughout the day and night.

      You could try this: grapefruit seed extract, capricin tea, homeopathic Candida silicea, artemisia, grape seed oil, and gentian. Eating yogurt every day could help. Make sure you get the yogurt with the active cultures. If you don't like yogurt they sell acidophilus (the ingredient in yogurt that fights yeast infection) at health food stores.

      Another thing you should do is sterilize your tooth brush in household hydrogen peroxide or 70 percent alcohol for a few minutes to prevent re-contamination of the mouth with organisms that survive on the brush.

      Hope this helps. :)

  23. QUESTION:
    where do i get a test for yeast overgrowth?
    i've had suspicions that i might have candidiasis but don't know where to get tested... i'd rather know for sure before i do the diet
    i went to my gyno and they said they didn't really do it. they do for yeast infections that are vaginal but that's not really what 'm referring to.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I'll provide one in my source box. The Candida diet and everything that comes with it is a challenge at first believe me.

      After struggling with Candida for about 6 years I finally eliminated it using a variety of treatments. The one thing for sure though is if I didn't stay disciplined with my diet it would have all fallen apart. This isn't to say you have to eat all raw vegetables but you MUST eliminate sugar as much as possible. The next step beyond this is actually eliminating grains fully, I tried that for a while and made huge progress but I'm relatively lean so from a calorie perspective it wasn't realistic.

      All in all, you need to ask yourself if you want to eat toxic food that currently tastes good to you or if you want to actually get better. The diet doesn't have to be permanent but it should be a major change that following your Candida elimination you try to stick to as best as you can.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is Candida a normal thing doctors test for when someone is ill?
    Or do you have to have certain symptoms for doctors to test for it?

    I know they check for Candida during full physcial exams (Vaginal swabs)
    but what about Candida infection of the stomach, blood stream etc.

    • ANSWER:
      "Is Candida a normal thing doctors test for when someone is ill?" -- No. Organ Candidiasis and Candida sepsis aren't routinely tested for unless there are symptoms that suggest it or previous test results that point in that direction. It could conceivably show up in, say, blood cultures drawn because of infection symptoms.

      It's more common to use a spatula and cytobrush during a pelvic, but when there have been patient complaints of symptoms a swab is used to collect a sample of any suspicious fluid observed. It's not possible to "check for Candida" because a vaginal infection can be bacterial vaginosis as easily as Candidiasis. So the thing checked for is any irregularity rather than a specific condition. Examination of the specimen under a microscope "checks" for Candidiasis.

  25. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between Chlamydia and Thrush?
    Hi there, what's the difference between Chlamydia and Thrush? I tested positive for chlamydia recently and just wondered, could it just be thrush? Or are they totally different things?

    • ANSWER:
      They are very different organisms. Chlamydia are tiny, simple, bacteria-like organisms that are only capable is reproducing intracellularly. They are spread by very close contact, often sexually.

      Thrust is an oral infection with a yeast, usually Candida. Candida are frequently part of the body's flora, but are normally suppressed. Weaknesses in resistence including diabetes or immunosuppression can allow the yeast to blossom and become troublesome.

      Drugs to control them are entirely different. Sometimes antibacterial drugs, including drugs to treat chlamydia can suppress normal bacterial flora, allowing Candida to blossom.

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of vaginal candida and prevent returnig to me and my partner ?
    These few years tryed the cure from BAUERPHARM but afraid that i-ll be resistant to it doctor give me another from SHERING, will see how it works.I have 2 healthy children, and me but this have no helth problems,I am 30 and maryed, live in Macedonia(Europe)Pleace, tell me something different than the doctor keep telling me the some things, and making the tests all the time, still candida keeps coming back, I AM DESPERATE!!!We are yong and still, with this problem, we cant have normal sex life. So doctors from all around the world, counting on you.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh dear! You really think doctors are using Yahoo Answers?! You've got more problems than vaginal problems. Seriously, please see your doctor. See a different doctor for a second opinion, but DO NOT SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FROM HERE!

  27. QUESTION:
    How do doctors diagnose a Candida infection?
    I believe I had my family doctor do a swab during a pap smear test...but that would be Candida effecting the vagina right? Would that rule out Candida infection of the throat...stomach etc?

    And it isn't an STD is it?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.candidasupport.org/tests.html
      Here's a good website that answers all of your questions.
      Just because you don't have a full blown vaginal yeast infection doesn't mean that you can't have other areas of the body affected.
      There are a variety of other lab tests that can be done too, but why would you bother if you can do a saliva test at home?
      The natural health field is way ahead of conventional medicine on this issue. If you take antibiotics you end up with all sorts of resistant bacteria forming and you'll get repeated re-infections. You'll also damage your good gut flora and end up with chronic constipation. It's a never ending cycle.
      Candida bacteria can be spread just like any other STD. Plenty of women develop vaginal candida infections from unprotected sex (often from uncircumcised partners).

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the reason for growing lean constantly for a 40 plus woman?
    My mother works in a school and she has been losing weight constantly since two years . First, it was just something casual but as time passed by its been worrying all the family members. She was found healthy for most of the health tests. She doesnt have thyroid or diabetes problem. No local doctor was able to diagonise if something is wrong. And she doesnt have much tensions to worry about also. Can any one tell the likely reasons for this periodic loss of weight

    • ANSWER:
      Have your mum been taking antibiotics prior to the beginning of this continuous weight loss? If it is so, then possibly the broad-spectrum antibiotics had killed off some good bacteria in the stomach that suppress the growth of Interstinal parasite or Candida Yeast. And that gives chance for the parasites and yeasts to over-grow until they start to steal the resources (foods) from your mum's body.

  29. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had dizziness problems with candida?
    I've had mild dizziness for the last 3 years I've had MRI scans, been to chiropractors etc etc etc and no one seems to know whats wrong with me although I have just seen a naturopath and he seems to think I have candida.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a clinical pharmacist and have trained about 5yrs in acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine. Whenever western medicine and chiropractic can not solve the problem, I always refer my patients to a licensed Acupuncturist who is full-scope, meaning expert in chinese herbs as well as moxa, medical massage, cupping and needles, etc.

      I have confidence that they will do a differential diagnosis that will easily pin-point the imbalance that is causing your mild dizziness. Make sure you opt for chinese herb formulas that are made in the USA and tested for GMP (USA codes for good manufacturing processes) to avoid the issue of heavy metal poisoning and contaminants coming out of China these days.

      You may also want to check with your Naturopathics about heavy metal hair analysis - some heavy metal poisonings may produce mild symptoms like yours. I am assuming you have had a clinical pharmacist such as myself review ALL your medications, herb and drug suppliments? Many herbs and drugs, and combinations there of, not to mention illegal or illicit drugs, can cause lightheadedness and dizziness.

      Best of luck to you,

      Dr. D. Nostrum, Pharm.D.
      *********
      Responding to JBloor below who is discrediting Chinese Medicine theory, (TCM). Briefly, the root cause for immune problems at the same time as dizziness is often weak lifeforce, or 'kidney essence'. Many symptoms in western medicine are not related, or are being discovered all the time, like the connection between the lungs and kidney for high blood pressure, (ACE Inhibitor meds). India and China knew about these 'mysterious' connections for thousands of years but modern western medicine, courtesy of the AMA and drug companies of the west, is still far in the back distance and still catching up to basic 'asian' medical theory!

  30. QUESTION:
    Why don't modern day doctors recognize Candida?
    My candida score on different tests have been very high. I've had yeast infections since I was 14 and they are very frequent. I've had all blood tests including diabetes and the doctors are baffled.

    • ANSWER:
      certain std's trichomonas vaginitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or genital herpes. an inflammed cervix can casue yeast like discharge an hormone imbalance. If you use tampons they could cause that is why i stopped usig them and my excess yeast discharge and such disapeared that is unitl i got pregnant but after giving birth it went away again. or you could have a resistant strain thatyour medicines have never been able to kill off.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have candida?
    I read that you should spit in a glass of water first thing in the morning and if it's cloudy you have candida. It was tried and it was cloudy. But when other people try doing this it is also cloudy, so it seems that the test is unreliable or else everyone has candida.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, I have looked into this so know what it is you mean.

      What you do is this. First thing in the morning fill a glass with tap water, drop a globule of spit on top of the water and leave the glass on the side for 5 minutes, maybe longer.

      The sign that you have candida is stringy bits hang down from the floating spit on the top. It looks like some of the spit has just submerged and is being held together by long bits.

      Looks pretty weird.

      Most people have a high yeast level without even knowing, so if you get your friends or family to do it, they may all be the same.

      Hope that helps

  32. QUESTION:
    A dentist told me that they sterilize their tools at 300 C degrees. How about bacteria that flourish with heat?
    For example, candida albicans. They will multiply in hot temperatures rather than die. What do doctors do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida albicans is not a bacterium. It is a yeast, and it is killed at temperatures far below 300C

      http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/135/9/2509.full.pdf
      This paper explores heat-shock proteins made by C albicans, and says that most of the yeast is killed at 55C, well below the autoclave's 300C temperature.

      Autoclaves are regularly tested with biologic indicators to make sure that they do the job that they are supposed to.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why cant I get rid Of my yeast infection?
    I have been tested twice for HIV, as well as Diabetes. I still can't get rid of it. I have had 3 prescriptions for fluconazole.
    I also eat yogurt everyday

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis (yeast infection) is becoming a big problem and its only recently more has become understood about it.
      Its an infection caused by Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans. These fungi are found almost everywhere in the environment. Some may live harmlessly along with the abundant "native" species of bacteria that normally colonize the mouth, gastrointestinal tract and vagina. Usually, Candida is kept under control by the native bacteria and by the body's immune defenses. If the native bacteria are decreased by antibiotics or if the person's immune system is weakened by illness (especially AIDS or diabetes), malnutrition, or certain medications, Candida fungi can multiply to cause symptoms. Candida infections can cause occasional symptoms in healthy people. Candidiasis can affect many parts of the body, causing localized infections or larger illness, depending on the person and his or her general health.

      Fluconazole, Nizoral or Diflucan are the usual prescription medications for yeast infection, although there is also a school of thought that suggests diets high in sugar, use of steroid medication and antibiotics can increase the liklihood of candidiasis.

      You might want to look into the diet issues and see if changing what you eat helps - Leon Chaitow is an expert on the effects of candida and I found his site and books very helpful. I have suffered the effects of candidiasis for some time.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does the following test indicate an overgrowth of candida?
    I have heard that if you spit into a glass of water first thing in the morning and the saliva forms white threads or flakes that sink to the bottom this is the candida fungus and shows you have an overgrowth. Is the white stuff really candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, that test won't work. There are too many variables in a test like that which may result in assuming you have candida.

      Mucus alone in your saliva would give that appearance.

      Unfortunately, other than vaginal or penile or thrush yeast infections, Candida can be very hard to diagnose people everyone has some level of candida fungus in their body. I'm assuming you're referring to systemic candida in your question.

      The best initial steps to take are natural ones...

      1. avoid sugars and complex carbohydrates.
      2. avoid antibacterial soaps
      3. shower frequently
      4. add grapefruit seed extract to your water for a week (will kill the candida)
      5. There is a complete candida diet listed on the link below:
      http://www.candida-away.com/recommended-foods-for-yeast-infection.html

      Best of Luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Can white blood cells be in your urine if you have candida?
    I got my urine culture results back and they told me it was genital flora and not a uti. I was also told I had candida, and I got a one time pill for that. I am still urinating frequently and waking up at night several times to go pee. They did a urine sample test and said i had white blood cells in my urine.. Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?

    • ANSWER:
      Excellent question.

      "Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?"

      Here's what happened. Your initial urine culture was contaminated due to improper clean-catch technique.

      The candida it showed is actually a normal item ... when there has been contamination due to improper clean-catch.

      No treatment for candida was needed, but once instituted it did kill candida, thus disturbing the normal ecological balance where yeast competes with bacteria for nutrients etc.

      This effect actually encouraged bacterial overgrowth in your urinary tract... so,

      You've got a UTI now.

      Get your urine re-cultured. Ask a nurse to help with the technique so it's truly clean-catch this time. That'll show the real culprit and lead to rapid cure.

      -MD x30y

  36. QUESTION:
    What are these things that are happening to me?
    1. Does a herpes outbreak cause you to itch for like a month?
    2. Does a UTI cause swollen lymph nodes?
    3. How long does herpes take to show up in a blood test?
    4. What causes bad pelvic pain when using the bathroom and even when not using the bathroom?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial vaginosis suspected.
      !) Herpes simplex infection is often painful. The skin may become red. HPV/warts, candida infections may cause irritation.
      2) Non-gonococcal urithritis may cause lymph node inflammation.
      3) Blood test is not necessary for diagnosis.
      4) The infection has spread beyond vagina and cervix. Also check for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
      Consult genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic or a gynecologist.

  37. QUESTION:
    Ever heard that acid reflux can give a person a productive cough?
    I just had a scope yesterday & this was their great revelation...
    I think they are wacko! So far, they thought I had bronchitis, candida of the bronchil tubes, asthma, and now acid reflux.

    How am I suppose to know which of the four diagnosis it is!?!?!
    I can cough up moer than a cup ful at one session of coughing. And I cough for hours on end.

    • ANSWER:
      acid reflux can cause irritation in the sinuses and bronchials. This irritation can in turn lead to increased mucus production. A cough is the body's natural defense against mucus in the bronchials and lungs. (GERD can cause asthma flares and sinus infections)

      My sons sinus infections and asthma were very difficult to control until they ran the test for GERD and started treatment for control of his GERD.

  38. QUESTION:
    Candida overgrowth: Is this a real health condition or a hoax?
    I did the saliva test which, if you believe what they say online, claims I have an overgrowth of candida, or some internal fungal infection. It claims this is responsible for my depression, acne, itchy skin, thrush, etc.

    It can be "cured" by buying very expensive supplements.

    Is this real, or an online scam to make money?

    • ANSWER:
      eating 'live' yoghurt is good for dealing with candida in the body.and happy tummy stuff like acidophilus too

  39. QUESTION:
    If i cure candida can i cure my food allergies?
    First of all I were not born with my food allergies, they came a few years later, and they continue to getting worse.

    But I heard about something called candida.

    If I have candida and cure it will my food allergies also go away.

    And please no dumb answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Alexander - Good try, but not one that is likely to cure any food allergies. Candida, also known as the fungus Candida albicans or Monilia is an infection but not an allergy. Candida can easily be cured with medicine. Medicine, like allergy pills, can help control, but not cure allergies. Since so many different allergies are possible, you may need to visit an allergist physician and get skin tested to identify sbstances to which you may be allergic. If so, then a serum might be prepared just for you with regular shots to help you reduce or control any allergic reactions. It may take days or months or more, but you should get much appreciated relief. Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    What doctor do you go to, to check for candida?
    Me and my family have been ill for over 3 years. We found out we've been exposed to really bad mold for 2 1/2 years. We got rid of it asap. But we are still ill and every doctor we go to has no idea whats wrong. My mom was researching about candida and we all believe thats what we have. Its the only thing that makes sense. But we have no idea what doctor can test for candida. Does anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      Writings on the internet about health conditions can be very persuasive, and still be completely wrong. It is worth noting that the alternative concept of candida infection is very different from real candida infection.

      In the alternative world the diagnosis is not made by a medical doctor, but either something one deduces from filling out questionnaires on the internet, or it is made by a practitioner of some kind of alternative medicine.

      If that is the case with you, it might be noteworthy that they don´t believe that any test done by a medical doctor will be able to detect the candida, and that they don't always believe that anti-fungal medication will be of any benefit. The fact that they don't believe that drugs that work against detectable candida have any effect on "invisible" candida should raise a red flag.

      You might like to read a little more about the problems with the alternative concept of candida infection here: http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/candida.html

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i go about a Candida test?
    & how many different ways are there, please explain...

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.customprobiotics.com/candida.htm

  42. QUESTION:
    What does it mean to have mixed bacteria on your pap test?
    I've taken the pap test and they found mixed bacteria on my pap test, is it dangerous or it may be only Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I would leave it to ur medical doctor to diagnose what the result means.
      We can only speculate cheers ♥

  43. QUESTION:
    Seeking a good naturopathic doctor for candida/parasite treatment?
    For almost a year now, I have suffered from low appetite, nausea, malaise, and a white coated tongue. I have had dozens of tests by my family doctor which have eliminated any functional problems. Online tests show possible candida or yeast, but I'm having no luck treating myself. Is there a doctor either online or in the Pittsburgh PA area that can help? Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you can check to see whether your intestinal flora (bacteria and possibly parasties) is a problem is to get a stool test done.

      The doctor will get a lot of information from this and might be able to isolate the problem.

      A white-coated tongue is usually due to your diet. You can get it from too much alcohol or too much processed foods, for example.

      If there is nothing wrong showing from the stool tests, then everything you are experiencing could be due to stress and/or an unhealthy diet.

      If you diet is a problem, consider making some changes:
      - Drink more water
      - Cut out alcohol and caffeine, including energy drinks
      - Replace wheat products (cereal, bread) with rice-based products
      - Cut down on dairy products, try organic soy products instead
      - Eat healthier sources of protein, like lean chicken, eggs, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, whole grains
      - Eat fresh fruit every day
      - Increase your consumption of fresh vegetables, particularly green leafy ones.

      Good luck!

      EDIT: For all the thumbs down morons, try geting some medical knowledge. The stool test is what GPs use to find out what's going on in your digestive system. A good GP will do that if blood tests reveal nothing.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of an internal Candida overgrowth ?
    I never feel ok with my digestive system and always have to avoid certain food that would be harmless to everyone else because it causes me pain or heartburn. I also experience ups and downs with allergies and asthma. Mild depression and lack of concentration along with difficulty to express what is in my mind (can't find the words sometime) also are driving me crazy. Occassionally (very seldom) I have episodes of "a normal brain" in which I feel that my thinking goes normally. I don't know it Candida has to do with it but I also have Epilepsy and Varicocele. I am tires of being "mildly sick" all the time. I did the saliva test and it was positive. If it is the Candida that is causing this trouble, I would like to kill it now. I want to do it naturally and know how to prevent it from coming back.

    Thanks to whoever can help me

    Daniel

    • ANSWER:
      Colloidal Silver is good stuff. That might work but either make it yourself http://curezone.com/forums/m.asp?f=97&i=1054
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      Apple Juice, Apple Pectin, & Apple Cider Vinegar will help cleanse your body
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      In addition to taking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar & Cinnamon three times a day for at least a month, I would add two to three drops of green hull black walnut oil or wild oregeno oil to some apple juice to help kill parasites and drink three glasses of distilled water with a tablespoon of unrefined sea salt. You will not believe how much better you will feel after just two weeks.

      There are other methods to cure Candida. Keep trying different methods until you dicover what works for you but make sure you stick with whatever you try to give it a chance to work. Candida is caused by a powerful acid/alkaline imbalance and likewise will take some discomfort and care to repair. Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt & Distilled Water and or Colloidal Silver might be the easiest way to beat Candida but everyone is their own batch of chemicals and what works for me might not work for you.

      There are also wonderful Candida Support Forums
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=460

      And a Master Cleanse Support forum well known Candida protocols
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      Find what works for you and stick to it...

  45. QUESTION:
    How to get a Canidida test done?
    is it done by a blood test to see if my body is not in balance?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is a fungal test and i think its done by swabbing saliva from the mouth !

      regards!
      god bless!

  46. QUESTION:
    Why would probiotics irritate the kidneys?
    My dad discovered that taking probiotics, and the probiotic Candida product ThreeLac, was making his (already weakened) kidneys sore and inflamed. I have since noticed the same pattern in myself. We have ruled out other things, it is definitely the probiotics. Does anyone have any idea why this may be? Please dont tell me to go to the doctor, they have been of little help with this.

    • ANSWER:
      I can only find information regarding negative reactions to probiotics affecting kidneys. This obviously doesn't mean that it does not happen, but if this was a common problem, there would be more research and information on it.
      When you went to see the doctors, did they agree with you that it was the probiotics that were causing your problems? Did they do other tests to rule out other kidney problems? If your doctor did not help, maybe you could get a second opinion or ask a kidney specialist?
      Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can tests for Candida be a false negative?
    Some time ago, I had tests for Candida and urinary tract infection and both showed negative despite symptoms, which to me and according to the doctor seem classic to Candida. Although for whatever reason I did not ask then-is it possible to be a false negative? Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Sample misidentification at the laboratory is a possibility.

  48. QUESTION:
    What kind of blood tests do I need to ask my doctor to take for candida and mono and other related diseases?
    Ive been struggeling for years now yet still thers no light at the end of the tunnel :( I have a blood test on friday for liver functions ect, will candida or mono show up on this if ther not looking for it ?

    • ANSWER:
      No they won't. Your doctor would have to ask for those tests specifically.Your doctor would be able to find out what tests he needs to order. If he can't figure that out, you need a new doctor.

  49. QUESTION:
    Do they check for Candida during pap smears?
    I just had a pap done, do they check for Candida?

    And I was also wondering, if when they do a liver blood test, is that checking for hepatitis or is that a seperate test?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The typical tests given for liver function does not include checking for the viral hepatitis which is what I believe you are asking about. The doctor will order a different blood test specifically for checking those. If the doctor thinks there is a possibility of the patient having something like hepatitis C, then they might order it along with the other liver tests.


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Candida Treatment For Men

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat a yeast infection during the day?
    I know there are plenty of creams available but is there any other, non messy treatment that doesn't require laying down for several hours in order to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      - You can try applying tea tree oil to a tampon and wear it during the day. Tea Tree Oil is a safe, natural anti-fungal. You can purchase it in most health food stores.

      -You should be drinking lots of water, eating tons of fiber and eating lots of probiotics like yogurt and cottage cheese while you have a yeast infection.

      - Make sure you don't wear underwear to sleep as to air out the area

      - Avoid scented soaps as well.

      You can find TONS of natural yeast infection cures through the source link below. In the meantime, here's some additional information...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long after I finish all the medication for my yeast infection should I wait before having sex again?
    I had a yeast infection and was treating it with medication that my doctor prescribed. I waited two days after I finished treatment to have sex, and now it is back again.

    • ANSWER:
      At least 5 days.

      Yeast Infections affect nearly 75% of all people, including both men AND women, at some point in their life.

      They occur when Candida, a natural fungus in the body, overgrows. Candida is normally regulated by Acidophilus (another microoganism living in the body).

      When diet and hygienic conditions change, sometimes the Candida will grow out of control. This leads to a yeast infection.

      Yeast Infections often show up as localized yeast infections -- as in a vaginal or penile yeast infection.

      They can also appear as a digestive tract disorder or skin irritation -- as in Candida Overgrowth yeast infections. I've provided information on how to treat LOCALIZED (vaginal or penile) infections below...

      The symptoms (you may not experience all of them):
      - white cottage cheese-like discharge
      - some odor
      - dryness (can cause bleeding)
      - digestive problems
      - itchiness
      - burning urination
      - painful intercourse
      - a feeling of just not being "normal"

      Here are some safe, natural cures you can implement.

      Avoid Sugars
      Avoid sugars and complex carbs for a week. they "feed" the Candida fungus.

      Clothing
      If you're not treating the infection with the Tree Tea Oil solution mentioned below, air out the infected area while you're sleeping at night. Don't wear underwear. Or wear cotton underwear during the day.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract
      Add grapefruit extract to your water during the day (raises acid levels in the body). This will decrease the candida in your body.

      Probiotics
      Eat probiotics like cottage cheese and yogurt. They will increase the acidophilus in your system and this in turn will fight off the candida yeast.

      Hygiene
      Shower frequently. Avoid scented soaps and antibacterial soaps. Don't take baths while you have the infection. If you go to the gym, shower immediately when you get home.

      Diet
      Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fiber to flush the infection out of your body. As a yeast infection goes away, the candida albicans release toxins which increase symptoms temporarily. Flushing these toxins out with water will speed your recovery.

      Tea Tree Oil
      Apply tea tree oil to the infection by applying it to a tampon and keep it inserted overnight.

      For more cures...
      CHECK OUT THE SOURCE LINK BELOW:

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for candida in boys case?
    I had candida, i'm 5 moth pregannt, so i know is common, but i'm wondering if my boyfriend also has it, and if yes, how can he treat it? i took some intravaginal ovuls, so it was gone in three days, but i don't want to have it again.

    • ANSWER:
      candida can reoccure according to certain things such as diet, hormonal changes, or environmental factors. in men, it manifests itself as itching, burning ehrn urinating, or reddening of the penis. u should ask ur gyno if ur boyfriend needs to take treatment or not.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for a couple to have unprotected sex when the girl is being treated for bacterial vaginosis?
    Will the man have chance of contracting this if no condom is used while treatment of bact vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      There has been much debate over whether bacterial vaginosis is actually a sexually transmitted disease; current thinking instead treats bacterial vaginosis as actually a change in the vaginal flora, not an STD. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when a female individual acts to change the usual environment of the vagina. Common causes may be excessive douching, application of creams & other hygienic products, as well as innoculation with material from around the perianal/genital areas. Bacterial vaginosis is simply an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria that are usually not a significant part of the vaginal flora.

      Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with metronidazole x1, which effectively eradicates these anaerobic bacteria. Given that the male urethral environment is nothing similar to the vaginal environment, guys are not usually affected by the presence of these bacteria in the female. Even the risk of carrying such bacteria is not the significant factor here because the problem was an underlying change in the woman's vaginal environment. Bacterial vaginosis is not the same as chlamydia or gonococcal infections, nor is it similar to candida or trichomonas infections. Instead, it is a transient change that occurs due to flora displacement.

      Bacterial vaginosis presents as a thick yellow-white discharge that has a fishy odor and characteristic findings on the microscope. It does not pose a risk to the female nor the male.

      Therefore, there is actually not a significant reason why you wouldn't be able to have sex during treatment. However, you would still not want to disturb the vaginal environment with semen, potentially delaying the treatment. Also as mentioned above, you should always wear protection, not because of bacterial vaginosis itself, but simply because it is safer and it adds to the contraceptive action of the birth control pill. So I would tell you to just simply wait, it's not that long, you can do it.

  5. QUESTION:
    What if I keep getting yeast infections?
    Okay so in spring break 2010 I got sugery and had to take antibiotics ad after I stopped taking them I got a yeast infection and I got treatment but ever since then they keep coming back. What does this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Recurring yeast infections are a common problem in diabetics and in those who consume a high sugar diet. When you have more than four infections in a year, you have a condition known as recurring yeast infection. Birth control is one of the most common causes of recurring yeast infection in some women. Both in women and men, another cause of recurring yeast infection is food, especially sugars and sweet treats. If the level of these sugars are not controlled well and allowed to get high, you will likely experience recurring yeast infection.

      Moisture trapped around the vagina can also be the cause of recurring yeast infection. One of the last causes of recurring yeast infection is a change in the immune system. Women who have HIV are also at risk for recurring yeast infection. It is also important for recurring yeast infection sufferers to become familiar with the possible causes of their infections. For those with recurring yeast infections, the simple touch, tingle, or pain in the genital or pubic region can be the earliest alarm that the infection has returned. While many patients with recurring yeast infections are eventually placed on prescription medications, medical professionals are reluctant to use this course of treatment because of the possibility of becoming immune to the drug.

      It is often suggested that recurring yeast infections be treated by alternating over-the-counter medication for one course, and a prescription for the next. One of the most common prescriptions for stubborn or recurring yeast infections is Diflucan, in varying strengths as needed. When might a recurring yeast infection happen. For example, an individual taking doxycycline or tetracycline for the prevention of acne is at a higher risk for developing recurring yeast infections. The problem with conventional medicine is that it generally does not restore a healthy body ecology, allowing a recurring yeast infection. The antibiotics can kill the good along with the bad bacteria in your system allowing yeast infections to thrive and reoccur without proper prevention and treatment.

      Skin infections involving Candida species can become a recurring yeast infection whenever the conditions leading to the infection do not change. If those with recurring yeast infections of the skin do not keep the affected areas clean and dry, even after the infection is treated, recurrences are likely. Perhaps the most severe form of a recurring yeast infection is that which affects the bowels. Candida overgrowth in the colon may not affect the bowel function but, instead, provide a reservoir for recurring yeast infections in other body areas, especially in the urogenital tract.

      A proper diagnosis is very important to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment to cure your yeast infection. Some products merely relieve the symptoms, and others cure the infection. When choosing the treatment for your yeast infection, select a cure so you have the best chance to eliminate your yeast infection. If you're treating a yeast infection, you should abstain from sex during the course of the treatment and cure (about seven days). Prescribed medicines may cure yeast infection but if you experience recurring yeast infections don?t ignore it as it may lead to chronic yeast infection.

      Hope this helps.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can a man pass candida onto a woman during sex?
    And vice versa. If so, what is the best treatment for a man?and prevention?

    • ANSWER:
      yes its thrush, and you can buy a cream and tablet from the chemist for it. yes wearing a condom can prevent it. The ceam is rubbed on the affected area!!! dont be embarassed by it just get the cream for it think its calle canasten cream.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the difference in symptoms between a yeast infection and BV (bacterial vaginitis)?
    Yeah. Question explains it.

    I heard that one way to tell the difference is that in BV, your discharge will smell badly, while in Yeast it will have virtually no odors. Is that true?
    What are other differences?

    • ANSWER:
      Not all women will show the same exact symptoms of a yeast infection, the symptoms sometimes can vary. Burning and itching is very common as well as pain during sex. Furthermore, we can observe a white and clumpy discharge, but this vaginal discharge has usually no odor. This lack of odor is usually a sign that we deal with a yeast infection and not with BV or another vaginal infection caused by bacteria.

      The candida yeast infection is caused by an abundance of the candida albicans fungus (hence the name). Some causes for the appearance of candida could be taking antibiotics, high estrogen levels or diabetes.

      Here we can also see the problem: We need to have a clear diagnosis whether we deal with vaginosis or a yeast infection since treating each the wrong way would have exactly the opposite effect.

      Eliminating the “good” bacteria in the vagina with antibiotics is likely to cause a yeast infection, as so often observed in women who are treated for BV. It is common for those patients to get a yeast infection in return after their vaginosis has been treated. What is good for treating one condition is bad if we suffer from the other.

      It is therefore important to have the right diagnosis whether we deal with candida or vaginosis, and then go from there with treatment options. Once we know we deal with a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis we can choose the right treatment options.Yeast infection cures are very hard to find. Individuals think that since we are in the twentieth century that everything is at their own disposal. Little do they understand that yeast infection cures are very hard to find and that reliable treatment options are in fact quite hard to encounter. People do not take yeast infection seriously. Yeast infections can in fact lead to serious problems in an individual’s life. Mostly located in females, yeast infections can mess with a person’s lifestyle in ways that men and women don’t like. Candida, the key sort of yeast which brings about yeast infection is dreaded between ladies. Thanks for delivering a site really worth reading through for a change.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why does my girlfriend get a yeast infection after sex?
    So she is on birth control and we have unprotected sex, but still pull out. I do not have any STDs we've been checked. She has had I think 2-3 infections. Idk why she gets them. I had a problem like this once with another girl, but we didn't think much of it then. Is there something I can do to help this. I shower and I even clean my penis extra just in case that might of been it.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's a problem that you've had with a previous girlfriend, then it's quite possible that YOU have a low level yeast infection in your own skin, which you keep passing on to her. Washing your penis won't help prevent that, as the infection is IN the skin.

      Yeast infections are very common in human beings, and not necessarily sexually transmitted. They're caused by the candida fungus, which most of us carry in our bodies without ever knowing it. If your immune system gets a bit down (like when you're stressed or tired, or sick with something else) then the candida fungus may take advantage of that and cause an infection. You may not even notice a low grade yeast infection, but the most common symptom in men is an itchy area of skin. Treatment is as simple as going to your local pharmacy and picking up a pill known as Fluconazole or Diflucan. If you're really worried (or if you'd like a professional opinion or prescription), see your doctor.

      The other thing to consider is that semen will affect the natural acidity of a woman's vagina, making it more difficult for her body to fight off a yeast infection. It will help if SHE does what she can to keep her immune system strong (eg. eats a healthy diet and gets enough sleep). Whatever she does, do NOT encourage her to douche or to try to wash out the inside of her vagina with soap. Soap will also lower the acidity of her vagina, and just make a yeast infection worse. You should also make sure that (if you're washing your penis immediately beforehand) that you rinse the soap off your own body as well.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection during pregnancy?
    What can I take specific answers please!
    FYI I did not give thumbs down! I dont know who did! I'll give everyone thumbs up! Thanks everyone for the great answers! Hopefully I can get some relief SOON!

    • ANSWER:
      Candida albicans is the microscopic fungus which is responsible for thrush. While this organism ordinarily lives in the intestinal tract of men and women, nearly one out of three women have candida albicans present in their vagina. This can become a problem when its numbers outgrow the good bacteria – it’s a battle of the good bacteria with the bad bacteria and the side with the most ‘soldiers’ wins.

      During pregnancy, the vagina becomes rich in a form of glucose named ‘glycogen’, which feeds the growth of Candida albicans. It’s believed the higher levels of glycogen occurs due to increased oestrogen levels and reduced acidity in the vagina. This is why a pregnant woman is ten times more likely to get thrush than normal – instead of being a nice cosy home for thrush, the vagina is now a five star hotel!

      Other things which can kill good pro-biotic bacteria include:

      * Anti-biotics
      * Birth Control Pills
      * Steroidal/hormonal drugs
      * Fluoride
      * Chlorine
      * Coffee/Tea/Carbonated Drinks
      * Synthetic vitamins
      * Radiation
      * Stress
      * Additives
      * Pesticides
      * Fertilisers

      The best way to prevent thrust is to take a regular pro-biotic. There are many pro-biotic preparations on the market, usually in powder form found at your health food store or at the chemist. They store the pro-biotic ‘acidophilus’ in the fridge being a live bacteria – you will likely need to ask for it as it won’t be on the shelf. However the one of the best pro-biotic product to take is Fast-Tract – it contains not only one or two strains of pro-biotics but thirteen different ones – a much better product by far! Fast-Tract is not fast-tracked in faecal matter like some other commercially made pro-biotic products. The bacteria are produced from fruit and vegetables and they have been able to acheive a massive 265 million CFU’s (colony forming units) per ml of liquid – and it doesn’t taste that bad at all!

      Of course, if you think you have thrush, be sure to let your carer know. You may be prescribed a medication in the form of pessaries or creams which are safe to use during pregnancy – oral forms of medications are generally not recommended in pregnancy. Don’t buy any other medications unless you have spoken to your carer first as some are not safe to use.

      Many care-givers won’t worry about a diagnois of thrush and are often dismissive, even with heavy growth of candida because it’s considered harmless – but it’s very uncomfortable if you are the person who has it. So you will need to be quite insistent if you want treatment prescribed.

      Just because one type/brand of treatment doesn’t work e.g. Canasten, it doesn’t mean another like Nilstat won’t work. Try them all because they have slightly different constituents.

      If you are in your first trimester, your carer will be least likely to want to prescribe you something for thrush. Here are some suggestions below if you cannot take any medication:

      * Get onto a probiotic as soon as you can – this will help the actual problem of a bacterial inbalance and will get to work right away. The good bacteria will begin to grow and out-number the bad bacteria.

      * Natural live yogurt contains a pro-biotic called acidophilus. However, the level of pro-biotics in yoghurt is quite low, so it can take a little more time to help, which can be frustrating especially if itching is a problem. You can eat the yoghurt as much as you like, some women swear by inserting some plain natural yoghurt into their vagina. You can soak a tampon in natural yoghurt, (differentiate just unsweetened from true natural yoghurt) and insert into the vagina for 2 hours, then change for new one.

      * Avoid underwear that is tight or contains materials like lycra and other fabric which reduces air circulation – cotton is best. Avoid underwear wherever possible – not a good idea though if you are going to work and wearking a skirt! Around the home and overnight is a good start.

      * Avoid tight jeans or trousers where possible – opt for skirts if you can.

      * Candida albicans thrive in moist, warm environments so try to avoid long, hot baths.

      * Good old Gentian Violet in an aqua or water Base is still extremely effective for vag thrush (just messy & ‘out there’ being bright purple) especially good for nipples & babies mouths as it is very liquid and soaks into all the crevices in the tissues which a gel like Daktarin cannot.

      * Douching isn’t recommended in pregnancy even though it’s effective whilst non-pregnant

      * Try avoiding yeast – lot of women swear that yeast in their diet increases the growth of candida. It’s often present in iron tonic supplements so check list of ingredients when taking these.

      * High levels of sugar in diets seems to be a very common culprit, look to amending the diet primarily.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do the elderly become disoriented when they have a urinary tract infection?
    Anyone who works in the medical field knows what I'm talking about. When an elderly person contracts a UTI, they become disorientated as if they had dementia. Why don't this same side effect occur in younger patients with UTIs too?

    • ANSWER:
      utis' may have common protein allergic reaction,,,like lamb,chicken,beef,,, as the reason for the immune reaction,this often occurs in autoimmune disorders like ms in young patients,drs as a class tend to dismiss the connection,,,,immune system impairment ,,body treats food protein as a pathogen,,mold reactions in old folks makes them disoriented and stinky,docs assign reason to lack of hygiene,what the folks eat as far as mold,fungal content often has bearing on their state.next time a pt shows the symptoms you describe,,,,look at what they ate 24 or 48 hrs prior,,,,give
      antibiotics and an antifungal,like diflucan, and give the folks acidophilus supplements when rx is
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  11. QUESTION:
    After getting off of Accutane, do the constant yeast infections go away?
    I've been on Accutane for 3 months and it's made me have constant yeast infections. Will that go away as soon as I get off of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe. I went and looked through a few boards and it seems the ladies complained of it - and some of the ladies said the infections stopped. My suggestion would be this...See your gynocologist now. Waiting could be a very bad thing to do. Many of OB/GYN's are familiar with dealing with dermatological issues, and many of them act as primary care providers (actually, I like the idea; women aren't just small men) - so she will know what to do in terms of dealing with the accutane, but I digress....

      See a gynocologist who isn't afraid to yeast aggressively. Yeast that is allowed to "fester" for months has a tendency to make the vaginal tract hypersensitive to freaking EVERYTHING.
      This is what can develop inside of 3 months of untreated/re-occurring yeast.

      Candida vulvovaginitis
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=candida%20vulvovaginitis

      It can make life downright painful...
      Candida vulvodynia
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=candida%20vulvodynia

      There is a tendency (on the part of practitioners) to say "oh look, we treated it for seven days, the pH and the cycle will take of the rest so we should back up and let nature take care of the rest" but the problem is, nature DOES take care of the rest - and nature can be a viscous bitch lemme tell you! So they need to treat that as if it were any other aggressive infection, not something passive.

      I would however, suggest that ask your doctor to stay away from the diflucan, or at least ask them to look at the data regarding it for long term treatment for yeast - I remember that there was some buried data that it might increase vaginal hypersensitivity. Minor chance of increase isn't a chance I would be taking if it were me. I would be happy to post a link but I'm at home and I don't have full access to Springerlink from here.

      You have your part to do too - don't think that it will go away on it's own. Don't let them intimidate you with authority. Don't let them treat you and say "let' see how this is in a couple months" tell them "No, swab it and scope it now, let's make sure it's dead!". Be pushy if you have to....Better than that having burning pink parts, right?

      Good Luck

  12. QUESTION:
    How do women get yeast infections ?
    How do women get yeast infections. Women that are not in a sexual relationship though.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast (candida) is almost always present in warm, moist tissues (like oral or vaginal cavity).It is only a problem when it overgrows and causes irritation. Here is more:

      What Causes a Yeast Infection?

      One of the best reasons to learn about the causes of yeast infection is so you can be alert for the symptoms and learn how to treat it early with over the counter cures for vaginal itching rather than later with strong drugs to prevent it from recurring. In women, yeast infections are the second most common reason for burning, an itch in the vagina, and vaginal discharge. There are a number of things that cause yeast infection and this article discusses these causes as well as how to treat a yeast infection.

      Top Rated Yeast Infection Cure for Men and Women

      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      * Hot, humid weather.
      * Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      * Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      * Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      * Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      * Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      * Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      * Menopause.
      * Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      * Poor personal hygiene.
      * Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      * HIV infection.
      * Injuries.
      * Allergic reactions.

      http://www.symptoms-yeast-infection-treatment.com/yeast-infection-causes.html

      So - prevent it by keeping clean and dry (gentle washing, soap and water, NO DOUCHING! - and wearing cotton not too tight underwear, so that your vagina can clean and dry itself appropriately (discharge for cleaning, and air for drying)

  13. QUESTION:
    How rare is Candida in men and what are treatment options?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Could my boyfriend have given me a yeast infection?
    I've never had a yeast infection and now I have one. I'm always very clean and healthy, but my boyfriend doesn't shower as often as he should. He's uncircumcised so I'm thinking it's his fault I have a yeast infection.

    IF this is the case, will simply showering before sex (no condom) keep me from getting another yeast infection, or does he need to be on antibiotics too?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Olivia,
      Candida can be transmitted between people by direct contact, and so can actually be a sexually-transmitted disease.

      so if you or your lover has an active infection you should be extra-careful to follow the safer sex guidelines: wash your hands or change your gloves in between touching your own crotch and your partner's, and keep your toys clean clean clean. And you should be aware that men can get yeast infections, often without obvious symptoms. It's not uncommon for a yeast-infected woman who has unprotected sex with a man to infect her lover, treat her own infection, and then get reinfected next time she has sex with him. If you think your male lover might have a yeast infection, get him some treatment, and practice safe sex at least until both of you are sure that your infections are gone

      Olivia you mention antibiotics, they are are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      Olivia If you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of candida in the body following a complete multidimensional holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health.

      Olivia below is a link to my website where you will get all the help you need.

  15. QUESTION:
    Anyone out there that can not work, or on disablity, due to anxiety?
    I was just pulled from work for the next week by my dr. for severe anxiety. I am having trouble coping with the stresses of everyday life. I feel as though I can not tread water anymore and I am sinking. I work full time, as a mortgage loan officer, I have 3 boys aunder age of 8. My stress from home and work are piling up so that I can not seem to do anything right! I would love to stop working all together as that seems as though it would help me function much better, however, we just cannot afford it as I carry the health insurance, etc.. for the family. Any suggestions as to how I can somehow remain on disabilty until my life gets back in order?

    • ANSWER:
      My anxiety was so debilitating that i took vacation after vacation leave until i ran out. Then i took sick leave and compensatory leave, man i worked the system until they all ran out. I tried anxiety medication Effexor, after the 4th day of taking it my anxiety attacks got worse, much worse. I immediately refused to take Prescriptions and opted for natural remedies that work. After i tried it i am much better and back out to work, i know i won't have to worry about anxiety again. This is what i did. After reading the book "Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About" by Kevin Trudeau i gained much insight into how to take care of your body and never get sick again. This is what i did to get rid of my anxiety.

      A colon cleanse
      Parasite cleanse (most ppl dont know that worms and parasites causes severe anxiety)
      Candida cleanse
      Liver/gallbladder cleanse
      Kidney cleanse
      P.S. Take the colon and parasite cleanse together so that while flushing the colon worms and parasites will be expelled along with them.

      Now while i took the cleanses one by one i supplemented my body with something that brings the body back into balance. It's called Maca Root. It is anti anxiety as well. Here is a list of what Maca Root is good for. What doctors won't tell you is that if you cleanse your body you will basically get rid of many ailments, like anxiety, depression, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, stomach problems, acne, hair loss etc. If they tell you these things then you won't need them and their pockets will be empty. Cleansing simply gets rid of built up toxins in the body that is making you sick.

      Benefits for Men

      1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac activity.

      2. Enhances libido.

      3. Increases energy, stamina and endurance.

      4. Improvement of male potency.

      5. Helps overcome depression.

      6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".

      7. DHEA level increases significantly in a majority of the males treated with it.

      8. Helps in stress treatment.

      9. Increases sperm count (oligospermia), count of mobile spermatozoids and mobility, formation of spermatozoids (spermatogenesis)

      10. Athletic Performance.

      11. Hormone Balancing.

      12. Increased Testosterone Levels.

      13. It helps with Erectile Dysfunction.

      14. Fertility Enhancement

      15. Helps fight acne resulted from hormonal unbalances.

      Benefits for Women

      1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac Activity.

      2. Enhances Libido.

      3. Increases Energy.

      4. It increases Sexual Stimulation

      5. Helps to overcomes depression.

      6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".

      7. Helps in Stress Treatment.

      8. Helps fight menopause symptoms.

      9. It reduces Hot Flashes.

      10. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HTR).

      11. Hormone balancing.

      12. Athletic Performance.

      13. PMS Associated Problems.

      14. Maca helps alleviate Menstrual Pain

      15. Corrects Menstrual Irregularity

      16. Helps with acne resulted from hormonal unbalances.

      17. Helps hormonal related skin problems

      18. It decreases stress

      19. Maca Decreases Anxiety

      And last but not least, i took Super Greens. This Greens is full of antioxidants and super powers the body, giving it maximum supplementation. When the body is acidic you develop all sorts of problems like acid reflux, heartburn, constipation, irregular periods, PMS, Insomnia, dizziness, fatigue and extreme fatigue, weakness etc. Super Green turns the body from acidic to alkaline, which is the way it is supposed to be in order to never be sick. You will never suffer from anxiety once your body's PH is Alkaline and your hormones are balance. I know this seems long but the bottom line is...

      Cleanse the body (herbal cleanses)
      Balance the body's hormones with Maca Root
      Supercharge your body with Super Greens which in turn gives you energy like never before. Below is where you can get these things. I am a proud anxiety survivor using natural methods. Smile, you will get better and conquer anxiety.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the the different allergic reactions to hops, grains, malts?
    It seems that I may be allergic to Miller, Micalobe, & Michigan Brewing, but not Budwiszer. I'm looking for the common item that causes sore throats, also one beer from Michigan Brewing Co. causing throat on fire, cough, stuffy nose, & general "I've been run over by a truck" feeling. Someone, please help. I'm looking for a beer made in Michigan, that I don't have a problem drinking.

    • ANSWER:
      I have never heard of these reactions to any beer with the only exception being Celiac disease.
      The only allergy to barley/wheat (cereals) that I am ware of is Celiac Disease.
      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
      http://www.allergy-details.com/203-gluten-allergy

      All the beers you listed contain barley, hops, and yeast. Miller used a form of corn (rice too? I am not sure) and Budweiser uses rice in their grist along with the barley. Michelob is very similar to Bud and uses the same ingredients in a differnt ratio.

      I have not heard of allergies to hops. (well now I do.)

      TopFood Allergy - hops: IntroductionFood Allergy - hops: A hop allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to hops or food containing hops. The body's immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE - an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Food Allergy - hops is available below.
      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/f/food_allergy_hops/intro.htm

      I knew hops had a natural seditive efffect. (Hop Pillow)
      http://www.medicinenet.com/hops-oral/article.htm
      http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513/31402/348535.html?d=dmtContent#evidence

      Yeast Allergy ?
      http://www.allergy-details.com/83-yeast-allergy

      Candidiasis, commonly called yeast infection or thrush, also known as "Candidosis," "Moniliasis," and "Oidiomycosis,"[1]:308 is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species, of which Candida albicans is the most common.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast_infection

      I sure hope it is just a passing thing and if not hopefiully it is only in the Spring when people/you are more senstitive to allergens. A man needs his beer.

  17. QUESTION:
    What can cause genital itching in diabetics?
    Do you know of what can cause genital itching in a diabetic? Its not a yeast infection or STD.
    Can dishydrotic eczema on the hands and feet also cause problems in the genital area?
    Steroid creams not working only Vagisil to stop itching. Doctor doesn't seem to know!
    SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY- OR REPORTED!!!
    It doesn't seem to be an allergy to soaps or anything else.
    Johnny M: hygiene is excellent and why do you assume diabetics are not as thin as "healthy" people?
    Its NOT a yeast infection. Was treating for that for months with no help!
    Those pictures are disgusting- didn't really need that!

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

      Some of these problems are skin conditions anyone can have, but people with diabetes get more easily. These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis.

      Fungal Infections

      The culprit in fungal infections of people with diabetes is often Candida albicans. This yeast-like fungus can create itchy rashes of moist, red areas surrounded by tiny blisters and scales. These infections often occur in warm, moist folds of the skin. Problem areas are under the breasts, around the nails, between fingers and toes, in the corners of the mouth, under the foreskin (in uncircumcised men), and in the armpits and groin.

      Common fungal infections include jock itch, athlete's foot, ringworm (a ring-shaped itchy patch), and vaginal infection that causes itching.

      If you think you have a yeast or fungal infection, call your doctor. You will need a prescription medicine to cure it.

      Itching

      Localized itching is often caused by diabetes. It can be caused by a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor circulation. When poor circulation is the cause of itching, the itchiest areas may be the lower parts of the legs.

      You may be able to treat itching yourself. Limit how often you bathe, particularly when the humidity is low. Use mild soap with moisturizer and apply skin cream after bathing.

      Diabetic Dermopathy

      Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels. These changes can cause skin problems called diabetic dermopathy.

      Dermopathy often looks like light brown, scaly patches. These patches may be oval or circular. Some people mistake them for age spots. This disorder most often occurs on the front of both legs. But the legs may not be affected to the same degree. The patches do not hurt, open up, or itch.

      Dermopathy is harmless. You do not need to be treated.

      Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

      Another disease that may be caused by changes in the blood vessels is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD). NLD is similar to diabetic dermopathy. The difference is that the spots are fewer, but larger and deeper.

      NLD often starts as a dull red raised area. After a while, it looks like a shiny scar with a violet border. The blood vessels under the skin may become easier to see. Sometimes NLD is itchy and painful. Sometimes the spots crack open.

      NLD is a rare condition. Adult women are the most likely to get it. As long as the sores do not break open, you do not need to have it treated. But if you get open sores, see your doctor for treatment.

      Diabetic Blisters (Bullosis Diabeticorum)

      Rarely, people with diabetes erupt in blisters. Diabetic blisters can occur on the backs of fingers, hands, toes, feet, and sometimes, on legs or forearms.

      These sores look like burn blisters. They sometimes are large. But they are painless and have no redness around them. They heal by themselves, usually without scars, in about three weeks. They often occur in people who have diabetic neuropathy. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Eruptive Xanthomatosis

      Eruptive xanthomatosis is another condition caused by diabetes that's out of control. It consists of firm, yellow, pea-like enlargements in the skin. Each bump has a red halo and may itch. This condition occurs most often on the backs of hands, feet, arms, legs, and buttocks.

      The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes. The person often has high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood. Like diabetic blisters, these bumps disappear when diabetes control is restored.

      Digital Sclerosis

      Sometimes, people with diabetes develop tight, thick, waxy skin on the backs of their hands. Sometimes skin on the toes and forehead also becomes thick. The finger joints become stiff and can no longer move the way they should. Rarely, knees, ankles, or elbows also get stiff.

      This condition happens to about one third of people who have type 1 diabetes. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Acanthosis Nigricans

      Acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which tan or brown raised areas appear on the sides of the neck, armpits, and groin. Sometimes they also occur on the hands, elbows, and knees.

      Acanthosis nigricans usually strikes people who are very overweight. The best treatment is to lose weight. Some creams can help the spots look better.

      Good Skin Care

      There are several things you can do to head off skin problems:

      Keep your diabetes well managed. People with high glucose levels tend to have dry skin and less ability to fend off harmful bacteria. Both conditions increase the risk of infection.

      Keep skin clean and dry. Use talcum powder in areas where skin touches skin, such as armpits and groin.

      Avoid very hot baths and showers. If your skin is dry, don't use bubble baths. Moisturizing soaps, such as Dove or Basis, may help. Afterward, use an oil-in-water skin cream, such as Lubriderm or Alpha-Keri. But don't put lotions between toes. The extra moisture there can encourage fungus to grow.

      Prevent dry skin. Scratching dry or itchy skin can open it up and allow infection to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather.

      Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water. Do not use Mercurochrome antiseptic, alcohol, or iodine to clean skin because they are too harsh. Only use an antibiotic cream or ointment if your doctor says it's okay. Cover minor cuts with sterile gauze. See a doctor right away if you get a major cut, burn, or infection.

      During cold, dry months, keep your home more humid. Bathe less during this weather, if possible.

      Use mild shampoos. Do not use feminine hygiene sprays.

      See a dermatologist (skin doctor) about skin problems if you are not able to solve them yourself.

      Take good care of your feet. Check them every day for sores and cuts. Wear broad, flat shoes that fit well. Check your shoes for foreign objects before putting them on.

      Additional information: Vagisil is a medication used to treat yeast infection. You mentioned above that only Vagisil stops itching. Therefore, if Vagisil works, it would have to be a fungal infection like the one described on paragraph 3 by the American Diabetes Association.

  18. QUESTION:
    After 1 year, I found out I have Candida (Thrush) "down there" in my private area. What is the cure?
    Please help

    I am uncircumcised.

    I have thrush on my p e n i s head, in my urethra, and under my foreskin.

    What cures this? How to get rid of it? Please help.

    The doctor only prescribes ointments which do nothing.

    • ANSWER:
      Monistat 1-day (it's an over-the-counter treatment for vaginal yeast infection) will cure it. Male yeast infection can be more difficult to treat than female yeast infection, so you apply it once, and then re-apply the next day. This will do the trick if it's really a yeast infection.

      I would also advise you to see a different doctor, just in case the first doctor is wrong.

      By the way. you're lucky to have a foreskin in this case - circumcised men can get yeast infections without any symptoms, and they can develop into a chronic problem.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why is the inside of my vagina burning?
    Hi, I woke up today, like any normal day, and went into the shower. after going in, my vagina started to burn from inside. I really didn't do anything to trigger the burning. no soap or anything and it started burning..i had just stepped into the shower! i have never had this happen to me before, and i am not sexually active nor was i masturbating or whatever the case may be. I am 21...can someone please tell me what to do? I want to make the doctor my last resort.

    • ANSWER:
      Women's Health
      Vaginitis
      What is vaginitis?
      Illustration of the anatomy of the female pelvic area
      Click Image to Enlarge

      Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. This is a common gynecological problem found in women of all ages, with most women having at least one form of vaginitis at some time during their lives.

      The vagina is the muscular passageway between the uterus and the external genital area. When the walls of the vagina become inflamed, because some irritant has disturbed the balance of the vaginal area, vaginitis can occur.
      What causes vaginitis?

      Bacteria, yeast, viruses, chemicals in creams or sprays, or even clothing can cause vaginitis. Sometimes, vaginitis occurs from organisms that are passed between sexual partners. In addition, the vaginal environment is influenced by a number of different factors including a woman's health, her personal hygiene, medications, hormones (particularly estrogen), and the health of her sexual partner. A disturbance in any of these factors can trigger vaginitis.
      What are the most common types of vaginitis?

      The six most common types of vaginitis include the following:

      * Candida or "yeast" infection
      * bacterial vaginosis
      * trichomoniasis vaginitis
      * chlamydia vaginitis
      * gonococcal vaginitis
      * viral vaginitis
      * noninfectious vaginitis

      Each of these types of infection has a different cause and can present different symptoms, making diagnosis often complicated. In addition, more than one type of vaginitis may be present at the same time, with or without symptoms being present.
      What is Candida or "yeast" infections?

      Yeast infections, as they are commonly called, are caused by one of the many species of fungus known as Candida, which normally live in the vagina in small numbers. Candida can also be present in the mouth and digestive tract in both men and women.

      Since yeast is normally present and well-balanced in the vagina, infection occurs when something in a woman's system upsets this normal balance. For example, an antibiotic to treat another infection may upset this balance. In this case, the antibiotic kills the bacteria that normally protects and balances the yeast in the vagina. In turn, the yeast overgrows, causing an infection. Other factors that can cause this imbalance to occur include pregnancy, which changes hormone levels, and diabetes, which allows too much sugar in the urine and vagina.
      What are the symptoms of a vaginal Candida infection?

      The following are the most common symptoms of a Candida infection. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

      * a thick, white, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, watery and usually odorless
      * itchiness and redness of the vulva and vagina

      The symptoms of a vaginal Candida infection may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
      Who is at risk for vaginal Candida infections?

      While any woman can develop a yeast infection, the following women may be at an increased risk for the condition:

      * women who have had a recent course of antibiotics
      * women who are pregnant
      * women who have diabetes that is not well-controlled
      * women who are using an immunosuppressant medication
      * women who are using high-estrogen contraceptives
      * women who have a thyroid or endocrine disorder
      * women who are undergoing corticosteroid therapy, which slows the immune system

      How is a vaginal Candida infection diagnosed?

      In addition to a complete medical history and physical and pelvic examination, diagnostic procedures for vaginal Candida infections often include a microscopic examination of the vaginal discharge.
      Treatment for vaginal Candida infections:

      Specific treatment for Candida will be determined by your physician based on:

      * your age, overall health, and medical history
      * extent of the disease
      * type and severity of the symptoms
      * your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
      * expectations for the course of the disease
      * your opinion or preference

      Treatment for Candida may include:

      * anti-fungal, vaginal creams and suppositories
      * vaginal tablets
      * antibiotics

      What is bacterial vaginosis?

      While yeast infections are the most commonly discussed vaginal infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is actually the most common type of vaginitis in women of reproductive age. This infection is caused by a bacteria, not yeast. With a bacterial vaginosis infection, certain species of normal vaginal bacteria grow out of control and trigger inflammation. The cause of bacterial vaginosis is not known.
      Q: I frequently experience vaginal discharge. Is this considered normal, or might something be wrong?

      A: It is normal for all women to have some discharge from the vagina. Depending on the stage of the menstrual cycle, normal dis

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of estrogen?
    What does it do besides the obvious for transitioning?
    By transitioning, I mean hormone replacement.
    I meant what are the side effects of a man taking estrogen for hormone replacement therapy?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common side effects include enlargement or tenderness of the breasts (both sexes), swelling of the ankles and legs, loss of appetite, weight changes, retention of water, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and feeling of bloatedness. The estrogen patch can cause skin rash, irritation, and redness at the patch site.

      Less common side effects are bleeding gums, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, vaginal spotting, changes in menstrual flow, painful menstruation. pre-menstrual syndrome, no menstrual period during and after estrogen use, enlargement of uterine fibroids, vaginal infection with Candida, a cystitis-like syndrome, mild diarrhea, jaundice or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, rash, loss of scalp hair, and development of new hairy areas. Lesions of the eye and contact-lens intolerance have also been associated with estrogen therapy. You may experience migraine headache, mild dizziness, depression, and increased sex drive (women) or decreased sex drive (men).

      Rare side effects include stroke, blood-clot formation, dribbling or sudden passage of urine, loss of coordination, chest pains, leg pains, difficulty breathing, slurred speech, and vision changes. Men who receive large estrogen doses as part of the treatment for prostate cancer are at a greater risk for heart attack, phlebitis, and blood clots in the lungs.

  21. QUESTION:
    Oral thrush and a healthy immune system?
    I have a healthy immune system (went to doctor's to confirm), yet the past 3 times I tried to give oral sex to my boyfriend I get oral thrush within the week. He does not have any symptoms of a yeast infection though. Has anyone ever gotten oral thrush after oral sex? My doctor has no clue why I keep getting it since my immune system should fight it off. I even just had the flu and fought that off perfectly fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Even though your immune system is fine with fighting off bacterial and viral infections, it might not be up fully enough to fight off the fungal infection caused by Candida albicans "yeast infection", in your mouth (thrush). Men won't show signs or symptoms of a yeast infection, but they can carry them on the outer layer of skin on the genital and anal area. They could test your immune system by a blood test, CBC, but I know your doctor already did that probably with the flu diagnosis. You could tell for a possible fungal infection if the eosinophil primarily, and basophil counts are high, or above normal. I would still recommend that your boyfriend get treatment with nystatin ointment on and around his genital area for 2 weeks to kill any yeast that might be present on the external skin even though asymptomatic. If you have a persistent dry mouth "xerostomia", then there isn't enough active immunity in your mouth due to absence of saliva. Saliva carries some antibodies and IGa (immunoglobulin alpha), and helps fight, and prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Dry mouth could be caused by a wide range of medications, or could be due to genetics. In any case, has your Dr. been treating you with nystatin oral, or fluconazole (Diflucan)? I hope that you find a cause to the thrush infections, and that you don't get anymore.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do doctors diagnose a yeast infection.?
    Do you have to get a pap smear or urinate in a cup like you would for a uti?

    • ANSWER:
      Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, caused by the overgrowth of the fungus Candida, affects nearly 75% of all adult women at least once their lives.

      Candida is a relatively harmless yeast, normally found in the mouth, throat, intestines and genitourinary tract of most humans. In the yeast state, Candida is simply a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism, whose purpose is to destroy harmful gut flora (bacteria). In a normal environment, Candida is controlled by a properly functioning immune system and helpful "friendly" gut flora like Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bacillus laterosporus, all of which suppress undesirable bacteria and yeasts and help maintain a balanced, healthy immune system.

      When the balance between the normal microorganisms of the vagina are disrupted, however, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis can result.

      Commonly referred to simply as a vaginal yeast infection, vulvovaginal Candidiasis disorder occurs when the acidity of the vagina changes. This may be due to hormone imbalance, in conjunction with other illnesses (such as Diabetes), in those who are immunosuppressed (such with AIDS or HIV), in those who use oral contraceptives, and commonly, with antibiotic use (particularly tetracycline)[.1, 2] Pregnancy, prolonged use of steroid hormones, acid blockers and ulcer medications, immunosuppressants or anti-inflammatory drugs, excessive stress, and improper diet can also contribute to Vulvovaginal Candidiasis.[3]

      Vulvovaginal Candidiasis is not a sexually transmitted disease, nor is it an airborne infection. It can, however, be transmitted from one partner to another through intercourse, deep kissing or oral sex.[4] Fortunately, if the other person is healthy, his or her immune system will destroy the cells and prevent infection. Still, an estimated 12%-15% of men develop symptoms such as itching and rash following sexual contact with an infected partner.[5] It is also possible for breastfeeding mothers to transmit the infection to their infants.

      The National Institutes of Health[6] lists the following as the most common symptoms of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis:

      Abnormal vaginal discharge (ranging from a slightly watery, white discharge to a thick, white, chunky discharge)
      Vaginal and labial itching or burning
      Redness and/or inflammation of the vulva
      Pain with intercourse
      Painful urination

      Diagnosis is made through visual examination, symptom review and in some cases, laboratory tests. Once identified, Candida can be successfully treated through several measures. Remedies include the determination and elimination of any causative factors, application of antifungal medications, lifestyle changes (such as quitting smoking and reducing or avoiding alcohol consumption), removing (or reducing) pollution and toxins in your environment, and strengthening your immune system through the combined application of a healthy lifestyle plus proper nutrition and probiotic supplements.

      Before undergoing any treatment – conventional or otherwise – be sure you are dealing with a true vaginal yeast infection. Self-treating a suspected vaginal yeast condition may delay diagnosis and effective treatment of a similar vaginal infection that will not respond to yeast treatments. In fact, one study by the American Social Health Association found that 70% of women self-treated vaginal infections before calling a health care provider. Most often, they incorrectly thought they had a yeast infection when, in fact, it was bacterial vaginosis.[7]
      Common treatments include antifungal medicines in the form of tablets, creams, ointments or suppositories, including [8]:

      Femstat: an antifungal type of antibiotic applied as a vaginal cream. Femstat is available as a 1-day or 3-day treatment. See http://www.drugdigest.org/dd/dvh/uses/0,... for details.

      Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole comes as a lozenge, topical cream or solution formula, as well as in over-the-counter vaginal creams and tablet forms. See http://www.aegis.com/factshts/network/ac... for more information.

      Monistat: these prefilled applicators come in 1, 3 or 7 day treatments. See http://www.monistat.com/index.jsp... for details.

      Nystatin (Mycostatin): comes in tablet or cream form. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drugi... for details.

      GyneCure: comes as vaginal ointment and ovule. See http://www.rxmed.com/b.main/b2.pharmaceu... for more information.

      Diflucan: an oral suspension not recommended for use in pregnancy. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drugi... for details.

      Cranberry Juice: always helpful for bladder infections, cranberry lowers the ph of urine. Supporters say that the juice may also help prevent the occurrence of yeast infections and aid in their treatment.[9]

      Lactobacillus acidophilus: yogurt! You can ingest it, or…as some braver folks do, insert it vaginally [see http://www.msu.edu/user/eisthe... You can also take acidophilus pills from your local health store.

      Not so common remedies[10, 11] include:

      Garlic: yes, garlic. Supporters of this tried and true method say that a fresh, peeled clove of garlic can cure a yeast infection in a matter of days. Wrap the peeled garlic clove in gauze, tie the ends with unwaxed, unflavored dental floss – but leave a bit of floss hanging for removal – and insert it vaginally. Leave it in for several hours or even overnight. Repeat as necessary until the infection has resolved. Others say you can also use the garlic capsules sold as dietary supplements in health food stores.
      Tea tree oil: commonly used in Italy, tea tree oil has been shown to be effective against yeast. Widely available, this essential oil treatment may be just what helps you. Check with your local alternative health practitioner for proper methods of use.

      Boric acid vaginal suppositories (600 mg/day for 10 days) are effective, even in cases of resistant infections.
      Whichever treatment you try, vaginal yeast infections should be cleared up within two weeks or less of treatment; often even within a few days. If you suffer from recurrent or resistant infections, see your doctor.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment of fungal infection in children ?

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment for fungal infections includes systemic antifungal agents, such as amphotericin B, fluconazole, and itraconazole, and agents usually used topically, such as clotrimazole (Lotrimin) and miconazole (Monistat).

      Many fungal infections, or mycoses, of humans and animals affect only the outer layers of skin, and although they are sometimes difficult to cure, they are not considered dangerous. Athlete's foot and ringworm are among the common superficial fungal infections. Fungal infections of the mucous membranes are caused primarily by Candida albicans (see candidiasis). It usually affects the mouth (see thrush) and the vaginal and anal regions.

      The fungi that affect the deeper layers of skin and internal organs are capable of causing serious, often fatal illness. Sporotrichosis is an infection of farmers, horticulturists, and others who come into contact with plants or mud. The disease affects the skin and lymphatic system and, in rare cases, becomes disseminated. Blastomycosis is caused by a yeastlike fungus that reproduces by budding. The North American variety, caused by Blastomycosis dermatitidis, occurs more often in men and seems to be limited to the central and E United States and Canada. Wartlike lesions appear most often on the skin, sometimes spreading to the bones and other organs. The South American variety of blastomycosis is caused by B. brasiliensis.

  24. QUESTION:
    I have white clunky stuff coming out my vigina and it feels raw what it that?
    raw, warm,white cloudy looking stuff, sore.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello
      sound like you may have thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection that causes irritation and swelling of the vagina. Symptoms vulval itching and soreness. Pain during sexual intercourse and pain during urination. Also there can be vaginal discharge which can be either thin and watery or thick like cottage cheese and usually does not smell. The vagina can be red and sore and can even crack.

      Thrush is also known by a number of names, including:

      * candida
      * vulvovaginal candidiasis
      * vulvovaginal candidosis
      * vaginal yeast infection

      Thrush is most commonly caused by a type of fungus known as Candida albicans. The Candida species of fungus is found naturally in the vagina, and is usually harmless. However, if the conditions in the vagina change, Candida albicans can cause the symptoms of thrush.

      It is not known exactly how changes in the vagina trigger thrush, but it may be due to a hormone (chemical) imbalance. In most cases, the cause of the hormonal changes is unknown. Some possible risk factors have been identified, such as taking antibiotics (medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria).

      Up to 75% of women will have thrush at some point in their lives. Up to half of these will have thrush more than once. Thrush most commonly affects women in their twenties and thirties, and those who are pregnant. Thrush is less common in young girls who have not had any periods yet and older ladies who had gone through the menopause. Ladies who are diabetic tend to get it more and ladies with low immune systems .

      The following things can increase the risk of getting thrush.
      Antibiotics

      Thrush occurs in about 30% of women who are taking a course of systemic, or intravaginal, antibiotics. These are medicines that treat infections caused by bacteria. They can either be taken orally (by mouth) or inserted into the vagina.

      Pregnancy

      If you are pregnant, changes in the levels of female sex hormones, such as oestrogen, make you more likely to develop thrush.

      Being Diabetic

      Immunodeficiency

      Your risk of developing thrush is also increased if your immune system is weakened, for example, by an immunosuppressive condition, such as HIV or AIDS, or if you are receiving chemotherapy (a treatment for cancer)

      Some people also say having sex often can cause thrush and wearing tight fitting clothes

      If you think you have thrush you must go to your doctors and get it diagnosed and treated if need be.

      You can treat thrush easy with oral anti fungal medications or with pills you insert up your vagina. Your doctor will normally give you a short course of the above which can last from 1 to 3 days. I have had the pill you insert up your vagina and it works well. I have only had thrush about 3 times and you should not worry as it is easy to treat.

      If you have thrush, as well as OTC treatments, there are self-help techniques that you can try. These include:

      * washing your vaginal area with water: avoid using perfumed soaps, shower gels, vaginal deodorants, or douches
      * not using latex condoms, spermicidal creams or lubricants if they irritate your genital area
      * not wearing tight-fitting, synthetic (man-made) clothes
      * wearing cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes whenever possible.

      Some women who have vaginal thrush use probiotics, such as live yogurts, to help treat and prevent the condition. There is no medical evidence that probiotics are effective, but there is no reason to think that they could be unsafe.

      Other techniques you may wish to try include:

      * wearing loose fitting underwear
      * avoiding tight or synthetic (man-made) clothing, such as leggings or tight jeans
      * avoiding perfumed soap, bubble bath and vaginal deodorant
      * making sure your vagina is well lubricated before sexual intercourse, e.g. by using a lubricating gel to prevent any damage to the vagina
      * when you go the toilet, make sure that you wipe the genital area from front to back
      * if you are prescribed antibiotics for another condition and this has given you thrush in the past, speak to your GP about it

      So if this is your first infection, get to your doctors and get it treated. I went to the docs with my first case, but when I got it again a year later and knew what it was, I went to my chemist and bought medication from over the counter to treat it. I just looked for anti- fungal medication.

      Hope you get better soon

      Take care

  25. QUESTION:
    What exactly is a yeast infection and how do you get it?

    • ANSWER:
      Due to the fact that you are in the women's health section, I'm going to assume you are talking about vaginal yeast infections.

      Vaginal Yeast Infection
      (Yeast Vaginitis)

      What is yeast?

      Yeast is a fungus scientifically referred to as Candida. The specific type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis is Candida albicans. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina. In fact, it is estimated that between 20%-50% of healthy women normally carry yeast in the vaginal area.

      What is vaginitis?

      Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. Vaginitis is very common and is reported by as many as 75% of women at some point in their lives. Vaginitis can be caused by a number of infections, including bacteria (such as Gardnerella and gonorrhea), protozoans (such as trichomonas), and yeast (Candida). Vaginal yeast infection, which is the most common form of vaginitis, is often referred to as vaginal Candidiasis.

      ****What causes vaginal yeast infections?****

      Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria. For example, when the normal, protective bacteria are eradicated by antibiotics (taken to treat a urinary tract, respiratory, or other types of infection) or by immunosuppressive drugs, the yeast can multiply, invade tissues, and cause irritation of the lining of the vagina (vaginitis).

      Vaginal yeast infections can also occur as a result of injury to the inner vagina, such as after chemotherapy. Also, women with suppressed immune systems (for example, those taking cortisone-related medications such as prednisone) develop vaginal yeast infections more frequently than women with normal immunity. Other conditions that may predispose women to developing vaginal yeast infections include diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, and taking oral contraceptives. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection.

      A vaginal yeast infection is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection (STD), since Candida may be present in the normal vagina, and the condition does occur in celibate women. However, it is possible for men to develop symptoms of skin irritation of the penis from a yeast infection after sexual intercourse with an infected partner.

      What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?

      Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis cause symptoms that are nonspecific, which means that aside from the yeast infection, other conditions can cause the identical symptoms. The most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching in the vaginal and/or vulvar area. Other symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis include:

      * burning,

      * soreness,

      * pain during intercourse and/or urination, and

      * vaginal discharge. (Vaginal discharge is not always present, but when it occurs, the discharge is odorless and typically has a whitish, thick appearance and texture, like cottage cheese.)

      Vulvitis can also cause local pain in addition to the above symptoms. Pain in the vulvar area is referred to as vulvodynia.

      In up to 5% of women, yeast vulvovaginitis may cause a recurrent problem. A recurrent yeast infection occurs when a woman has four or more infections in one year that are not related to antibiotic use. Recurrent yeast infections may be related to an underlying medical condition and may require more aggressive treatment.

      How are vaginal yeast infections and vulvitis diagnosed?

      Vaginal yeast infection is suggested when a cheesy white discharge is noted over the walls of the vagina, but the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection are nonspecific and may be a result of other conditions. To firmly establish the diagnosis and to rule out any other causes of the symptoms, your doctor may take a specimen scraped from the affected area for microscopic analysis or for culture in the laboratory. Identification of yeast under a microscope, when possible, is the least expensive and most rapid and accurate way to establish the diagnosis.

      What is the treatment for vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?

      Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis may be treated with antifungal medications that are applied topically in and around the vagina or with antifungal medications taken by mouth. Sometimes, mixed infections with more than one microbe can require combinations of treatments.

  26. QUESTION:
    Wat happens to improperly stored beer?
    I had a bottle of beer in my room for about two week and my room is at a warm temperature. Last night when I drank it it tasted a bit funny, but then again it wasn't my usual beer so I thought nothing of it. When I woke up this morning I had a bad headache and felt nauseous and had a temperature of 37,4. I know that it's not a regular cold as I'm not coughing or feel congested so could I have gotten some kind of poisoning from the yeast?

    • ANSWER:
      The beer might go off giving us a poor taste when drinking it but the 'bad' of it ends there. You ask, could I have gotten some kind of poisoning from the yeast. That is very funny man. OR IS IT?

      Like weeds in a lawn, pathogenic fungi and yeasts (single-celled fungi) can invade and overtake our bodies. In people with healthy immune systems, cells called macrophages and neutrophils engulf these pathogens, nipping them in the bud. But when the immune system is weakened by disease or drugs, fungi—much like weeds in your garden—can grow unchecked.

      For example, when the neutrophil cell count is low, an invasion of the common yeast Candida albicans can cause a systemic infection. The result can be an overgrowth of the yeast in various organs—and possibly death. In such cases, physicians often turn to anti-fungal drugs to keep the yeast under control. But over time, yeasts and fungi can develop resistance to the treatments, forcing medical researchers to devise more potent drugs. Meanwhile, the patient’s health hangs in the balance.

      Though S. cerevisiae is normally considered a non-pathogenic micro-organism, occasional infections may occur. Furthermore, budding yeast can serve as a model to learn more about pathogenic fungi, in particular with regard to regulatory features and drug therapy, because yeast as a fungal species shares many characteristics with its pathogenic relatives.
      Fungal infections or mycoses are classified depending on the degree of tissue involvement and mode of entry into the host. These are:

      Superficial - localised to the skin, the hair, and the nails.
      Subcutaneous - infection confined to the dermis, subcutaneous tissue or adjacent structures.
      Systemic - deep infections of the internal organs.
      Opportunistic - cause infection only in the immunocompromised

      Human fungal infections in Europe and large parts of the world are uncommon in normally healthy
      persons, being confined to conditions such as candidiasis (thrush) and dermatophyte skin infections such as athlete's foot. However, in the immunocompromised host, a variety of normally mild or nonpathogenic fungi can cause potentially fatal infections. Furthermore, the relative ease with which people can now visit "exotic" countries provides the means for unusual fungal infections to be imported into Western countries.

      Find more searching Superficial Mycoses, Subcutaneous Mycoses, Systemic Mycoses (primary and opportunistic)

      Infection occurs in previously healthy persons and arises through the respiratory route. Examples
      include histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, coccidiomycosis and paracoccidiodomycosis. The fungi occur throughout the world but not in large parts of Europe.
      Histoplasmosis. This is caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. The organism is dimorphic (being a
      mould that can convert to a yeast form). H. capsulatum is endemic in many parts of the world including North and South America. It is found in the soil and growth is enhanced by the presence of bird and bat excreta. Environments containing such material are often implicated as sources of human infection. The lungs are the main site of infection but dissemination to the liver, heart and central nervous system can occur. Pulmonary infection can resemble symptoms seen in tuberculosis.

  27. QUESTION:
    how does one get a yeast infection?
    how do people get them? can they be caused by tampons? can a women give it to a man?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida albicans, and other forms of yeast, grow in the vagina, rectum, and mouth. In a healthy vagina, the presence of some yeast may not be a problem. When a woman's system is out of balance, yeast-like organisms can grow profusely and cause a thick, white discharge. A yeast infection is not necessarily an STI; however, treating a woman and her sexual partner may help prevent recurrent yeast infections.

      Factors that can disturb the vagina's balance include:
      Antibiotic treatments
      Oral contraceptives
      Hot weather or non-ventilating clothing, which increase moisture and warmth, fostering fungal growth
      Repeated intercourse over a short period of time
      Stress
      Suppressed immune system (including HIV)
      High carbohydrate intake, especially refined sugars and alcohol
      Pregnancy
      Diabetes
      Other causes can be irritants such as soaps, powders, new detergents and other products

      You can help prevent a vaginal yeast infection by doing the following:
      Eat a balanced diet.
      Get enough sleep.
      Don't use deodorant tampons.
      Avoid feminine deodorant sprays and douches. They irritate the vulva and vaginal areas.
      Wipe from front to back after using the toilet.
      Antibiotics can also cause a yeast infection, since they kill or decrease normal flora. If you need to take antibiotics, you can ask for an anti-yeast prescription, or you can buy over-the-counter creams or suppositories.
      Avoid tight-fitting clothing and wear cotton, rather than synthetic, underwear.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you get a yiest infection?
    im just wondering i heard this girl talking about it and i was worried incase its bad becasue sshes a really clode friend of mine

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections are caused by a yeast called Candida. Candida commonly lives around the vaginal area and usually causes no problems. The immune system and harmless bacteria that also live on the skin and in the vagina usually stop Candida from thriving. However, sometimes it multiplies and invades the vagina and causes symptoms.

      The conditions Candida likes best are warm, moist parts of the body. This is why the vagina is the most common site for Candida infection. Other areas of the body that are prone to Candida infection include the groin and the mouth.

      Men can get yeast infections too.

      Treatment is usually anti-yeast preparations and/or natural LIVE yogurt. Over washing the vaginal area and using perfumed soaps will make the problem worse

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you treat men for thrush?

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis - oral; Oral thrush

      Definition Return to top
      Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth and tongue.

      Causes, incidence, and risk factors Return to top

      Thrush is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. This organism lives in your mouth and is usually kept in check by healthy organisms that also live there. However, when your resistance to infection is low, the fungus can grow, leading to lesions in your mouth and on your tongue.

      The following can lessen your resistance to infection and increase your chances of getting thrush:

      * Taking antibiotics or steroid medications
      * Having HIV infection or AIDS
      * Receiving chemotherapy for cancer or drugs to suppress your immune system following an organ transplant
      * Being very old or very young
      * Being in poor health
      * Having diabetes

      Thrush is commonly seen in infants. It is not considered abnormal in infants unless it lasts longer than a couple of weeks.

      Candida albicans can also cause yeast infections in the vagina.

      Symptoms Return to top

      Thrush appears as whitish, velvety plaques in the mouth and on the tongue. Underneath the whitish material, there is red tissue that may bleed. The lesions can slowly increase in number and size.

      If you are immunocompromised (for example, you are HIV positive or receiving chemotherapy), the infection can spread to other organs, like the esophagus (causing pain with swallowing), or throughout your body, which can be fatal.

      Signs and tests Return to top

      Your doctor or dentist can almost always diagnose thrush by looking at your mouth and tongue. These fungal lesions have a distinct appearance. If not entirely clear, one of the following tests may be performed to look for the candida organisms:

      * Microscopic examination of mouth scrapings
      * Culture of mouth lesions

      Treatment Return to top

      For thrush in infants, treatment is often NOT necessary. It generally resolves on its own within two weeks.

      There are two goals when treating oral thrush in adults. The first is to improve your immune system's ability to function. For example, in diabetics, good control of diabetes may be enough to clear the infection without other treatment.

      The second is to directly treat the infection. For this purpose, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal mouthwash or lozenges to suck on. These are usually used for 5-10 days. If they don't work, other medication may be prescribed.

      If the infection has spread throughout your body or you have HIV/AIDS, stronger medications may be used, such as ketoconazole (Nizoral) or fluconazole (Diflucan).

      Expectations (prognosis) Return to top

      Thrush in infants may be painful, but is rarely serious. Because of discomfort, it can interfere with eating. If it does not resolve on its own within 2 weeks, call your pediatrician.

      In adults, oral candidiasis can be cured. However, the long-term outlook is dependent on your immune status and the cause of the immune deficit.

      Complications Return to top

      The candida organism can spread throughout your body, causing infection in your esophagus (esophagitis), brain (meningitis), heart (endocarditis), joints (arthritis), or eyes (endophthalmitis).

      Calling your health care provider Return to top

      Call your doctor if:

      * Your infant has had lesions in the mouth consistent with thrush for at least 2 weeks.
      * Your infant is eating poorly due to the lesions.
      * You are a teen or adult with lesions that are consistent with thrush.
      * You have pain or difficulty swallowing.
      * You have symptoms of thrush and you are HIV positive, receiving chemotherapy, or take medications to suppress your immune system.

      Prevention Return to top

      If you have frequent outbreaks of thrush, your doctor may recommend taking antifungal medication on a regular basis to avoid recurrent infections.

      If an infant with thrush is breast-feeding, talk to your doctor about ways to prevent future infections, such as an antifungal medication. Sterilize or discard any pacifiers. For bottle-fed babies with thrush, discard the nipples and buy new ones as the baby's mouth begins to clear.

      To prevent spread of HIV infection, follow safe sex practices and universal precautions when working with blood products.

  30. QUESTION:
    Could my boyfriend get a yeast infection fro me?
    Last night we had sex without a condom. I didn't feel any pain or anything. I wake up this morning and have a yeast infection. Could my boyfriend get it from me??? I feel extremely bad about it..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mw,

      Yes, it is possible for men to develop symptoms after sexual intercourse with an infected partner. Candida balanitis (infection of the penis with Candida) can lead to symptoms such as white patches on the penis along with burning and itching. This infection can also spread to the thighs, gluteal folds, buttocks, and scrotum. Treatment is recommended when a man develops any of these symptoms. I would suggest you both do the following:

      1. Avoid all sugars (candy, junk food, chocolate, fruits, etc)
      2. Avoid all grains (rice, bread, oats)
      3. Avoid Alcohol
      4. Avoid All meat's (fish is ok)
      and get yourself the following:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.
      4. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      Do this until your issue clears up which will be a few days. But you both have to stick to this or you will only make matter worst. Also avoid sex during this period and ALWAY practice safe sex.

  31. QUESTION:
    If you have a yeast infection, can you pass it on to your partner?
    i don't have a yeast infection now but i did a few years ago with a previous partner and he used to complain about being itchy after we had sex.

    can it be passed on like this?

    and if so does that mean that my ex partner could still have a yeast infection now as i know he hasnt been treated?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible, though it's not common.

      Yeast, or Candida albicans, reside naturally in warm, moist areas like the vagina. In women, symptoms include genital itching, burning, and a thick, white discharge that typically resembles cottage cheese.

      Although it is unusual for a man to contract a yeast infection from a woman through intercourse, it is possible. In an infected man, the yeast reside in the urethra, the canal through which urine passes from the body, and can cause penile itching and burning during urination.

      A man who gets a yeast infection from his partner can pass it back to her. So even if a woman gets successful treatment, she may soon find herself reinfected if her partner does not receive treatment as well. This is something to consider, especially if infections seem to recur often.

  32. QUESTION:
    goodmorning doctor, during the sex ,the skin on my pennis peeled of and started burning.This happened to me fo?
    goodmorning doctor, during the sex ,the skin on my pennis peeled of and started burning.This happened to me for the first time.I dont know where to go and which docter should i consult.I want to know wheather the skin gets healed by itself or should i consult a doctor. Thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      You could be suffering from balanoposthitis (balallitis: inflammation of the glans penis; posthitis: inflammation of the foreskin; balanoposthitis: inflammation of the glans penis and foreskin). While any man can suffer from balanitis, the condition is most likely to occur in men who have a tight foreskin that is difficult to pull back or who have poor bodily hygiene. Diabetes can make balanitis more likely, especially if the blood sugar levels are poorly controlled, because this makes it more difficult for the body to resist infections. It results from an overgrowth of organisms which are normally present on the skin of the glans. The environment under the foreskin is warm and moist, and these conditions often favor the growth of the organisms that cause balanitis. These organisms are especially likely to multiply and cause inflammation if moisture is allowed to persist under the foreskin for a while. This may happen if you have not washed yourself thoroughly for a couple of days, or sometimes after sexual activity. One common organism associated with balanitis is a yeast known as Candida albicans.

      Balanitis presents with irritation or pain in the penis and discharge from beneath the foreskin. There is visible inflammation. Recurrent balanitis may cause a phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin) with difficulty in passing urine. If you have an infection with skin bacteria use an antibiotic cream and make sure you clean the area thoroughly. Occasionally, antibiotic pills may be necessary, especially for balanitis caused by sexually transmitted infections. If your problem is caused by a yeast infection, you may be advised to use an antifungal cream. When the skin is inflamed but not infected, you should keep the area clean and dry and avoid any soaps or skin lotions that may aggravate the condition. Sometimes a cortisone cream can help the condition to heal faster. However, cortisone can worsen certain infections; so it is best to avoid this type of medication unless prescribed by a physician. Circumcision often prevents repeated infections, especially in uncircumcised men who have a tight, difficult-to-retract foreskin. Once effective treatment begins, you usually do not need to avoid sex, although sexual contact can chafe or inflame the affected area. Rarely does sexual contact pass an infection back and forth between partners. If this occurs, both partners may require treatment at the same time to prevent recurrence.

  33. QUESTION:
    What the heck is a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      It is an imbalance of the bacteria in your body (specifically your vagina). Anyone can get one. In fact, newborn baby girls get them fairly frequently. It is also possible for men to get them... it is usually given to them by a partner who has an infection. Though it is more rare in men, it is also more painful and irritating, and it can actually cause them urinary problems.
      Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection means that too many yeast cells are growing in the vagina. These infections are very common. Although they can bother you a lot, they are not usually serious. And treatment is simple.
      Most yeast infections are caused by a type of yeast called Candida albicans.
      A healthy vagina has many bacteria and a small number of yeast cells. The most common bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help keep other organisms—like the yeast—under control.
      When something happens to change the balance of these organisms, yeast can grow too much and cause symptoms. Taking antibiotics sometimes causes this imbalance. The high estrogen levels caused by pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy can also cause it. So can certain health problems, like diabetes or HIV infection.
      A yeast infection causes itching or soreness in the vagina and sometimes causes pain or burning when you urinate or have sex. Some women also have a thick, clumpy, white discharge that has no odor and looks a little like cottage cheese.
      These symptoms are more likely to occur during the week before your menstrual period.
      Avoid putting things in your vagina that do not belong. This will reduce your chances of getting one. No duche, no feminine sprays, and no scented creams. Spermicides sometimes create bacterial imbalances too.
      Most of them will actually go away quickly on their own. But almost any can be fixed with an over the counter cream or vaginal spray. Monostat 1 and other meds work very well. They do not require a prescription, and you would only need to see a physician for an exam to make certain it is nothing more serious if the symptoms persist and are not cured by the over the counter meds.

      Oh... if the yeast infection is serious... it may require something stronger, and it may require that your husband or boyfriend be given antibiotics as well. The physician may reccomend it even if he has no symptoms to try to make certain he doesn't get it in the beginning. Again, it can be VERY uncomfortable for men.

  34. QUESTION:
    what is caused of vaginal yeast infection?
    women, just want to know if you had an idea why most of has this problem.
    give good answer and you get good points..

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection usually is cause by over population of Candida Albicans in the vagina, rectum, and mouth. While it is known to be a women health issue, men also can contract a yeast infection, if they have unprotected sexual activity with a partner who has a yeast infection (NOTE: Yeast infection IS NOT a STD).

      A yeast infection will not cause the women to miss her period. Actually the period should clear up any mild yeast infection, since fungal causing the infection (Candida Albicans) don't like the PH created by menstrual bleeding.

      Factors that may contribute to development of yeast infection are as follow:
      •Antibiotic treatments (it is recommended while taking antibiotic to eat plain yogurt having “active Yeast” as one of its ingredients)
      •Oral contraceptives
      •Hot weather or non-ventilating clothing, which increase moisture and warmth, fostering fungal growth
      •Repeated intercourse over a short period of time
      •Stress
      •Suppressed immune system (including HIV)
      •High carbohydrate intake, especially refined sugars and alcohol
      •Pregnancy
      •Diabetes
      •In cases, it has been observed that certain types of soaps, powders, new detergents, certain type of condoms, latex, and other products which cause irritation.
      While there are many over counter medication to treat Yeast Infection, it is always advised to see a physician to ensure the symptoms are only yeast infection and nothing else. Note that there are other health problems, including a few STDs which have similar symptoms, thus they should be ruled out ASAP.

      Is a yeast infection dangerous?
      While yeast infections can cause severe discomfort and rarely cause serious health problems, recurring yeast infections may be difficult to prevent or cure, due to other underlying problems.

      To learn more about Yeast Infection, what causes the problem, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, preventions, and its danger level, please refer to the following provided reference URL.

  35. QUESTION:
    can you still get pregnant if you have a yeast infection?
    I think i might have a yeast infection cause my discharge does smell a little and my vagina does be a bit ichy and i'm tying to concieve do you think this will stop me concieving this month? i'm going to make an appointment with the doctor soon.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering from yeast infection...

      I empathize your situation and I believe I may have the answer you are looking for..

      You see, I am a father of 3 kids and thankfully my wife does not have yeast infection when she is pregnant with my 1st girl. We understand what you are going through and this will sometimes leads to anxiety, depression, stress and even embarrassment...

      No further ado, let me share with you why you can get pregnant even if you have yeast infection.

      Yes, you can. Simply, sperm is not killed by the presence of Candida, though the process of getting pregnant might take a little longer; therefore, yeast infections do not interfere with fertility of the eggs or the sperm.

      However, many doctors recommend that while a man or woman has a yeast infection, that they do not have sexual intercourse until the yeast infection has been treated properly. This is because yeast infections spread very quickly.

      Are yeast infections treatable?

      Yeast infections can be treated with over-the-counter anti-fungal medications. Diflucan, which has to be prescribed by your doctor, is another type of medication that cures yeast infections.

      Many treatments, depending on the kind you use, work in 1-7 days. If your infection has not gotten better since you started taking your medication, visit your doctor.

      While there is no danger in having sex while taking medication to treat your yeast infection, intercourse sometimes irritates the infected area and slows down the healing process.

      If possible, wait to have sexual intercourse until you are completely done taking your medication.

      Despite any rumors or urban myths that you might have heard about yeast infections and fertility, they are wrong. Yeast infections do not affect your chances of getting pregnant.

      When looking for information about whether or not you can you get pregnant while you have a yeast infection you should know that in fact, yeast infections in most women usually occur when they are pregnant and go away with treatment! If you have any other questions, contact your local doctor.

      With that, I hope these information is helpful and giving you some hope that getting conception is possible. However, it is rather important to go to your doctor in conjunction with these tips.

      This is just my humble opinion...................

  36. QUESTION:
    can you get a yeast innfection from having to much sex and not wearing underware?

    • ANSWER:
      "Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, caused by the overgrowth of the fungus Candida, affects nearly 75% of all adult women at least once their lives.

      Candida is a relatively harmless yeast, normally found in the mouth, throat, intestines and genitourinary tract of most humans. In the yeast state, Candida is simply a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism, whose purpose is to destroy harmful gut flora (bacteria). In a normal environment, Candida is controlled by a properly functioning immune system and helpful "friendly" gut flora like Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bacillus laterosporus, all of which suppress undesirable bacteria and yeasts and help maintain a balanced, healthy immune system.

      When the balance between the normal microorganisms of the vagina are disrupted, however, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis can result.

      Commonly referred to simply as a vaginal yeast infection, vulvovaginal Candidiasis disorder occurs when the acidity of the vagina changes. This may be due to hormone imbalance, in conjunction with other illnesses (such as Diabetes), in those who are immunosuppressed (such with AIDS or HIV), in those who use oral contraceptives, and commonly, with antibiotic use (particularly tetracycline)[.1, 2] Pregnancy, prolonged use of steroid hormones, acid blockers and ulcer medications, immunosuppressants or anti-inflammatory drugs, excessive stress, and improper diet can also contribute to Vulvovaginal Candidiasis.[3]

      Vulvovaginal Candidiasis is not a sexually transmitted disease, nor is it an airborne infection. It can, however, be transmitted from one partner to another through intercourse, deep kissing or oral sex.[4] Fortunately, if the other person is healthy, his or her immune system will destroy the cells and prevent infection. Still, an estimated 12%-15% of men develop symptoms such as itching and rash following sexual contact with an infected partner.[5] It is also possible for breastfeeding mothers to transmit the infection to their infants.

      The National Institutes of Health[6] lists the following as the most common symptoms of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis:

      Abnormal vaginal discharge (ranging from a slightly watery, white discharge to a thick, white, chunky discharge)
      Vaginal and labial itching or burning
      Redness and/or inflammation of the vulva
      Pain with intercourse
      Painful urination

      Diagnosis is made through visual examination, symptom review and in some cases, laboratory tests. Once identified, Candida can be successfully treated through several measures. Remedies include the determination and elimination of any causative factors, application of antifungal medications, lifestyle changes (such as quitting smoking and reducing or avoiding alcohol consumption), removing (or reducing) pollution and toxins in your environment, and strengthening your immune system through the combined application of a healthy lifestyle plus proper nutrition and probiotic supplements.

      Before undergoing any treatment – conventional or otherwise – be sure you are dealing with a true vaginal yeast infection. Self-treating a suspected vaginal yeast condition may delay diagnosis and effective treatment of a similar vaginal infection that will not respond to yeast treatments. In fact, one study by the American Social Health Association found that 70% of women self-treated vaginal infections before calling a health care provider. Most often, they incorrectly thought they had a yeast infection when, in fact, it was bacterial vaginosis.[7]
      Common treatments include antifungal medicines in the form of tablets, creams, ointments or suppositories, including [8]:

      Femstat: an antifungal type of antibiotic applied as a vaginal cream. Femstat is available as a 1-day or 3-day treatment. See http://www.drugdigest.org/dd/dvh/uses/0,... for details.

      Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole comes as a lozenge, topical cream or solution formula, as well as in over-the-counter vaginal creams and tablet forms. See http://www.aegis.com/factshts/network/ac... for more information.

      Monistat: these prefilled applicators come in 1, 3 or 7 day treatments. See http://www.monistat.com/index.jsp... for details.

      Nystatin (Mycostatin): comes in tablet or cream form. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drugi... for details.

      GyneCure: comes as vaginal ointment and ovule. See http://www.rxmed.com/b.main/b2.pharmaceu... for more information.

      Diflucan: an oral suspension not recommended for use in pregnancy. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drugi... for details.

      Cranberry Juice: always helpful for bladder infections, cranberry lowers the ph of urine. Supporters say that the juice may also help prevent the occurrence of yeast infections and aid in their treatment.[9]

      Lactobacillus acidophilus: yogurt! You can ingest it, or…as some braver folks do, insert it vaginally [see http://www.msu.edu/user/eisthe... You can also take acidophilus pills from your local health store.

      Not so common remedies[10, 11] include:

      Garlic: yes, garlic. Supporters of this tried and true method say that a fresh, peeled clove of garlic can cure a yeast infection in a matter of days. Wrap the peeled garlic clove in gauze, tie the ends with unwaxed, unflavored dental floss – but leave a bit of floss hanging for removal – and insert it vaginally. Leave it in for several hours or even overnight. Repeat as necessary until the infection has resolved. Others say you can also use the garlic capsules sold as dietary supplements in health food stores.
      Tea tree oil: commonly used in Italy, tea tree oil has been shown to be effective against yeast. Widely available, this essential oil treatment may be just what helps you. Check with your local alternative health practitioner for proper methods of use.

      Boric acid vaginal suppositories (600 mg/day for 10 days) are effective, even in cases of resistant infections.
      Whichever treatment you try, vaginal yeast infections should be cleared up within two weeks or less of treatment; often even within a few days. If you suffer from recurrent or resistant infections, see your doctor."

  37. QUESTION:
    how do you get yeast infections?
    and do boys and girls have it?
    what are the sighns?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast Infection
      What is a yeast infection? I Is it common? I What causes yeast infections? I What are the symptoms? I Can men get yeast infections? I How is it diagnosed? I How is it treated? I Is there a way to prevent yeast infections? I Is a yeast infection dangerous? | Links you can use
      What is a yeast infection?
      Candida albicans, and other forms of yeast, grow in the vagina, rectum, and mouth. In a healthy vagina, the presence of some yeast may not be a problem. When a woman's system is out of balance, yeast-like organisms can grow profusely and cause a thick, white discharge. A yeast infection is not necessarily an STI; however, treating a woman and her sexual partner may help prevent recurrent yeast infections.

      Is it common?
      Yeast infections are the second most common type of vaginal infection women experience (bacterial vaginosis is the most common). Over 70% of women develop at least one yeast infection during their life and over 40% of women have had more than one infection.
      What causes yeast infections?
      Factors that may disturb the vagina's balance include:
      Antibiotic treatments
      Oral contraceptives
      Hot weather or non-ventilating clothing, which increase moisture and warmth, fostering fungal growth
      Repeated intercourse over a short period of time
      Stress
      Suppressed immune system (including HIV)
      High carbohydrate intake, especially refined sugars and alcohol
      Pregnancy
      Diabetes
      READ MORE
      http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/sexual_health/sti/yeast.htm

  38. QUESTION:
    can you get balanitis on the shaft?
    If so what are the symptoms and also treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Balanitis is an inflammation of the end of the penis (the glans). Often the foreskin is also inflamed at the same time as the glans. (The foreskin is the loose skin that covers the glans if you have not been circumcised.) Balanitis is common, and it can occur at any age.
      Other causes may include:
      * Dermatitis/allergy — Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, often caused by an irritating substance or a contact allergy. Sensitivity to chemicals in certain products—such as soaps, detergents, perfumes and spermicides—can cause an allergic reaction, including irritation, itching and a rash.
      * Infection — Infection with the yeast candida albicans (thrush) can result in an itchy, spotty rash.
      Treatment will depend on the cause.
      # Thrush (candida): a milder form of balanitis is caused by an allergy to thrush in a woman's vagina.
      # Psoriasis: this skin disease can occur on the penis without you having it anywhere else. On the glans it looks red and shiny, while elsewhere it is usually white and scaly.
      # Irritation: balanitis can sometimes be caused by sensitivity to perfumes in soaps and detergents.
      # Bacterial infection: streptococcal bacteria in a woman's vagina can be transmitted during sexual intercourse.
      # Rough handling: strenuous sexual activity, particularly masturbation, can make the penis sore and prone to infection.
      # Allergy: some men are allergic to rubber, spermicides, deodorants and topical medications (those applied to the skin).

      The treatments refer to balanitis, so you need a proper diagnosis. See your doctor or if you would rather it was impersonal go tp a GUM clinic.

  39. QUESTION:
    some questions about yeast infections?
    what are the signs of a yeast infection? what are some causes of a yeast infection? what are some natural at home treatments for a yeast infections? any help would be amazing. im only 14 and i really don't want to take medicine.

    • ANSWER:
      What is yeast?

      Yeast is a fungus scientifically referred to as Candida. The specific type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis is Candida albicans. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina. In fact, it is estimated that between 20%-50% of healthy women normally carry yeast in the vaginal area.

      What is vaginitis?

      Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. Vaginitis is very common and is reported by as many as 75% of women at some point in their lives. Vaginitis can be caused by a number of infections, including bacteria (such as Gardnerella and gonorrhea), protozoans (such as trichomonas), and yeast (Candida). Vaginal yeast infection, which is the most common form of vaginitis, is often referred to as vaginal Candidiasis.

      What causes vaginal yeast infections?

      Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria. For example, when the normal, protective bacteria are eradicated by antibiotics (taken to treat a urinary tract, respiratory, or other types of infection) or by immunosuppressive drugs, the yeast can multiply, invade tissues, and cause irritation of the lining of the vagina (vaginitis).

      Vaginal yeast infections can also occur as a result of injury to the inner vagina, such as after chemotherapy. Also, women with suppressed immune systems (for example, those taking cortisone-related medications such as prednisone) develop vaginal yeast infections more frequently than women with normal immunity. Other conditions that may predispose women to developing vaginal yeast infections include diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, and taking oral contraceptives. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection.

      A vaginal yeast infection is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection (STD), since Candida may be present in the normal vagina, and the condition does occur in celibate women. However, it is possible for men to develop symptoms of skin irritation of the penis from a yeast infection after sexual intercourse with an infected partner.

      What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?

      Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis cause symptoms that are nonspecific, which means that aside from the yeast infection, other conditions can cause the identical symptoms. The most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching in the vaginal and/or vulvar area. Other symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis include:

      * burning,

      * soreness,

      * pain during intercourse and/or urination, and

      * vaginal discharge. (Vaginal discharge is not always present, but when it occurs, the discharge is odorless and typically has a whitish, thick appearance and texture, like cottage cheese.)

      Vulvitis can also cause local pain in addition to the above symptoms. Pain in the vulvar area is referred to as vulvodynia.

      In up to 5% of women, yeast vulvovaginitis may cause a recurrent problem. A recurrent yeast infection occurs when a woman has four or more infections in one year that are not related to antibiotic use. Recurrent yeast infections may be related to an underlying medical condition and may require more aggressive treatment.

      How are vaginal yeast infections and vulvitis diagnosed?

      Vaginal yeast infection is suggested when a cheesy white discharge is noted over the walls of the vagina, but the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection are nonspecific and may be a result of other conditions. To firmly establish the diagnosis and to rule out any other causes of the symptoms, your doctor may take a specimen scraped from the affected area for microscopic analysis or for culture in the laboratory. Identification of yeast under a microscope, when possible, is the least expensive and most rapid and accurate way to establish the diagnosis.

      What is the treatment for vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?

      Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis may be treated with antifungal medications that are applied topically in and around the vagina or with antifungal medications taken by mouth. Sometimes, mixed infections with more than one microbe can require combinations of treatments.

      Topically applied antifungal creams include:

      * butoconazole (Femstat 3),

      * clotrimazole (Lotrimin),

      * miconazole (Monistat), and

      * terconazole (Terazol 3).

      The over-the-counter topical treatments are an option for some women when yeast is the cause of the infection. However, it should be noted that infection other than yeast can cause similar symptoms. These include bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. If symptoms are not eliminated by over-the-counter products, patients should see their doctor for evaluation.

      Antifungal medications tha

  40. QUESTION:
    can a man get a yeast infection?
    can a man get a yeast infection? if so what happens? how would you get rid of it?
    if you've had it for a long time, is that worse?

    • ANSWER:
      I am going to presume you mean a yeast infection *on the penis* - not so silly as you can actually get them other places.

      Yes, absolutely. If you are intact (that is, have a foreskin) it is somewhat easier, as that allows more moist "hidey places" for the yeast to prosper, but even circumcised men get them. Other people have pointed out that - just as for women - getting too hot and muggy "down there" with tight clothing and getting sweaty is provocative, as is taking antibiotics because they tend to kill the "good germs" that protect the area, leaving the yeast a wide open opportunity.

      And yes, Candida (yeast) is often sexually transmitted - but by no means is that the only way you get it. Actually, it is often in the bowel from contamination on food, and gets from there to the genitals. If it is a problem, you clearly need to treat both partners (that is, your partner and yourself) as you really do not know who had it first (much of the time it is there and you don't realise it) and even if they do not know about it, the other person probably has it as well and will give it back as soon as you complete your own treatment.

      The other treatment, particularly if it is chronic (long-standing) is Fluconazole (Diflucan®/ Canesoral®) taken orally (albeit somewhat more expensive than other preparations) which tends to knock out the Candida not only on the genitals, but also in the bowel, removing the "reservoir" for re-infection. And it necessarily permeates the full skin thickness and all the "nooks and crannies" which is otherwise difficult with creams.

      Incidentally, I am presuming you mean yeast, specifically Candida commonly called "Thrush", rather than other fungal infections which are *not* yeast.

  41. QUESTION:
    What does taking estrogen do?
    What exactly would taking estrogen do to change a womans body/features? Also, what are the disadvantages and side affects/risks of taking it?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common side effects include enlargement or tenderness of the breasts (both sexes), swelling of the ankles and legs, loss of appetite, weight changes, retention of water, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and feeling of bloatedness. The estrogen patch can cause skin rash, irritation, and redness at the patch site.

      Less common side effects are bleeding gums, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, vaginal spotting, changes in menstrual flow, painful menstruation. premenstrual syndrome, no menstrual period during and after estrogen use, enlargement of uterine fibroids, vaginal infection with Candida, a cystitis-like syndrome, mild diarrhea, jaundice or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, rash, loss of scalp hair, and development of new hairy areas. Lesions of the eye and contact-lens intolerance have also been associated with estrogen therapy. You may experience migraine headache, mild dizziness, depression, and increased sex drive (women) or decreased sex drive (men).

      Rare side effects include stroke, blood-clot formation, dribbling or sudden passage of urine, loss of coordination, chest pains, leg pains, difficulty breathing, slurred speech, and vision changes. Men who receive large estrogen doses as part of the treatment for prostate cancer are at a greater risk for heart attack, phlebitis, and blood clots in the lungs.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can any pathogens travel on urine?
    And if so, what are some of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Normally urine is sterile, but if you have a urine infection (a UTI) its is loaded with bacteria. Most of the bacteria are those from the GI tract. The most common one is E.Coli. Microorganisms called Chlamydia and Mycoplasma may also cause UTIs in both men and women, but these infections tend to remain limited to the urethra and reproductive system. Unlike E. coli, Chlamydia and Mycoplasma may be sexually transmitted, and infections require treatment of both partners. Gonorrhea can also be found in the urine. Also, yeast (candida) can be in the urine. In some cases very unusual bacteria can cause UTIs.

  43. QUESTION:
    how do you tell a spanish guy yeast infections are not bad. they are just an infections that goes away?
    in spanish please
    Lol i didnt give it to him he just has one and im trying to tell him it goes away with monostat or that pill the doctor gives you. lol

    • ANSWER:
      Una infección por cándida ("yeast") no es perjudicial. Candida es un microbio que vive normalmente en la vagina. El estrés, las fluctuaciones hormonales del ciclo femenino, la ropa interior no sean de algodón, jabones y detergentes pueden hacer que el microbio que crecen fuera de control. La infección puede ser tratada con medicamentos de venta libre o sin receta. Si el medicamento de venta libre se usa, los mejores resultados se obtienen a partir de un curso de siete días de tratamiento.

      Los hombres pueden contagiar de las mujeres, que se traducirá en una infección de la piel con picazón. Sería mejor que se abstengan de tener relaciones sexuales hasta que la infección ha desaparecido. Esto previene la infección (y una posible reinfección) y permite que la vagina para sanar completamente.

      In English....

      A candida infection is not harmful. Candida is a microbe that normally lives in the vagina. Stress, hormone fluctuations from the female cycle, non-cotton underwear, soaps and laundry detergent can cause the microbe to grow out of control. The infection can be treated with over the counter or prescription medication. If over the counter medication is used, the best results are obtained from a seven day course of treatment.

      Men can catch them from women, which will result in an itchy skin infection. It would be best to refrain from sex until the infection has been cleared. This prevents infection (and possible reinfection) and allows the vagina to heal completely.

  44. QUESTION:
    what is the cause of yeast infection?
    before i was send my history about my discharge come out my vagina and make me itchy they said its yeast infection.Now i want to ask again how and why i get it and what does it cause?thank you and please guys answer this to make me clear GOD BLESS!

    • ANSWER:
      1) Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria. For example, when the normal, protective bacteria are eradicated by antibiotics (taken to treat a urinary tract, respiratory, or other types of infection) or by immunosuppressive drugs, the yeast can multiply, invade tissues, and cause irritation of the lining of the vagina (vaginitis).

      Vaginal yeast infections can also occur as a result of injury to the inner vagina, such as after chemotherapy. Also, women with suppressed immune systems (for example, those taking cortisone-related medications such as prednisone) develop vaginal yeast infections more frequently than women with normal immunity. Other conditions that may predispose women to developing vaginal yeast infections include diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, and taking oral contraceptives. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection.

      A vaginal yeast infection is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection (STD), since Candida may be present in the normal vagina, and the condition does occur in celibate women. However, it is possible for men to develop symptoms of skin irritation of the penis from a yeast infection after sexual intercourse with an infected partner.

      2) and if you have yeast infection then you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection forever then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  45. QUESTION:
    I am trying to find information about internal yeast infection as related to pancreas,thyroid,etc.?
    My doctor tells me I have yeast growing on my pancreas,and internal organs. I don't understand. Also says my thyroid is affected. Please tell me where to go on the internet for more information.

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard people getting yeast infection after the pancreas surgery, but not the other way around?! Are you sure what your Dr. refers to is vaginal yeast infection caused by Candida Albicans and NOT other fungal?

      With regard to Thyroid, also I have heard that hypothyroidism can cause yeast infection. Check following URL for info in this regard:

      Candida Yeast Infections May Be Involved in Many Conditions
      http://www.drpodell.org/yeast-infection-treatments.shtml

      I suggest you get a second opinion, and from a physician who cares enough to spend some time and explain your case in laymen language, as it appears your current physician has not done so.

      Some general info on Yeast Infection:

      Yeast infection usually is cause by over population of Candida Albicans in the vagina, rectum, and mouth. While it is known to be a women health issue, men also can contract a yeast infection, if they have unprotected sexual activity with a partner who has a yeast infection (NOTE: Yeast infection IS NOT a STD).

      A yeast infection will not cause the women to miss her period. Actually the period should clear up any mild yeast infection, since fungal causing the infection (Candida Albicans) don't like the PH created by menstrual bleeding.

      Factors that may contribute to development of yeast infection are as follow:
      •Antibiotic treatments (it is recommended while taking antibiotic to eat plain yogurt having “active Yeast” as one of its ingredients)
      •Oral contraceptives
      •Hot weather or non-ventilating clothing, which increase moisture and warmth, fostering fungal growth
      •Repeated intercourse over a short period of time
      •Stress
      •Suppressed immune system (including HIV)
      •High carbohydrate intake, especially refined sugars and alcohol
      •Pregnancy
      •Diabetes
      •In cases, it has been observed that certain types of soaps, powders, new detergents, certain type of condoms, latex, and other products which cause irritation.
      While there are many over counter medication to treat Yeast Infection, it is always advised to see a physician to ensure the symptoms are only yeast infection and nothing else. Note that there are other health problems, including a few STDs which have similar symptoms, thus they should be ruled out ASAP.

      While yeast infections can cause severe discomfort and rarely cause serious health problems, recurring yeast infections may be difficult to prevent or cure, due to other underlying problems.

      To learn more about Yeast Infection, what causes the problem, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, preventions, and its danger level, please refer to the following provided reference URL.

  46. QUESTION:
    Can you get a yeast infection in your butt?

    • ANSWER:
      don't see why not it is warm and moist in that area also

      Yeast infections can appear almost anywhere on the skin where it is warm and moist. In men the warm dark and moist area around the groin is what causes yeast infection on the penis. With women, the warmth and moister in the vagina is what causes the infection.

      Infection of the butt crack can be a frustrating, painful, and embarrassing to have. It's a fact that what causes the infection of the butt crack is common although infections generally infect the genital region. The reason why this area is what causes the infection holds true for the same reason other parts of the body causes infection. That is because it is in a warm moist portion of the body. Let's say the environment is what the infection thrive on.

      The symptoms of yeast infection of the butt are itching, burning, bleeding, and pain while having a bowel movement.

      The ideal conditions for the bacteria to grow and multiply are moist darkness that this area provides by the anus. Since it is in close proximity to the genital region it is possible for it to spread to the anus. If you scratch this area during infection the skin can peel and cause more severe infections.

      Treatment of Butt Infections:

      The methods of treatment for yeast infection in the genital area may be used to treat the anus as well. It must first be understood that these types of infection is caused by the excessive activity of Candida Ablicans in the body. To cure them, the root of the problem must be treated.

      Prescription and over-the-counter drugs and creams offer temporary relief of the symptoms but do nothing to treat the cause of the infection or to prevent recurrence. Yeast infection will recur and each time with more severity than the last infection.

      The fastest, safest, and natural way to treat infections is to follow two steps. First, use natural ingredients from the refrigerator to treat symptoms such as burning, itching and pain. Second is to start an anti-Candida diet. This will work to control the Candida in your body and get rid of yeast infection for good.

      Vicky Carr has been a researcher, student, and advocate of natural remedies for both people and pets. Her web site contains herbal remedies for both men and women which addresses some of the ailments today that can be treated effectively with natural remedies. For additional information on a Natural Remedy for Yeast Infection visit her site at

  47. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had strep throat that did NOT respond to penicilin?
    I am on my 4th treatment with penicillin at 1,000mg/day and my strep isn't going away..

    I am in contact with my doctor about this, i just wanted to hear from anyone who has had this experience... what ended up working (switching to amoxycillin, upping the dose, etc.)

    • ANSWER:
      I was treated for dtrep for a bout 6 weeks before the culture came back negative, it turns out that I had interstitial candidas and the antibiotics were just making it worse, most Dr.s are unaware of Candidas because it usually affect women not men but as i have discovered anybody can get it and it mimics strep and a host of other symptoms.

  48. QUESTION:
    what is the origin and mortality rate of Trichomoniasis?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a bacterial infection. A woman can actually infect herself from not cleaning herself in the right way. Candida which is present in the anal area can be transmitted in this way because of the close proximity of a woman's anatomy.
      It can be passed through sexual contact.The man can be a carrier for 30 days. It takes that long for the germ to die off. Seek medical treatment and take lots of Natural vitamin C...& Pro-biotics..

  49. QUESTION:
    i think i have a yeast infection?
    if i leave it alone will it go away? and how do you get yeast infections?
    and if it wont go away. are there ways i can get rid of it without medication?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast infection Definition
      This is a vaginal infection caused most commonly by the fungal organism Candida albicans .

      Alternative Names
      Yeast infection - vagina; Vaginal candidiasis; Monilial vaginitis
      Causes
      Candida albicans is a widespread organism with worldwide distribution. It is normally found in small amounts in the vagina , the mouth, the digestive tract, and on the skin without causing disease or symptoms (approximately 25% of women without disease symptoms have this organism present).

      Symptoms appear when the balance between the normal microorganisms of the vagina is lost, and the Candida albicans population becomes larger in relation to the other microorganism populations.

      This happens when the environment (the vagina) has certain favorable conditions that allow growth and nourishment of Candida albicans . An environment that makes it difficult for the other microorganisms to survive may also cause an imbalance and lead to a yeast infection.

      Yeast infection may follow a course of antibiotics (particularly tetracycline) that were prescribed for another purpose. The antibiotics change the normal balance between organisms in the vagina by suppressing the growth of protective bacteria that normally have an antifungal effect.

      Infection is common among women who use estrogen-containing birth control pills and among women who are pregnant. This is due to the increased level of estrogen in the body. The increased hormone level causes changes in the vaginal environment that make it perfect for fungal growth and nourishment.

      Yeast infections may also occur in association with diabetes or problems that affect the immune system (such as AIDS or HIV).

      Vaginal candidiasis is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. However, 12% to 15% of men will develop symptoms such as itching and penile rash following sexual contact with an infected partner.

      Close attention should be paid to episodes of vaginal candidiasis. Repeat infections that occur immediately following therapy, or a persistent yeast infection that does not respond to therapy, may be the first or, at least, an early sign that an individual is infected with HIV.

      Both males and females with HIV infection who have developed AIDS may be subject to disseminated infection with candida, including oral candidiasis (in the mouth), esophageal candidiasis (in the esophagus), and cutaneous candidiasis (on the skin).

      Symptoms
      Abnormal vaginal discharge
      Ranges from a slightly watery, white discharge to a thick, white, chunky discharge (like cottage cheese)
      Vaginal and labial itching , burning
      Redness of the vulvar skin
      Inflammation of the vulvar skin
      Pain with intercourse
      Urination, painful
      Exams and Tests
      A pelvic examination will be performed. It may show inflammation of the skin of the vulva , within the vagina , and on the cervix. The examining physician may find dry, white plaques on the vaginal wall.

      A wet prep (microscopic evaluation of vaginal discharge ) shows Candida.

      Treatment
      Generally, the first incidence of yeast infection should be treated by your health care provider.

      After the first infection, if a second infection occurs and is unquestionably a yeast infection, self-treatment may be initiated with over-the-counter vaginal creams such as miconazole or clotrimazole. Persistent symptoms should be evaluated by your gynecologist or primary health care provider.

      Cranberry juice and yogurt are two foods that may help prevent the occurrence of yeast infections and aid in their treatment.

      Medications for vaginal yeast infections are available in either vaginal cream/suppositories or oral preparations. The use oral preparation should be avoided during pregnancy.

      Outlook (Prognosis)
      The symptoms usually disappear completely with adequate treatment.

      Possible Complications
      Chronic or recurrent infections may occur. This may be from inadequate treatment or self-reinfection.

      Secondary infection may occur. Intense or prolonged scratching may cause the skin of the vulva to become cracked and raw, making it more susceptible to infection.

      When to Contact a Medical Professional
      Call for an appointment with your health care provider if this is the first time that vaginal yeast infection symptoms have occurred, or if you are unsure if you have a yeast infection. (If you are sure that you have a yeast infection, you can treat the disorder with over-the-counter medications.)

      Call your health care provider if symptoms are unresponsive to self-treatment with recommended vaginal creams, or if other symptoms are present.

      Prevention
      Avoid persistent and excessive moisture in the genital area by wearing underwear or pantyhose with cotton crotches, and loose fitting slacks. Avoid wearing wet bathing suits or exercise clothing for long periods of time, and wash them after each use.


candida treatment for men

Candida Symptoms In Women

Candida in women is very nasty and has real consequences if allowed to keep recurring over time. So you need to do everything in your power to prevent recurring Candida damaging your health.The problem is that many present-day medications for Candida just address the local symptoms, not the root causes, or triggers, for Candida. These are things like, antibiotics overuse, steroids, lowered immune system, stress, diets high in sugar and carbohydrates, obesity, yeast products, contraception, etc.So, even if you are taking drug-based medication for your Candida, there are natural 'golden rules' you should follow to increase your chances of curing your Candida permanently.Here are 5 of the most useful 'golden rules' that you should follow in order to cure Candida in women, or in men, for that matter.Rule # 1 - Avoid SugarThe Candida albicans fungi, that causes your infection, loves sugar because it is it's favorite food to help it grow. Remember to avoid artificial sweeteners, and, foods and drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as well.Rule # 2 - Reduce Antibiotics Where PossibleAntibiotic overuse can kill-off your body's good bacteria. This is one of the main causes of depleted friendly bacteria that then allows the Candida fungus to over-grow into an infection.You need to handle this carefully, because your doctor obviously prescribed antibiotics for a good reason. Make sure that, before changing any medication, you check with your doctor first.Rule # 3 - Reduce CarbohydratesCarbohydrates, especially the refined carbohydrates in much of our food nowadays, are reduced to sugars when our digestive system breaks them down. See Golden Rule #1.Rule # 4 - Avoid Yeast ProductsCandida albicans is a yeast-like fungus which can leak into your bloodstream. Your immune system may then trigger an antibody reaction, which can make you yeast-intolerant. So avoid all food and drinks that contain yeast. Always read the labels closely.Rule # 5 - Help Build Up Your Immune SystemThis is crucial. Ways to achieve this step include taking probiotics and even natural yogurt. You will want to do this carefully, because it's important to ensure you take only natural, certified probiotics. And the yogurt should be un-sweetened, with no fruit or other additives..By following these 5 golden rules for Candida in women, or men, you'll be in a much better position to cure your Candida and start to get your life back again. But there's even more to do (see below).

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
    I'm just wondering, what are the symptoms of a yeast infection? I have white secretions coming out of my vagina, and sometimes the can look like little globs. Now I'm not entirely sure that is normal. Can somebody give their opinion on what it might be?

    • ANSWER:
      What you are experiencing could be a yeast infection, other symptoms to look for would be burning, itching, redness and any other sort of irritation. Just having white secretions is tough to say, I would err on the side of caution and assume it either is a yeast infection or one in development.

      In which case, here are some natural tips and suggestions for you.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      When all is said and done I would suggest you research Candida and take a test to determine if you are suffering from it, as anyone who gets yeast infections has Candida, it's just a matter of how bad it is.

  2. QUESTION:
    What kind of diet should I have with candida?
    I was just diagnosed with candida.Know very little about it.Got some info from the specialist,but I don't understand alot of things,such as my diet.He said I have to reject carbs and sugar.I've lost alot of weight(5"3,weight 113 lb!)and want it to stop.What exactly can I eat and how big my portions should be?Please help me with some more details!
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I have copied an answer I'd previously put up - hope it is of help.

      Yeast infections, such as Candida, usually stem from an internal cause, quite often from the digestive system, and then circulate in the blood around the body often making an appearance in the vagina, mouth, in the joints, as athlete's foot as well as many other wide ranging symptoms.

      It is important to use fresh towels after each bathing. Often women suffer from yeast infections when they have finished a course of antibiotics. This is because the antibiotics kill any beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, allowing the proportion of 'harmful' bacteria to grow and cause yeast infections. This is often Candida albicans, a very common fungal yeast infection among women which is quite hard to fully get rid of without alterations in diet.

      To tackle the infection, it is wise to reduce all sugar intake, and this includes fruit for the first few weeks, as sugar feeds the Candida spores. White flour and wheat products such as bread, pasta and other carbs also release a different type of sugar. Avoiding these foods can be quite difficult as many foods contain hidden sugar and we usually see things like fruit as quite healthy - it is healthy but not for Candida sufferers. Drink plenty of water and perhaps consider taking a supplement of Caprylic acid (magnesium caprylate), a natural fatty acid derived from coconuts. This will help to kill the Candida but it may take a few weeks if you have had a yeast infection for a while or it is recurrent. Take a probiotic too - bio-yoghurts or Acidophilus - as this will help redress the balance of 'good' bacteria in your digestion. Take Acidophilus with a glass of cold water between meals and store it in the fridge, as heat kills the live bacteria so drinking hot tea or coffee while taking the capsules will render it of no use at all! Taking a supplement that contains both Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactis helps improve your digestive tract as they work better together. Try to find a supplement that contains at least 5 million live bacteria.

      You may feel a little worse at first but this is a sign that the Candida is dying off. When the infection dies off, it releases toxins into the bloodstream causing occasional headaches, nausea and some tiredness but this will be short lived.

      This may seem obvious but try to avoid bread. Bread contains yeast as a raising and activating agent and you don't want to add more yeast, you want to help take it away!

      Yeast infections are surprisingly widespread so don't think there is anything unnatural about discovering you have one. They are hard to get rid of but with some resolve, determination and the right diet you'll be yeast free!

      This may seem obvious but try to avoid bread. Bread contains yeast as a raising and activating agent and you don't want to add more yeast, you want to help take it away!

      Yeast infections are surprisingly widespread so don't think there is anything unnatural about discovering you have one. They are hard to get rid of but with some resolve, determination and the right diet you'll be yeast free!

  3. QUESTION:
    What tests should the guy get before a couple decides to have sex?
    My Boyfriend and I have been serious for almost 4 months now, and he wants to start having sex (shocker). I know he has been with 1 or 2 other women and I have reservations about going all the way until I know he is clean. He is a smart guy and I know he is very safe, but what should I ask him to get tested? I know there are AIDS test, but what kind of STD test are there? I really don't want to get anything.

    • ANSWER:
      As emtd65 suggested, he should have a standard STD panel. To give you more details, this includes the most common STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, Hepatitis B and HIV. They might even test for HPV as well, but that is not the gold standard yet. Hepatitis C can be transmitted sexually, but it is normally not tested for as it is predominantly transmitted via the blood as in the case of IV drug abusers or people who need chronic transfusions. A small correction that was posted earlier, Candida is not an STD, it is a fungal infection and is the most common cause of yeast infections. Also, if you've been sexually active before, you should get tested as well. STD's do not always show the symptoms that you hear about or see in handouts.

      I hope this helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do women get yeast infections ?
    How do women get yeast infections. Women that are not in a sexual relationship though.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast (candida) is almost always present in warm, moist tissues (like oral or vaginal cavity).It is only a problem when it overgrows and causes irritation. Here is more:

      What Causes a Yeast Infection?

      One of the best reasons to learn about the causes of yeast infection is so you can be alert for the symptoms and learn how to treat it early with over the counter cures for vaginal itching rather than later with strong drugs to prevent it from recurring. In women, yeast infections are the second most common reason for burning, an itch in the vagina, and vaginal discharge. There are a number of things that cause yeast infection and this article discusses these causes as well as how to treat a yeast infection.

      Top Rated Yeast Infection Cure for Men and Women

      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      * Hot, humid weather.
      * Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      * Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      * Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      * Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      * Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      * Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      * Menopause.
      * Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      * Poor personal hygiene.
      * Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      * HIV infection.
      * Injuries.
      * Allergic reactions.

      http://www.symptoms-yeast-infection-treatment.com/yeast-infection-causes.html

      So - prevent it by keeping clean and dry (gentle washing, soap and water, NO DOUCHING! - and wearing cotton not too tight underwear, so that your vagina can clean and dry itself appropriately (discharge for cleaning, and air for drying)

  5. QUESTION:
    What can you eat to improve the smell of the vagina?
    I once read in a magazine a while back. And it listed some things that a female could eat or drink to improve the scent of her vagina (i.e. orange juice). However, this was under the circumstance where no disease was present. Because every woman has a different scent, some stronger than others, I just wanted to know if you knew of any other "remedies"? And this question is not being asked to completely wipe out the odor, but to control it. And please don't say wash because I know that is mandatory. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      * Plain Organic Yogurt - Plain organic yogurt contains lots of friendly and essential bacteria cultures that are essential in helping maintain normal vaginal pH levels and control vaginal odor. Yogurt can be soothing and provide relief when applied directly to an inflammed or irritated vagina. Although it is not necessary to buy organic yogurt as a natural way to get rid of vaginal odor, organic yogurt is probably a more holistic and natural way to get rid of vaginal odor. Many natural health sources cite that yogurt helps bacterial vaginosis and recommend yogurt treatment and even a yogurt douche for preventing vaginal odor.
      * Avoid all aged cheeses, sugar, alcohol, grains with gluten, and yeast products while trying to prevent vaginal odor. You can use a journal to keep track of what foods seem to be working with preventing vaginal odor or make a note of a certain foods that may have seemed to make vaginal odor worse or make symptoms flair up.
      * Acidophilus - Acidophilus can help restore friendly bacteria in the vagina. These friendly bacteria are necessary in maintaining the vaginal pH level and helping to control vaginal odor.
      * A bath in 3 cups of pure apple cider vinegar can also help prevent vaginal odor.
      * Garlic - Garlic is a powerful anti fungal with lots of great health properties. Garlic can easily be added to many meals or garlic drops and pills are available at most health food stores.
      * Fiber - Eating healthy fiber is recommended for treating vaginitis and vaginal odor
      * Pure Water - Drinking pure clean water is always beneficial for promoting health and well being. Being sufficiently hydrated can help the body flush out toxins associated with conditions like foul vaginal odor or bacterial vaginosis.
      * Breathe - nice deep breaths can provide oxygen and stress relief. High stress levels can contribute to vaginal odor and other vaginal conditions such as bacterial vaginosis, gardenella vaginosis, yeast infections or candida.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do yeast infections start? and whats the best way to cure it? what to do and what not to do when u have 1?
    oh and symptoms =)
    just curious because a friend was worrying she had one and now im curious thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Your vagina, like everywhere else on your body, is host to millions of tiny organisms. In particular, the vagina hosts the "candida albicans" yeast. This is fine. Over human evolution, humans and yeasts have learned to work together in a way that works for both of us. But occasionally, the yeasts start growing too fast. This can be caused by a lot of stuff... douching, for example, which is designed to make the vagina "clean" actually changes the pH balance in there and can make the yeast overreact. Other causes are hormonal changes (some women get mild yeast overgrowth before their periods), unprotected sex with multiple partners (the vagina responds to unfamiliar sperm by attacking), diabetes, mono, stress, or just bad luck.

      If you've never had one before, you should get a diagnosis by a doctor. Once you've learned that certain symptoms = yeast infection rather than other vaginal troubles like vaginosis, you can use over-the-counter medicines like monistat, but the first time, it's good to be sure. The doctor can also prescribe you quicker-acting treatments than you can buy.

      When you have one, avoid sex (you can pass them to your partner and then they can pass them back to you). Don't sit around in wet swimwear, keep the vaginal area dry, and use whatever medicine you choose according to the instructions. It's really not a big deal.

  7. QUESTION:
    Any males diagnosed with hpv with only symptom being itching?
    I have had itching in the anus and testicles for the last several months.

    I have seen 12 doctors, billed thousands to my health care provider etc etc etc I ordered an Make urine HPV kit form MDLabs and will know on monday.

    I am going to keep this simple...
    Have any males out there been diagnosed with hpv with the only symptom of itching in the genital region?

    • ANSWER:
      People can experience itching before herpes (HSV) breakouts. Itching is an extremely common symptom. hsv or hpv?

      HPV? most men dont experience symptoms with hpv unless you have warts. the itching may be the start of some warts forming. but most people dont even know they have hpv. Are you bathing often enough? are you using some kind of hypoallergenic soap (lever2000 or dove usually have very little irritants in them) Candida (yeast) or bacteria or fungus all can cause itching.

      if you are gay and practice unsafe sex, I would consider getting an anal pap smear (same kind of pap smear women get.... only its for the rectum).

  8. QUESTION:
    Can pelvic pain be a symptom of a yeast infection?
    I have some pelvic pain and I think I also have a yeast infection. Could the pelvic discomfort be a symptom of a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Pelvic pain may have multiple causes, including:
      inflammation or direct irritation of nerves caused by acute or chronic trauma, fibrosis, pressure, or intraperitoneal inflammation muscular contractions or cramps of both smooth and skeletal muscles
      psychogenic factors, which can cause or aggravate pain.

      Some of the more common sources of acute pelvic pain, or pain that occurs very suddenly, may include:
      ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus
      pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - an infection of the reproductive organs
      twisted or ruptured ovarian cyst
      miscarriage or threatened miscarriage
      urinary tract infection
      appendicitis
      ruptured fallopian tube

      The true is that pelvic pain is a symptom of yeast infection, but it is not the only one. However, if it persists for a long period of time you should consult your doctor and have a test for candida.

      Yeast infection have many symptoms. You can count more than 50 symptoms. Some are more dangerous than others for your health, relating the state of the yeast fungus growth in your body. If it is in a chronic state, that means you have chronic yeast infection, you may experience and pelvic pain. Usually, the men experience more than women this pelvic pain.

      Women may experience at a point of their life pelvic pain without having any relation with yeast infection. This is one of the reason it is so difficult to diagnose it. However, if you believe it is because of yeast fungus, than you have to treat its root causes. Normal medications will ameliorate your symptoms, but not the root cause of the problem, the yeast fungus.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection turn into trichomoniasis?
    if a woman has a yeast infection and doesn't know she does and is sexually active...can it turn into trichomoniasis?

    • ANSWER:
      No. A yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus or yeast Candida.
      Symptoms:
      * Burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the area
      around it
      * Pain when urinating
      * Pain or discomfort during sex
      * A thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage
      cheese and does not have a bad smell

      You may only have a few of these symptoms and they may be mild or sever

      Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both women and men, although symptoms are more common in women. Trichomoniasis is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. The vagina is the most common site of infection in women, and the urethra (urine canal) is the most common site of infection in men.

      The symptoms for women a frothy, yellow-green vaginal discharge with a strong odor. The infection also may cause discomfort during intercourse and urination, as well as irritation and itching of the female genital area. In rare cases, lower abdominal pain can occur. Symptoms usually appear in women within 5 to 28 days of exposure. (may not have symptoms)

      It is hard to tell sometimes what kind of a vaginal infection you have so if you are unsure be sure to see a doctor as Trichomoniasis can cause problems and is easily cured with a one dose medication. Good Luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    what is a yeast infection and how can you get it?
    i'm asking this because i read online that 75% of women, at one point in their life, get a yeast infection. if so, is there anything that can prevent this? what is it? is it contagious? what does it feel like?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello *,

      You can get a yeast infection in a number of ways like your diet or bad hygiene. You can prevent it by keep yourself clean because candida (yeast) loves damp areas in your body. When it comes to diet it's usually due to candida overgrowth by consuming foods high in sugar content and yeast related foods (bread, pasta, etc). It can be contagious during intercourse. Your symptoms can be many things I have listed them below:

      Fatigue, bloating, flatulence (gas),
      Food allergies, carbohydrate craving,
      Vaginitis (thrush)
      Anxiety/depression,
      Impaired memory, poor concentration, a “foggy” brain with feelings of unreality, and general weakness
      Tiredness or malaise.
      Toenail fungus
      Cystitis/urethritis (urinary tract infection – painful, burning or “stinging” sensations when trying to urinate),
      Menstrual irregularities,
      Loss of libido,
      Stiff, creaking and painful joints,
      Muscle pain,
      Indigestion,
      Diarrhea/constipation,
      Inhalant allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities,
      Mucus or catarrh, hay fever, sinusitis, persistent cough,
      Heart arrhythmias,
      Discoloured nails, acne and other skin eruptions ( nail and skin issues are classic tell-tale symptoms of candida),
      Earaches, headaches, and dizziness.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
    And is it normal for your vaginal area to itch? I don't shave "down there" so I just assume that's why. The gyno is my first idea, but until then, your opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      A thick discharge that looks like cottage cheese with the Candida bug. the discharge may either have a starchy odor to it, or perhaps none at all, and its color can vary from white to a more yellowish tinge.
      While these are the general symptoms of a yeast infection, every woman may experience one differently.
      You may identify an infection by the smell and consistency of the discharge, which can be unique to you. However, certain symptoms definitely do not go along with a simple yeast infection, and they may indicate that something more serious is going on. For example, if you are feverish or is experiencing pelvic pain, these are definitely indications that you ought to see your doctor in order to receive a proper diagnosis and medical care

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
    Is it contagious? Is it deadly? I think I have one.
    I don't have chunky discharge, but its been very itchy. And it burns when I pee.

    • ANSWER:
      No, there’s nothing to worry about. Your skin is normally very effective at blocking the fungus and keeping it from developing into a potentially harmful infection.  Your skin won’t allow any of the fungi to travel to locations it shouldn’t.  It’s only when you skin gets torn or cut, or when there’s some type of breakdown in your system, that this fungus normally penetrates.  And that’s when the trouble starts.
      An infection occurs when these Candida albicans – and about 20 other species of candida – discover these warm moist locations under our skin.  It’s in these places that the fungi thrive. They begin to multiply prolifically enough to cause an infection.
      Candida albicans is a versatile fungus, affecting many parts of the body when it gets the chance. Most commonly women think of the yeast infection, Candiasis, as being an infection most associated with the vagina.  You might be surprised to learn, though, that a diaper rash is also caused by one of these species of Candiasis.  So is thrush, a common infection of the mouth as well as some infections of the nail bed.
      Yeast infections seem to appear more frequently as a person ages.  Adults have been known to be affected with oral infections of this fungus around dentures, as well as under the breasts and lower abdomen as well as beneath other skin folds.  Most of these infections are merely superficial. They are easily treated and quickly go away with no complications.
      In very rare instances, though, a yeast infection may spread throughout the body.  The medical community calls this systemic candidal disease. This, indeed, can develop into a very serious health problem.  Some statistics say that up to 75 percent of individuals who develop this disease die from it.
      And while most yeast infections cause little problems and clear up with routine treatment, there are instances of more resistant cases of yeast infections – that don’t necessarily attack your entire body -- that stubbornly don’t yield to regular medications.
      More than that, though, if a person regularly seems to develop yeast infection after yeast infection, it may be a signal the she has a more serious, underlying health problem, such as diabetes, leukemia or even AIDS.
      I'll be posting more articles about yeast infections including causes, conventional treatment, symptoms and alternative treatments on my blog at http://BestNaturalRemediesOnline.com

  13. QUESTION:
    whats the difference between a yeast infection and gonnorhea?
    and what are the symptoms of each
    and how could i find out if i had either of these??

    • ANSWER:
      Gonorrhea is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), where yeast infection (Candida or Thrush) and is not a STD as such.

      Gonorrhea unfortunately has very few symptoms, but if there is symptoms they can be mistaken as a bladder and other genital infections, these symptoms are similar to Candida, and if left untreated can cause PID's Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and cause fertility problems. Pregnant woman who have gonorrhea untreated can cause complications for mother and baby.

      Candida is naturally found in and around the body, a Candida infection and is caused by the over abundance of yeast in the genital area, taking a anti-biotics for an infection can cause an increase of yeast, other things such as diabetes, pregnancy, chemotherapy can also cause a Candida infection.

      Many women get a yeast infection at some time in there life, and some times men will get it in around the old fella (you know what I mean)

      Symptoms of Candida is burning, soreness, pain during intercourse and urinating, discharge and itching.
      Repeated infections may mean an underlying disease or disorder, and needs to be investigated throughly, especially for STD's.

  14. QUESTION:
    If i think I have a yeast infection can i just take the medication or do I have to get checked first?
    I am uncontrollably itchy in my vaginal region but that's the only symptom. I dont believe it could be an STD like crabs bc there's no hair down there. But I am sexually active so It could be a possibility. But I really think that it's a yeast infection, so if I juat got the medication and took it would it be safe? Or do I have to get checked first?

    • ANSWER:
      •A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina. But when too much yeast grows, you can get an infection.
      Yeast infections are very common. About 75 percent of women have one during their lives. And almost half of women have two or more vaginal yeast infections.
      The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include:•burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva •pain when passing urine •pain during sex •soreness•a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell •a rash on the vagina. Should I call my doctor if I think I have a yeast infection? Yes, you need to see your doctor to find out for sure if you have a yeast infection. The signs of a yeast infection are much like those of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like Chlamydia (KLUH-mid-ee-uh) and gonorrhea (gahn-uh-REE-uh). So, it's hard to be sure you have a yeast infection and not something more serious. How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed? Your doctor will do a pelvic exam to look for swelling and discharge. Your doctor may also use a swab to take a fluid sample from your vagina. A quick look with a microscope or a lab test will show if yeast is causing the problem. Why did I get a yeast infection? Many things can raise your risk of a vaginal yeast infection, such as: •stress •lack of sleep •illness •poor eating habits, including eating extreme amounts of sugary foods •pregnancy •having your period •taking certain medicines, including birth control pills, antibiotics, and steroids •diseases such as poorly controlled diabetes and HIV/AIDS •hormonal changes during your periods. Can I get a yeast infection from having sex? Yes, but it is rare. Most often, women don’t get yeast infections from sex. The most common cause is a weak immune system. How are yeast infections treated? Yeast infections can be cured with antifungal medicines that come as: •creams•tablets •ointments or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. These products can be bought over the counter at the drug store or grocery store. Your doctor can also prescribe you a single dose of oral fluconazole (floo-con-uh-zohl). But do not use this drug if you are pregnant.
      Infections that don’t respond to these medicines are starting to be more common. Using antifungal medicines when you don't really have a yeast infection can raise your risk of getting a hard-to-treat infection in the future.
      Is it safe to use over-the-counter medicines for yeast infections? Yes, but always talk with your doctor before treating yourself for a vaginal yeast infection if you: •are pregnant •have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection
      •keep getting yeast infections. Studies show that two-thirds of women who buy these products don’t really have a yeast infection. Using these medicines the wrong way may lead to a hard-to-treat infection. Plus, treating yourself for a yeast infection when you really have something else may worsen the problem. Certain STIs that go untreated can cause cancer, infertility, pregnancy problems, and other health problems. If you decide to use these over-the-counter medicines, read and follow the directions carefully. Some creams and inserts may weaken condoms and diaphragms. If I have a yeast infection, does my sexual partner need to be treated? Yeast infections are not STIs, and health experts don’t know for sure if they are transmitted sexually. About 12 to 15 percent of men get an itchy rash on the penis if they have unprotected sex with an infected woman. If this happens to your partner, he should see a doctor. Men who haven’t been circumcised are at higher risk. Lesbians may be at risk for spreading yeast infections to their partner(s). If your female partner has any symptoms, she should also be tested and treated. How can I avoid getting another yeast infection? To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can:•avoid douches •avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath, sprays, pads, and tampons •change tampons and pads often during your period •avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers •wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch •change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes as soon as you can •avoid hot tubs and very hot baths. If you keep getting yeast infections, be sure and talk with your doctor.
      What should I do if I get repeat yeast infections? Call your doctor. About 5 percent of women get four or more vaginal yeast infections in 1 year. This is called recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC). RVVC is more common in women with diabetes or weak immune systems. Doctors most often treat this problem with antifungal medicine for up to 6 months.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the difference in symptoms between a yeast infection and BV (bacterial vaginitis)?
    Yeah. Question explains it.

    I heard that one way to tell the difference is that in BV, your discharge will smell badly, while in Yeast it will have virtually no odors. Is that true?
    What are other differences?

    • ANSWER:
      Not all women will show the same exact symptoms of a yeast infection, the symptoms sometimes can vary. Burning and itching is very common as well as pain during sex. Furthermore, we can observe a white and clumpy discharge, but this vaginal discharge has usually no odor. This lack of odor is usually a sign that we deal with a yeast infection and not with BV or another vaginal infection caused by bacteria.

      The candida yeast infection is caused by an abundance of the candida albicans fungus (hence the name). Some causes for the appearance of candida could be taking antibiotics, high estrogen levels or diabetes.

      Here we can also see the problem: We need to have a clear diagnosis whether we deal with vaginosis or a yeast infection since treating each the wrong way would have exactly the opposite effect.

      Eliminating the “good” bacteria in the vagina with antibiotics is likely to cause a yeast infection, as so often observed in women who are treated for BV. It is common for those patients to get a yeast infection in return after their vaginosis has been treated. What is good for treating one condition is bad if we suffer from the other.

      It is therefore important to have the right diagnosis whether we deal with candida or vaginosis, and then go from there with treatment options. Once we know we deal with a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis we can choose the right treatment options.Yeast infection cures are very hard to find. Individuals think that since we are in the twentieth century that everything is at their own disposal. Little do they understand that yeast infection cures are very hard to find and that reliable treatment options are in fact quite hard to encounter. People do not take yeast infection seriously. Yeast infections can in fact lead to serious problems in an individual’s life. Mostly located in females, yeast infections can mess with a person’s lifestyle in ways that men and women don’t like. Candida, the key sort of yeast which brings about yeast infection is dreaded between ladies. Thanks for delivering a site really worth reading through for a change.

  16. QUESTION:
    Any guys out there who have experienced a male yeast infection?
    My doctor seems to think that I may have a male yeast infection, due to months of antibiotics I had taken.

    My symptoms have been itching/redness in the testicles and itch in the anus. It has been going on for months and he has me on the candida diet. it seems to be working to a point, but has not subsided.

    I would like to know of any males out there have had this condition and could shed some light on the subject.

    your help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Im a woman but men can get yeast infection. If your having unprotected sex with a woman who has one it can be transmitted. Both of you need to get treated unless you'll just keep passing it back and forth to one another. It definilty causes itching, the meds wont work overnight. Be patient and it should go away. You didnt say how long you've been taking it. I know that there are many causes to YI in women. Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    I might have a yeast infection but im not sure. i have itchiness on the inner vagina and this occured a few ?
    days after having sex. is it possible to have some symptoms but not all? i have normal discharge. can somebody please help me with experiences and how you dealth with it, remedies, monistat, etc. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      You should be aware that vaginal yeast infection symptoms can change constantly. As well you do NOT need to have all the symptoms in order to have a yeast infection.

      I would not suggest something like Monistat as I was just reading a poll recently online that listed 50% of the women saying they had worse symptoms as a result of it and side effects to boot!!

      If you're interested there are many natural vaginal yeast infection treatments I can recommend. They are easy to do, safe and 100% natural.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies check out my source box below.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do i know if it's a yeast infection?
    All the websites i look at say yeast infections have vaginal discharge. But i don't. I have all the other symptoms, is it possible that it is still a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Vulvar pruritus is the dominant feature of vulvovaginal candidiasis. Women may also complain of dysuria (typically perceived to be external or vulvar rather than urethral), soreness, irritation, and dyspareunia. There is often little or no discharge; that which is present is typically white and clumpy (curd-like).

      Physical examination often reveals erythema of the vulva and vaginal mucosa and vulvar edema. The discharge is classically described as thick, adherent, and "cottage cheese-like." However, it may also be thin and loose, indistinguishable from the discharge of other types of vaginitis. Some patients, primarily those with C. glabrata infection, have little discharge and often only erythema on vaginal examination [20] . Evidence of excoriation and fissures may be present.

      DIAGNOSIS — The general diagnostic approach to women with vaginal complaints is reviewed separately. (See "Diagnostic approach to women with vaginal discharge or vulvovaginal symptoms").

      Office diagnosis — The vaginal pH is typically 4 to 4.5, which distinguishes candidiasis from trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis (show table 1). The clinical diagnosis should be confirmed by finding the organism on a wet mount of the discharge; adding 10 percent potassium hydroxide destroys the cellular elements and facilitates recognition of budding yeast and hyphae (show picture 1) [21] .

      Microscopy is negative in up to 50 percent of patients with confirmed vulvovaginal candidiasis [10] . Although empiric therapy is often considered in women with typical clinical features, a normal vaginal pH, and no other pathogens visible on microscopy, a culture should be obtained to confirm the diagnosis and avoid empiric therapy. In addition, culture will reveal the species of organism, which will help in choosing the correct antifungal agent. Culture should also be performed in patients with persistent or recurrent symptoms because many of these women have non-albicans infection that is resistant to azoles (see "Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis" below). Sabouraud agar, Nickerson's medium, and Microstix-candida medium perform equally well [22] .

      We do not recommend routine culture as the initial diagnostic test or for all patients because it is costly, delays the time to diagnosis, and may be positive due to asymptomatic colonization (10 to 20 percent of women are colonized with Candida species and other yeasts).

      Substantial efforts have been directed at the development of non-culture based methods for the diagnosis of candidiasis. At this time, none of the antigen rapid detection methods are sufficiently sensitive and specific for clinical use. PCR tests are now available commercially, but offer no proven benefit over culture in symptomatic women [23] .

      Pap smear is positive in 25 percent of patients with culture positive, symptomatic vulvovaginal candidiasis [22] .

      Self diagnosis — Self-diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis is frequently inaccurate [24,25] . This was illustrated in a study that administered a questionnaire to 600 women to assess their knowledge of the symptoms and signs of pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, acute cystitis, vaginal trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis after reading classic case scenarios [24] . Only 11 percent of women without a previous diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis made an accurate diagnosis of this infection; women who had had a prior episode were slightly more accurate (35 percent correct), but were likely to use over-the-counter preparations inappropriately to treat other gynecologic conditions that were potentially more serious.

      In another report, the actual diagnoses in 95 women who self-diagnosed vulvovaginal candidiasis were: vulvovaginal candidiasis (34 percent), bacterial vaginosis (19 percent), mixed vaginitis (21 percent), normal flora (14 percent), trichomonas vaginitis (2 percent), and other (11 percent) [25] . Women with a previous episode of vulvovaginal candidiasis and those who read the package insert for their over-the-counter medication were not more accurate in making a diagnosis than other women.

      Some consequences of misdiagnosis and inappropriate therapy include a delay in correct diagnosis and treatment, wasted monetary expenditure, and precipitation of vulvar dermatitis

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone suffer from Candida symptoms?
    I am not talking about women's yeast infection but the other form. If so what are your symptoms and how do you treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      I found the list of Candida symptoms overlap soo many other things, its practically impossible to know if you have it. However, there are some herbs. I take one by Nature's Sunshine called Yeast Detox. It seems to help with that sort of thing. Especially since I eat more sugar than I should.

      www.naturessunshine.com

  20. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of vaginal thrush naturally?
    I am 13 and i think i have thrush, i am really itchy downstairs and it burns when i pee. I wanted to know an easy natural way to cure vaginal thrush?????????????????? Help i don't want to take medication and creams something natural is good!

    • ANSWER:
      To the person who answered first, yes it is called thrush no matter where it is. And she said she wants natural, probably so she doesn't have to tell her mum, because it is embarrassing i would know. I'm 14. Lol.

      Usually these infections start by not washing downstairs properly.

      Most women will experience at least one episode of yeast infection (thrush) in their lifetime. Unfortunately for many women yeast infections are on going and persistent and cause misery to the sufferers. Yeast infection is very common and is not to be confused with a STI infection. Thrush or yeast infection is caused by the overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast Candida albicans.

      Candida albicans is usually kept in balance by the body but certain conditions can cause the yeast to proliferate. Thrush usually affects the vagina and is a common cause of vaginal irritation. Thrush may also affect the mouth and anal area although this is less common. Many drugs to cure yeast infection are not without side effects but there are natural ways to help the body rid itself of this problem and prevent further episodes.

      One of the best natural ways to combat Candida albicans is to use live natural yogurt. Live yogurt contains good bacteria which help to redress the natural balance in your body. Eat at least two pots of natural yogurt daily to attack the infection from the inside. Yogurt can be used a soothing cream - it can an be applied directly to the affected area to bring relief from itching. Soaking a tampon in natural yogurt and using it as a pessary is a natural way to ease the symptoms of vaginal thrush. Although live natural yogurts contain live bacteria, a more concentrated way to ensure a good supply of friendly bacteria is to take daily probiotic supplements which contain acidophilus or lactobacillus. A good quality probiotic supplement can be bought from a reputable health store.

      Ensure a good supply of zinc in the diet. Deficiencies of zinc have been linked to yeast infections. Good sources of zinc include shellfish and dairyfoods. Alternatively take a daily zinc supplement.

      Wear only cotton underwear which allows the skin to breathe. Synthetic materials produce a warm, moist environment allowing the Candida albicans yeast to proliferate.

      Another holistic approach to curing a yeast infection is to use a safe homeopathic remedy. A new product available as a spray which is used under the tongue three times a day tackles the multiple symptoms and prevents the infection getting hold further.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat a yeast infection during the day?
    I know there are plenty of creams available but is there any other, non messy treatment that doesn't require laying down for several hours in order to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      - You can try applying tea tree oil to a tampon and wear it during the day. Tea Tree Oil is a safe, natural anti-fungal. You can purchase it in most health food stores.

      -You should be drinking lots of water, eating tons of fiber and eating lots of probiotics like yogurt and cottage cheese while you have a yeast infection.

      - Make sure you don't wear underwear to sleep as to air out the area

      - Avoid scented soaps as well.

      You can find TONS of natural yeast infection cures through the source link below. In the meantime, here's some additional information...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do doctors test for a yeast infection?
    I'm 16 and I think I have one. I'm going to the doctor's on Tuesday, I was just curious about how they go about testing. Do they do a urine test or something?

    • ANSWER:
      A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina. But when too much yeast grows, you can get an infection.
      Yeast infections are very common. About 75 percent of women have one during their lives. And almost half of women have two or more vaginal yeast infections.
      The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include:•burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva •pain when passing urine •pain during sex •soreness•a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell •a rash on the vagina. Should I call my doctor if I think I have a yeast infection? Yes, you need to see your doctor to find out for sure if you have a yeast infection. The signs of a yeast infection are much like those of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like Chlamydia (KLUH-mid-ee-uh) and gonorrhea (gahn-uh-REE-uh). So, it's hard to be sure you have a yeast infection and not something more serious. How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed? Your doctor will do a pelvic exam to look for swelling and discharge. Your doctor may also use a swab to take a fluid sample from your vagina. A quick look with a microscope or a lab test will show if yeast is causing the problem. Why did I get a yeast infection? Many things can raise your risk of a vaginal yeast infection, such as: •stress •lack of sleep •illness •poor eating habits, including eating extreme amounts of sugary foods •pregnancy •having your period •taking certain medicines, including birth control pills, antibiotics, and steroids •diseases such as poorly controlled diabetes and HIV/AIDS •hormonal changes during your periods. Can I get a yeast infection from having sex? Yes, but it is rare. Most often, women don’t get yeast infections from sex. The most common cause is a weak immune system. How are yeast infections treated? Yeast infections can be cured with antifungal medicines that come as: •creams•tablets •ointments or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. These products can be bought over the counter at the drug store or grocery store. Your doctor can also prescribe you a single dose of oral fluconazole (floo-con-uh-zohl). But do not use this drug if you are pregnant.
      Infections that don’t respond to these medicines are starting to be more common. Using antifungal medicines when you don't really have a yeast infection can raise your risk of getting a hard-to-treat infection in the future.
      Is it safe to use over-the-counter medicines for yeast infections? Yes, but always talk with your doctor before treating yourself for a vaginal yeast infection if you: •are pregnant •have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection
      •keep getting yeast infections. Studies show that two-thirds of women who buy these products don’t really have a yeast infection. Using these medicines the wrong way may lead to a hard-to-treat infection. Plus, treating yourself for a yeast infection when you really have something else may worsen the problem. Certain STIs that go untreated can cause cancer, infertility, pregnancy problems, and other health problems. If you decide to use these over-the-counter medicines, read and follow the directions carefully. Some creams and inserts may weaken condoms and diaphragms. If I have a yeast infection, does my sexual partner need to be treated? Yeast infections are not STIs, and health experts don’t know for sure if they are transmitted sexually. About 12 to 15 percent of men get an itchy rash on the penis if they have unprotected sex with an infected woman. If this happens to your partner, he should see a doctor. Men who haven’t been circumcised are at higher risk. Lesbians may be at risk for spreading yeast infections to their partner(s). If your female partner has any symptoms, she should also be tested and treated. How can I avoid getting another yeast infection? To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can:•avoid douches •avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath, sprays, pads, and tampons •change tampons and pads often during your period •avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers •wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch •change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes as soon as you can •avoid hot tubs and very hot baths. If you keep getting yeast infections, be sure and talk with your doctor.
      What should I do if I get repeat yeast infections? Call your doctor. About 5 percent of women get four or more vaginal yeast infections in 1 year. This is called recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC). RVVC is more common in women with diabetes or weak immune systems. Doctors most often treat this problem with antifungal medicine for up to 6 months.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to recover from Candida systemic infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Drugs are not the answer! You can get over it WITHOUT them! Taking a prescription should be a LAST resort. First of all, get a hold of the book " The Yeast Connection and the Woman" by Dr. William G. Crook. Read it cover to cover! By the way: It does not just apply to women. I have been there, so I sympathize, and I will tell you it is a long tough road. Candida thrives in an acidic environment. The American Diet is 80% acidic, 20% alkaline typically. In order to get healthy those percentages need to be turned to 20% acidic, 80% alkaline! What are acidic foods? All white flours and sugars, everything processed and made with corn syrup, dextrose, sucrose. You have to AVOID these at all costs! What is alkaline? Healthy foods! Fruits, veggies, meats, whole grains. Candida thrives in an acidic environment. What is the best cure? FOUR THINGS: WILD MOUNTAIN OREGANO OIL, LOTS OF FRESH CHOPPED GARLIC, AND GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT, and PH balance pills (VAXA makes these). Don't forget to drink plenty of pure water. WHILE TAKING THESE FOUR REMEDIES, MAKE SURE YOU EAT PLENTY OF ACIDOPHILIS (YOGURT, ACIDOPHILIS PILLS). IT IS NEEDED TO REPLACE THE GOOD BACTERIA IN YOUR SYSTEM. WHEN CANDIDA OCCURS, THE BAD BACTERIA HAS OVERTAKEN THE GOOD, CAUSING FAR REACHING PROBLEMS. TIREDNESS, MOOD SWINGS, ALLERGIES, SKIN PROBLEMS, MEMORY LOSS, CHRONIC FATIGUE, THE LIST IS ENDLESS. CANDIDA CAN ALSO MIMIC THE SYMPTOMS OF OTHER DISEASES. It also does not disappear overnight. Sometimes an individual does not see improvement for a few months, and will have die off symptoms before they feel better. Stick with the restrictive diet, and remember when you cheat, the bad bacteria is allowed to grow again, because CANDIDA LIVES ON SUGAR (THE HERB STEVIA IS A LIFESAVER IF YOU NEED A SUGAR REPLACEMENT IT IS 300X SWEETER THAN SUGAR AND IS NATURAL) Stay away from Nutrasweet, saccharin, Splenda-these are all chemicals that will cause more problems!! One more thing: If you have Candida, chances are you have a parasite problem as well. Be sure to do a parasite cleanse also. Parasites can also cause far reaching problems.

  24. QUESTION:
    Has every girl that has her period gotten a yeast infection?
    Im 15, got my period at 12, and i dont really know what a yeast infection is, has every girl gotten a yeast infection if she has her period? what are symptoms of a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      A girl can get a yeast infection any time of her life and most girls get at least one yeast infection in their life.

      Yeast is a fungus referred to as Candida. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina.

      Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria.

      If you have diabetes mellitus or are pregnant or taking oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or antibiotics you may get an infection. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection. Improper ventilation - say wearing nylons too long, tight pants, etc, can contribute to getting an infection.

      Different types of infections, which a girl can get at any time:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching
      Buy Monistat 7 over-the-counter

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva
      See a doctor

      Once you start puberty a white and/or clear wet mucous discharge is normal. In my day they just called it discharge, now they call it cervical mucous/leukorrhea. It's part of the female reproductive cycle. The vagina is self-cleaning. This same discharge increases the closer you get to ovulation and when you are sexually aroused. Trust me, you don't ever want it to go away. It is what makes sex possible. You will also have your own unique musky scent and it will smell stronger to you than to others.

      This normal discharge will also continue after you get your period, after puberty and for the rest of your life. Some girls do produce more discharge than others. You can wear a pantyliner if it bothers you. The amount and consistency can vary due to hormones, diet, water intake, exercise, illness and medication.

      Your normal white/clear discharge will turn yellow or dry yellow when exposed to air. If it is coming out yellow, then you probably have a bacterial infection and need to see a doctor.

      Different Types of Discharge:

      White: Thick, white discharge is common at the beginning and end of your cycle. Normal white discharge is not accompanied by itching. If itching is present, thick white discharge can indicate a yeast infection.

      Clear and stretchy: This is "fertile" mucous and means you are ovulating.

      Clear and watery: This occurs at different times of your cycle and can be particularly heavy after exercising.

      Yellow or Green: May indicate an infection, especially if thick or clumpy like cottage cheese or has a foul odor.

      Spotting Blood/Brown Discharge: May happen right after periods, and is just "cleaning out" your vagina. Old blood looks brown. This may occur when you are ovulating/mid-cycle.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get a yeast infection from masturbating?
    i masturbated the other day. and now i have a yeast infection. i was just wondering if it was from masturbating or just a coincidence? please help..

    • ANSWER:
      If you irritate the area, yes it is possible.

      Yeast Infections affect nearly 75% of all people, including both men AND women, at some point in their life.

      They occur when Candida, a natural fungus in the body, overgrows. Candida is normally regulated by Acidophilus (another microoganism living in the body).

      When diet and hygienic conditions change, sometimes the Candida will grow out of control. This leads to a yeast infection.

      Yeast Infections often show up as localized yeast infections -- as in a vaginal or penile yeast infection.

      They can also appear as a digestive tract disorder or skin irritation -- as in Candida Overgrowth yeast infections. I've provided information on how to treat LOCALIZED (vaginal or penile) infections below...

      The symptoms (you may not experience all of them):
      - white cottage cheese-like discharge
      - some odor
      - dryness (can cause bleeding)
      - digestive problems
      - itchiness
      - burning urination
      - painful intercourse
      - a feeling of just not being "normal"

      Here are some safe, natural cures you can implement.

      Avoid Sugars
      Avoid sugars and complex carbs for a week. they "feed" the Candida fungus.

      Clothing
      If you're not treating the infection with the Tree Tea Oil solution mentioned below, air out the infected area while you're sleeping at night. Don't wear underwear. Or wear cotton underwear during the day.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract
      Add grapefruit extract to your water during the day (raises acid levels in the body). This will decrease the candida in your body.

      Probiotics
      Eat probiotics like cottage cheese and yogurt. They will increase the acidophilus in your system and this in turn will fight off the candida yeast.

      Hygiene
      Shower frequently. Avoid scented soaps and antibacterial soaps. Don't take baths while you have the infection. If you go to the gym, shower immediately when you get home.

      Diet
      Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fiber to flush the infection out of your body. As a yeast infection goes away, the candida albicans release toxins which increase symptoms temporarily. Flushing these toxins out with water will speed your recovery.

      Tea Tree Oil
      Apply tea tree oil to the infection by applying it to a tampon and keep it inserted overnight.

      For more cures...
      CHECK OUT THE SOURCE LINK BELOW:

  26. QUESTION:
    Why does my girlfriend get a yeast infection after sex?
    So she is on birth control and we have unprotected sex, but still pull out. I do not have any STDs we've been checked. She has had I think 2-3 infections. Idk why she gets them. I had a problem like this once with another girl, but we didn't think much of it then. Is there something I can do to help this. I shower and I even clean my penis extra just in case that might of been it.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's a problem that you've had with a previous girlfriend, then it's quite possible that YOU have a low level yeast infection in your own skin, which you keep passing on to her. Washing your penis won't help prevent that, as the infection is IN the skin.

      Yeast infections are very common in human beings, and not necessarily sexually transmitted. They're caused by the candida fungus, which most of us carry in our bodies without ever knowing it. If your immune system gets a bit down (like when you're stressed or tired, or sick with something else) then the candida fungus may take advantage of that and cause an infection. You may not even notice a low grade yeast infection, but the most common symptom in men is an itchy area of skin. Treatment is as simple as going to your local pharmacy and picking up a pill known as Fluconazole or Diflucan. If you're really worried (or if you'd like a professional opinion or prescription), see your doctor.

      The other thing to consider is that semen will affect the natural acidity of a woman's vagina, making it more difficult for her body to fight off a yeast infection. It will help if SHE does what she can to keep her immune system strong (eg. eats a healthy diet and gets enough sleep). Whatever she does, do NOT encourage her to douche or to try to wash out the inside of her vagina with soap. Soap will also lower the acidity of her vagina, and just make a yeast infection worse. You should also make sure that (if you're washing your penis immediately beforehand) that you rinse the soap off your own body as well.

  27. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and why does it happen?
    Why do some women have the urge to scratch during a yeast infection? And where does the yeast infection come from?

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush (Candidiasis) is a fungal infection (mycosis) or more precisely an overgrowth of fungus (of the Candida species) in the human body. This is an important distinction because we all have naturally occurring fungus populations in our body. It is only when one of these populations becomes too large that we experience unwanted thrush symptoms in areas of the body where there is too much fungus. Areas affected may include the mouth (pharynx or esophagus), the region around the groin (e.g. jock itch), the penis, vagina (vaginitus) and gastrointestinal tract.

      Thrush symptoms vary in severity from superficial (a minor annoyance) to systemic and life threatening (e.g. in AIDS and cancer patients). Superficial symptoms include reddening of the skin, itching, burning, local inflammation and general discomfort (e.g. unpleasant smelling white discharges). More serious symptoms, from for example, gastrointestinal tract infections include lack of energy, severe tiredness after meals and mood swings. In life threatening conditions the fungus populations grow unhindered and compromise critical biological processes. However, this only occurs in patients with severely weakened immune systems (e.g. transplant patients).

      how you cure the yeast infection?

      Make a raw garlic paste and apply it on the infected area. You may feel some burning sensations but do not get worried because this is normal. Garlic has very strong anti-viral properties, it makes for a great natural antibiotic as well.

      Eat high fiber foods such as broccoli, celery, cabbage, onions, garlic, ginger root, turnips and kale. As mentioned, garlic has natural anti-fungal substances and should be eaten as much as possible. AVOID sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      I have a reliable resource that could define what i am talking about in a lot more detail. i posted the link to this resource below if you are interested.

      Good luck and i wish you all the best GLAM PRiNCESS

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the white stuff coming out of my vagina?
    When I first started seeing my discharge it was more of a thick substance. Now it looks more like milk and my vagina burns on the lips around the opening area. Can someone please tell me what this is?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal candidiasis is an infection of the vagina involving overgrowth of a yeast, or fungus, known as Candida. This yeast is normally present in the mouth, gut and vagina, as are a number of other organisms. If the balance of microorganisms is disrupted, as can occur with taking broad spectrum antibiotics, hormonal fluctuations, and other conditions, an overgrowth of yeast can occur. Vaginal candidiasis, often referred to as a "yeast infection," is a common problem, affecting nearly 75% of adult women in their lifetime.
      Itching and a thick, white discharge are the most common symptoms of vaginal candidiasis. It can also make sexual intercourse and urination painful. The external tissue around the vagina, the vulva, may become red and swollen.

      Vaginal candidiasis can be treated with a variety of antifungal agents, some of which are available over-the-counter. Although the only way to unambiguously diagnose vaginal candidiasis is to see the yeast under the microscope, many women treat themselves based on their symptoms. Studies suggest that, of all the purchases of over-the-counter yeast treatments, as many as two-thirds are used by women who do not have vaginal candidiasis.
      Appropriate treatment usually results in a resolution of the symptoms. If symptoms remain or recur, it may signify that another condition is present or that the yeast has become resistant to the treatment that was used.

      Vaginal candidiasis is rarely associated with a medical emergency; however, symptoms similar to those that occur with vaginal candidiasis can be present with other, more serious conditions. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for high fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit), severe pelvic or abdominal pain, persistent nausea and vomiting, or bleeding while pregnant.

      If you have symptoms of vaginal candidiasis, but have never had it before, or if you have a fever or have persistent or recurrent symptoms despite treatment, seek prompt medical care.Women who have symptoms of vaginal candidiasis and are pregnant or are worried about sexually transmitted infections should also seek prompt medical care.

      .

  29. QUESTION:
    Is there any benefits/disability allowance available for those with Endometriosis?
    I suffer very badly with pain caused from Endometriosis, working full time is very hard when I am in such bad pain. I have been to the Doctor's so many times and percribed with pain killers which just don't do the job or stop the problem. I am currently considering surgery to finally put a stop to the problem. Just wondered if there is any allowance for those suffering with the problem? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I also suffer from Endometriosis and no amount of pain medication could completely dull my pain. There's been some research done that suggests Endo is actually an autoimmune disorder. Many Endo sufferers also tend to have problems with chronic infections (throat, ear and vaginal yeast infections) as well as allergies.

      Research suggests that women with Endo are actually allergic to candida albicans or yeast bacteria. Many people live with yeast bacteria present in their bodies with no discernible symptoms. However somebody with an allergy to the bacteria would have some different reactions. Yeast has been shown to bind with estrogen, which means when the immune system attacks, it also attacks and flags the estrogen compound as well, effectively making you allergic to your own estrogen. Adhesions or endometrial growths emit their own estrogen meaning it becomes a breeding ground for candida albicans. The immune system rages and what you get is inflammation, pain and the creation of scar tissue common in other autoimmune disorders like Crohn's.

      Medications can't effectively kill all of the yeast bacteria but interestingly enough diet can. There are certain foods that create environments that Candida albicans thrives in like sugars and carbs. I've been on a diet (kind of like a cleanse diet - where foods are slowly reintroduced) which has been the ONLY THING that has had any effect on my pain symptoms. I know a large percentage of Endo sufferers have undergone the diet with great results, which is actually the only reason I tried it because I was so skeptical. That and the fact that I was in constant pain and had nothing to lose really, but I'm glad I did it. I feel human again.

      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

      So I haven't directly answered your question but I hope I've given you some options. Are you talking about a Laparoscopic surgery to remove adhesions? Or a hysterectomy? Some adhesions are actually microscopic and will grow back with time. I've had the laparoscopic surgery twice but I did feel better afterwards for a time, with the pain slowly returning over time. I would avoid a hysterectomy as a solution since it's the adhesions emitting estrogen themselves that cause the problems. Also the supplementation of estrogen afterwards to prevent bone loss tends to spur on tissue growth unless there is a waiting period between the surgery and the estrogen doses.

      The yeast theory does make sense why some women with alot of growths don't experience alot of pain, while others with less growths can experience tremendous pain. It's not the growths themselves, it's how your body is reacting to them. If you have an allergy to yeast your body is likely to wage war and make you miserable. I really do recommend you try the diet. I've had really good results and want to shout it from the mountain tops because I was in horrible pain for soo long. The first bit of the diet is hard and can actually make you feel flu-ish from a massive die-off of bacteria but after that it's smooth sailing.

      I have heard of people with chronic pain on disability pension or allowance. Chronic pain is kind of an umbrella term with many different causes. I think this is really up to the judgement and perception of your doctor since he/she is likely to be the one filling out the medical forms. You could try starting a pain journal, rating your pain from 1-10 at differing times of the day, what you were doing when the pain initiated or changed and explaining to what degree it incapacitates you. If a doctor sees the volume of logs and to what degree the pain interupts your life disability may seem like a viable option for you.

      Hope this helps! =)

  30. QUESTION:
    I am almost positive I have a yeast infection, is a little bit of bleeding ok?
    I am almost positive that I have a yeast infection and I am spotting blood just a little bit. Nothing heavy at all. Is this normal? Could it just be from the irritation of the itchiness?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. bleeding from a yeast infection is actually a common occurence. This is due to the dryness. I've provided some additional information below...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  31. QUESTION:
    what do you know about yeast infections?
    I have an infection and I was wondering what are the causes of it? Different websites say different things.
    Also my boyfriend has the symptoms what should he do about that? (I gave him it :/ )

    • ANSWER:
      Guys can pass a yeast infection back to you if you aren't treated, but most guys do not have symptoms of a yeast infection.

      Yeast is a fungus referred to as Candida. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina.

      Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria.

      If you have diabetes mellitus or are pregnant or taking oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or antibiotics you may get an infection. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection. Improper ventilation - say wearing nylons too long, tight pants, etc, can contribute to getting an infection.

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

      If you use condoms, you could be allergic to them.

  32. QUESTION:
    do you have to have cottage cheese like discharge for it to be a yeast infection?
    i have itching down there, but no discharge. so can it be a yeast infection? or does it need to have discharge in order for it to be a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
      First off, different vaginal infections tend to have very similar symptoms, so if a woman is experiencing one for the first time, or is unsure about a proper course of treatment, she should definitely see her doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis.

      With that said, yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of an organism called Candida albicans. This critter is sometimes present in the vagina in smaller numbers without any symptoms, but occasionally a change in their environment gives them a chance to really multiply and grow out of control. These overgrowths are easily controlled with medications designed to kill the Candida organisms. Treatments come in a wide range of forms including pills and vaginal creams, which may need to be taken anywhere from one dose to a week-long course of medication. While some treatments are prescribed by a doctor, many are available over the counter.

      So, how can a woman tell that she has a yeast infection? Most women associate a thick discharge that looks like cottage cheese with the Candida bug, although only about 20% experience it. If it is present, the discharge may either have a starchy odor to it, or perhaps none at all, and its color can vary from white to a more yellowish tinge.

      Since not everyone gets the discharge, the easiest way for a woman to tell that she has a yeast infection is that she itches in and around her vagina. A lot. The itchiness may be accompanied by a burning sensation, and her vulvar area can be red and swollen. It may also burn or be generally painful for her to urinate, and sex may become painful as well. A good way to distinguish the burning on urination that is due to a yeast infection vs. a urinary tract infection is to pay close attention to exactly when the burning starts and stops. With yeast, the burning is due to acidic urine hitting the irritated skin of the vulva, so the burning starts when the urine reaches the outside. With urinary tract infection, the burning is felt as the urine passes down the tube on its way out.

      While these are the general symptoms of a yeast infection, every woman may experience one differently. She may identify an infection by the smell and consistency of the discharge, which can be unique to her. However, certain symptoms definitely do not go along with a simple yeast infection, and they may indicate that something more serious is going on. For example, if she is feverish or is experiencing pelvic pain, these are definitely indications that she ought to see her doctor in order to receive a proper diagnosis and medical care.

  33. QUESTION:
    My vagina is really red and irritated what could it be?
    I have been having sex recently. My vagina has been itching and burning really bad. It burns really bad when I pee. I thought it might be a uti or something. Today I looked at myself in the mirror and it is really red like raw almost. What could it be? Should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I am really sorry to hear that. However there can be several reasons why you are experiencing itching and burning.

      The first is bacterial vaginosis. The is the wrong bacteria growing in your vagina that leads to an infection. So you will get itching, inflammation, burning, discharge, and a fishy-smelling odor.

      The second and pray that you don't have this is an STDs like chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, trichomoniasis, and/or gonorrhea. Vaginal itching and irritation are ALL symptoms of these STDs.

      Finally it could be a yeast infection. Yeast infections occur when the yeast, candida, grows excessively in the vagina. Intercourse can make women more likely to get a yeast infection. Plus the irritation a yeast infection will cause thick, white, cheesy discharge.

      The best advice go and see a doctor ASAP to be on the safe side. Try bookmarking blogs like:
      http://www.EffectsOfDrugs.Info
      http://www.HospitalPharmacy.Info

      Hope this helps you out

  34. QUESTION:
    I just recently started getting an itch at the entrance of my vagina?
    Ok, So I noticed a couple of days ago that I was slightly irritated on the entrance to my vagina, its becomed very itchy and there is no type of discharge or foul odor at all. Could this probably be a yeast infection? Can an over the counter product assist? Your answers are greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi YES it may be a yeast infection and u really need antibiotics so best seek medical opinion Cheers &hearts
      **************************************************************************
      What is vaginal yeast infection?
      Simply put, the vaginal yeast infection is the irritation of the vulva and the vagina. The underlying cause of this infection is the overgrowth of the yeast or fungus Candida. Although this fungus is normally found only within the vaginal area, an overgrowth can cause potential harm. Statistically speaking, vaginal yeast infection occurs very commonly. Of all the women throughout the world, around 75 percent of them are infected with this at one time or another.
      What people should be aware of is that every woman is under the risk of getting this infection. This is more so if one is: under a lot of stress, lacks the proper amount of sleep; has a scanty diet or one that includes too much sugar intake; pregnant and sick; taking pills for birth control; under heavy antibiotics; or has diseases like HIV and diabetes.
      -- A strange dense, scentless, milky like vaginal discharge
      -- Undetermined hurt during sexual intercourse, some slight blood spotting.
      -- Uncontrolled itchiness and a burning feeling in the vagina and the skin rounding the vagina (vulva).
      -- Undetermined puffiness of the vulva.
      -- An inflamed burning sensation during urination
      Regardless of how many or few symptoms occur, the infection may either be severe or mild, so one should consult a doctor as quickly as possible. This is because the symptoms for vaginal yeast infection are very similar to that of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
      How can vaginal yeast infection be treated?
      Simply put, vaginal yeast infections can be treated and cured with the use of certain anti-fungal medicines that can come in many forms like suppositories inserted in the vagina, ointments, tablets and creams. The most popular medications are terconazole, tioconazole, nystatin, miconazole, clotimazole, and butoconazole. Most of these are readily available over-the-counter at various grocery stores and drug stores. Another known medication is fluconazole, and it can be taken per dosage as prescribed by a doctor.
      Unfortunately, like other infections, vaginal yeast infection may sometimes develop antibodies against medication. Thus, it is a must that one does not use these medicines unless she is completely sure of having the infection. Make sure that the doctor has confirmed it after a thorough check-up. Stick to the medicine prescribed by the doctor and stay away from dubious medical remedies.
      Self-Medication May Worsen the Infection - It is a must that doctors look into the condition before using any medicine. Pregnant women, those who have been diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection before, as well as those who have repeated yeast infection conditions should first check with their doctors before using any form of treatment. Should one plan to use these over-the-counter medications, it is essential that she understand and follow the instructions so that she will get the full effect.
      So as to avoid vaginal yeast infection, women must: Avoid using douches. Avoid using scented products for hygienic purposes like tampons, pads, sprays, and bubble baths.
      Change tampons and pads frequently during periods. Avoid wearing tight clothes and underwear that are made from synthetic fibers. use cotton instead, And take off exercise clothes and wet swimsuits as quickly as possible.
      Contrary to popular belief, it is very rare for one to contract vaginal yeast infection through sexual activity. It is when one's immune system is weakened that a woman becomes highly susceptible to this infection
      Vaginal yeast infection is a condition that can be treated with proper medication and good hygiene practices.
      http://www.healthnetwork.com.au/women/vaginal-yeast-infections.asp

  35. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to take grapefruit seed extract for bacteria vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      This can be a rather serious medical condition, and you really should consult a licensed naturopath or MD for advice. In the meantime, you may want to do some research on the Web. I found this:

      "Citrus seed extract is useful for vaginal candida infections. In a study done by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico, 20 women douched using grapefruit seed extract every 12 hours for 3 consecutive days. 15 patients were cured after the first treatment. Four patients received treatment twice to become symptom free and receive negative laboratory results and 1 patient repeated the treatment 3 times until the lab report came back negative."

      See: http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C443500.html

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have a oral yeast infection?
    Let me explain the symptoms. It started a month ago when i had canker sores on my tongue. They disappeared. Now I have a white, yellow coating on my tongue that bleeds when I brush it. I also have what looks like 3 swollen salavia glands. they are hard but movable when i touch them. I can't figure out what this is. I have had symptoms lingering for over a month. I have been to a doctor because I thought it was oral cancer, They told me it wasnt and gave me something called magic mouth wash. They still haven't gone away. How can I cure this and should I be worried it is something more?

    • ANSWER:
      I read my book and it sounds like Oral Thrush. Heres what the book says: Oral thrush is an outbreak of the fungus Candida Albicans, one of the many microbes that are usually present in small numbers in your mouth. If your natural resistance to infection is low because of illness, or if a course of antibiotics has upset the natural balance among the microbes in your mouth, this fungus may multiply out of control. As it does so, it produces sore patches in your mouth. Sometimes it can cause similar sore areas to form in your throat as well. The patches are creamy-yellow and slightly raised. If they are rubbed off when you eat or as you brush your teeth, they leave a painful raw area. The fungus can also cause denture problems. Many people have oral thrush at some time in their lives. It is most pervalent in very young children and elderly people. The same fungus can infect a womans vagina and cause vaginal irritation and discharge.

      Treatment: Your doctor will examine you and may take a sample of a patch for lab tests or arrange for you to have blood tests to rule out anything harmful or serious. One possible cause is iron deficiency anemia. Meanwhile, the thrush may be treated with an antifungal agent, often taken as lozenges for seven to ten days. Oral thrush in itself is not serious and is quickly cleared up by this treatment, but it has a tendency to recur.
      I would buy some spinach and put it in your salad. ( iron) Or anything else you can think of that is high in iron. Just dont go over board.
      I would call or go back to the doc and tell him you think its oral thrush and get meds for that. Hope this helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is itchy ears a sign of mild Candida or extreme? Can gluten intolerance cause Candida?
    I recently found out I am gluten intolerant. *Can this cause candida? *
    I do not relate to any other symptoms than the itchy ears.
    *Are itchy ears a sign of mild Candida or extreme?*

    I am on the "phase II' candida diet.
    I took the at home "spit taste" & compared to the woman's examples of a bad case & a case where the person should lower sugar intake, I was in the middle I believe.

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is normally found in the body, so the presence of candida in the body isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is when the candida grows out of control that problems arise.

      In addition, there has been research done that shows that there is a protein found in the cell wall of Candida that is very similar to gluten. As a result, the immune system can actually mount an immune reaction against the candida as it does with with the protein found in gluten.

  38. QUESTION:
    Could recurrent yeast infections be a sign of prediabetes?
    I am at my wits end with my yeast infections. I wipe front to back, take probiotics, everything I'm supposed to do. But I keep getting infections. My blood sugar is normal, but I am definitely overweight. Might I still have prediabetes even if my blood sugar number is technically ok?

    • ANSWER:
      Let's take a look at another little pest for you. You may not have a yeast infection..It could very well be a Bacterial infectionBacterial vaginosis refers to an overgrowth of certain types of bacteria that are normally present in the vagina and is not a sexually-transmitted infection (STD). The condition used to be referred to as Gardnerella vaginitis; because Gardnerella is a type of bacteria that sometimes causes the infection. While symptoms are not present in about half of women with bacterial vaginosis, those who do experience symptoms will have vaginal discharge, usually with an unpleasant odor. The discharge is usually gray to white in color but can be of any color.

      Another common type of vaginitis results from vaginal yeast infections. Candida albicans is the type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis. Yeast is believed to be present in the vagina of 20%-50% of healthy women. Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area or when there is an overgrowth of the yeast already present in the vagina, for example, when the normal protective bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics taken to treat another infection. Yeast can also overgrow and cause infections in women with suppressed immune function.

      Like bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection may result in a vaginal discharge. In this case, if discharge is present, it is usually thick and whitish, with a consistency similar to that of cottage cheese. But the most common symptom is itching in the vaginal or vulvar area. A burning sensation and pain during intercourse or urination are also characteristic symptoms of a yeast vaginitis. Unlike the discharge of bacterial vaginosis, the discharge of a yeast infection is typically odorless.

      If you have any of the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis or yeast vaginitis, it is important to contact your health care practitioner. The symptoms of both conditions are nonspecific and can also occur in more serious infections and conditions, so a correct diagnosis is important. By examination of the vaginal discharge under a microscope, the diagnosis can usually be established if it is not apparent from the symptoms alone. Both conditions can be effectively treated with antibiotics, and an accurate diagnosis ensures the choice of appropriate antibiotic treatment.

      Take care

      BEn Trolled

  39. QUESTION:
    Can i get a yeast infection even though i have never had sex?
    I have had a burning/itching. When i take my pants off it smells like yeast. I have never had sex and don't plan to anytime soon. So i don't know what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      yes- it is has nothing to do with having sex- it has to do with bacterias

      What causes vaginal yeast infections?

      Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria. For example, when the normal, protective bacteria are eradicated by antibiotics (taken to treat a urinary tract, respiratory, or other types of infection) or by immunosuppressive drugs, the yeast can multiply, invade tissues, and cause irritation of the lining of the vagina (vaginitis).

      Vaginal yeast infections can also occur as a result of injury to the inner vagina, such as after chemotherapy. Also, women with suppressed immune systems (for example, those taking cortisone-related medications such as prednisone) develop vaginal yeast infections more frequently than women with normal immunity. Other conditions that may predispose women to developing vaginal yeast infections include diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, and taking oral contraceptives. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection.

      A vaginal yeast infection is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection (STD), since Candida may be present in the normal vagina, and the condition does occur in celibate women. However, it is possible for men to develop symptoms of skin irritation of the penis from a yeast infection after sexual intercourse with an infected partner.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/yeast_vaginitis/article.htm

  40. QUESTION:
    what if i had a yeast infection then my period and then a yeast infection again...could I be pregnant?
    I've been getting yeast infections every month about 3 months ago because of my birth control. I decided to stop taking them. last month I got a yeast infection randomly, for a week. Two days later got my period, five days later I am finishing my period and I feel that another yeast infection is coming. Could that be a sign of early pregnancy, even though I ha a normal period?

    • ANSWER:
      There are 2 good reasons to learn a bit about the causes of vaginal yeast infections. first, if you have recurring yeast infections, you can figure out what's causing them and then work to prevent them, rather than just working to kill the yeast every time they take over. second, if you know what kinds of things cause you to get yeast infections, you can be alert for symptoms and treat them early on with the generally-milder do-it-yourself remedies, rather than bombarding your body with drugs.

      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      * Hot, humid weather.
      * Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      * Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      * Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      * Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      * Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      * Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      * Menopause.
      * Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      * Poor personal hygiene.
      * Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      * HIV infection.
      * Injuries.
      * Allergic reactions.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of a re occuring yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast infections can be treated with antifungal medicines that are inserted directly into the vagina as tablets, creams, ointments or suppositories. These medications include butoconazole (Femstat), clotrimazole (Clotrimaderm, Canesten), miconazole (Monistat, Monazole, Micozole), nystatin (several brand names), tioconazole (GyneCure) and terconazole (Terazole). A single dose of oral fluconazole (Diflucan Oral) also may be used, although this treatment is not recommended during pregnancy. Treatment of sex partners is not usually necessary, since most vaginal yeast infections are not transmitted sexually. However, if a male sex partner shows symptoms of Candida balanitis (redness, irritation and/or itching at the tip of the penis), he may need to be treated with an antifungal cream or ointment.

      Although many medications used to treat vaginal yeast infections are now available without a prescription, you should use these medications only for treating repeat infections, not for your first episode. Any woman who experiences symptoms of a vaginal infection for the first time should visit a doctor. This is important to be sure that the vaginal discharge and discomfort is caused by yeast and not sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomoniasis.

      About 5 percent of women with vaginal yeast infections develop recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC), which is defined as four or more vaginal yeast infections in a one-year period. Although RVVC is more common in women who have diabetes or weakened immune systems, most women with RVVC have no underlying medical illness that would predispose them to recurrent Candida infections. Medical experts still are trying to determine the most effective way to treat RVVC. Currently, most doctors treat this problem with two weeks of oral medication, followed by up to six months of a lower maintenance dose.

      To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can try the following suggestions:

      * Keep the external genital area clean and dry.
      * Avoid irritating soaps (including bubble bath), vaginal sprays and douches.
      * Change tampons and sanitary napkins frequently.
      * Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't trap moisture.
      * After swimming, change quickly into your dry clothing instead of sitting in your wet bathing suit for prolonged periods.
      * Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor directs.
      * If you are diabetic, try to keep tight control over your blood sugar levels.

  42. QUESTION:
    What if I keep getting yeast infections?
    Okay so in spring break 2010 I got sugery and had to take antibiotics ad after I stopped taking them I got a yeast infection and I got treatment but ever since then they keep coming back. What does this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Recurring yeast infections are a common problem in diabetics and in those who consume a high sugar diet. When you have more than four infections in a year, you have a condition known as recurring yeast infection. Birth control is one of the most common causes of recurring yeast infection in some women. Both in women and men, another cause of recurring yeast infection is food, especially sugars and sweet treats. If the level of these sugars are not controlled well and allowed to get high, you will likely experience recurring yeast infection.

      Moisture trapped around the vagina can also be the cause of recurring yeast infection. One of the last causes of recurring yeast infection is a change in the immune system. Women who have HIV are also at risk for recurring yeast infection. It is also important for recurring yeast infection sufferers to become familiar with the possible causes of their infections. For those with recurring yeast infections, the simple touch, tingle, or pain in the genital or pubic region can be the earliest alarm that the infection has returned. While many patients with recurring yeast infections are eventually placed on prescription medications, medical professionals are reluctant to use this course of treatment because of the possibility of becoming immune to the drug.

      It is often suggested that recurring yeast infections be treated by alternating over-the-counter medication for one course, and a prescription for the next. One of the most common prescriptions for stubborn or recurring yeast infections is Diflucan, in varying strengths as needed. When might a recurring yeast infection happen. For example, an individual taking doxycycline or tetracycline for the prevention of acne is at a higher risk for developing recurring yeast infections. The problem with conventional medicine is that it generally does not restore a healthy body ecology, allowing a recurring yeast infection. The antibiotics can kill the good along with the bad bacteria in your system allowing yeast infections to thrive and reoccur without proper prevention and treatment.

      Skin infections involving Candida species can become a recurring yeast infection whenever the conditions leading to the infection do not change. If those with recurring yeast infections of the skin do not keep the affected areas clean and dry, even after the infection is treated, recurrences are likely. Perhaps the most severe form of a recurring yeast infection is that which affects the bowels. Candida overgrowth in the colon may not affect the bowel function but, instead, provide a reservoir for recurring yeast infections in other body areas, especially in the urogenital tract.

      A proper diagnosis is very important to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment to cure your yeast infection. Some products merely relieve the symptoms, and others cure the infection. When choosing the treatment for your yeast infection, select a cure so you have the best chance to eliminate your yeast infection. If you're treating a yeast infection, you should abstain from sex during the course of the treatment and cure (about seven days). Prescribed medicines may cure yeast infection but if you experience recurring yeast infections don?t ignore it as it may lead to chronic yeast infection.

      Hope this helps.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you get a yeast infection if your boyfriend fingers you or gives you oral?
    Me and my boyfriend have only done those.
    He's fingered me and given me oral sex.

    Ive had my suspicions that he was cheating, but he always proves to me that he wasnt.

    But I was wondering if he didnt cheat on me, can he give me a yeast infection just by fingering and oral?
    And how long does it take the symptoms of a yeast infection to show up??

    • ANSWER:
      A girl can get a yeast infection at any time in her life even if she is not sexually active.

      Yeast is a fungus referred to as Candida. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina.

      Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria.

      If you have diabetes mellitus or are pregnant or taking oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or antibiotics you may get an infection. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection. Improper ventilation - say wearing nylons too long, tight pants, etc, can contribute to getting an infection.

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

  44. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when being itchy in vaginal area?
    I NEED HELP!!! Okay, so I've had sex before always with a condom but this time was without. And the guy has been around I'm sure. About 6-5 days that itchyness started devoloping in my vagina. I don't want to think that it's Herpies because I'm only 17. Can anyone please tell me how to stop this, I don't want to go to the doctor....

    • ANSWER:
      It really sounds like you could have thrush. Thrush is the second most common vaginal discharge in women.

      Thrush and yeast infection are the same thing. It's simply caused by a yeast called Candida.Candida lives on the skin around the vaginal area. These are usually harmless. Sometimes Candida, it certain conditions, can multiply and may invade the vagina. This causes symptoms like itchiness and sometimes a white creamy, lumpy discharge.

      If you're getting any other discharge that has a foul smell and/or stains, then see your GP as this could be an indication of other infection and will require a swab to be taken, then treated accordingly.

      sorry i dont know how to stop it try taking warm baths and try exercising more and drink lots of water hope this may of helped like i said im not 100% sure but try that and if it does get even worser go to gp there is nothing to be worried about
      heres some other things i researched:
      you have thrush, its a bacterial infection, and you can get it whether your sexually active or not. You can buy canesten cream and a tablets that you put inside your Vagina, or go to the doctor and get it free, just say you have thrush.
      Thrush is highly contagious, so you must make sure your underwear and towels are washed properly (on a hot heat), and the way to stop it from recurring is to try to get air down there, cotton pants are the best. and stay away from nylon.
      oh you can also get canesten duo which is an oral pill with cream for the downstairs itch. don't be shy going to get the treatment as it will not go away on its own, it will get worse so get the stuff! xx

  45. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a white creamy discharge and a strong odor?
    This has just started around two days ago! The discharge is white and creamy and I can smell it through my pants. It almost smells like eggs. It's really gross but I need help :/

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, is a fungal infection which is more prominent in women than in men. The fungus which causes yeast infection is known as Candida Albicans. This fungus is present in small quantities on the skin especially, in the crotch of both, men and women. They cause yeast infection, when they multiply hugely. There are several reasons that cause increase in these fungi. The most common ones are heat and moisture.

      Causes

      Clothing
      Tight and synthetic clothes hold heat, sweat and moisture in the crotch area. This heat and moisture helps yeast to multiply. Dirty underwear is also a yeast infection cause. Hence, it is necessary to wear clean underwear daily. It is also recommended that if a person needs to wear tight clothes, they should be removed once the person reaches home, in order to avoid a yeast infection. Tight clothing is one of the common yeast infection causes in women.

      Immune System
      Believe it or not, a weak immune system can also cause yeast infections. The immune system could be weak due to a number of reasons like illness, malnutrition or too much of stress. The aftermath of a weak immune system is greater multiplication of the candida bacteria causing yeast infections. Stress is said to be one of the common causes. Hence, it is vital to de-stress.

      Diabetes
      People suffering from diabetes have a greater chance of contracting fungal infection due to the high amount of sugar levels in their body. This high sugar level helps yeast to grow faster. Diabetes can be one of the chronic yeast infection causes and a cause of candidiasis in men. Maintaining strict personal hygiene is especially important for diabetic people.

      Medications
      Some people have yeast infections when they are on antibiotics. If a person suffers from an infection, it is better to consult the doctor and get alternative medications, if possible. This is more common in women than men.

      Sexual Intercourse
      Having intercourse with a person who has yeast infection, can give the partner a fungal infection too. Sexual intercourse is also one of the causes of yeast infections in men. However, this is not a sexually transmitted disease. Nonetheless, it is necessary that both partners take immediate treatment and avoid further intercourse till both of them are cured.

      Food
      Yeast is a main ingredient in baked foods. Though both yeast are different, people who consume a lot of baked products can be susceptible to this infection. It is necessary to control the amounts of baked products in the diet. In addition to baked products, even sweets should be controlled, as sugar can increase the chances of a fungal infection.

      Symptoms

      Burning Sensation
      A person suffering from yeast infection will feel a burning sensation while urinating. The person will also get a burning sensation in the crotch area which leads to irritation. This burning sensation followed with itching is one of the common candidiasis symptoms.

      Pain
      The area with yeast infection will pain due to inflammation and irritation. If the person tries to have a sexual intercourse, he/she will feel pain.

      Discharge
      A thick white odorless vaginal discharge is one of the common symptoms in women. A thick white discharge under the foreskin is a yeast infection symptom in men.

      Sores
      Some people might suffer with yeast infection sores around the genital areas. They are very itchy. They generate a burning sensation when scratched.

      Treatment

      Most infected individuals will be able to treat themselves at home with some over the counter creams and ointments. However, it is better to consult a doctor for a prescribed yeast infection treatment. Some people might have fever, chills and vomiting along with the infection. In such cases, prompt treatment is essential.

      Oral Thrush

      Oral thrush is a yeast infection on face. This kind of yeast infection can happen in mouth too. Signs and thrush symptoms are thick white and red patches in, or around, the mouth. Oral thrush causes can be diabetes, medication and diet. Oral thrush treatment includes over the counter pills. However, it is recommended that a person get a doctor's prescription, in order to avoid severe complications.

      As prevention is better than cure, it is always better to know the causes and symptoms beforehand. With timely yeast infection cures, a person suffering from the infection can save himself/herself from embarrassment. Timely treatments also help to avoid further development of the infection.

  46. QUESTION:
    If a guy has the symptoms of a yeast infect on his private parts but the creams for that kind of thing do not?
    If a guy has the symptoms of a yeast infect on his private parts but the creams for that kind of thing do not clear it up, are there other illnesses that mimic the same symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Men With Yeast Infection Symptoms
      Up to 15% of men who have sex with a woman who has a yeast infection will develop symptoms. The most common signs of a yeast infection for men are a red rash on the end of the penis and itching. If your partner has any unusual symptoms such as itching, burning, or painful urination, he should see a doctor to rule out a urinary tract infection or other problem. Wearing a condom can help minimize his chances of getting a yeast infection.

      The fungus can start on the head of the penis and it can travel down the shaft, into the moist areas of the groin and onto the anus where it can develop into a painful itchy anal rash. Though rare, the fungus may even travel inside the shaft of the penis where it would then cause a yeasty discharge. This is a horrifying sight and creates painful urination.

      You may also have the other symptoms of Candida yeast overgrowth, fatigue, stomach bloating / indigestion / burping, brain fog, fungal sinus infections, white film on your tongue, etc.

      From what I understand, you probably need to see your doctor for a prescription medication that cures this problem from the inside out.

      best wishes..

  47. QUESTION:
    Once I was treated for an infection that occurs after a woman goes off her period. What is its' name?
    What is the name of this particular infection? Can it be transferred to my (man) partner?
    The doctor who examined me said it was not a yeast infection, but it was related to the bleeding from my menstrual cycle.
    Ok, bacterial infection. What is the name of this bacterial infection?

    • ANSWER:
      One infection is a Urinary Tract Infection......
      "Most of the adults suffer from this infection due to a bacteria called "Escherchia coli" the bacteria is abound in the lower large intestine, around anus and genitals from there it may pass through the opening of urethra. Sexual intercourse can initiate UTI in some women, and use of diaphragm is said to be one of the causes. Especially, condoms with spermicidal foam might start the growth of E. coli in the vagina, which may enter the urethra. "...
      Another is a yeast infection:
      "
      When Juanita was diagnosed with strep throat, her doctor prescribed an antibiotic to treat the infection. Juanita started to feel better soon after she took the medication — the pain in her throat subsided and her temperature returned to normal. But then she noticed an unusual discharge in her underwear. To make things worse, her vaginal area felt very itchy.

      Juanita told her mom what was going on, and her mom took her back to the doctor's office. There, Juanita found out she had a yeast infection. Although she'd had been nervous about seeing a doctor for such a personal reason, she was relieved to find out that diagnosing and treating a yeast infection is simple and painless.

      What Is a Yeast Infection?
      A yeast infection, also known as candidiasis (pronounced: can-dih-die-uh-sis), is the name for a common infection caused by a type of yeast-like fungus called candida.

      Yeast infections usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body, such as the mouth and moist areas of skin. When they cause an infection in the vagina, it is known as vulvovaginal candidiasis.

      Candida can overgrow for many reasons. Stress, pregnancy, and illnesses that affect the immune system may allow yeast to multiply, as can certain medicines. These include some birth control pills and steroids. Or if you're taking antibiotics, such as for strep throat, the antibiotics can kill "good" bacteria that also live in the body and normally keep the growth of candida in the vagina in check. Yeast also can flourish if a girl's blood sugar is high. Girls who have diabetes that isn't controlled are at a higher risk for yeast infections.

      Many girls find that yeast infections tend to show up right before they get their periods because of the hormonal changes that come with the menstrual cycle. Clothing (especially underwear) that is too tight or made of materials like nylon that trap heat and moisture might lead to yeast infections because yeast can thrive in this type of environment. And douching and using scented sanitary products can upset the healthy balance of bacteria in the vagina and make yeast infections more likely.

      Yeast infections can happen to any girl, and they're not related to having sex — although they occasionally can be spread from one sexual partner to the other. This is quite rare, though, and the partner of someone who has a yeast infection does not automatically have to be treated. Yeast infections that are spread through sex are not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). A doctor won't be able to tell how you got a yeast infection, but will be able to tell you if you really have one, and if so, how to treat it.

      What Are the Symptoms of a Yeast Infection?
      Common signs and symptoms of yeast infections include:

      itching and irritation in the vagina
      redness, swelling, or itching of the vulva (the folds of skin outside the vagina)
      a thick, white discharge that can look like cottage cheese and is usually odorless, although it might smell like bread or yeast
      pain or burning when urinating or during sex
      If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor or gynecologist. It's easy to confuse the symptoms of a yeast infection with those of some STDs and other vaginal infections. Your doctor can give you the right diagnosis.

      Do Guys Get Yeast Infections?
      Obviously, guys don't get vaginal yeast infections. But balanitis (pronounced: bal-uh-nie-tis), an infection of the head of the penis, can be caused by the same candida that causes infections in girls. Guys who have diabetes are more prone to this infection. A guy who gets balanitis may not have any symptoms or the tip of the penis may become red and sore or itchy. Some guys might have a slight discharge as well.

      Guys who are not circumcised need to take extra care to clean properly beneath their foreskins. The warm, moist folds of the foreskin are the perfect environment for yeast infections to thrive. Keeping the area clean and dry may help prevent an infection, but if symptoms do show up, a trip to the doctor will solve the problem."

  48. QUESTION:
    When should I take the Lactobacillus Acidophilus?
    I have to take metronidazole for a BV and I want to take Lactobacillus Acidophilus with it. When should I take the Lactobacillus Acidophilus? Before? After?

    • ANSWER:
      Take Acidophilus with a glass of cold water between meals and store it in the fridge, as heat kills the live bacteria so drinking hot tea or coffee while taking the capsules will render it of no use at all! Taking a supplement that contains both Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactis helps improve your digestive tract as they work better together. Try to find a supplement that contains at least 5 million live bacteria.

      You will need to consider changing your diet - Bacterial vaginosis can be caused by an overgrowth of Candida. Candida are part of bacterial group in your digestive tract that when the colonies grow begin to cause yeast infections throughout the body. There is another question from someone about yeast infections and I've copied the answer below for you - hope it helps!

      Yeast infections usually stem from an internal cause, quite often from the digestive system, and then circulate in the blood around the body often making an appearance in the vagina, mouth, in the joints, as athlete's foot as well as many other wide ranging symptoms.

      Often women suffer from yeast infections when they have finished a course of antibiotics. This is because the antibiotics kill any beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, allowing the proportion of 'harmful' bacteria to grow and cause yeast infections. This is often Candida albicans, a very common fungal yeast infection among women which is quite hard to fully get rid of without alterations in diet.

      To tackle the infection, it is wise to reduce all sugar intake, and this includes fruit for the first few weeks, as sugar feeds the Candida spores. This can be quite difficult as many foods contain hidden sugar and we always see fruit as quite healthy - it is healthy but not for Candida sufferers. Drink plenty of water and perhaps consider taking a supplement of Caprylic acid (magnesium caprylate), a natural fatty acid derived from coconuts. This will help to kill the Candida but it may take a few weeks if you have had a yeast infection for a while or it is recurrent. Take a probiotic too - bio-yoghurts or Acidophilus - as this will help redress the balance of 'good' bacteria in your digestion.
      You may feel a little worse at first but this is a sing that the Candida is dying off. When the infection dies off, it releases toxins into the bloodstream causing occasional headaches, nausea and some tiredness but this will be short lived.

      This may seem obvious but try to avoid bread. Bread contains yeast as a raising and activating agent and you don't want to add more yeast, you want to help take it away!

      Yeast infections are surprisingly widespread so don't think there is anything unnatural about discovering you have one. They are hard to get rid of but with some resolve, determination and the right diet you'll be yeast free!

  49. QUESTION:
    Oral Thrush, how can I get rid of it and did i catch it from a woman?
    It is a yeast infection I know, but is it the same as women suffer from as I have been with several? I really hate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Colin, as you likely know, "Oral Thrush", also called Candidiasis or Monilia infection, is caused by the yeast Candida albicans. The same yeast causes thrush in infants (a mouth and throat infection) and vaginal infection in women and oral infections in adults. It is present on just about everyone's skin, doing no harm most of the time. It could be obtained by oral sex or just plain kissing. People who are taking certain antibiotics, diabetics or individuals with compromised immune systems, such as people with HIV, are also at high risk for getting oral thrush. Although it's possible for oral thrush to be treated at home, it can sometimes be too severe for home treatment and must be treated by a doctor. Symptoms of oral thrush include a white tongue and white patches in the tongue that resemble cottage cheese.

      Things you'll need: toothbrush and dental floss; unsweetened yogurt; acidophilus caplets, and oral antifungal medication. Brush your teeth. If you are not already practicing good oral hygiene, brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day are necessary and may cure your thrush. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, two times a day. Eat unsweetened yogurt. Plain yogurt contains active cultures that restore a healthy pH balance and normal bacterial growth in the mouth. Although plain yogurt does not cure oral thrush in adults, it may provide your body with enough good bacteria to kill the infection and is a good start in thrush treatments. Taking 2 billion CFU of acidophilus per day is a good thrush treatment. Acidophilus is a powder that usually comes in caplet form, available at your local health food store or vitamin shop. Acidophilus contains active cultures similar to the cultures in yogurt, so it works in the same way to provide your body with normal bacteria to stave off oral thrush in adults. Take an antifungal medication prescribed by your doctor. If you are not experiencing results, go to your doctor, who will prescribe for you an antifungal medication, such as Sporanox. Sporanox is a caplet, but your prescription medication may also be in the form of a chewable tablet or a mouthwash that you rinse with and then spit out. Take your prescription until it is completely gone. Do not stop taking the medication your doctor has prescribed, even if you are completely free of symptoms. Continue taking your dose until you finish the medication.

      Read more: How to Treat Oral Thrush in Adults | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5112487_treat-oral-thrush-adults.html#ixzz1LnN6ci6J


candida symptoms in women

Candida Treatment For Women

Exercising is an excellent Candida albicans treatment which everyone can do. Doing exercises will increase blood circulation plus oxygen distribution. Physical activity such as bicycling, swimming and walking assists in eliminating toxins from one's lungs plus lymph. One's immunity could get more fit once pollutants will be expelled. A person's system will defend against yeast infections whenever one has a healthy immune system.

Strenuous cardio workouts can release neurotransmitters plus endorphins which assist an individual to feel better plus relax simultaneously. It has been found doing exercises will extend life span an average of 1 - 4 years regarding folks who engage in moderate to hard physical activity. Furthermore, those further years tend to be quality periods of time since working out is beneficial for an individual's lungs, muscles and heart. It has been discovered average levels of physical activity will prevent aging medical problems. If an individual walks rapidly for roughly three or four hours each week then folks can decrease their possibility of lots of recurring health ailments.

Doing exercises could boost body part function. One's body can remove toxins more effectively plus faster by working out. Working out will help rebalance a person's hormones. In the event people have an appropriate flow of blood then one's probability concerning Candida is decreased. Physical activity can assist people to lose weight as well as perform as an effective Candida albicans treatment nevertheless people should participate in a work out schedule he or she can stick to.

Folks ought to seek advice from her or his doctor for determining which exercise program will be appropriate. In order to help manage Candida, an individual should fully shower prior to working out in order to be certain a person does not distribute yeast more than necessary. In addition, subsequent to doing exercises people might want to jump in the shower to make certain they do not distribute yeast any more. Ladies ought to pass up utilizing makeup items when doing exercises in order to stop bacteria development. When one has a yeast infection then decreasing how much makeup items a woman uses should be a priority.

Whenever folks start a work out program, he or she should try to start slow. An individual can immediately become injured whenever he or she is working out utilizing complex tactics. An expert jogger needed to originally start out with walking. People must take part in minimal training previous to deciding to hike Mount McKinley.

An individual should change his or her work out program in order to utilize different muscles. Whenever an individual's blood flows easier around the body then pollutants can be eliminated more efficiently. A person must remain well hydrated while doing exercises which removes pollutants a lot quicker out an individual's skin. An individual can enjoy an excellent non traditional Candida albicans treatment whenever they possess an enhanced immune system and experiencing a healthier lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can Candida albicans treatment affect women fertility?
    I had Candida albicans treatment while i dont have candida albicans

    the doctor mistaken give this treatment

    can this treatment affect my ability to get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
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  2. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat a yeast infection during the day?
    I know there are plenty of creams available but is there any other, non messy treatment that doesn't require laying down for several hours in order to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      - You can try applying tea tree oil to a tampon and wear it during the day. Tea Tree Oil is a safe, natural anti-fungal. You can purchase it in most health food stores.

      -You should be drinking lots of water, eating tons of fiber and eating lots of probiotics like yogurt and cottage cheese while you have a yeast infection.

      - Make sure you don't wear underwear to sleep as to air out the area

      - Avoid scented soaps as well.

      You can find TONS of natural yeast infection cures through the source link below. In the meantime, here's some additional information...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  3. QUESTION:
    How likely is it to get a yeast infections before you even know your pregnant?
    Me and my husband have been ttc and im 5 days past ovulation and have suddenly gotton my first yeast infection. So i was wondering if its common for a lot of women to get a yeast infection before they now there pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I apologize up front as I can't really say for sure in answer to your question, it would seem to be an indication since pregnant women are more prone to yeast infections. I would go more based on the fact that its been 5 days. If you are congratulations.

      I figure you wouldn't mind having some additional help to eliminate the yeast infection you currently suffer from. I have some natural treatments you can try that are 100% safe, natural and effective.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to help wipe out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies check out my source box below.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do women get yeast infections ?
    How do women get yeast infections. Women that are not in a sexual relationship though.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast (candida) is almost always present in warm, moist tissues (like oral or vaginal cavity).It is only a problem when it overgrows and causes irritation. Here is more:

      What Causes a Yeast Infection?

      One of the best reasons to learn about the causes of yeast infection is so you can be alert for the symptoms and learn how to treat it early with over the counter cures for vaginal itching rather than later with strong drugs to prevent it from recurring. In women, yeast infections are the second most common reason for burning, an itch in the vagina, and vaginal discharge. There are a number of things that cause yeast infection and this article discusses these causes as well as how to treat a yeast infection.

      Top Rated Yeast Infection Cure for Men and Women

      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      * Hot, humid weather.
      * Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      * Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      * Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      * Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      * Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      * Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      * Menopause.
      * Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      * Poor personal hygiene.
      * Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      * HIV infection.
      * Injuries.
      * Allergic reactions.

      http://www.symptoms-yeast-infection-treatment.com/yeast-infection-causes.html

      So - prevent it by keeping clean and dry (gentle washing, soap and water, NO DOUCHING! - and wearing cotton not too tight underwear, so that your vagina can clean and dry itself appropriately (discharge for cleaning, and air for drying)

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for a couple to have unprotected sex when the girl is being treated for bacterial vaginosis?
    Will the man have chance of contracting this if no condom is used while treatment of bact vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      There has been much debate over whether bacterial vaginosis is actually a sexually transmitted disease; current thinking instead treats bacterial vaginosis as actually a change in the vaginal flora, not an STD. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when a female individual acts to change the usual environment of the vagina. Common causes may be excessive douching, application of creams & other hygienic products, as well as innoculation with material from around the perianal/genital areas. Bacterial vaginosis is simply an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria that are usually not a significant part of the vaginal flora.

      Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with metronidazole x1, which effectively eradicates these anaerobic bacteria. Given that the male urethral environment is nothing similar to the vaginal environment, guys are not usually affected by the presence of these bacteria in the female. Even the risk of carrying such bacteria is not the significant factor here because the problem was an underlying change in the woman's vaginal environment. Bacterial vaginosis is not the same as chlamydia or gonococcal infections, nor is it similar to candida or trichomonas infections. Instead, it is a transient change that occurs due to flora displacement.

      Bacterial vaginosis presents as a thick yellow-white discharge that has a fishy odor and characteristic findings on the microscope. It does not pose a risk to the female nor the male.

      Therefore, there is actually not a significant reason why you wouldn't be able to have sex during treatment. However, you would still not want to disturb the vaginal environment with semen, potentially delaying the treatment. Also as mentioned above, you should always wear protection, not because of bacterial vaginosis itself, but simply because it is safer and it adds to the contraceptive action of the birth control pill. So I would tell you to just simply wait, it's not that long, you can do it.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment of Candida in women?
    Detailly its sort of itching of the pubic area mostly in women.

    • ANSWER:
      you need to see your gynecologist regarding this. she would be in the best position to prescribe you a medicine. Canesten is a good brand, and it comes in creams and vaginal tablets. Diflucan is also good, and is a one-time pill, if i remember it right.

      being overweight can also be a cause for frequent infection-- as yeast likes sugar. a good diet might be of help.

      i would also suggest the use of cotton "breathable" panties. you need to keep the area dry, as yeast would thrive in moist warm areas.

      i hope i'd been of help to you.

  7. QUESTION:
    What if I keep getting yeast infections?
    Okay so in spring break 2010 I got sugery and had to take antibiotics ad after I stopped taking them I got a yeast infection and I got treatment but ever since then they keep coming back. What does this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Recurring yeast infections are a common problem in diabetics and in those who consume a high sugar diet. When you have more than four infections in a year, you have a condition known as recurring yeast infection. Birth control is one of the most common causes of recurring yeast infection in some women. Both in women and men, another cause of recurring yeast infection is food, especially sugars and sweet treats. If the level of these sugars are not controlled well and allowed to get high, you will likely experience recurring yeast infection.

      Moisture trapped around the vagina can also be the cause of recurring yeast infection. One of the last causes of recurring yeast infection is a change in the immune system. Women who have HIV are also at risk for recurring yeast infection. It is also important for recurring yeast infection sufferers to become familiar with the possible causes of their infections. For those with recurring yeast infections, the simple touch, tingle, or pain in the genital or pubic region can be the earliest alarm that the infection has returned. While many patients with recurring yeast infections are eventually placed on prescription medications, medical professionals are reluctant to use this course of treatment because of the possibility of becoming immune to the drug.

      It is often suggested that recurring yeast infections be treated by alternating over-the-counter medication for one course, and a prescription for the next. One of the most common prescriptions for stubborn or recurring yeast infections is Diflucan, in varying strengths as needed. When might a recurring yeast infection happen. For example, an individual taking doxycycline or tetracycline for the prevention of acne is at a higher risk for developing recurring yeast infections. The problem with conventional medicine is that it generally does not restore a healthy body ecology, allowing a recurring yeast infection. The antibiotics can kill the good along with the bad bacteria in your system allowing yeast infections to thrive and reoccur without proper prevention and treatment.

      Skin infections involving Candida species can become a recurring yeast infection whenever the conditions leading to the infection do not change. If those with recurring yeast infections of the skin do not keep the affected areas clean and dry, even after the infection is treated, recurrences are likely. Perhaps the most severe form of a recurring yeast infection is that which affects the bowels. Candida overgrowth in the colon may not affect the bowel function but, instead, provide a reservoir for recurring yeast infections in other body areas, especially in the urogenital tract.

      A proper diagnosis is very important to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment to cure your yeast infection. Some products merely relieve the symptoms, and others cure the infection. When choosing the treatment for your yeast infection, select a cure so you have the best chance to eliminate your yeast infection. If you're treating a yeast infection, you should abstain from sex during the course of the treatment and cure (about seven days). Prescribed medicines may cure yeast infection but if you experience recurring yeast infections don?t ignore it as it may lead to chronic yeast infection.

      Hope this helps.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you get rid of breastfeeding thrush by discontinuing nursing?
    My 9-month-old baby and I have been fighting breastfeeding thrush for almost two months. We've been on Nystatin which did not help. I've also been following an anti-candida diet and taking Grapefruit Seed Extract and Capryllic acid internally as well.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a whole list of treatment options here if Nystatin is not working:

      http://www.breastfeeding-magazine.com/thrush-treatment.html

      While breastfeeding may be spreading it between you and your child, it will not go away for either of you unless you treat it.

      Make sure you are treating BOTH of you and try some of the other options on that page. Monistat on the breasts between nursing sessions works great for a lot of women. Just remember to wipe it off well before nursing again.

      Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get a yeast infection from being allergic to a condom?
    one of my friends has a yeast infection but we don't know where she got it from. so is it possible to get it from being allergic to a condom??

    • ANSWER:
      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      Hot, humid weather.
      Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      Menopause.
      Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      Poor personal hygiene.
      Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      HIV infection.
      Injuries.
      Allergic reactions.

      It can be any of those... Hope she gets treatment ASAP....
      Good Luck : )

  10. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies I can make and use to cure a yeast infection?
    If you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    I have used the over the counter 7 day vaginal cream, but it's very uncomfortable and I cannot sleep when I use it.
    Also, if you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Samii,

      I have some in-expensive, 100% Safe and Natural Treatments you can try. Most importantly they work better than drugs because they help your body fight the infection off, working in synergy.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      4. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to help wipe out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies, and how to know which are the most effective check out my source box below.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
    Is it contagious? Is it deadly? I think I have one.
    I don't have chunky discharge, but its been very itchy. And it burns when I pee.

    • ANSWER:
      No, there’s nothing to worry about. Your skin is normally very effective at blocking the fungus and keeping it from developing into a potentially harmful infection.  Your skin won’t allow any of the fungi to travel to locations it shouldn’t.  It’s only when you skin gets torn or cut, or when there’s some type of breakdown in your system, that this fungus normally penetrates.  And that’s when the trouble starts.
      An infection occurs when these Candida albicans – and about 20 other species of candida – discover these warm moist locations under our skin.  It’s in these places that the fungi thrive. They begin to multiply prolifically enough to cause an infection.
      Candida albicans is a versatile fungus, affecting many parts of the body when it gets the chance. Most commonly women think of the yeast infection, Candiasis, as being an infection most associated with the vagina.  You might be surprised to learn, though, that a diaper rash is also caused by one of these species of Candiasis.  So is thrush, a common infection of the mouth as well as some infections of the nail bed.
      Yeast infections seem to appear more frequently as a person ages.  Adults have been known to be affected with oral infections of this fungus around dentures, as well as under the breasts and lower abdomen as well as beneath other skin folds.  Most of these infections are merely superficial. They are easily treated and quickly go away with no complications.
      In very rare instances, though, a yeast infection may spread throughout the body.  The medical community calls this systemic candidal disease. This, indeed, can develop into a very serious health problem.  Some statistics say that up to 75 percent of individuals who develop this disease die from it.
      And while most yeast infections cause little problems and clear up with routine treatment, there are instances of more resistant cases of yeast infections – that don’t necessarily attack your entire body -- that stubbornly don’t yield to regular medications.
      More than that, though, if a person regularly seems to develop yeast infection after yeast infection, it may be a signal the she has a more serious, underlying health problem, such as diabetes, leukemia or even AIDS.
      I'll be posting more articles about yeast infections including causes, conventional treatment, symptoms and alternative treatments on my blog at http://BestNaturalRemediesOnline.com

  12. QUESTION:
    Why do I see a yellow discharge after I apply a vagina cream?
    I visited my doctor for a yeast infection and she prescribed a vagina cream. When I apply it, I see a yellow discharge afterwards. Why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ashan T,

      A common problem among many women is having a yellow vaginal discharge and yeast infection. Most women don't know what this discharge is, how it's caused, or even how to get rid of it. When you're faced with a mysterious problem regarding your health it can be frustrating even scary but there is an answer to your questions.

      The white or yellow vagina discharge is usually caused by what is known as yeast, which naturally resides in the body and is also called Candida. The scientific name for this is Candida albican. When someone has an infection of this specific type, it's known as candidiasis. This all may seem very confusing, but I assure you the answer for your problems couldn't be more simple.

      Depending on the individual, the colors in the vaginal discharge will be different and so are the causes. When a woman experiences yellow or white vaginal discharge, it is due to a build up of unhealthy bacteria in the body, a sort of biological wake up call. It will have a fishy smell to it or smell like rotting. This type of discharge usually appears as the result of an STD from unprotected sex, in which case the person will need to seek medical attention right away before their situation worsens.

      My friend have suffered from yeast infections for years, and I learned the hard way that most vaginal yeast infection treatments simply don't work. She treated it several times till we use this particular one from this site viz; http://bit.ly/5GRVG9 and all her suffering became a thing of the past.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why does my girlfriend get a yeast infection after sex?
    So she is on birth control and we have unprotected sex, but still pull out. I do not have any STDs we've been checked. She has had I think 2-3 infections. Idk why she gets them. I had a problem like this once with another girl, but we didn't think much of it then. Is there something I can do to help this. I shower and I even clean my penis extra just in case that might of been it.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's a problem that you've had with a previous girlfriend, then it's quite possible that YOU have a low level yeast infection in your own skin, which you keep passing on to her. Washing your penis won't help prevent that, as the infection is IN the skin.

      Yeast infections are very common in human beings, and not necessarily sexually transmitted. They're caused by the candida fungus, which most of us carry in our bodies without ever knowing it. If your immune system gets a bit down (like when you're stressed or tired, or sick with something else) then the candida fungus may take advantage of that and cause an infection. You may not even notice a low grade yeast infection, but the most common symptom in men is an itchy area of skin. Treatment is as simple as going to your local pharmacy and picking up a pill known as Fluconazole or Diflucan. If you're really worried (or if you'd like a professional opinion or prescription), see your doctor.

      The other thing to consider is that semen will affect the natural acidity of a woman's vagina, making it more difficult for her body to fight off a yeast infection. It will help if SHE does what she can to keep her immune system strong (eg. eats a healthy diet and gets enough sleep). Whatever she does, do NOT encourage her to douche or to try to wash out the inside of her vagina with soap. Soap will also lower the acidity of her vagina, and just make a yeast infection worse. You should also make sure that (if you're washing your penis immediately beforehand) that you rinse the soap off your own body as well.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the difference in symptoms between a yeast infection and BV (bacterial vaginitis)?
    Yeah. Question explains it.

    I heard that one way to tell the difference is that in BV, your discharge will smell badly, while in Yeast it will have virtually no odors. Is that true?
    What are other differences?

    • ANSWER:
      Not all women will show the same exact symptoms of a yeast infection, the symptoms sometimes can vary. Burning and itching is very common as well as pain during sex. Furthermore, we can observe a white and clumpy discharge, but this vaginal discharge has usually no odor. This lack of odor is usually a sign that we deal with a yeast infection and not with BV or another vaginal infection caused by bacteria.

      The candida yeast infection is caused by an abundance of the candida albicans fungus (hence the name). Some causes for the appearance of candida could be taking antibiotics, high estrogen levels or diabetes.

      Here we can also see the problem: We need to have a clear diagnosis whether we deal with vaginosis or a yeast infection since treating each the wrong way would have exactly the opposite effect.

      Eliminating the “good” bacteria in the vagina with antibiotics is likely to cause a yeast infection, as so often observed in women who are treated for BV. It is common for those patients to get a yeast infection in return after their vaginosis has been treated. What is good for treating one condition is bad if we suffer from the other.

      It is therefore important to have the right diagnosis whether we deal with candida or vaginosis, and then go from there with treatment options. Once we know we deal with a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis we can choose the right treatment options.Yeast infection cures are very hard to find. Individuals think that since we are in the twentieth century that everything is at their own disposal. Little do they understand that yeast infection cures are very hard to find and that reliable treatment options are in fact quite hard to encounter. People do not take yeast infection seriously. Yeast infections can in fact lead to serious problems in an individual’s life. Mostly located in females, yeast infections can mess with a person’s lifestyle in ways that men and women don’t like. Candida, the key sort of yeast which brings about yeast infection is dreaded between ladies. Thanks for delivering a site really worth reading through for a change.

  15. QUESTION:
    do you have to have cottage cheese like discharge for it to be a yeast infection?
    i have itching down there, but no discharge. so can it be a yeast infection? or does it need to have discharge in order for it to be a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
      First off, different vaginal infections tend to have very similar symptoms, so if a woman is experiencing one for the first time, or is unsure about a proper course of treatment, she should definitely see her doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis.

      With that said, yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of an organism called Candida albicans. This critter is sometimes present in the vagina in smaller numbers without any symptoms, but occasionally a change in their environment gives them a chance to really multiply and grow out of control. These overgrowths are easily controlled with medications designed to kill the Candida organisms. Treatments come in a wide range of forms including pills and vaginal creams, which may need to be taken anywhere from one dose to a week-long course of medication. While some treatments are prescribed by a doctor, many are available over the counter.

      So, how can a woman tell that she has a yeast infection? Most women associate a thick discharge that looks like cottage cheese with the Candida bug, although only about 20% experience it. If it is present, the discharge may either have a starchy odor to it, or perhaps none at all, and its color can vary from white to a more yellowish tinge.

      Since not everyone gets the discharge, the easiest way for a woman to tell that she has a yeast infection is that she itches in and around her vagina. A lot. The itchiness may be accompanied by a burning sensation, and her vulvar area can be red and swollen. It may also burn or be generally painful for her to urinate, and sex may become painful as well. A good way to distinguish the burning on urination that is due to a yeast infection vs. a urinary tract infection is to pay close attention to exactly when the burning starts and stops. With yeast, the burning is due to acidic urine hitting the irritated skin of the vulva, so the burning starts when the urine reaches the outside. With urinary tract infection, the burning is felt as the urine passes down the tube on its way out.

      While these are the general symptoms of a yeast infection, every woman may experience one differently. She may identify an infection by the smell and consistency of the discharge, which can be unique to her. However, certain symptoms definitely do not go along with a simple yeast infection, and they may indicate that something more serious is going on. For example, if she is feverish or is experiencing pelvic pain, these are definitely indications that she ought to see her doctor in order to receive a proper diagnosis and medical care.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do yeast infections start? and whats the best way to cure it? what to do and what not to do when u have 1?
    oh and symptoms =)
    just curious because a friend was worrying she had one and now im curious thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Your vagina, like everywhere else on your body, is host to millions of tiny organisms. In particular, the vagina hosts the "candida albicans" yeast. This is fine. Over human evolution, humans and yeasts have learned to work together in a way that works for both of us. But occasionally, the yeasts start growing too fast. This can be caused by a lot of stuff... douching, for example, which is designed to make the vagina "clean" actually changes the pH balance in there and can make the yeast overreact. Other causes are hormonal changes (some women get mild yeast overgrowth before their periods), unprotected sex with multiple partners (the vagina responds to unfamiliar sperm by attacking), diabetes, mono, stress, or just bad luck.

      If you've never had one before, you should get a diagnosis by a doctor. Once you've learned that certain symptoms = yeast infection rather than other vaginal troubles like vaginosis, you can use over-the-counter medicines like monistat, but the first time, it's good to be sure. The doctor can also prescribe you quicker-acting treatments than you can buy.

      When you have one, avoid sex (you can pass them to your partner and then they can pass them back to you). Don't sit around in wet swimwear, keep the vaginal area dry, and use whatever medicine you choose according to the instructions. It's really not a big deal.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection during pregnancy?
    What can I take specific answers please!
    FYI I did not give thumbs down! I dont know who did! I'll give everyone thumbs up! Thanks everyone for the great answers! Hopefully I can get some relief SOON!

    • ANSWER:
      Candida albicans is the microscopic fungus which is responsible for thrush. While this organism ordinarily lives in the intestinal tract of men and women, nearly one out of three women have candida albicans present in their vagina. This can become a problem when its numbers outgrow the good bacteria – it’s a battle of the good bacteria with the bad bacteria and the side with the most ‘soldiers’ wins.

      During pregnancy, the vagina becomes rich in a form of glucose named ‘glycogen’, which feeds the growth of Candida albicans. It’s believed the higher levels of glycogen occurs due to increased oestrogen levels and reduced acidity in the vagina. This is why a pregnant woman is ten times more likely to get thrush than normal – instead of being a nice cosy home for thrush, the vagina is now a five star hotel!

      Other things which can kill good pro-biotic bacteria include:

      * Anti-biotics
      * Birth Control Pills
      * Steroidal/hormonal drugs
      * Fluoride
      * Chlorine
      * Coffee/Tea/Carbonated Drinks
      * Synthetic vitamins
      * Radiation
      * Stress
      * Additives
      * Pesticides
      * Fertilisers

      The best way to prevent thrust is to take a regular pro-biotic. There are many pro-biotic preparations on the market, usually in powder form found at your health food store or at the chemist. They store the pro-biotic ‘acidophilus’ in the fridge being a live bacteria – you will likely need to ask for it as it won’t be on the shelf. However the one of the best pro-biotic product to take is Fast-Tract – it contains not only one or two strains of pro-biotics but thirteen different ones – a much better product by far! Fast-Tract is not fast-tracked in faecal matter like some other commercially made pro-biotic products. The bacteria are produced from fruit and vegetables and they have been able to acheive a massive 265 million CFU’s (colony forming units) per ml of liquid – and it doesn’t taste that bad at all!

      Of course, if you think you have thrush, be sure to let your carer know. You may be prescribed a medication in the form of pessaries or creams which are safe to use during pregnancy – oral forms of medications are generally not recommended in pregnancy. Don’t buy any other medications unless you have spoken to your carer first as some are not safe to use.

      Many care-givers won’t worry about a diagnois of thrush and are often dismissive, even with heavy growth of candida because it’s considered harmless – but it’s very uncomfortable if you are the person who has it. So you will need to be quite insistent if you want treatment prescribed.

      Just because one type/brand of treatment doesn’t work e.g. Canasten, it doesn’t mean another like Nilstat won’t work. Try them all because they have slightly different constituents.

      If you are in your first trimester, your carer will be least likely to want to prescribe you something for thrush. Here are some suggestions below if you cannot take any medication:

      * Get onto a probiotic as soon as you can – this will help the actual problem of a bacterial inbalance and will get to work right away. The good bacteria will begin to grow and out-number the bad bacteria.

      * Natural live yogurt contains a pro-biotic called acidophilus. However, the level of pro-biotics in yoghurt is quite low, so it can take a little more time to help, which can be frustrating especially if itching is a problem. You can eat the yoghurt as much as you like, some women swear by inserting some plain natural yoghurt into their vagina. You can soak a tampon in natural yoghurt, (differentiate just unsweetened from true natural yoghurt) and insert into the vagina for 2 hours, then change for new one.

      * Avoid underwear that is tight or contains materials like lycra and other fabric which reduces air circulation – cotton is best. Avoid underwear wherever possible – not a good idea though if you are going to work and wearking a skirt! Around the home and overnight is a good start.

      * Avoid tight jeans or trousers where possible – opt for skirts if you can.

      * Candida albicans thrive in moist, warm environments so try to avoid long, hot baths.

      * Good old Gentian Violet in an aqua or water Base is still extremely effective for vag thrush (just messy & ‘out there’ being bright purple) especially good for nipples & babies mouths as it is very liquid and soaks into all the crevices in the tissues which a gel like Daktarin cannot.

      * Douching isn’t recommended in pregnancy even though it’s effective whilst non-pregnant

      * Try avoiding yeast – lot of women swear that yeast in their diet increases the growth of candida. It’s often present in iron tonic supplements so check list of ingredients when taking these.

      * High levels of sugar in diets seems to be a very common culprit, look to amending the diet primarily.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the white stuff coming out of my vagina?
    When I first started seeing my discharge it was more of a thick substance. Now it looks more like milk and my vagina burns on the lips around the opening area. Can someone please tell me what this is?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal candidiasis is an infection of the vagina involving overgrowth of a yeast, or fungus, known as Candida. This yeast is normally present in the mouth, gut and vagina, as are a number of other organisms. If the balance of microorganisms is disrupted, as can occur with taking broad spectrum antibiotics, hormonal fluctuations, and other conditions, an overgrowth of yeast can occur. Vaginal candidiasis, often referred to as a "yeast infection," is a common problem, affecting nearly 75% of adult women in their lifetime.
      Itching and a thick, white discharge are the most common symptoms of vaginal candidiasis. It can also make sexual intercourse and urination painful. The external tissue around the vagina, the vulva, may become red and swollen.

      Vaginal candidiasis can be treated with a variety of antifungal agents, some of which are available over-the-counter. Although the only way to unambiguously diagnose vaginal candidiasis is to see the yeast under the microscope, many women treat themselves based on their symptoms. Studies suggest that, of all the purchases of over-the-counter yeast treatments, as many as two-thirds are used by women who do not have vaginal candidiasis.
      Appropriate treatment usually results in a resolution of the symptoms. If symptoms remain or recur, it may signify that another condition is present or that the yeast has become resistant to the treatment that was used.

      Vaginal candidiasis is rarely associated with a medical emergency; however, symptoms similar to those that occur with vaginal candidiasis can be present with other, more serious conditions. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for high fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit), severe pelvic or abdominal pain, persistent nausea and vomiting, or bleeding while pregnant.

      If you have symptoms of vaginal candidiasis, but have never had it before, or if you have a fever or have persistent or recurrent symptoms despite treatment, seek prompt medical care.Women who have symptoms of vaginal candidiasis and are pregnant or are worried about sexually transmitted infections should also seek prompt medical care.

      .

  19. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to take grapefruit seed extract for bacteria vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      This can be a rather serious medical condition, and you really should consult a licensed naturopath or MD for advice. In the meantime, you may want to do some research on the Web. I found this:

      "Citrus seed extract is useful for vaginal candida infections. In a study done by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico, 20 women douched using grapefruit seed extract every 12 hours for 3 consecutive days. 15 patients were cured after the first treatment. Four patients received treatment twice to become symptom free and receive negative laboratory results and 1 patient repeated the treatment 3 times until the lab report came back negative."

      See: http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C443500.html

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the pathogens responsible for the different Cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      A Hypothesis of Cancer and "Cancers"
      Cancer is still a mystery, especially since many new cancers are found nowadays. The mere word "cancer" scares people and they think of death. Are we the victims of some unseen creatures that cause cancer?

      Some research has been done with an electric camera, the Tesla-Kirlian camera. In the book Rainbows of Life by Mikel Davis and Earle Lane, cancer energy is documented on p. 49, which is very different from other types of energy. Dr. Loveland reported that she came across this book and then saw Tesla-Kirlian photographs of 9 people, medically diagnosed with cancer - none had cancer energy. She thought that may be Candida, a fungus, would be mistakenly called "cancer," and did research in a hospital. In the medical books, Candida was called harmless and deadly, and everything in-between. Furthermore, under the microscope the cancer cell looked so different from the Candida cells that they could not be confused. What was happening here concerning cancer?

      It is likely that a microorganisms is involved in regard to cancer, and that the results of Candida or other microbes are called "cancer" for their fast growth rates they can produce. Yet, whatever microorganism may be involved in true cancer, the body has an immune system, and when this functions properly, no virus, bacteria or fungus can even get close. They are repelled by our life energy like raindrops from a raincoat, which was shown on a Tesla-Kirlian photograph. Obviously, microorganisms do not just attack any life form, but merely those with a weak immune system are their task. The microorganisms help decay the weak system even faster and thus help cleanse the earth. They are not involved, when the life energy is strong!

      There has been a debate between Professor Virchow of Berlin and Professor Pasteur of Paris. Virchow claimed that when the "millieu" (environment, body tissues and liquids) is sick the microorganisms come in. Pasteur claimed that the microorganisms attack also the healthy body! It had been reported that Pasteur admitted on his deathbed in 1895 that Virchow was right. But unfortunately, this has not yet reached our schools, which still teach Pasteur's position he once held.

      From a higher level, it seems that mankind wanted to be frightened of the unseen bacteria, viruses and fungi, in order to unload their fear of the unknown: God, the devil, death and disease, even fear of life. Thus people chose to fight the unseen microorganisms with harsh chemicals and radiation. There may not be any statistic to show how many cancer or "cancer" patients have died without or with treatment, to see if the cancer treatments commonly given may be adequate to heal the life energy.

      Example: a woman was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she had no cancer life energy. Nevertheless, she had the "cancer" taken out but refused mastectomy and the urged chemotherapy or radiation. These treatments were said to be necessary for the cancer not to come back. An intuitive woman "tuned in" and found that the woman had had a fatty tumor, which then was confirmed by the woman's physician. A fatty tumor may be called "cancer," but does not show as cancer energy on life-energy photographs. Where did the woman get the fatty tumor from? Eating cheese with hydrogenated fat - for years! She discontinued cheese altogether and the "cancer" never came back, in 10 years now!

      Example: another woman had sausages for breakfast, almost every day and she often dined in restaurants. Sausages and restaurant food may contain preservatives and hydrogenated fats, which the body cannot break down. These fats get stuck in pocket areas, e.g. at the breasts or lymph nodes, for this fat is not made for the body, but simply to prolong shelf life of a product, for the hydrogenated fat does not get rancid. Finally, the woman found lumps in her breast. The lumps got bigger and smaller, depending on her diet and what healing means she had used. She lived a normal life with the lumps, worked long hours and was energetic and happy. Then a great disappointment occurred in her life, which commonly weakens our life energy. At that point she gave in to the urging of her physician daughter to have mastectomy done, or she could die, so the daughter. The surgery weakened her further. Finally she got radiation - and died. Life energy photographs could have shown, if she had cancer energy; could have proven if the treatment would strengthen or weaken her life energy. A change in life energy toward disease can even be seen up to 35 years ahead of a physical symptom (Rumanian research)! Nikola Tesla has lived in the US and has launched us into the electronic age. He had a barn full of "Kirlian" devices. Nevertheless, Tesla-Kirlian photography is almost unknown in the United States, whereas Tesla-Kirlian research is done in many other countries.

      When the microorganisms do not cause disease, what then could we do to stay healthy? As Professor Virchow said, we need to take care of our "millieu," that is, our immune system, reflected in our life energy. When our life energy is strong and healthy, no microorganism can come close, even when we are engulfed by them! We become invincible concerning microorganisms! Such awareness must raise our joy of life!

      The next question arises: how do we keep our life energy healthy? Nowadays we need to clean the environment: pesticides, herbicides, shaff (the plastic coated aluminum fiber thrown out of airplanes to darken the sun, making the sky milky blue), run our life energy down; artificial scents and toxic materials placed in electronic and household items, ooze out their toxic fumes we inhale day and night. And nobody on earth is spared from this pollution! It is worldwide! We need to clean our water supplies and the soil, grow unadulterated, organic food and use healing means to increase our life energy. We would marvel about how fast we all would have more energy, better moods and be healthier - or healthy! It is the body healing itself in a natural environment.

      Godfrey Reggio, the great movie maker of the movie Koyaniskatsi, showed in pictures without words what we have created for ourselves, the animals, plants and the earth! This movie is impressive and best to watch on a big screen! Koyaniskatsi is an American Indian term for Life out of Balance.

      The earth is self cleaning, the oceans, the lakes, the air, the streams and the soil! And so is our body, if we give it the right "fuel" to function, a mucusless healing diet, as Arnold Ehret termed it (note: he cautioned against fast changes in very ill people). If we only would allow nature's wisdom to balance itself, we could create Paradise on earth with no disease. The Bible predicts that this will come, when the people have suffered enough and finally got the idea that they create the suffering!

      "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth ... and there shall be no more death, ... neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21:1,4)

      Sometimes it is good to have a hypothesis, in order to stake a new goal, new hope and new joy!

      Cordially, India.Magica

  21. QUESTION:
    I just recently started getting an itch at the entrance of my vagina?
    Ok, So I noticed a couple of days ago that I was slightly irritated on the entrance to my vagina, its becomed very itchy and there is no type of discharge or foul odor at all. Could this probably be a yeast infection? Can an over the counter product assist? Your answers are greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi YES it may be a yeast infection and u really need antibiotics so best seek medical opinion Cheers &hearts
      **************************************************************************
      What is vaginal yeast infection?
      Simply put, the vaginal yeast infection is the irritation of the vulva and the vagina. The underlying cause of this infection is the overgrowth of the yeast or fungus Candida. Although this fungus is normally found only within the vaginal area, an overgrowth can cause potential harm. Statistically speaking, vaginal yeast infection occurs very commonly. Of all the women throughout the world, around 75 percent of them are infected with this at one time or another.
      What people should be aware of is that every woman is under the risk of getting this infection. This is more so if one is: under a lot of stress, lacks the proper amount of sleep; has a scanty diet or one that includes too much sugar intake; pregnant and sick; taking pills for birth control; under heavy antibiotics; or has diseases like HIV and diabetes.
      -- A strange dense, scentless, milky like vaginal discharge
      -- Undetermined hurt during sexual intercourse, some slight blood spotting.
      -- Uncontrolled itchiness and a burning feeling in the vagina and the skin rounding the vagina (vulva).
      -- Undetermined puffiness of the vulva.
      -- An inflamed burning sensation during urination
      Regardless of how many or few symptoms occur, the infection may either be severe or mild, so one should consult a doctor as quickly as possible. This is because the symptoms for vaginal yeast infection are very similar to that of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
      How can vaginal yeast infection be treated?
      Simply put, vaginal yeast infections can be treated and cured with the use of certain anti-fungal medicines that can come in many forms like suppositories inserted in the vagina, ointments, tablets and creams. The most popular medications are terconazole, tioconazole, nystatin, miconazole, clotimazole, and butoconazole. Most of these are readily available over-the-counter at various grocery stores and drug stores. Another known medication is fluconazole, and it can be taken per dosage as prescribed by a doctor.
      Unfortunately, like other infections, vaginal yeast infection may sometimes develop antibodies against medication. Thus, it is a must that one does not use these medicines unless she is completely sure of having the infection. Make sure that the doctor has confirmed it after a thorough check-up. Stick to the medicine prescribed by the doctor and stay away from dubious medical remedies.
      Self-Medication May Worsen the Infection - It is a must that doctors look into the condition before using any medicine. Pregnant women, those who have been diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection before, as well as those who have repeated yeast infection conditions should first check with their doctors before using any form of treatment. Should one plan to use these over-the-counter medications, it is essential that she understand and follow the instructions so that she will get the full effect.
      So as to avoid vaginal yeast infection, women must: Avoid using douches. Avoid using scented products for hygienic purposes like tampons, pads, sprays, and bubble baths.
      Change tampons and pads frequently during periods. Avoid wearing tight clothes and underwear that are made from synthetic fibers. use cotton instead, And take off exercise clothes and wet swimsuits as quickly as possible.
      Contrary to popular belief, it is very rare for one to contract vaginal yeast infection through sexual activity. It is when one's immune system is weakened that a woman becomes highly susceptible to this infection
      Vaginal yeast infection is a condition that can be treated with proper medication and good hygiene practices.
      http://www.healthnetwork.com.au/women/vaginal-yeast-infections.asp

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you get a yeast infection without having started your period?
    Ok i havent started my period yet but i think i might have a yeast infection is that possible????? Or do you need your period to get a yeast infection because i have had a lot more discharge than usual and it smells sometimes can anyone help?!?!?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      As others have mentioned yeast infections can occur at any time, it doesn't require you to have a period. If you're getting chronic yeast infections it would indicated you have an underlying Candida overgrowth. I'll provide a link at the bottom for an online candida test you can take to determine if this is in fact the cause.

      If you're interested there are many natural vaginal yeast infection treatments I can recommend. They are easy to do, safe and 100% natural.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies check out my source box below.

  23. QUESTION:
    what are the signs of a yeast infection?
    i just dont feel right. thanks
    do I have to see a doctor or can I just buy some stuff from stop and shop to help cure it? i dont have time and im embaressed!

    • ANSWER:
      If you check out my sources box you'll be sent to a survey to determine if you are in fact suffering from something more than a yeast infection.

      Try to eat more vegetables and less grains. Eat less sugar and yeast as they will both increase yeast infections. Try to avoid buns, breads and pastries.

      There is more to it than this, I'd suggest looking up a Candida Diet online to get you started.

      If you're suffering from a yeast infection you can try some safe, natural treatments to eliminate it as well.

      They won't interfere with medication and at the very least help speed up recovery.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      When all is said and done I would suggest you research Candida and take a test to determine if you are suffering from it, as anyone who gets yeast infections has Candida, it's just a matter of how bad it is.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can a man pass candida onto a woman during sex?
    And vice versa. If so, what is the best treatment for a man?and prevention?

    • ANSWER:
      yes its thrush, and you can buy a cream and tablet from the chemist for it. yes wearing a condom can prevent it. The ceam is rubbed on the affected area!!! dont be embarassed by it just get the cream for it think its calle canasten cream.

  25. QUESTION:
    Could recurrent yeast infections be a sign of prediabetes?
    I am at my wits end with my yeast infections. I wipe front to back, take probiotics, everything I'm supposed to do. But I keep getting infections. My blood sugar is normal, but I am definitely overweight. Might I still have prediabetes even if my blood sugar number is technically ok?

    • ANSWER:
      Let's take a look at another little pest for you. You may not have a yeast infection..It could very well be a Bacterial infectionBacterial vaginosis refers to an overgrowth of certain types of bacteria that are normally present in the vagina and is not a sexually-transmitted infection (STD). The condition used to be referred to as Gardnerella vaginitis; because Gardnerella is a type of bacteria that sometimes causes the infection. While symptoms are not present in about half of women with bacterial vaginosis, those who do experience symptoms will have vaginal discharge, usually with an unpleasant odor. The discharge is usually gray to white in color but can be of any color.

      Another common type of vaginitis results from vaginal yeast infections. Candida albicans is the type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis. Yeast is believed to be present in the vagina of 20%-50% of healthy women. Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area or when there is an overgrowth of the yeast already present in the vagina, for example, when the normal protective bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics taken to treat another infection. Yeast can also overgrow and cause infections in women with suppressed immune function.

      Like bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection may result in a vaginal discharge. In this case, if discharge is present, it is usually thick and whitish, with a consistency similar to that of cottage cheese. But the most common symptom is itching in the vaginal or vulvar area. A burning sensation and pain during intercourse or urination are also characteristic symptoms of a yeast vaginitis. Unlike the discharge of bacterial vaginosis, the discharge of a yeast infection is typically odorless.

      If you have any of the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis or yeast vaginitis, it is important to contact your health care practitioner. The symptoms of both conditions are nonspecific and can also occur in more serious infections and conditions, so a correct diagnosis is important. By examination of the vaginal discharge under a microscope, the diagnosis can usually be established if it is not apparent from the symptoms alone. Both conditions can be effectively treated with antibiotics, and an accurate diagnosis ensures the choice of appropriate antibiotic treatment.

      Take care

      BEn Trolled

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of a re occuring yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast infections can be treated with antifungal medicines that are inserted directly into the vagina as tablets, creams, ointments or suppositories. These medications include butoconazole (Femstat), clotrimazole (Clotrimaderm, Canesten), miconazole (Monistat, Monazole, Micozole), nystatin (several brand names), tioconazole (GyneCure) and terconazole (Terazole). A single dose of oral fluconazole (Diflucan Oral) also may be used, although this treatment is not recommended during pregnancy. Treatment of sex partners is not usually necessary, since most vaginal yeast infections are not transmitted sexually. However, if a male sex partner shows symptoms of Candida balanitis (redness, irritation and/or itching at the tip of the penis), he may need to be treated with an antifungal cream or ointment.

      Although many medications used to treat vaginal yeast infections are now available without a prescription, you should use these medications only for treating repeat infections, not for your first episode. Any woman who experiences symptoms of a vaginal infection for the first time should visit a doctor. This is important to be sure that the vaginal discharge and discomfort is caused by yeast and not sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomoniasis.

      About 5 percent of women with vaginal yeast infections develop recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC), which is defined as four or more vaginal yeast infections in a one-year period. Although RVVC is more common in women who have diabetes or weakened immune systems, most women with RVVC have no underlying medical illness that would predispose them to recurrent Candida infections. Medical experts still are trying to determine the most effective way to treat RVVC. Currently, most doctors treat this problem with two weeks of oral medication, followed by up to six months of a lower maintenance dose.

      To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can try the following suggestions:

      * Keep the external genital area clean and dry.
      * Avoid irritating soaps (including bubble bath), vaginal sprays and douches.
      * Change tampons and sanitary napkins frequently.
      * Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't trap moisture.
      * After swimming, change quickly into your dry clothing instead of sitting in your wet bathing suit for prolonged periods.
      * Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor directs.
      * If you are diabetic, try to keep tight control over your blood sugar levels.

  27. QUESTION:
    what if i had a yeast infection then my period and then a yeast infection again...could I be pregnant?
    I've been getting yeast infections every month about 3 months ago because of my birth control. I decided to stop taking them. last month I got a yeast infection randomly, for a week. Two days later got my period, five days later I am finishing my period and I feel that another yeast infection is coming. Could that be a sign of early pregnancy, even though I ha a normal period?

    • ANSWER:
      There are 2 good reasons to learn a bit about the causes of vaginal yeast infections. first, if you have recurring yeast infections, you can figure out what's causing them and then work to prevent them, rather than just working to kill the yeast every time they take over. second, if you know what kinds of things cause you to get yeast infections, you can be alert for symptoms and treat them early on with the generally-milder do-it-yourself remedies, rather than bombarding your body with drugs.

      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      * Hot, humid weather.
      * Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      * Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      * Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      * Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      * Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      * Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      * Menopause.
      * Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      * Poor personal hygiene.
      * Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      * HIV infection.
      * Injuries.
      * Allergic reactions.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the food and drinks containing yeast?
    I have to avould all.of them for my medical condition.... yeast infection in my belly and mouth. :'(

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Zig,
      If you have a yeast infection you should be avoiding foods with large amounts of sugar in them not yeast.

      yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, which, along with a few types of bacteria, are normally present in relatively small numbers in your crotch. Sometimes the yeast multiply rapidly and take over, causing a full-fledged yeast infection, or, in the heart-warming terminology of the medical establishment, candidiasis or monilia. This can be due to a change in the vaginal environment, injury, sexual transmission, or HIV. Common environmental disruptions that favor yeast include increased pH, increased heat and moisture, allergic reactions, elevated sugar levels, hormonal fluxes, and reductions in the populations of bacteria that are normally present. These can generally be traced to a few categories of culprits:

      ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      CHEMICALS, such as inks, dyes, and perfumes, can upset the balance in your crotch or trigger allergic reactions that lead to yeast infections. The classic example is commercial douches, which have no benefits and are definitely harmful to the vaginal environment and your health. You know those odor-causing bacteria that their products help you get rid of? Well, they're the same bacteria that kill the yeast in your crotch! On top of that, soaps are not only disruptive to the vaginal environment, but can damage your mucus membranes. You should never soap your crotch. scented tampons or sanitary pads, or (heaven forbid) feminine deodorant sprays, can similarly trigger yeast infections.

      CONDOMS can promote yeast infections in two different ways. First, a lot of condoms come packaged with a lubricant that contains nonoxynol-9, a spermicide that may kill the HIV virus
      If you suspect this is your problem, try using a condom that doesn't have a spermicidal lubricant

      WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM: woman with compromised immune systems due to HIV or Lyme disease are extremely prone to suffering from yeast infections. In addition to vaginal yeast infections, such people are particularly susceptible to thrush, a yeast infection of the throat, or esophageal yeast infections.

      Zig below is a link to my website there you can get all the help you need

  29. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when being itchy in vaginal area?
    I NEED HELP!!! Okay, so I've had sex before always with a condom but this time was without. And the guy has been around I'm sure. About 6-5 days that itchyness started devoloping in my vagina. I don't want to think that it's Herpies because I'm only 17. Can anyone please tell me how to stop this, I don't want to go to the doctor....

    • ANSWER:
      It really sounds like you could have thrush. Thrush is the second most common vaginal discharge in women.

      Thrush and yeast infection are the same thing. It's simply caused by a yeast called Candida.Candida lives on the skin around the vaginal area. These are usually harmless. Sometimes Candida, it certain conditions, can multiply and may invade the vagina. This causes symptoms like itchiness and sometimes a white creamy, lumpy discharge.

      If you're getting any other discharge that has a foul smell and/or stains, then see your GP as this could be an indication of other infection and will require a swab to be taken, then treated accordingly.

      sorry i dont know how to stop it try taking warm baths and try exercising more and drink lots of water hope this may of helped like i said im not 100% sure but try that and if it does get even worser go to gp there is nothing to be worried about
      heres some other things i researched:
      you have thrush, its a bacterial infection, and you can get it whether your sexually active or not. You can buy canesten cream and a tablets that you put inside your Vagina, or go to the doctor and get it free, just say you have thrush.
      Thrush is highly contagious, so you must make sure your underwear and towels are washed properly (on a hot heat), and the way to stop it from recurring is to try to get air down there, cotton pants are the best. and stay away from nylon.
      oh you can also get canesten duo which is an oral pill with cream for the downstairs itch. don't be shy going to get the treatment as it will not go away on its own, it will get worse so get the stuff! xx

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of cinnamon on the body?
    Chemical effects and things like that!

    • ANSWER:
      Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies):Cinnamon is an ancient herbal medicine mentioned in Chinese texts as long ago as 4,000 years. It has a broad range of historical uses in different cultures, including the treatment of diarrhea, rheumatism, and certain menstrual disorders.
      Various terpenoids found in the volatile oil are believed to account for cinnamon’s medicinal effects. Important among these compounds are eugenol and cinnamaldehyde. Both cinnamaldehyde and cinnamon oil vapors are potent anti-fungal compounds.2 Preliminary human evidence confirms this effect in a clinical trial with AIDS patients suffering from oral candida (thrush) infections that improved with topical application of cinnamon oil. Antibacterial actions have also been demonstrated for cinnamon.The diterpenes in the volatile oil have shown anti-allergic activity as well. In addition, water extracts may help reduce ulcers. Test tube studies also show that cinnamon can augment the action of insulin. However, use of cinnamon to improve the action of insulin in people with diabetes has yet to be proven in clinical trials.
      Some people develop bronchial constriction or skin rash after exposure to cinnamon. Therefore, only small amounts should be used initially in people who have not previously had contact with cinnamon, and anyone with a known allergy should avoid it. Chronic use of the concentrated oil may cause inflammation in the mouth. According to the German Commission E monograph, cinnamon is not recommended for use by pregnant women.

  31. QUESTION:
    Oral Thrush, how can I get rid of it and did i catch it from a woman?
    It is a yeast infection I know, but is it the same as women suffer from as I have been with several? I really hate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Colin, as you likely know, "Oral Thrush", also called Candidiasis or Monilia infection, is caused by the yeast Candida albicans. The same yeast causes thrush in infants (a mouth and throat infection) and vaginal infection in women and oral infections in adults. It is present on just about everyone's skin, doing no harm most of the time. It could be obtained by oral sex or just plain kissing. People who are taking certain antibiotics, diabetics or individuals with compromised immune systems, such as people with HIV, are also at high risk for getting oral thrush. Although it's possible for oral thrush to be treated at home, it can sometimes be too severe for home treatment and must be treated by a doctor. Symptoms of oral thrush include a white tongue and white patches in the tongue that resemble cottage cheese.

      Things you'll need: toothbrush and dental floss; unsweetened yogurt; acidophilus caplets, and oral antifungal medication. Brush your teeth. If you are not already practicing good oral hygiene, brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day are necessary and may cure your thrush. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, two times a day. Eat unsweetened yogurt. Plain yogurt contains active cultures that restore a healthy pH balance and normal bacterial growth in the mouth. Although plain yogurt does not cure oral thrush in adults, it may provide your body with enough good bacteria to kill the infection and is a good start in thrush treatments. Taking 2 billion CFU of acidophilus per day is a good thrush treatment. Acidophilus is a powder that usually comes in caplet form, available at your local health food store or vitamin shop. Acidophilus contains active cultures similar to the cultures in yogurt, so it works in the same way to provide your body with normal bacteria to stave off oral thrush in adults. Take an antifungal medication prescribed by your doctor. If you are not experiencing results, go to your doctor, who will prescribe for you an antifungal medication, such as Sporanox. Sporanox is a caplet, but your prescription medication may also be in the form of a chewable tablet or a mouthwash that you rinse with and then spit out. Take your prescription until it is completely gone. Do not stop taking the medication your doctor has prescribed, even if you are completely free of symptoms. Continue taking your dose until you finish the medication.

      Read more: How to Treat Oral Thrush in Adults | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5112487_treat-oral-thrush-adults.html#ixzz1LnN6ci6J

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast infection, also called "Candida vaginal infections," typically are caused by the Candida albicans fungus. During a lifetime, 75% of all women are likely to have at least 1 vaginal Candida infection, and up to 45% have 2 or more. Women tend to be more likely to get vaginal yeast infections if their bodies are under stress from poor diet, lack of sleep, illness, or when they are pregnant or taking antibiotics. Women with immune-suppressing diseases such as diabetes and HIV infection also are at increased risk.

      So it is very common. Dont worry.

      To help prevent vaginal yeast infection, you can try the following suggestions:

      · Keep the external genital area clean and dry.
      · Avoid irritating soaps (including bubble bath), vaginal sprays and douches.
      · Change tampons and sanitary napkins frequently.
      · Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't trap moisture.
      · After swimming, change quickly into your dry clothing instead of sitting in your wet bathing suit for prolonged periods.
      · Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor directs.
      · If you are diabetic, try to keep tight control over your blood sugar levels

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      Densefruit Pittany Root-bark can dispel wind and arrest itching. It is mainly used for rubella, eczema and damp and hot which are caused by the wind hot wet poison.

      Light yellow Sophora Root is heat-clearing and damp-drying drug. It is insektentötend and diuresis. It is used for skin itching, private parts swollen and itching.

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  33. QUESTION:
    After getting off of Accutane, do the constant yeast infections go away?
    I've been on Accutane for 3 months and it's made me have constant yeast infections. Will that go away as soon as I get off of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe. I went and looked through a few boards and it seems the ladies complained of it - and some of the ladies said the infections stopped. My suggestion would be this...See your gynocologist now. Waiting could be a very bad thing to do. Many of OB/GYN's are familiar with dealing with dermatological issues, and many of them act as primary care providers (actually, I like the idea; women aren't just small men) - so she will know what to do in terms of dealing with the accutane, but I digress....

      See a gynocologist who isn't afraid to yeast aggressively. Yeast that is allowed to "fester" for months has a tendency to make the vaginal tract hypersensitive to freaking EVERYTHING.
      This is what can develop inside of 3 months of untreated/re-occurring yeast.

      Candida vulvovaginitis
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=candida%20vulvovaginitis

      It can make life downright painful...
      Candida vulvodynia
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=candida%20vulvodynia

      There is a tendency (on the part of practitioners) to say "oh look, we treated it for seven days, the pH and the cycle will take of the rest so we should back up and let nature take care of the rest" but the problem is, nature DOES take care of the rest - and nature can be a viscous bitch lemme tell you! So they need to treat that as if it were any other aggressive infection, not something passive.

      I would however, suggest that ask your doctor to stay away from the diflucan, or at least ask them to look at the data regarding it for long term treatment for yeast - I remember that there was some buried data that it might increase vaginal hypersensitivity. Minor chance of increase isn't a chance I would be taking if it were me. I would be happy to post a link but I'm at home and I don't have full access to Springerlink from here.

      You have your part to do too - don't think that it will go away on it's own. Don't let them intimidate you with authority. Don't let them treat you and say "let' see how this is in a couple months" tell them "No, swab it and scope it now, let's make sure it's dead!". Be pushy if you have to....Better than that having burning pink parts, right?

      Good Luck

  34. QUESTION:
    Could my boyfriend have given me a yeast infection?
    I've never had a yeast infection and now I have one. I'm always very clean and healthy, but my boyfriend doesn't shower as often as he should. He's uncircumcised so I'm thinking it's his fault I have a yeast infection.

    IF this is the case, will simply showering before sex (no condom) keep me from getting another yeast infection, or does he need to be on antibiotics too?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Olivia,
      Candida can be transmitted between people by direct contact, and so can actually be a sexually-transmitted disease.

      so if you or your lover has an active infection you should be extra-careful to follow the safer sex guidelines: wash your hands or change your gloves in between touching your own crotch and your partner's, and keep your toys clean clean clean. And you should be aware that men can get yeast infections, often without obvious symptoms. It's not uncommon for a yeast-infected woman who has unprotected sex with a man to infect her lover, treat her own infection, and then get reinfected next time she has sex with him. If you think your male lover might have a yeast infection, get him some treatment, and practice safe sex at least until both of you are sure that your infections are gone

      Olivia you mention antibiotics, they are are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      Olivia If you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of candida in the body following a complete multidimensional holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health.

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  35. QUESTION:
    Grapefruit. " It makes you lose weight". How, what is in grapefruit that makes you thin and how does it work?
    I am looking for a scienctific answer such as "L- Carotene prevent absorption of polostarchie" -something like that

    Dont respond with some gayass resonse and NOT answer my question such as

    "I once ate a grapefruit it was sour" - well no sh1t
    "stop trying to lose weight" - im not, shut up!
    "who cares! eat like a pig" - bite me you faty-fat-McFatten

    Thank you I appericate ALL of your answers
    ~Really I do~

    • ANSWER:
      Medical properties
      Grapefruit is a subtropical acid fruit, and is highly alkaline in reaction. It is best eaten with other acid fruits, nuts, or milk. Eat grapefruit immediately after cutting into the rind to benefit from all of its goodness. For best digestion and assimilation, avoid eating grapefruit with sweeter fruits or with starches. The grapefruit is less acidulous than the lemon and is a good substitute when oranges or their juice cannot be tolerated, or when the alkaline reserves in the body need to be augmented.
      Grapefruit is rich in vitamins C and B1 and is a good source of vitamin B2. Grapefruit is low in calories, which makes it a good drink on a reducing diet. There is less sugar in grapefruit than in oranges. Eat the sun-ripened fruit when possible, as this fruit needs no sweetening, and is better for you. If sweetening is necessary, use a little honey.
      Grapefruit is very rich in citric acids and their salts, and in potassium and calcium. Use it often in combination with meats, because grapefruit juice is excellent as an aid in the digestion of meats. However, avoid the overuse of all citric acid fruits as they are a powerful dissolver of the catarrhal accumulations in the body and the elimination of too much toxic material all at once may cause boils, irritated nerves, diarrhea, and other problems. People are often so eager to get vitamins and minerals into the body that they sometimes do not consider that the powerful action of citric acid causes irritation and discomfort.
      When taken right before bedtime, grapefruit is conducive to a sound sleep. A drink of grapefruit juice first thing in the morning helps prevent constipation. Grapefruit is also an excellent aid in reducing fevers from colds and the flu, and seldom causes allergic reactions.
      Grapefruit rind contains the very valuable vitamin P, which is an important vitamin for healthy gums and teeth. This vitamin may be extracted by simmering the rind in water for about twenty minutes. Strain, and drink. The sour taste of grapefruit increases the flow of digestive juices in the stomach. Grapefruit served at the beginning of a meal stimulates the appetite and helps in digestion.
      Grapefruit is also good for any hardening of body tissue, such as hardening of the liver and the arteries. Grapefruit can also help prevent stone formations.
      Grapefruit seed extract
      Grapefruit seed extract is yet one more weapon in the natural arsenal against Candida albicans, or yeast infections. Candida albicans is one of many different kinds of microorganisms that live within our bodies. Under normal conditions, Candida albicans is kept in check by good bacteria that aid in digestion. However, our natural system of checks and balances can become weakened for several reasons. First and foremost is the overuse of antibiotics, which indiscriminately kill both good and bad bacteria, thereby allowing Candida albicans to grow out of control. Second, since Candida albicans thrives on sugar, the high sugar content typical of the Western diet contributes to this problem.
      As a result, recurrent vaginal yeast infections plague many women. In addition, anyone with a weakened immune system is vulnerable to yeast-related ailments, such as thrush or skin rashes. To compound the problem, Candida albicans is particularly difficult to defeat because it is very persistent and can quickly grow resistant to treatment. Unfortunately, the over-the-counter treatments are often ineffective-they may work for a short while, but the infection returns.
      One way to tackle yeast infections is to increase the levels of good bacteria in the gut that helps to keep Candida albicans growth under control. Another way to tip the odds in your favor is to take herbs and other supplements, such as grapefruit seed extract, that have antifungal properties. Grapefruit seed extract contains beneficial bioflavonoids, including hesperidin, which is a natural immune booster. Natural healers report that taken internally, it can help relieve the symptoms of fungal infections for many people.

  36. QUESTION:
    I might have a yeast infection but im not sure. i have itchiness on the inner vagina and this occured a few ?
    days after having sex. is it possible to have some symptoms but not all? i have normal discharge. can somebody please help me with experiences and how you dealth with it, remedies, monistat, etc. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      You should be aware that vaginal yeast infection symptoms can change constantly. As well you do NOT need to have all the symptoms in order to have a yeast infection.

      I would not suggest something like Monistat as I was just reading a poll recently online that listed 50% of the women saying they had worse symptoms as a result of it and side effects to boot!!

      If you're interested there are many natural vaginal yeast infection treatments I can recommend. They are easy to do, safe and 100% natural.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

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  37. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a yeast infection?
    i have read to drink cranberry juice and eat plain yogurt.. however some people have told me to actually put the yogurt inside of my vagina.. it sounds weird to me? if this is true and it works how long do i leave the yogurt in for? PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cassandra,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you gat cured.

      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    What does yellowish stuff in my undies mean?
    Color - yellowish whitish
    Texture - a little bit of thickness and wetness
    Odor - very mild odor
    Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like vaginal discharge.
      It's nothing hugely horrible to worry about, but may be a symptom of a yeast infection. Go to your GP and explain you might have a yeast infection called Thrush. It's not uncommon or anything, it's caused by an overgrowth of the yeast Candida that lives in the vagina and mouth. Almost every woman will get it at some point in their lives, even babies and children can contract the infection.

      Don't worry, there is easy treatment for it and it will be gone in no time.

      Good luck. :)

  39. QUESTION:
    fungal infection inside penis can cure completely ? how long we need to take treatment ?
    fungal infection in body can show effect in eye something like itching , burning frequently ? i tested for std(HSV I & II) nothing is positive (because some red pimples appear and disappear , so i take HSV test , result is negative ), so it must be fungal infection . what to do ?
    itching around the eye , eyelid skin burning outside of the eye.

    • ANSWER:
      hasn - Yeast infections are generally caused by an organism called Monilia, Candida albicans or Candidiasis and there is no direct evidence that it is passed through sexual intercourse. Almost half of all healthy, sexually active women, and one-third of all pregnant women tested had Candida albicans which may indicate that sexual activity itself may contribute to the growth of Candida albicans. Candidiasis can cause excessive thick, white discharge, pain during intercourse, redness and irritation. Though it cannot ever be totally cured, since it is so common in the groin area of most people, it can be controlled.

      YES, the eye may be infected with Candida. Candida endophthalmitis: The two primary forms of Candida endophthalmitis are the exogenous form and the endogenous form. Exogenous endophthalmitis is associated with either accidental or iatrogenic (postoperative) injury of the eye and inoculation of the organism from the environment. Endogenous endophthalmitis results from hematogenous seeding of the eye. It has been found in 10-28% of patients with documented candidemia. Recently, newer studies have shown a decreasing incidence of Candida endophthalmitis, possibly due to an increased awareness of this complication and the initiation of early or empirical antifungal therapy.14 It is important to note that hematogenous candidal endophthalmitis is a marker of disseminated candidiasis.
      The patient's history reveals a broad range of manifestations, including the following:
      Eye injury, Ophthalmic surgery, Underlying risk factors for candidemia, Asymptomatic and detected upon physical examination, Ocular pain, Photophobia, Scotomas, and Floaters.Physical examination reveals fever.
      Funduscopic examination reveals early pinhead-sized off-white lesions in the posterior vitreous with distinct margins and minimal vitreous haze. Classic lesions are large and off-white, similar to a cotton-ball, with indistinct borders covered by an underlying haze. Lesions are 3-dimensional and extend into the vitreous off the chorioretinal surface. They may be single or multiple.
      You would be wise to see an eye doctor (ophthalmologist MD) for definite cultural diagn osis and appropriate treatment.

  40. QUESTION:
    What can cause genital itching in diabetics?
    Do you know of what can cause genital itching in a diabetic? Its not a yeast infection or STD.
    Can dishydrotic eczema on the hands and feet also cause problems in the genital area?
    Steroid creams not working only Vagisil to stop itching. Doctor doesn't seem to know!
    SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY- OR REPORTED!!!
    It doesn't seem to be an allergy to soaps or anything else.
    Johnny M: hygiene is excellent and why do you assume diabetics are not as thin as "healthy" people?
    Its NOT a yeast infection. Was treating for that for months with no help!
    Those pictures are disgusting- didn't really need that!

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

      Some of these problems are skin conditions anyone can have, but people with diabetes get more easily. These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis.

      Fungal Infections

      The culprit in fungal infections of people with diabetes is often Candida albicans. This yeast-like fungus can create itchy rashes of moist, red areas surrounded by tiny blisters and scales. These infections often occur in warm, moist folds of the skin. Problem areas are under the breasts, around the nails, between fingers and toes, in the corners of the mouth, under the foreskin (in uncircumcised men), and in the armpits and groin.

      Common fungal infections include jock itch, athlete's foot, ringworm (a ring-shaped itchy patch), and vaginal infection that causes itching.

      If you think you have a yeast or fungal infection, call your doctor. You will need a prescription medicine to cure it.

      Itching

      Localized itching is often caused by diabetes. It can be caused by a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor circulation. When poor circulation is the cause of itching, the itchiest areas may be the lower parts of the legs.

      You may be able to treat itching yourself. Limit how often you bathe, particularly when the humidity is low. Use mild soap with moisturizer and apply skin cream after bathing.

      Diabetic Dermopathy

      Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels. These changes can cause skin problems called diabetic dermopathy.

      Dermopathy often looks like light brown, scaly patches. These patches may be oval or circular. Some people mistake them for age spots. This disorder most often occurs on the front of both legs. But the legs may not be affected to the same degree. The patches do not hurt, open up, or itch.

      Dermopathy is harmless. You do not need to be treated.

      Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

      Another disease that may be caused by changes in the blood vessels is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD). NLD is similar to diabetic dermopathy. The difference is that the spots are fewer, but larger and deeper.

      NLD often starts as a dull red raised area. After a while, it looks like a shiny scar with a violet border. The blood vessels under the skin may become easier to see. Sometimes NLD is itchy and painful. Sometimes the spots crack open.

      NLD is a rare condition. Adult women are the most likely to get it. As long as the sores do not break open, you do not need to have it treated. But if you get open sores, see your doctor for treatment.

      Diabetic Blisters (Bullosis Diabeticorum)

      Rarely, people with diabetes erupt in blisters. Diabetic blisters can occur on the backs of fingers, hands, toes, feet, and sometimes, on legs or forearms.

      These sores look like burn blisters. They sometimes are large. But they are painless and have no redness around them. They heal by themselves, usually without scars, in about three weeks. They often occur in people who have diabetic neuropathy. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Eruptive Xanthomatosis

      Eruptive xanthomatosis is another condition caused by diabetes that's out of control. It consists of firm, yellow, pea-like enlargements in the skin. Each bump has a red halo and may itch. This condition occurs most often on the backs of hands, feet, arms, legs, and buttocks.

      The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes. The person often has high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood. Like diabetic blisters, these bumps disappear when diabetes control is restored.

      Digital Sclerosis

      Sometimes, people with diabetes develop tight, thick, waxy skin on the backs of their hands. Sometimes skin on the toes and forehead also becomes thick. The finger joints become stiff and can no longer move the way they should. Rarely, knees, ankles, or elbows also get stiff.

      This condition happens to about one third of people who have type 1 diabetes. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Acanthosis Nigricans

      Acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which tan or brown raised areas appear on the sides of the neck, armpits, and groin. Sometimes they also occur on the hands, elbows, and knees.

      Acanthosis nigricans usually strikes people who are very overweight. The best treatment is to lose weight. Some creams can help the spots look better.

      Good Skin Care

      There are several things you can do to head off skin problems:

      Keep your diabetes well managed. People with high glucose levels tend to have dry skin and less ability to fend off harmful bacteria. Both conditions increase the risk of infection.

      Keep skin clean and dry. Use talcum powder in areas where skin touches skin, such as armpits and groin.

      Avoid very hot baths and showers. If your skin is dry, don't use bubble baths. Moisturizing soaps, such as Dove or Basis, may help. Afterward, use an oil-in-water skin cream, such as Lubriderm or Alpha-Keri. But don't put lotions between toes. The extra moisture there can encourage fungus to grow.

      Prevent dry skin. Scratching dry or itchy skin can open it up and allow infection to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather.

      Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water. Do not use Mercurochrome antiseptic, alcohol, or iodine to clean skin because they are too harsh. Only use an antibiotic cream or ointment if your doctor says it's okay. Cover minor cuts with sterile gauze. See a doctor right away if you get a major cut, burn, or infection.

      During cold, dry months, keep your home more humid. Bathe less during this weather, if possible.

      Use mild shampoos. Do not use feminine hygiene sprays.

      See a dermatologist (skin doctor) about skin problems if you are not able to solve them yourself.

      Take good care of your feet. Check them every day for sores and cuts. Wear broad, flat shoes that fit well. Check your shoes for foreign objects before putting them on.

      Additional information: Vagisil is a medication used to treat yeast infection. You mentioned above that only Vagisil stops itching. Therefore, if Vagisil works, it would have to be a fungal infection like the one described on paragraph 3 by the American Diabetes Association.

  41. QUESTION:
    What exactly is yeast infection and how can you tell when you have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jennifer here is some information pertaining to your question.

      What is a vaginal yeast infection?

      A vaginal yeast infection is an excess growth of yeast cells in the vagina. Yeast infections are very common in women of childbearing age but can occur at any age. Although they can be uncomfortable, vaginal yeast infections rarely lead to serious health problems.

      What causes a vaginal yeast infection?

      A healthy vagina normally contains many bacteria and small numbers of yeast cells. The most common bacteria found in the vagina, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help prevent other organisms, such as yeast, from growing in excess and causing an infection. About 70% to 90% of yeast infections are caused by a strain of yeast called Candida albicans. 1, 2

      When there is a change in the normal balance of organisms in the vagina, yeast can overgrow, causing symptoms. This imbalance can be caused by many factors, including use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for other conditions, high estrogen levels (as during pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy), or certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or HIV infection.

      What are the symptoms?

      The most common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are:

      Vaginal itching.
      Irritated genital skin.
      Pain or burning in the genital area with urination or sexual intercourse.
      In some cases, white vaginal discharge that is usually curdlike and odorless. Some women have no noticeable discharge.
      Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are more likely to occur during the week before a menstrual period.

      How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed?

      Vaginal itching and a white vaginal discharge that is odorless and looks like cottage cheese are classic signs of a vaginal yeast infection. However, it's easy to misdiagnose a vaginal infection. If your symptoms are not typical of a yeast infection, you aren't certain of your diagnosis, or you're pregnant and have symptoms, see your health professional. A vaginal exam and possibly a culture of vaginal discharge can help diagnose whether another type of organism is present.

      How is it treated?

      A vaginal yeast infection is usually treated with a vaginal antifungal cream, tablet, or suppository for several days. While some women prefer taking a tablet by mouth, oral treatment may be reserved for recurrent infection that may be caused by yeast throughout the body. This is mainly because oral medication affects the entire body, and vaginal treatment limits its effect to the genital area. Oral antifungal medication can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, and abdominal pain; vaginal treatment is unlikely to cause side effects.

      Nonprescription vaginal medications are available for treating vaginal yeast infection; vaginal boric acid capsules are another option. If you have had a vaginal yeast infection before, are not pregnant, and are certain your present symptoms are the same as during the previous infection, you can self-treat your infection. If you have a yeast infection that keeps returning despite treatment, see your health professional. A recurring yeast infection can be a sign of another health problem.

      Yeast infections are common during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, do not use any medication without first discussing your symptoms with your health professional.

      Can vaginal yeast infections recur?

      Yes. A yeast infection is considered to be recurrent if you have four or more infections that cause symptoms and are unrelated to antibiotic use within 1 year. Severe or persistent yeast infections are a problem for about 5% of affected women and can be related to diabetes, pregnancy, or another health condition. 2

      If you have a recurrent vaginal yeast infection, your health professional may do a culture to confirm that yeast is present. You may also be tested for certain conditions that could be making you more vulnerable to yeast overgrowth, such as diabetes or HIV infection.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is yeast infection. When the vagina is itchy , what is wrong?
    When the vagina itches periodly, the inside part of the "lips", what causese this problem ?

    Thanks to all who answer

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, which, along with a few types of bacteria, are normally present in relatively small numbers in your crotch. sometimes the yeast multiply rapidly and take over, causing a full-fledged yeast infection, or, in the heart-warming terminology of the medical establishment, candidiasis or monilia. this can be due to a change in the vaginal environment, injury, sexual transmission, or HIV. common environmental disruptions that favor yeast include increased pH, increased heat and moisture, allergic reactions, elevated sugar levels, hormonal fluxes, and reductions in the populations of bacteria that are normally present.

      Some infections flourish in non-cotton, tight, or dirty clothes that trap heat and moisture.
      your safest bet is unbleached, undyed cotton underwear and breathable clothes. it's a good idea to change your underpants regularly, like maybe once a day. if at all possible, don't sleep in underwear; if you do, put on clean stuff. yeast can live in your underwear, so be sure to wash it well, particularly during and after a yeast infection. some medical types think that when you have a yeast infection, you should wash and dry your underwear and then iron it or throw it in the microwave on high for 5 min to kill the yeast.

      chemicals, such as inks, dyes, and perfumes, can upset the balance in your crotch or trigger allergic reactions that lead to yeast infections. the classic example is commercial douches, which have no benefits and are definitely harmful to the vaginal environment and your health.

      condoms can promote yeast infections in two different ways. first, a lot of condoms come packaged with a lubricant that contains nonoxynol-9, a spermicide that may kill the HIV virus. several recent studies have shown that nonoxynol-9 is linked to yeast infections. if you suspect this is your problem, try using a condom that doesn't have a spermicidal lubricant, and use a different spermicide or additional barrier protection. condoms can also cause yeast infections if you are allergic to latex, although this is less common. if this is the case, don't give up hope on practicing safer sex. you may want to try some of the newer plastic (polyurethane) condoms for boys or girls.

      Hormones, both naturally-occurring and artificially introduced, can affect yeast. for example, pregnant women are particularly prone to yeast infections. many women taking contraceptive pills experience regular yeast infections as their hormone levels fluctuate

      Symptoms:
      Feels like an intense itching, burning sensation, localized in your vagina and vulva. this itching is not always present, but can get really bad, so bad you can hardly walk, let alone ride your bike to the pharmacy or doctor to get it treated.

      smells like bread or beer. in fact, it smells pretty much exactly like yeast, although the yeast used in brewing and baking is an entirely different species (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). no bacteria could smell like that, so it's a great diagnostic.

      Monistat has a purportedly 1-day treatment called Monistat-1. the active ingredient is tioconazole, a scary-powerful antifungal drug.

      I hope this helps! Let me know!

  43. QUESTION:
    OK we have had one question on thrush in women but what about thrust on the tongue?
    What causes it and what is the best way of dealing with it. It makes it difficult to eat when its on the tongue.
    sorry......thrush on the tongue.

    • ANSWER:
      What's the cause?
      The yeast Candida albicans is all around us. Most people have some on their skin and it can be found in the mouths of more than half of us, but it doesn't usually cause any problems.

      However, if the immune system is weakened or the normal environment of the mouth changes (if the healthy bacteria are killed, for example, or if too little saliva is produced or the acidity of the mouth changes) then candida yeasts may grow and cause symptoms.

      What are the symptoms?
      Oral thrush usually causes white, creamy or yellow raised spots on the surface of the pink membranes in the mouth. These are sometimes described as having a 'cottage-cheese' or 'curd-like' appearance, and can be confused with milk residues on a baby's tongue after a feed.

      The spots can be scraped off, leaving a tender, red area beneath, which may bleed. The spots are usually limited to the mouth but may spread down the throat. They're not usually very painful but may interfere with feeding.

      Older children and adults may complain of burning or soreness in the mouth or throat, or at the angles of the lips. Thrush doesn't usually cause a temperature - if your baby has a fever get medical advice.

      Severe thrush may be a sign of an important underlying illness but this is rare in small babies.

      Who's affected?
      Oral thrush is common in newborn babies but rarely linked to any serious problems. In children and adults, exposure to the factors that encourage the growth of candida may lead to thrush.

      These factors include anything that reduces natural resistance, such as general illness, viral infections, antibiotics (which kill off the protective bacteria in the mouth) and other medications, including the steroids often used in asthma treatments.

      Almost everyone who wears dentures will have candida in their mouths but problems only tend to develop when they don't fit properly and damage the delicate membranes in the mouth.

      What's the treatment?
      In most cases, especially in babies, thrush can be diagnosed simply by looking at the spots. In difficult cases a sample may be scraped off and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

      If there are predisposing causes (especially in older children or adults) these should be investigated and treated first.

      Otherwise, treatment consists of anti-fungal medicines such as nystatin (which can be given as drops or pastilles) or miconazole.

      It's unusual for a breastfeeding baby to develop thrush, but if this happens the mother should use an antifungal cream on her nipples to prevent cross-infection between mother and child.

      In bottle-fed babies, the bottle teats should be thrown away and new ones bought because the yeast may get into the teats and cannot be easily eradicated.

      Oral thrush usually responds quickly to these treatments. If it persists, it may be necessary to check for any underlying illness that could be causing it.

      This article was last medically reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks in July 2006

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do I keep getting yeast infections?
    I've taken monistat and dyflucan how ever u spell it and every single time I'm off my period I still get a yeast infection no matter what.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you hang out in wet clothes, like workout clothes? Or a wet bathing suit? This can give you yeast infections

      Believe it or not, the heat from the washer/dryer is not hot enough to kill the candida fungus, and sometimes it can stay in your underwear. Years ago people used to boil their underwear. It sounds crazy, but it did work. Though we're in the 21st century and another solution would be to put your underwear in a large sturdy bucket, boil some water, pour the water in the bucket and then cover it for a few minutes, then wash it as you normally would. Of course, you would want to treat the infection so that you don't get it in your clothes

      Again, I know it sounds insane, but so many women don't realize that this is why they get recurring infections

      Also, are yousure it's a yeast infection and not something else like bacterial vaginosis? Because yeast infection treatments won't cure BV

  45. QUESTION:
    Why is the inside of my vagina burning?
    Hi, I woke up today, like any normal day, and went into the shower. after going in, my vagina started to burn from inside. I really didn't do anything to trigger the burning. no soap or anything and it started burning..i had just stepped into the shower! i have never had this happen to me before, and i am not sexually active nor was i masturbating or whatever the case may be. I am 21...can someone please tell me what to do? I want to make the doctor my last resort.

    • ANSWER:
      Women's Health
      Vaginitis
      What is vaginitis?
      Illustration of the anatomy of the female pelvic area
      Click Image to Enlarge

      Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. This is a common gynecological problem found in women of all ages, with most women having at least one form of vaginitis at some time during their lives.

      The vagina is the muscular passageway between the uterus and the external genital area. When the walls of the vagina become inflamed, because some irritant has disturbed the balance of the vaginal area, vaginitis can occur.
      What causes vaginitis?

      Bacteria, yeast, viruses, chemicals in creams or sprays, or even clothing can cause vaginitis. Sometimes, vaginitis occurs from organisms that are passed between sexual partners. In addition, the vaginal environment is influenced by a number of different factors including a woman's health, her personal hygiene, medications, hormones (particularly estrogen), and the health of her sexual partner. A disturbance in any of these factors can trigger vaginitis.
      What are the most common types of vaginitis?

      The six most common types of vaginitis include the following:

      * Candida or "yeast" infection
      * bacterial vaginosis
      * trichomoniasis vaginitis
      * chlamydia vaginitis
      * gonococcal vaginitis
      * viral vaginitis
      * noninfectious vaginitis

      Each of these types of infection has a different cause and can present different symptoms, making diagnosis often complicated. In addition, more than one type of vaginitis may be present at the same time, with or without symptoms being present.
      What is Candida or "yeast" infections?

      Yeast infections, as they are commonly called, are caused by one of the many species of fungus known as Candida, which normally live in the vagina in small numbers. Candida can also be present in the mouth and digestive tract in both men and women.

      Since yeast is normally present and well-balanced in the vagina, infection occurs when something in a woman's system upsets this normal balance. For example, an antibiotic to treat another infection may upset this balance. In this case, the antibiotic kills the bacteria that normally protects and balances the yeast in the vagina. In turn, the yeast overgrows, causing an infection. Other factors that can cause this imbalance to occur include pregnancy, which changes hormone levels, and diabetes, which allows too much sugar in the urine and vagina.
      What are the symptoms of a vaginal Candida infection?

      The following are the most common symptoms of a Candida infection. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

      * a thick, white, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, watery and usually odorless
      * itchiness and redness of the vulva and vagina

      The symptoms of a vaginal Candida infection may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
      Who is at risk for vaginal Candida infections?

      While any woman can develop a yeast infection, the following women may be at an increased risk for the condition:

      * women who have had a recent course of antibiotics
      * women who are pregnant
      * women who have diabetes that is not well-controlled
      * women who are using an immunosuppressant medication
      * women who are using high-estrogen contraceptives
      * women who have a thyroid or endocrine disorder
      * women who are undergoing corticosteroid therapy, which slows the immune system

      How is a vaginal Candida infection diagnosed?

      In addition to a complete medical history and physical and pelvic examination, diagnostic procedures for vaginal Candida infections often include a microscopic examination of the vaginal discharge.
      Treatment for vaginal Candida infections:

      Specific treatment for Candida will be determined by your physician based on:

      * your age, overall health, and medical history
      * extent of the disease
      * type and severity of the symptoms
      * your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
      * expectations for the course of the disease
      * your opinion or preference

      Treatment for Candida may include:

      * anti-fungal, vaginal creams and suppositories
      * vaginal tablets
      * antibiotics

      What is bacterial vaginosis?

      While yeast infections are the most commonly discussed vaginal infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is actually the most common type of vaginitis in women of reproductive age. This infection is caused by a bacteria, not yeast. With a bacterial vaginosis infection, certain species of normal vaginal bacteria grow out of control and trigger inflammation. The cause of bacterial vaginosis is not known.
      Q: I frequently experience vaginal discharge. Is this considered normal, or might something be wrong?

      A: It is normal for all women to have some discharge from the vagina. Depending on the stage of the menstrual cycle, normal dis

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of estrogen?
    What does it do besides the obvious for transitioning?
    By transitioning, I mean hormone replacement.
    I meant what are the side effects of a man taking estrogen for hormone replacement therapy?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common side effects include enlargement or tenderness of the breasts (both sexes), swelling of the ankles and legs, loss of appetite, weight changes, retention of water, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and feeling of bloatedness. The estrogen patch can cause skin rash, irritation, and redness at the patch site.

      Less common side effects are bleeding gums, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, vaginal spotting, changes in menstrual flow, painful menstruation. pre-menstrual syndrome, no menstrual period during and after estrogen use, enlargement of uterine fibroids, vaginal infection with Candida, a cystitis-like syndrome, mild diarrhea, jaundice or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, rash, loss of scalp hair, and development of new hairy areas. Lesions of the eye and contact-lens intolerance have also been associated with estrogen therapy. You may experience migraine headache, mild dizziness, depression, and increased sex drive (women) or decreased sex drive (men).

      Rare side effects include stroke, blood-clot formation, dribbling or sudden passage of urine, loss of coordination, chest pains, leg pains, difficulty breathing, slurred speech, and vision changes. Men who receive large estrogen doses as part of the treatment for prostate cancer are at a greater risk for heart attack, phlebitis, and blood clots in the lungs.

  47. QUESTION:
    what are the symptons for yeast infection and what happens to you and what heals it?
    tell me everything exactly
    what is thrush?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm guessing you're talking about a vaginal yeast infection. Yeast infection and thrush are two layterms for candidiasis. They are all the same thing. But just saying "yeast infection" doesn't automatically mean that it's vaginal. Candidiasis can occur in many places. Candidiasis refers to one genus of yeast called Candida. There are about 44 types of Candida. It's Candida albicans that is one of the normal flora of the body and is usually the culprit. Another up and comer is Candida glabrata.

      In the vagina, the normal environment is acidic and is inhabited by microorganisms, yeast, a type of fungus, is one of these resident organisms. Our resident organisms keep eachother's numbers in balance. If the acidic environment is altered or if the bacteria are reduced too much, yeast can flourish unchecked. When the numbers become too great, this is vaginal candidiasis.

      The chief symptoms are intense itching and burning and a white or whitish-yellow discharge that resembles cottage cheese. The vaginal odor will be different from what it normally is and there may be redness or even some swelling at the labia majora and minora

      What heals it is an antigungal such as Monostat. For first-time candidiasis sufferers, they need to be diagnosed to rule out anything else. If candidisis recurs at a later time, you can buy Monostat or a comparable product and treat yourself. Some women have sucessfully used plain, unflavored yogurt injected into the vagina daily for 5-7 days. Replacing the bacteria (probiotics) may also help by using products that contain them although there's still some controversy as to whether this helps with vaginal cadidiasis the same way it works on intestinal issues. However, it should replace the normal flora in all mucus membranes.

      Below is a link you can click on to learn more about what treatments are available and what supplements you can take.

      http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/candidiasis-000030.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    can build up of bacteria cause vaginal itching?
    ik i dont have an std. i got checked. so can build up of bacteria cause it?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida albicans, and other forms of yeast, grow in the vagina, rectum, and mouth. In a healthy vagina, the presence of some yeast may not be a problem. When a woman's system is out of balance, yeast-like organisms can grow profusely and cause a thick, white discharge. A yeast infection is not necessarily an STI; however, treating a woman and her sexual partner may help prevent recurrent yeast infections.

      Yeast infections are the second most common type of vaginal infection women experience (bacterial vaginosis is the most common). Over 70% of women develop at least one yeast infection during their life and over 40% of women have had more than one infection.

      Factors that may disturb the vagina's balance include:

      Antibiotic treatments
      Oral contraceptives
      Hot weather or non-ventilating clothing, which increase moisture and warmth, fostering fungal growth
      Repeated intercourse over a short period of time
      Stress
      Suppressed immune system (including HIV)
      High carbohydrate intake, especially refined sugars and alcohol
      Pregnancy
      Diabetes

      Other causes can be irritants such as soaps, powders, new detergents and other products.

      Hope this helps!!!!

  49. QUESTION:
    Are thongs more likely to give you a yeast infection?
    Like.. I don't know.. it has a lot more contact with all your parts... they seem kind of unsanitary if you think about it actually. I mean I own a TON and I wear them mostly so I don't have panty lines when it matters.. But I was just thinking about it.. and they're honestly kind of disgusting..
    I've never actually had a problem personally with this. But I was just thinking that it seems more likely!

    • ANSWER:
      While there is no proven evidence to back up the notion that thongs are in fact hazardous to women's health, many women and gynecologists have found that yeast infections are more prevalent in women who are regular thong wearers.A fungus called Candida albicans causes vaginal yeast infections. While they can be very uncomfortable, yeast infections are usually not serious.

      According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, yeast infections are so common that ? of women will have one at some time in their lives.Many factors can contribute to this overgrowth of yeast. Certain antibiotics kill normal and harmful vaginal bacteria. Even when antibiotics are used for treatment of other illnesses, they may affect the bacteria in the vagina. This allows yeast in the vagina to overgrow and symptoms occur.

      Another factor that may contribute to the overgrowth of yeast is diabetes, which raises blood sugar levels, making the body a good environment for yeast to grow. Yeast infections may occur often and are harder to control when blood sugars are not under control.


candida treatment for women

Candida Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does Oral Thrush Get Worse before Better When you go on the Candida Diet?
    I've heard all over that when you start the Candida Diet, your symptoms will get WORSE before they get better. Most of the ones mentioned are ones like bloating, etc. What about if you have oral yeast infections though - once you start the candida diet will you notice that these also get worse before they improve?? Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      For oral yeast infection there wont be much severe symptoms after you start to take the diet compared to other infections such as vagina, penile.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
    I'm just wondering, what are the symptoms of a yeast infection? I have white secretions coming out of my vagina, and sometimes the can look like little globs. Now I'm not entirely sure that is normal. Can somebody give their opinion on what it might be?

    • ANSWER:
      What you are experiencing could be a yeast infection, other symptoms to look for would be burning, itching, redness and any other sort of irritation. Just having white secretions is tough to say, I would err on the side of caution and assume it either is a yeast infection or one in development.

      In which case, here are some natural tips and suggestions for you.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      When all is said and done I would suggest you research Candida and take a test to determine if you are suffering from it, as anyone who gets yeast infections has Candida, it's just a matter of how bad it is.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone suffer from Candida symptoms?
    I am not talking about women's yeast infection but the other form. If so what are your symptoms and how do you treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      I found the list of Candida symptoms overlap soo many other things, its practically impossible to know if you have it. However, there are some herbs. I take one by Nature's Sunshine called Yeast Detox. It seems to help with that sort of thing. Especially since I eat more sugar than I should.

      www.naturessunshine.com

  4. QUESTION:
    When treating candida in the gut do i need to use a probiotic?
    I'm using oil of oregano in hopes to kill the candida to help my ocd symptoms do I need a probiotic and how long should I use the oil I'm also eating raw garlic... I take meds for my ocd too. Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Any of the natural vitamins, supplements, herbs, oils, etc. do not 'kill' anything. What they do is make the environment so unsuitable that they can't live in it and they have to get out, literally. Probiotics are good, keep doing them. Keep doing the oil and eating garlic, but make sure you are having good bowel movements every day. About the meds now, they could be causing the OCD, you gotta be careful. Addiction is an OCD. OCD is not caused physically like candida.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I cure from candida yest infection ?
    I have observed that evrytime i treat candida with fluconazol, oral dose, once a week during 4 weeks, my hair, skin and my digestion system get a real improvment, but the condition comes back again and I am worried of doing this treatment for more than once a year. There is any other suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you add probiotics to your diet. Have yogurt every day or go to the health food store and buy probiotics in tablet form.

      The term "probiotics" refers to dietary supplements or foods that contain beneficial, or "good," bacteria normally found in your body. Although you don't need probiotics to be healthy, these microorganisms may assist with digestion or help protect against some harmful bacteria.

      There is growing public and scientific interest in probiotics. Researchers are studying whether probiotics taken as foods or supplements can help treat or prevent illness, such as:

      Vaginal yeast infections
      Diarrhea following treatment with certain antibiotics
      In addition, recent research suggests a number of new potential uses for probiotics. One study in Sweden found that a group of employees who were given probiotics missed less work due to illness than did employees who were not given probiotics. Other studies have found probiotics to be helpful in managing the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

      Some of the probiotics currently being studied include:

      Enterococcus
      Lactobacillus acidophilus
      Saccharomyces boulardii
      Bifidobacterium
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/probiotics/AN00389

  6. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to cure a yeast infection with the candida diet?
    I have been on the diet for 3 days and all my yeast infection symptoms have vanished. Im wondering when it will be safe to quit the diet with out having the chance of the infection recurring again. Can anyone help me with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you used an anti fungal.Hard to beleive it`s gone in that short a time.Do you eat meats and milk that have been fed anti biotics? The length of time,depends,it is different for everyone.How long you have had it,how severe.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a good method of Hydrogen Peroxide treatment in eliminating Candida?
    How much should I use, where can I find one that I could use internally? Has anyone had success eliminating Candida using this method? Has anyone tried using Ozone therapy in treatment of systemic candida?
    I've already done candida protocols in the past. I fully understand the diet and supplements and even some advanced therapy. I just need some more insight into the Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone treatments if anyone can help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      (This is a modification of something I wrote a few months ago)

      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc), or they use completely incorrect ways to treat it (ie. antibiotics).
      3) It's really difficult to treat, even with alternative approaches like naturopathy which normally work when conventional therapy fails.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or prescribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some food grade lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.

      (Insert tangent)
      Generally, intravenous injections of peroxide are considered to be much more effective and better than drinking peroxide, but at the same time they are more invasive and not as easy to do (I always have a bias towards doing simpler things when I practice medicine on my own), hence we avoided it. In your situation, it might be worth looking in that option. In the literature I read, all the people who had dramatic reversals of chronic incurable candida used intravenous peroxide.
      (end tangent)

      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safety measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kefir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide and more difficult to get access to. Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps! Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. One of the things which is not appreciated about the condition is that the disease spreads to the bloodstream from the gut (creating things like chronic fatigue), and then enters the brain and starts affecting your mood (ie. making you more depressed and emotional). Autumn said this was the biggest thing she noticed with Candida before and after being cured.
      Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *and peroxide is fine to drink if you do it intelligently

  8. QUESTION:
    Can I do candida and colon cleanses naturally without buying expensive supplements?
    I would seriously like to do whole-body cleanses but supplements are expensive and I don't really trust a lot that ar on the market today? Does anyone know of natural ways to do candida and colon cleanses?

    • ANSWER:
      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc).
      3) It's really difficult to treat.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or perscribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.
      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safey measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kaffir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide (and you asked for cheaper approaches). Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps. Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *Eating foods with a lot of fiber also helps clean the colon out.

  9. QUESTION:
    what medicine cures systemic candida which is cause of allergies on the skin?
    I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. What medicine is effective in killing candida(fungi)? If you have try a medicine that has been effective to you please let me know. Thanks in advance:)

    • ANSWER:
      Systemic treatments are used for esophageal and disseminated candidiasis. They can also be used for other infections that recur often or do not clear up with topical treatment.
      Ketoconazole (Nizoral) is taken at 200 or 400 mg once a day. It needs acid to be absorbed, so it should be taken with food. Antacids should be avoided. It should also not be taken at the same time as other therapies that may contain a buffer or antacid, like ddI (didanosine, Videx). It may not be well absorbed in people with gut problems or who cannot eat very much. Taking it with an acidic drink like a cola may help.

      Fluconazole (Diflucan) is taken at 200 mg the first day, then 100 mg once a day thereafter. Treatment typically lasts two weeks for oral or skin candidiasis and three weeks for esophageal infection (or two weeks after symptoms clear up, whichever is longer). The dose may be increased to 400 mg per day if the lower dose does not work.

      Studies suggest that fluconazole is more effective than ketoconazole. Some doctors still prefer to treat aggressive fungal infections with other drugs, like ketaconazole, in order to save the potent fluconazole for later use, if necessary. Resistance to fluconazole is well documented. Once it develops, then treatment options are very limited.

      Itraconazole (Sporanox) appears to be at least as potent as ketoconazole and may be as good as fluconazole. It needs stomach acid to be absorbed, so it should be taken with food. The dose is 200 mg per day. If not enough drug is being absorbed, blood levels may need to be checked so the dose can be increased.

      Itraconazole oral solution is more effective and puts higher levels of the drug in the blood than the capsule. There is a great potential for interactions between itraconazole and many anti-HIV drugs. For more information, read Project Inform's publication, Drug Interactions.

      Fungizone (amphotericin B) is given directly into a vein. It's used to treat disseminated candidiasis when other systemic therapies fail or the infection is very aggressive. It is sometimes used with another drug, flucytosine, to treat specific fungal infections like cryptococcal infections.

      This used to be the standard treatment for systemic or serious fungal infections. It lasted 8-12 weeks and often gave severe side effects, like kidney damage and anemia. People are now usually given amphotericin B until they start to improve (usually two weeks). They are then switched to fluconazole at 200-400 mg per day.

      Other forms of amphotericin B are used when systemic infections become resistant or less responsive to standard therapy. These include amphotericin B colloidal dispersion (ABCD, Amphotec) and amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC, Abelcet). These might have fewer side effects than standard amphotericin B, but all of them can be quite toxic.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of a candida cleanse?
    I have been sick for about 5 days, and I was doing a candida cleanse for about a week before then. I'm wondering if there is a connection.

    • ANSWER:
      you get a sick feeling(Flu-like symptoms), headaches, aches, or abdominal distress(gass and bloating), blurred vision, brain fog, nausea, ect.

      Die-off can last a day to over a week is normal. Depending on how infested you are.

      I usually start off slow by first using the anti-candida diet for a couple weeks to a month(http://chetday.com/candida.html), then going to the candida cleanse. Also your allowed to take half the dose of the cleanse.

      also it's good to take fiber to go to the restroom to help flush the poisons out. Flax seed fiber will work well. Also drink plenty of filtered water.

      http://dblsundog.net/Cleansing_and_Die-Off_Reactions.htm

      One of the reasons it takes so long to remove a yeast infection is that the death of one yeast cell is food for another yeast cell, which encourages those yeast colonies still living. They are being fed and supported by the internal fluids of dead cells. Until the majority of the yeast colonies are destroyed, the die-off reactions will never completely go away.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for yeast infection symptoms to completely stop after taking Monistat 1 dose??
    I took the prefilled Monistat 1 ovule 4 days ago and I swear within a couple of hours the painfully intense burining/itching of the inside stopped almost completely!! When I woke up the next morning, I couldn't even tell I had a yeast infection. Well, I am still having very very slight external vaginal itching but not alot. I'm also having slight odorless discharge. I am pretty certain it was a yeast infection I had b/c after taking the Monistat, my symptoms almost completely went away but why am I still iching even slightly after 4 days when it's supposed to be a 1 day treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, Monistat gets rid of the yeast infection for now but you will have to deal with what caused it in the first place or it will come back. Take out all of the sugar from your diet and anything with yeast in it. I don't know if you know of a condition known as Candida but that is what you probably have. Oh and try and eat lots of plain yogurt - yeah I know it's yuck!

  12. QUESTION:
    Can Candidiasis produce itch & symptoms of infection on a periodic recuring basis like Herpes?
    Is periodic recurrance of itch & symptoms of Herpes common to all kinds of Herpes or just the Simplex?

    • ANSWER:
      its common to have a yeast infection or itching symptoms with herpes symptoms, but not always most of the time Candidas has nothing to do with herpes. not common for oral herpes. it could be just Candidas or just a yeast infection.

      hsv1+and 2+

  13. QUESTION:
    What kind of diet should I have with candida?
    I was just diagnosed with candida.Know very little about it.Got some info from the specialist,but I don't understand alot of things,such as my diet.He said I have to reject carbs and sugar.I've lost alot of weight(5"3,weight 113 lb!)and want it to stop.What exactly can I eat and how big my portions should be?Please help me with some more details!
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I have copied an answer I'd previously put up - hope it is of help.

      Yeast infections, such as Candida, usually stem from an internal cause, quite often from the digestive system, and then circulate in the blood around the body often making an appearance in the vagina, mouth, in the joints, as athlete's foot as well as many other wide ranging symptoms.

      It is important to use fresh towels after each bathing. Often women suffer from yeast infections when they have finished a course of antibiotics. This is because the antibiotics kill any beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, allowing the proportion of 'harmful' bacteria to grow and cause yeast infections. This is often Candida albicans, a very common fungal yeast infection among women which is quite hard to fully get rid of without alterations in diet.

      To tackle the infection, it is wise to reduce all sugar intake, and this includes fruit for the first few weeks, as sugar feeds the Candida spores. White flour and wheat products such as bread, pasta and other carbs also release a different type of sugar. Avoiding these foods can be quite difficult as many foods contain hidden sugar and we usually see things like fruit as quite healthy - it is healthy but not for Candida sufferers. Drink plenty of water and perhaps consider taking a supplement of Caprylic acid (magnesium caprylate), a natural fatty acid derived from coconuts. This will help to kill the Candida but it may take a few weeks if you have had a yeast infection for a while or it is recurrent. Take a probiotic too - bio-yoghurts or Acidophilus - as this will help redress the balance of 'good' bacteria in your digestion. Take Acidophilus with a glass of cold water between meals and store it in the fridge, as heat kills the live bacteria so drinking hot tea or coffee while taking the capsules will render it of no use at all! Taking a supplement that contains both Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactis helps improve your digestive tract as they work better together. Try to find a supplement that contains at least 5 million live bacteria.

      You may feel a little worse at first but this is a sign that the Candida is dying off. When the infection dies off, it releases toxins into the bloodstream causing occasional headaches, nausea and some tiredness but this will be short lived.

      This may seem obvious but try to avoid bread. Bread contains yeast as a raising and activating agent and you don't want to add more yeast, you want to help take it away!

      Yeast infections are surprisingly widespread so don't think there is anything unnatural about discovering you have one. They are hard to get rid of but with some resolve, determination and the right diet you'll be yeast free!

      This may seem obvious but try to avoid bread. Bread contains yeast as a raising and activating agent and you don't want to add more yeast, you want to help take it away!

      Yeast infections are surprisingly widespread so don't think there is anything unnatural about discovering you have one. They are hard to get rid of but with some resolve, determination and the right diet you'll be yeast free!

  14. QUESTION:
    I am suffering from Ulcerative Colitis. What kind of Diet should I go on to alleviate my symptoms?
    I have gone to many doctors, and the best solutions they offered were surgery and taking a bunch of pills and suppositories that don't really work. I don't know what to do and the symptoms havent gotten better after a month. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      The most important thing to do is to reduce the incidence of diarrhea and blood. Probiotics, especially the sacchromyces boulardii yeast are known to reduce and even eliminate the diarrhea. Research has shown that boulardii up to 6 times a day is important for UC patients. Below are a list of not too many bacteria that are readily available on various websites or a place like Whole Foods.

      As far as diet goes you want to minimize the ingestion of sulfur containing foods, especially if you are experiencing rotten egg smelling farts as those kind of farts are indicating that you have a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which is a toxic byproduct of protein digestion. Those stinky farts also mean that your body is not properly detoxifying the H2S and will weaken the colon cells. Less meat, less onions and garlic, are important ways of reducing the sulfide precursors.

      As far as things to add, make sure that you are ingesting the bifidobacteria listed below and get some Metamucil, which is essentially repackaged Psyllium husks, or Plantago Ovata fiber. The combination of Psyllium and bifidobacteria has been shown to be as effective as the standard pharmaceutical 5-ASA type drugs such as Pentasa or Mensalamine in clinical testing. Go figure 0/month vs. less than /month. The combination of 5-ASA, psyllium husk, and bifidobacteria is also beneficial.

      As long as you are getting the bifidobacteria, try some oat bran, wheat bran, or brown rice. In in many patients the bran products help reduce inflammation.

      There are many things you can to to ease colitis. Review the following list of KEYWORDs and go to http://www.pubmed.gov and type in: "ulcerative colitis" KEYWORD
      to see the results of the peer reviewed journals. Here is the list...

      lactobacillus and bifidobacteria: Kyodophilus by Wakanuga
      lactoabacillus GG: Lactobacillus GG by Culturelle
      sacchromyces boulardii: a gut friendly yeast by Jarrow
      Pepto Bismol
      Fish oil
      bromelain
      papain
      quercetin
      boswellia
      vitamin C
      vitamin E
      magnesium in citrate or ionic form: traceminerals.com

      The best but unpleasant treatment is a human fecal transplant. In pubmed type in: fecal Borody TJ
      and you will see the articles. Download and review and you will learn that some people can be cured of ulcerative colitis. According to Borody, about 1/6 colitis patients get cured. You could be one of the lucky ones. I know folks who are doing well with this treatment.

      Secondary possibilities
      capric acid (not much research here but shown to be good against a Candida infection)
      caprylic acid (not much research here but shown to be good against a Candida infection)

  15. QUESTION:
    What is Your Experience with Diflucan in treating a candida infection?
    I was on antiobiotics for over a year to treat acne. After completing this, I developed oral thrush due to probable overuse of the antibiotics. My doc put me on nystatin which worked for a while but i recently had a flareup and some intestinal issues, which makes us think I might have a systemic candida infection. He has once again proscribed nystatin and now diflucan. Have people had success with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Diflucan will work to help with symptoms if you have an overgrowth of candida in your digestive system but the only real way to try to get rid of it is through proper diet. Not eating foods that the yeast thrives on is the most important thing to do to restore the balance. Get yourself a supplement like Candida Cleanse at your local health food store.

  16. QUESTION:
    Are home candida tests reliable?
    I have a lot of candida symptoms (or celiac symptoms) and it's become a huge problem for me. I found this ,,home candida test'' on the internet and decided to give it a try. You're supposed to spit in a glass of water in the morning and if you notice threads that look like strings coming from the top to bottom, then you have candida. I tried it and I definitely see strings but is this perhaps just a huge lie? Have you heard of this test and is this accurate?

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of candida/yeast in my vagina without supplements?
    please help.
    i havent been to my doctor because im very shy and i thought it was going to go away on its own.
    ive had this problem for about 2months now.
    i get a thick white discharge, no itching, no odour or any other symptoms.
    has this happend to anyone before?
    is it dangerious?
    is it possible to cure with a home remedy?
    i clean it out everyday because its gross. is this bad?
    what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Use plain yogurt and put it on the outer lips and insert some into the vagina each night before bed for about a week. Or you could go to the pharmacy/drugstore and get Monistat.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I rid my body of candida without using meds?
    I am searching on line and in books and finding contradicting information. I have read that garlic (fresh), fresh juiced carrots (not store purchased juic), grape seed extract, olive leaf extract and something called pau d'arco help eliminate and then I have to take probiotics not to mention a "candida diet"- can't find consistent info on what a good candida diet would even be.... help!

    • ANSWER:
      The only sure fire way to resolve a candida albicans overgrowth is to starve it to death........ to eliminate all sugar and yeast from your diet...... yes that's hard because you generally need to eliminate all fruit sugars as well (as i had to) ........ but it works.......... it would be a really good idea to empower yourself with knowledge in regards to the nature of an overgrowth of candida albicans........... basically it hinges on managing to completely eliminate sugar and yeast ..... candida will thrive and flourish on both....... so yeah ........ sauces, juices, spreads, packaged foods, packaged anything, bottled anything ..... and that includes supplements, tablets, cough mixtures .... every single thing you put in your mouth is a possible culprit for containing sugar ....... opening a bottle or packet or tin is pretty much out unless it specifically states "no sugar at all"........ and that's not going to happen unfortunately....... fresh food that you prepare yourself so that you know precisely whats in it is the way to beat it mate.

      Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D... fabulous reading there for you.

      A few suggestions for natural antifungals are ~

      Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ..... it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ....... not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ..... your local health food store may be able to help you with this one... Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug....... the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

      Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc....... will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth..... garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial...... please be carefull with garlic though as starting any new food you need to be aware of how your body responds to it... it may cause gastric distress if you have more than 1 clove to begin with and as well as that ...... you may be intolerant to garlic...... tummy aches, brain frizz, achy bones, moodiness and irritability can all be definite symptoms that your body can't tolerate it ..... i found that out the hard way.

      Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Powerded Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Olive leaf extract too.......... ;0)

      And, of course, complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar ......... fanatical label reading or simply don't eat from a package and prepare loads and loads of fresh green vegies (all spectacularly rich in calcium and magnesium and far easier to digest than all that milk and dairy which are btw loaded with processed sugar anyway), some organic rices, organic rolled oats, beans, organic lentils, organic quinoa some lean meats, organic nuts and seeds yourself ..... broccolli and celery and lemons freshly juiced is what totally saved my sanity...... around a litre each day...... filled me up..... supplied me with much needed calcium and stress busting magnesium (the green vegies) and bolstered my liver functioning with fresh lemon juice .... and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water .... hydrating yourself properly ..... some people find success by also eliminating natural sugars such as fruits and raw honey...... that's the final route i had to go ..... eliminating all fruit sugars ... even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ..... and raw honey for around 4 months.....;0)

      life is all about choices i guess......... and i'm so glad i made the choice to ditch sugar and yeast ...... you can do it mate..... i know you can......... get your bounce back.... you're entitled you know.

      good luck

      (((huggs)))

      peace baby

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the best medical test to find out if I have candida?
    I am about to go to urgent care but want to know how to assure I am getting the best test possible so I don' t get misdiagnosed with candida?
    Is there anything that can interfere with the diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not start with the home saliva test for candida? It won't cost you anything and then perhaps you won't be so insecure about the lab tests which are more specific.

      This isn't foolproof but it might help as a starting point.

      1. Before going to bed tonight fill a clear glass about 3/4 full of water - leave it out on a flat surface

      2. Tomorrow morning as soon as you get up - spit into the glass before you do anything else.

      3. Watch the glass immediately so that you can track the saliva,

      4. Make a mental note of the glass image at 3 minutes and again at 30 minutes. Your saliva should be floating at the top of the glass.

      5. If it is not floating, if there are strings of saliva hanging down, it it sinks to the bottom it is not healthy. If the water is cloudy, you could have candida.

      You can take a look at a diagram here:
      http://www.candidasupport.org/test_saliva.html

      Okay so if it floats, is not heavier than the water, you are fine, if not, you should be tested. No, there is little that can interfere with testing unless you are trying cleanses on your own. Even then, the presence of candida will be found.

      You already know that there are a few different types of tests beginning with a stool sample so you might want to take one with you - well packaged, please.

      There is also a blood test to determine the antibodies present which offers a clue as to type of infection.

      You might be most helped by a throat culture because once the culture is grown, the type can be determined. This is the way I would go if I were you.

      They can also do a tissue biopsy if the infection is systemic - what it will determine is the spread of the candida. This wouldn't necessarily be done at a first appointment.

      You already know that you do not want to leave this condition untreated because it can become systemic and cause even more severe symptoms than those which you are already experiencing.

      Your next concern is what kind of approach to take for treatment.
      http://www.ehow.com/about_5480486_probiotics-candida-cure.html

  20. QUESTION:
    Can I assume the Candida overgrowth has been cured after the die-off symptoms come and go?
    It's been one week on anti-fungals and a strict diet and today I'm experiencing die-off symptoms and terrible cravings. Once these symptoms go away, will I be cured?
    Wow, how do I known if it's all gone? How do I know how long to keep going? The diet is pretty darn miserable to keep up.

    • ANSWER:
      Not necessarily. Just because you don't feel sick doesn't mean that everything's all cleared up. If there's some Candida left that's a bit more resistant to the drug but you stop taking the drug, those cells will multiply, leaving you with an infection that's pretty much resistant to what you're taking now... which means another full course of anti-fungals that have to be stronger than what you're on now... just stick with the medication to make sure you kill off all the Candida.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there something natural that can help a person cleanse themself of candida?
    I know one good way to do it is to not eat foods that are high in sugar, like candy, certain types of bread, fruits, certain types of vegitables like beets and ect.
    But is there a natural food that is good for getting rid of Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... Your diet plays a major role in your ability to prevent and cure yeast infections. It sounds like you have everything under control but still need some more information on Candida yeast infection I did some research and here are some helpful tips I thought you would find interesting…

      To prevent yeast infections...

      1. Keep your genital area dry
      Failing to clean your genital area makes it easier for fungi to thrive and overgrow. This might lead to infection of other parts of your body, a case which can be life-threatening. Make it a habit to clean your genital area – and your whole body for that matter – regularly. Most people can get away with washing twice daily but for those who engage in strenuous activities, extra care must be observed.

      2. Avoid products that can cause irritation
      Some products might cause irritation to the genital area, especially scented soaps, sprays, and creams. If you find that you feel itchy down there after using a certain product, discontinue use immediately. Scented products might give the false feeling that you are cleaner but this is not the case and these products will just make it more difficult for you to get rid of a yeast infection fast. Fragrance-free products are enough to get the job done and keep you feeling clean and fresh.

      3. Watch what you wear
      Tight clothing won’t help when you are trying to treat a yeast infection. Tight jeans and underwear can cause further irritation. It is advisable to wear loose-fitting clothes and wear underwear made from cotton. Fabrics made from synthetic materials do not allow your skin to breath, trapping moisture which attracts fungi.

      If you found this information helpful this blog post goes into greater detail and offers many ways to prevent and deal with yeast infections. Several of the tips provide almost immediate relief for the pain and uncomfortable symptoms associated with Candida yeast infections...

  22. QUESTION:
    What's the most effective diet to start eliminating candida yeast from my body?
    I'm 19 yrs old and I'm positive that I have an overgrowth of candida.
    thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:
      Empower yourself with knowledge in regards to the nature of an overgrowth of candida albicans.. basically it hinges on managing to completely eliminate sugar and yeast ..... candida will thrive and flourish on both.

      Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D... fabulous reading there for you.

      A few suggestions for natural antifungals are ~

      Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ..... it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ....... not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ..... your local health food store may be able to help you with this one... Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug....... the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

      Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc....... will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth..... garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial...... please be carefull with garlic though as starting any new food you need to be aware of how your body responds to it... it may cause gastric distress if you have more than 1 clove to begin with and as well as that ...... you may be intolerant to garlic...... tummy aches, brain frizz, achy bones, moodiness and irritability can all be definite symptoms that your body can't tolerate it ..... i found that out the hard way.

      Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Olive leaf extract too.......... ;0)

      And, of course, complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar ......... fanatical label reading or simply don't eat from a package and prepare fresh low sugar fruits like pears, watermelon, strawberries, loads of green and salad vegies, rices, oats, peas, beans, lentils, some lean meats, organic nuts and seeds (ground up for easier digestion) yourself ..... and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water .... hydrating yourself properly ..... some people find success by also eliminating natural sugars such as fruits and raw honey...... that's the final route i had to go ..... eliminating all fruit sugars ... even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ..... and raw honey for a while.....;0)

      bless
      x

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
    what are the symptoms of yeast infection what does the discharge look like does your vagina swell and get sore I only see discharge when I look inside theres none on my panties and no odor

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal Yeast Infections

      Vaginal yeast infections are numerous but the most common is itching which can be severe or mild.

      Other symptoms are:-
      * swelling of the vulva of the vagina;
      * the vagina may have a rash;
      * redness and burning of the vagina;
      * soreness and pain during sex;
      * a white and cottage cheese-like discharge, usually thick and without odor;

      When treated promptly with over-the-counter medicine it's likely to go away. Sufferers may have some or more of the symptoms above. Sufferers should be careful though. If these symptoms are persistent it may mean something serious like yeast syndrome has developed.

      Sometimes the usual candida yeast infections symptoms are accompanied by hidden signs which might be evidence of yeast syndrome. This is a dangerous condition which can be a silent killer when combined with life-threatening opportunistic diseases. There's a very interesting and informative yeast infections article explaining this further on EzineArticles.

      Many people have not realized yet that the cure of chronic yeast infections especially, requires more serious and comprehensive attention. The condition needs a holistic treatment and a change of lifestyle to permanently get rid of the vaginal yeast infections.

  24. QUESTION:
    How much raw garlic should I ingest daily for acne?
    I suffer from candida induced acne and want to try garlic for a remedy. I read that ingesting raw minced garlic can be quite helpful but I don't know how much to take. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida also known as Candida Albicans or Candidiasis is apparently present in over 80% of the population and acne is one of the symptoms experienced from this.

      You ask how much to take. I know that acne sufferers do massage the affected areas several times a day with garlic and also a lot take 3 seeds of garlic once on a daily basis for a month.

      I would suggest that you take once daily for 2 weeks, and see how the treatment is progressing and continue if satisfactory for another 2 weeks.

      As always please stop if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms. Good luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    What should I do if I think I have Candida?
    I am having these symptoms of candida overgrowth and I don't think my parents will believe me so what do I do to help it because I am pretty sure I have it.
    I am a 13 year old male, athlete, straight A's, and in very fit and even maybe a little to skinny. I was very stressed and depressed but now it is not so bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Bro you can take of it in no time. I had candida myself and now I have it under control in my body. Remember that candida is their naturally in your body but the key is not have over growth of it. If you think you have it then do the following and you will get kick ass results. I can tell you from personal experience this works. Not only did I get it under control but with working out and the right diet I attained my abs within the first week.

      By doing this you will starve the yeast and it will have no where to go but out of your body since their is no sugar for it to feed on. But you have to stick to this diet for 7-21 days if you truly want to see the results. Not only will your remove/control the candida but you will feel over all much better. I can tell you this from my personal experience.

      AVOID:
      Sugar, refined and simple sugars
      Wheat and rye
      Milk and cheese
      Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages
      Potatoes
      Honey
      Mushrooms
      Vinegars

      DO:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

      Do this for 7-21 days and you will be fine.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to cure very old candida albicans.?
    I am suffering from candida albicans since my childhood. I wasn't knowing about Candida before. Now I know that many health hazards are caused by candida & doctors don't know.

    I want some successful person's advice to cure my Candida successfully.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    • ANSWER:
      One thing to note is that everyone has some yeast and some bad bacteria in their body... it's impossible to remove every single bit of it, but it is normally kept in a proper balance with the good bacteria so symptoms don't come up. If you say you've been suffering with it since your childhood, it's possible that you've been low on the good bacteria since then, but I'm not sure how bad you mean by "suffering".

      With that being said, Probiotics are the biggest thing to help fight Candida and yeast growth. If you'd like to increase your intake, you could take some foods like Yogurt or Kefir as they have Probiotics in them, but if you'd like to have a faster impact, a good Probiotic supplement (one with 30+ billion viable organisms from several strains) will have a MUCH faster impact on it.
      In addition to Probiotics, Caprylic Acid and Grapefruit Seed Extract also help to fight the Candida directly, so those three together are a very good combination to fight Candida if it's bad enough that you want to take care of it the fastest.

      Most of the cases I've heard of that used regimens like this showed an impact within just a few days (where they noticed some benefits) and were often almost completely gone within a month or so, but some more extreme cases took longer. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  27. QUESTION:
    Can pelvic pain be a symptom of a yeast infection?
    I have some pelvic pain and I think I also have a yeast infection. Could the pelvic discomfort be a symptom of a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Pelvic pain may have multiple causes, including:
      inflammation or direct irritation of nerves caused by acute or chronic trauma, fibrosis, pressure, or intraperitoneal inflammation muscular contractions or cramps of both smooth and skeletal muscles
      psychogenic factors, which can cause or aggravate pain.

      Some of the more common sources of acute pelvic pain, or pain that occurs very suddenly, may include:
      ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus
      pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - an infection of the reproductive organs
      twisted or ruptured ovarian cyst
      miscarriage or threatened miscarriage
      urinary tract infection
      appendicitis
      ruptured fallopian tube

      The true is that pelvic pain is a symptom of yeast infection, but it is not the only one. However, if it persists for a long period of time you should consult your doctor and have a test for candida.

      Yeast infection have many symptoms. You can count more than 50 symptoms. Some are more dangerous than others for your health, relating the state of the yeast fungus growth in your body. If it is in a chronic state, that means you have chronic yeast infection, you may experience and pelvic pain. Usually, the men experience more than women this pelvic pain.

      Women may experience at a point of their life pelvic pain without having any relation with yeast infection. This is one of the reason it is so difficult to diagnose it. However, if you believe it is because of yeast fungus, than you have to treat its root causes. Normal medications will ameliorate your symptoms, but not the root cause of the problem, the yeast fungus.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you drink green tea on the candida diet?
    i've read a bunch of stuff contradicting the fact that you cant have tea while on the candida diet because caffeine feeds the yeast your trying to starve out, but some sites say you can have green tea? So whats the right answer? Im just trying to starve out the yeast in my body as fast as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have candida.

      It has no symptoms therefore even IF you did have it, you would never know.

      There's so much rubbish written on the net about it and the bulk of it is completely invented. That's why you're getting conflicting information because all the information is invented by idiots selling you fake diets from fake websites that are used to sell advertising space.

  29. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a yeast infection/Candida to clear up?
    I think I might have it, not too sure although I did have some die off symptoms.
    oh I am not sexually active and its more to do with my digestive system rather than sexual organs.

    • ANSWER:
      If you aren't sure and if you are sexually active, go to the doctor ASAP! Even if your bf or partner swears he hasn't slept with anyone else 'cause he can carry something forever and not have symptoms. If you have never had sex, it is probably a yeast infection if you have a discharge. I REALLY RECOMMEND THE 3 DAY TREATMENT as opposed to the one day. You should see results after a day but keep using it every night! If it doesn't go away, go to the doctor. If there is an odor, that's a sign that it's probably not a yeast infection as well. Are you on antibiotics at all? 'Cause antibiotics can cause yeast infections (everytime I take them, I get one!). ARE YOU SURE IT'S NOT AN URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS? SYMPTOMS CAN BE SIMILAR! There is a test that they sell at the drugstore to tell if is, I'd try that. Irregardless, if you are atleast 13, you should be seeing a gynocologist yearly so it wouldn't hurt to schedule an appointment to make sure everything is okay. And if you can't afford it, consider Planned Parenthood, they are fairly reasonable! REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY ACTIVE AND SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS ARE STILL THERE (AS YOU PUT IT), I AM VERY CONCERNED IT MAY BE A STD! STDs can be sooo serious and they are sooo curable nowadays so take care of it ASAP! Good luck and I'm glad people aren't embarrased to ask questions like these! Just remember, that your best advice is always from a MD or a nurse practicioner in person!

  30. QUESTION:
    Any males diagnosed with hpv with only symptom being itching?
    I have had itching in the anus and testicles for the last several months.

    I have seen 12 doctors, billed thousands to my health care provider etc etc etc I ordered an Make urine HPV kit form MDLabs and will know on monday.

    I am going to keep this simple...
    Have any males out there been diagnosed with hpv with the only symptom of itching in the genital region?

    • ANSWER:
      People can experience itching before herpes (HSV) breakouts. Itching is an extremely common symptom. hsv or hpv?

      HPV? most men dont experience symptoms with hpv unless you have warts. the itching may be the start of some warts forming. but most people dont even know they have hpv. Are you bathing often enough? are you using some kind of hypoallergenic soap (lever2000 or dove usually have very little irritants in them) Candida (yeast) or bacteria or fungus all can cause itching.

      if you are gay and practice unsafe sex, I would consider getting an anal pap smear (same kind of pap smear women get.... only its for the rectum).

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the best supplements/probiotics to take, to get rid of massive Candida infection?
    I am too lazy to change my diet, so I'd like to know if there are any specific antifungals/probiotic supplements that work pretty well to destroy an intestinal yeast infection...?

    If you managed to cure a Candida/yeast infection, what products or drugs did you take? How well did they work?

    I REALLY need help on this as I am faced with a serious health problem that may or may not be Candida overgrowth, but without medical insurance, I can't get extensive testing done to figure out what condition I really have. However from my own research, it seems likely that Candida is a major component of my longterm illness, if not the whole thing.

    Can you treat Candida effectively with supplements/drugs, without making significant dietary changes?

    I'm getting all sorts of symptoms now that keep increasing, something like IBS (I feel things moving in my digestive system, and constipation is severe) and blurry vision/eye pain/bloodshot eyes, water retention, fatigue.. I need some help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is controlled in the long run by correcting diet and lifesyle habits. If you don't want to take charge of your diet and change it to eliminate the fungus permanently you will continue to have issues.

      Parasites feed on fungus and fungus feeds on sugars.
      Parasites can cause all of the symptoms you are talking about. www.curezone.com has homeopathic remedies you can use to cleanse both fungus and parasites from the body.

      Changing your diet will eliminate the IBS stuff. To permanently and effectively eliminate fungus and parasites you have to change your diet.

      I teach clients everyday how to get well without prescriptions, by changing thier lifestyles, habits and diets.

  32. QUESTION:
    What can I do to make an Inner Ear Infection go a way quicker?
    About a week and a half ago I was diagnosed with Labyrinthitis (inner ear infection) and I still have the symptoms of it, which are mainly feeling very off balance, dizziness and panic attacks. I had the symptoms for weeks even before I was diagnosed. All the doctor could do was prescribe Meclizine for the dizziness and it is not doing a thing for me. Is there anything I can do to make my symptoms go a way quicker? This is really disrupting my life. I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Oregano oil is a natural and effective solution, this is from an article about it:

      "Meet the powerful anti-biotic of nature: Oil of Oregano. Every time I find scientific proof for a natural alternative to prescription drugs –It makes my day (I simply hate drug companies, sorry). Oil of oregano was recently found to be significantly better than all of the 18 currently used antibiotics in the treatment of MRSA staph infections.

      This super herb is rich in anti oxidant. The strong phenol anti-oxidants destroy pathogenic bacteria, viruses and yeasts, which means there are many oil of oregano uses.

      What do Studies Say About Oregano Oil Uses and Benefits?

      The Natural News website reported that “oregano oil was found to be very rich in phytochemical flavonoids and phenolic acids. It is the third highest herb in oxygen radical absorbency capacity (ORAC) with an impressive score of 200,129. Oregano is one of the world’s greatest sources of the powerful phenol component thymol. Thymol is great for improving digestive function as well as destroying harmful microbes”.

      The best use of oregano oil is as a disinfectant. It will be beneficial for any sort of bacterial or viral conditions, such as ear, nose and throat infections, respiratory diseases, Candida, acne and much more. It also works to suppress inflammatory mediators and cancer cell production (it contains rosmarinic acid which has very strong cancer fighting properties)....

      Read more at the source - about which one and dosage etc

  33. QUESTION:
    Is Candida a normal thing doctors test for when someone is ill?
    Or do you have to have certain symptoms for doctors to test for it?

    I know they check for Candida during full physcial exams (Vaginal swabs)
    but what about Candida infection of the stomach, blood stream etc.

    • ANSWER:
      "Is Candida a normal thing doctors test for when someone is ill?" -- No. Organ Candidiasis and Candida sepsis aren't routinely tested for unless there are symptoms that suggest it or previous test results that point in that direction. It could conceivably show up in, say, blood cultures drawn because of infection symptoms.

      It's more common to use a spatula and cytobrush during a pelvic, but when there have been patient complaints of symptoms a swab is used to collect a sample of any suspicious fluid observed. It's not possible to "check for Candida" because a vaginal infection can be bacterial vaginosis as easily as Candidiasis. So the thing checked for is any irregularity rather than a specific condition. Examination of the specimen under a microscope "checks" for Candidiasis.

  34. QUESTION:
    How will I know and be sure my penile yeast infection is gone?
    Are there any easy tests i can do to see if i still have it? Used canesten duo and took a 1 capsule dose of fluconzole...symptoms appear to have stopped but how can i be sure it's not just calmed it down?

    • ANSWER:
      Since yeast infections tend to occur due to an upset in the balance of the microbial flora of your body, if you are looking for a permanent cure, you will need to address the root cause of your infection. Most of the time this can be very difficult as the reasons behind a yeast infection vary greatly. However, any upset in our bodies can be corrected by certain lifestyle changes, and these changes will result in a condition where the Candida yeasts can no longer survive in large amounts.

      If you want to get rid of your yeast infection completely, and learn of ways in which you can prevent it, you will need to know in detail what these lifestyle changes are and the ways you should implement them in your daily life. For this purpose, you should seek the help of a step by step guide below:

      1. Avoid all junk foods (white sugar, white flour, soft (soda) drinks)
      2. Avoid all sugars (even fruits)
      3. Avoid all grains ( Barley, Corn, Millet, Oats, Rice, Wheat)

      What you need to get is apple cider vinegar not regular store bought vinegar. Here is what you need to get which will cost you next to nothing:

      4. Get a bottle of RAW apple cider vinegar and take 2 Tbs in the morning and 2 before you go to sleep.
      5. For the first 7 days you will only eat RAW leafy green vegetables and other RAW vegetables. If you don't like to eat vegetables than juice them. You can find tons of recipes online. Do this every time you get hungry.
      6. Get probiotics. I would suggest Garden of Life Raw Probiotics. Their main function is to provide balance for less-desirable organisms (such as yeast)
      7. Eat lots of leafy green vegetables whenever you are hungry.

      doing so you will see your symptoms expunge much faster and feel much too. I can tell you this from personal experience that this will work. But it will require effort on your part.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do yeast infections start? and whats the best way to cure it? what to do and what not to do when u have 1?
    oh and symptoms =)
    just curious because a friend was worrying she had one and now im curious thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Your vagina, like everywhere else on your body, is host to millions of tiny organisms. In particular, the vagina hosts the "candida albicans" yeast. This is fine. Over human evolution, humans and yeasts have learned to work together in a way that works for both of us. But occasionally, the yeasts start growing too fast. This can be caused by a lot of stuff... douching, for example, which is designed to make the vagina "clean" actually changes the pH balance in there and can make the yeast overreact. Other causes are hormonal changes (some women get mild yeast overgrowth before their periods), unprotected sex with multiple partners (the vagina responds to unfamiliar sperm by attacking), diabetes, mono, stress, or just bad luck.

      If you've never had one before, you should get a diagnosis by a doctor. Once you've learned that certain symptoms = yeast infection rather than other vaginal troubles like vaginosis, you can use over-the-counter medicines like monistat, but the first time, it's good to be sure. The doctor can also prescribe you quicker-acting treatments than you can buy.

      When you have one, avoid sex (you can pass them to your partner and then they can pass them back to you). Don't sit around in wet swimwear, keep the vaginal area dry, and use whatever medicine you choose according to the instructions. It's really not a big deal.

  36. QUESTION:
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to?
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to? Or maybe a urinary tract infection? They share similar symptoms...I think i have either of them for over a month and i ignored it. But now, the itching is stopped and there is little burning sensation while urinating but there is abdominal pain. Is it connected? And yes, im visiting the doctor on Monday but i just wanted to be mentally prepared..:)

    • ANSWER:
      a yeast overgrowth can take over many aspects of your body and even mind. Candida is nothing to ignore . Your Dr may not even know that much about it .
      Yes .Candida Can travel from the vagino to your stomach/intestines .This can create an environment for cancers and other things to grow and fester .

      Ask your Dr if there are also recommendations for your Diet .

  37. QUESTION:
    How long does fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?
    After feeling ill for nearly a year I finally found out that I had a candida yeast overgrowth. I have been on a low sugar, low caffeine diet for about a month now and have been taking garlic and probiotics for about 2 weeks. My other symptoms seem to be getting better, but my fatigue is as bad as ever. I sleep for 12 hours on some days. When should I expect the fatigue to go away?

    • ANSWER:
      It takes around 3-5 months to balance between the healthy bacteria and the yeast in your body, but most people will be feeling better at 1 month into using the prescription antifungal "Diflucan." Here is your "recipe" for treating the yeast: Begin by avoiding sugar (except for dark chocolate) which is a healthy food in moderation. Remember, sugar feeds yeast. Take healthy bacteria (probiotics) to fight the yeast. I recommend Probiotic Pearls or Acidophilus Pearls twice a day for 3-5 months. At the same time, begin the herbal antifungal mix "Anti-Yeast" twice a day for 3-5 months. You can add the medication Diflucan for 6-12 weeks (get the generic form fluconazole. The brand name is 0 for 6 weeks. I hope I helped you out some, good luck and take care hun.

  38. QUESTION:
    Could your gum or throat infection be passed to your partner's genitals through oral sex?
    I've had a gum/throat infection for the past week. The day before I started showing symptoms for this, I engaged in oral sex with my boyfriend. Now, he is starting to experience irregularities such as burning when he urinates, redness/soreness at the tip of the penis and general discomfort. Could I have unknowingly passed this infection to him?

    • ANSWER:
      what kind of throat inaction u have?if u have oral herpes or candida infection,in rear cases that could be mouth gonorrhea or chlamydia

  39. QUESTION:
    What could be a cause of these symptoms?
    My girlfriend noticed a few days ago that the area under her breasts were turning different colors, some brownish pink and red, and now the skin is starting to peel (kinda like when your skin peels from a sun burn). I don't think she has been in the sun too long to get some kind of sun burn but the symptoms of this problem are really worrying her.

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably from moisture & rubbing. Is this a new symptom for her? Have her switch to wearing cotton underwear which absorbs moisture better & allows her body to breathe. It could be some kind of dermatitis, psoriasis or candida. It's good to use some drying agent you can purchase @ the drug store.
      If this condition doesn't resolve itself soon or gets worse have her consult her doc. It is difficult to diagnose her symptoms without being seen.

  40. QUESTION:
    How long after fungal infection is contracted will symptoms appear?
    i recently came into contact with someone fungal infection. probably candida how long after exposure should i see symptoms. rash or watever it is

    • ANSWER:
      jake, of course there is the possibility that you did not get any fungal infection despite your contact. Candida (also known as Monilia) is the most common fungus infection because it is so widespread in many people will no ill effect and escapes detection. It can cause anything from thrush mouth in infants or immune-compromised persons to vaginal discharge. Symptoms, usually visible, include white patches which are this fungus growing in colonies or patches within 3 to 10 days. If so, contact your doctor for simple and effective treatment. By the way, the next most common body skin fungal infection is roundworm (also called Tinea) which is not a "worm" but is a fungus instead.

  41. QUESTION:
    Confused about Candida symptoms and diet?
    I have just been told i am suffering from numerous allergies and candida.

    My main symptom is tiredness, drowsiness and unreal, spacy feelings. I also suffer nausea, bloating, wind, mucous in stool, diarrhea and constipation.

    I am confused as to wether my symptoms are normal?
    I also am unsure as to what i should be eating in regards to meals and also can i eat fruit?

    If you have any personal experiences of this issue or advice id love to chat
    i also have iron defiency anaemia and am low on vitamin B12

    • ANSWER:
      Do you think you get enough b vitamins (in particular B12?) this can cause some of your symptoms.

      If you can cut down on refined sugars that will help, and try a good quality probiotic. Some fruit is fine.

  42. QUESTION:
    How bad are the die off symtoms from candida?
    i currently have a product very similar to this in hand to start, with identical ingredients:

    http://www.qfac.com/supps/yeastmax.html

    when it recommends 10 drops does it mean in the mouth directly or in water?

    also how bad are the die off symptoms? should i take probiotics after a meal to restore the balance?

    and can i start out slower with 5 drops instead of 10? and a half of a pill instead of 1?

    just wanted to get some advice before i started.....thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can dilute it. That's what I do.

      I recommend taking them after the meal to combat the influx of sugar into your system.

      Additionally, you can find out more about die-off symptoms and what you can expect here:

      http://www.candida-away.com/cure-candida-die-off-symptoms.html

      Best of Luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    (Please Answer only if you have had experience) Can I eat yogurt on the Anti-Candida Diet?
    Yogurt has anywhere between 21-37 grams of sugar, yet the candida articles say to eat it, but avoid sugar? Are they talking about eating plain yogurt (which still is high in sugar)? Or do the live bacteria cancel out the sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Missy,

      The articles that say eat yogurt are talking about the plain unsweetened type of yogurt. The plain yogurt that I eat has about 16 grams of sugar and fortunately does not seem to aggravated my candida symptoms. Some candida dieters can tolerate plain yogurt and the live and active cultures such as acidophilus and bifidus regularis are helpful to candida dieters. These live and active cultures are probiotics and although they do not eliminate candida from the intestinal system they contribute healthy bacteria that helps to restore balance to your intestinal system. This is why many resources advocate eating plain yogurt on the candida diet. This may not work for everyone though. You will start to find that what works for some on this diet may not work for you. It is a lot of trial and error. I hope this helps.

      Good luck,
      Tennille

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had dizziness problems with candida?
    I've had mild dizziness for the last 3 years I've had MRI scans, been to chiropractors etc etc etc and no one seems to know whats wrong with me although I have just seen a naturopath and he seems to think I have candida.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a clinical pharmacist and have trained about 5yrs in acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine. Whenever western medicine and chiropractic can not solve the problem, I always refer my patients to a licensed Acupuncturist who is full-scope, meaning expert in chinese herbs as well as moxa, medical massage, cupping and needles, etc.

      I have confidence that they will do a differential diagnosis that will easily pin-point the imbalance that is causing your mild dizziness. Make sure you opt for chinese herb formulas that are made in the USA and tested for GMP (USA codes for good manufacturing processes) to avoid the issue of heavy metal poisoning and contaminants coming out of China these days.

      You may also want to check with your Naturopathics about heavy metal hair analysis - some heavy metal poisonings may produce mild symptoms like yours. I am assuming you have had a clinical pharmacist such as myself review ALL your medications, herb and drug suppliments? Many herbs and drugs, and combinations there of, not to mention illegal or illicit drugs, can cause lightheadedness and dizziness.

      Best of luck to you,

      Dr. D. Nostrum, Pharm.D.
      *********
      Responding to JBloor below who is discrediting Chinese Medicine theory, (TCM). Briefly, the root cause for immune problems at the same time as dizziness is often weak lifeforce, or 'kidney essence'. Many symptoms in western medicine are not related, or are being discovered all the time, like the connection between the lungs and kidney for high blood pressure, (ACE Inhibitor meds). India and China knew about these 'mysterious' connections for thousands of years but modern western medicine, courtesy of the AMA and drug companies of the west, is still far in the back distance and still catching up to basic 'asian' medical theory!

  45. QUESTION:
    what is the best yeast infection remedy?
    I have never had a yeast infection and it has been a long time since the symptoms started... finally tonight my boyfriend confirmed that thats what i have. I am really scared now i am not sure what to do. I was wondering what was the best over the counter treatment there was to buy that i can get tomorrow.
    I know it is a yeast infection because when he mentioned it i looked it up and started reading several articles about it and i have everything that it says you should have if you have a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis, more commonly known as yeast infection, derives its name from the fungal species candida albicans which causes such infection.
      A condition not too serious, this infection can easily be treated with the help of yeast infection medication, most of which is easily available over the counter. Home remedies for yeast infection as well as natural ones are commonly recommended and are also known to be greatly effective.

      Commonly occurring forms of yeast infection include oral candidiasis or thrush, genital candidiasis of which vaginal infection is more common than penal, and superficial skin infections. People having diabetes, cancer or AIDS are more susceptible to these infections, and also those having weaker immune systems. Such persons may also be affected by yeast infections of the gastrointestinal tract, pharynx or the urinary bladder and are at a greater risk of the infection turning life-threatening. Medical advice may, therefore, be sought in severe cases or if the infection is recurring.
      For some people, all there is, is a little itch which can easily be ignored but for the majority of the population with natural relief for yeast infection.

  46. QUESTION:
    How long can you have Prostatitis without it being diagnosed?
    I've had low grade fevers up to 2.5 degrees higher than normal since Nov 2006,combined with cold,to flulike symptoms.But I've suffered from frequent urination since 1982 when I fell 35' off a bridge onto a railroad track.I had a catheder implant at time.Yesterday I asked the Dr.how long have I had it and his answer was"how long have you felt sick?"

    • ANSWER:
      there is no actual way of knowing that. The current state of scientific and medical knowledge about prostatitis is not very good, as any honest doctor will admit.

      There are three main schools of thought about the causes of prostatitis. Each of the following linked pages will soon have additional information related to the potential cause.

      Bacterial infection,
      Auto-immune response or disordered immune response,
      Neuromuscular, tension or physical injury problem

      Additional possible causes:
      a uric acid disorder,
      prostate stones,
      a urethral stricture,
      a rare tumor,
      prostate cancer,
      benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, non-cancerous growth of the prostate),
      a food allergy,
      a yeast infestation,
      a specific yeast problem from the Genus Candida,
      or a virus.

  47. QUESTION:
    Would Candida Overgrowth have been seen with an endoscopy and colonoscopy?
    I've had both procedures done. Would my specialist have seen a candida overgrowth if it exists? I have all of the symptoms and there seems to be no explanation! I know they CAN be seen, but would they necessarily?

    It is still a possibility I have it?
    I've had chronic sinus problems all my life and for the past 18 years have been on antibiotics at least twice a year!

    They did take biopsies from both procedures (they were months ago) and nothing came back. Is it possible maybe they didn't check for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Only if they looked at it under a microscope, not just a magnifying device they use for those procedures. If they haven't run an analysis on your samples yet, then its possible they could still call you and tell you that it is a yeast infection.

      Add:
      You should call the doctor's office and asked if they looked for it. If it doesn't say negative for Candida Overgrowth, they didn't check for it, so go back in and have them look. It takes less than a minute. Also taking a probiotic supplement (Acidophilus) is key when you have been on a lot of anitbiotics. I told a girl I work with to try it. She had been having stomach problems and recurrent yeast infections for two years after being on long-term antibiotics. Within a couple weeks her stomach felt better- and she hasn't gotten another yeast infection since.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have candid / yeast overgrowth?
    I heard that over 80% of the population has a candida overgrowth. What testing is available to determine whether you have this?
    What testing is available, im not asking the symptoms. I want to know how i can determine for sure whether i have an intestinal candida overgrowth

    • ANSWER:
      There's a very simple way to find out if you have "yeast overgrowth syndrome". (This is not to be confused with things like oral thrush, or yeast vaginitis by the way)

      If a naturopath claims you have it, then you can rest assured that you don't
      If you tick off a list of symptoms from a website that sells products to cure YOS, then you can be assured you don't have it.

      Since this is an imaginary condition....you don't have it. Nobody does.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have a yeast infection?
    It itches really bad and there is always white stuff in little cracks that I need to clean out. What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's candidiasis (yeast infection). Yeast infections are often symptomatic of a deeper problem, which creams and washes and even pills cannot fix. You will need to implement a few lifestyle changes, but you can get rid of candida once and for all!


candida symptoms

Candida Yeast Cure

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the best supplements/probiotics to take, to get rid of massive Candida infection?
    I am too lazy to change my diet, so I'd like to know if there are any specific antifungals/probiotic supplements that work pretty well to destroy an intestinal yeast infection...?

    If you managed to cure a Candida/yeast infection, what products or drugs did you take? How well did they work?

    I REALLY need help on this as I am faced with a serious health problem that may or may not be Candida overgrowth, but without medical insurance, I can't get extensive testing done to figure out what condition I really have. However from my own research, it seems likely that Candida is a major component of my longterm illness, if not the whole thing.

    Can you treat Candida effectively with supplements/drugs, without making significant dietary changes?

    I'm getting all sorts of symptoms now that keep increasing, something like IBS (I feel things moving in my digestive system, and constipation is severe) and blurry vision/eye pain/bloodshot eyes, water retention, fatigue.. I need some help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is controlled in the long run by correcting diet and lifesyle habits. If you don't want to take charge of your diet and change it to eliminate the fungus permanently you will continue to have issues.

      Parasites feed on fungus and fungus feeds on sugars.
      Parasites can cause all of the symptoms you are talking about. www.curezone.com has homeopathic remedies you can use to cleanse both fungus and parasites from the body.

      Changing your diet will eliminate the IBS stuff. To permanently and effectively eliminate fungus and parasites you have to change your diet.

      I teach clients everyday how to get well without prescriptions, by changing thier lifestyles, habits and diets.

  2. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic yeast infection pills have yeast in them? How does that work?
    I actually am pretty sure I have bacterial vaginosis, but I got Nature's Cure homeopathic yeast control pills because they have yeast in them, which I figured would help. but it got me wondering... how in the heck is it supposed to work for a yeast infection??? I've seen other brands of remedies labeled "homeopathic" with candida yeast as a main ingredient, as well, so it's not just Nature's Cure being weird.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy is based on the idea of curing illnesses etc. by taking what you are actually trying to cure ( a bit like the way vaccines work ). What you need to take is a probiotic with acidophilus and similar organisms. They are brilliant at preventing yeast infections if you are on antibiotics.
      I don't know how effective homeopatic remedies are for yeast infections. I know they can be quite effective for some problems but it always sounds weird to me the way they are supposed to work.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has there been any proof of yeast causing heart disease?
    This is a Kevin Trudeau claim in his "Natural Cures" books, specifically that Candida yeast is responsible for most incidents of heart disease. The remedy is something called "Candida Cleanse", which he has a financial interest in.

    My mother is an M.S.N. and she told me that the only patients she's seen with yeast infections of the heart were severely immuno-depressive, ie terminal AIDS patients or stage 4 cancer patients.

    • ANSWER:
      yeast can cause inflammation of the inner coating cells of the heart in very sick immuno supressed people like you have mentioned. that would cause heart failure. it is also possible in intra venous drug abusers, albeit very rare.
      yeast dose not cause heart attacks. not even a small percentage.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how long the yeast infection Candida lasts?
    So yeah, I want to know how long it takes for Candida(the yeast infection) to cure. Does anyone know the anwser??

    • ANSWER:
      Candida treatment can be tricky. If it is vaginal, the sypmtoms can be treated with the over-the-counter medications and they should have a treatment duration on the label. The main problem with candida, is that according to most information (and you can look this up online), the candida started in other areas of your body, most likely your gut, and then overgrew to the places you actually see the obvious symptoms. If you have noticed other things like digestive disturbances, intermittant rashes, sometimes diahhrea, or other symptoms, it may be that there is a candida infection in your intestinal tract. For information on treatment of that, you should look online for: candida, yeast infection, etc. The usual treatment for what may be an ongoing yeast (candida) infection usually involves a specific dietary regime, along with prescription drugs that most doctors won't prescribe - or herbal remedies that contain products that kill the overgrowth of candida. For an ongoing problem, which can account for more symptoms than already mentioned above, it can take up to six months for complete removal of the overgrowth. Symptom relief, only, may be sooner with recurrances due to not erradicating the source of the original infection. Antibiotics can cause or aggravate candida.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is candida, vaginitis and yeast infection?
    Hello
    How is candida different from yeast infection? Is it the same as the vaginitis and candida yeast?
    Which are some of the best product for curing candida/yeast infection

    • ANSWER:
      Baasically they all mean the same its just that the names are used interchangeably, there are some natural remedies out there, so please speak to yor doctor and dont get blinded by the stuff being sold on ther internet as some of it doesnt work, I know my girlfreind usede to have on now she os completely healed.

      Good Luck

  6. QUESTION:
    is it possible to cure candida yeast infection fast, permanently and naturally without go to doctor?
    my boyfriend had suffered from this problem but he doesn't want to go to see the doctor. is there any solution for cure yeast infection fast?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of candida/yeast in my vagina without supplements?
    please help.
    i havent been to my doctor because im very shy and i thought it was going to go away on its own.
    ive had this problem for about 2months now.
    i get a thick white discharge, no itching, no odour or any other symptoms.
    has this happend to anyone before?
    is it dangerious?
    is it possible to cure with a home remedy?
    i clean it out everyday because its gross. is this bad?
    what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Use plain yogurt and put it on the outer lips and insert some into the vagina each night before bed for about a week. Or you could go to the pharmacy/drugstore and get Monistat.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection & I won't it gone!! I have been taking acidophilus pills, is there anything else that I can take?

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing the symptoms of candida (yeast) or something else, but what is clear is that your body (and perhaps your immune system) is telling you that it is out of balance.

      A traditional method of treating candida is to drink a glass of water with 3 tsp of apple cider vinegar prior to each meal. However this is more helpful as maintenance, not so much with a full blown infection.

      I suggest that you cut out all sugar (fruit, white sugar, fructose, etc) and processed food (ie white flour), and severely limit carbs/starch. This is what feeds the candida.

      The OTC methods will only take care of the problem temporarily and don't get to the root your problem.

      Try a gentle detox program such as the one by Wild Rose. It provides herbs that you take prior to each meal for a 2 week period which will rid your body of candida and other toxin while supporting your liver. It also provides a guideline for your diet during the 2 weeks with severe restrictions on carbs.

      This will help you to re-establish a healthy flora in your body, cleanse your liver so it can rid your body of toxins and start you on the path to healthier eating habits.

      If the problem continues, go to your primary care provider for a pap smear and swab for cultures.

      Best of luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I infect lab rats with candida albicans (yeast infection) for my project?
    I plan on making an herbal ointment to cure topical Candidiasis. Can the rat be infected when I would cut it and swipe a swab of the fungus on the wound?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to cure a yeast infection with the candida diet?
    I have been on the diet for 3 days and all my yeast infection symptoms have vanished. Im wondering when it will be safe to quit the diet with out having the chance of the infection recurring again. Can anyone help me with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you used an anti fungal.Hard to beleive it`s gone in that short a time.Do you eat meats and milk that have been fed anti biotics? The length of time,depends,it is different for everyone.How long you have had it,how severe.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long after I finish all the medication for my yeast infection should I wait before having sex again?
    I had a yeast infection and was treating it with medication that my doctor prescribed. I waited two days after I finished treatment to have sex, and now it is back again.

    • ANSWER:
      At least 5 days.

      Yeast Infections affect nearly 75% of all people, including both men AND women, at some point in their life.

      They occur when Candida, a natural fungus in the body, overgrows. Candida is normally regulated by Acidophilus (another microoganism living in the body).

      When diet and hygienic conditions change, sometimes the Candida will grow out of control. This leads to a yeast infection.

      Yeast Infections often show up as localized yeast infections -- as in a vaginal or penile yeast infection.

      They can also appear as a digestive tract disorder or skin irritation -- as in Candida Overgrowth yeast infections. I've provided information on how to treat LOCALIZED (vaginal or penile) infections below...

      The symptoms (you may not experience all of them):
      - white cottage cheese-like discharge
      - some odor
      - dryness (can cause bleeding)
      - digestive problems
      - itchiness
      - burning urination
      - painful intercourse
      - a feeling of just not being "normal"

      Here are some safe, natural cures you can implement.

      Avoid Sugars
      Avoid sugars and complex carbs for a week. they "feed" the Candida fungus.

      Clothing
      If you're not treating the infection with the Tree Tea Oil solution mentioned below, air out the infected area while you're sleeping at night. Don't wear underwear. Or wear cotton underwear during the day.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract
      Add grapefruit extract to your water during the day (raises acid levels in the body). This will decrease the candida in your body.

      Probiotics
      Eat probiotics like cottage cheese and yogurt. They will increase the acidophilus in your system and this in turn will fight off the candida yeast.

      Hygiene
      Shower frequently. Avoid scented soaps and antibacterial soaps. Don't take baths while you have the infection. If you go to the gym, shower immediately when you get home.

      Diet
      Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fiber to flush the infection out of your body. As a yeast infection goes away, the candida albicans release toxins which increase symptoms temporarily. Flushing these toxins out with water will speed your recovery.

      Tea Tree Oil
      Apply tea tree oil to the infection by applying it to a tampon and keep it inserted overnight.

      For more cures...
      CHECK OUT THE SOURCE LINK BELOW:

  12. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection inconspicuously?
    I am 16 am only have access to common household items. I need to cure this yeast infection which has not yet gotten bad.

    What are some main ways of going about this and how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      ....

      Before treating a yeast (candida) infection, you want to be sure it IS a yeast infection.
      See your doctor.
      If you are sure it is than the standard treatment is Monostat or Canesten- both available over the counter at your pharmacy. You can choose from various treatment methods: Tablets taken orally or creams applied vaginally. Treatment time varies from one day to six, depending on the method you choose.

      Check your local Natural food/health store about Acidophilus , (it's kept in the cooler) and other natural methods. Red juice (pomegranite, cranberry.etc.) gives relief. Put 'natural yeast cures' in your browser for many resources.
      Natural yogurt is a natural cure used to restore the proper balance of vaginal bacteria.

      Some foods and beverages that are high in yeast can aggravate candida.
      Soaking in the tub can aggravate candida.
      Yeast loves warm, moist environments so keep yourself cool and dry (cotton undies)

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you eliminate yeast from your body?
    I have a yeast infection, and it seems to be a reoccuring problem for the past 2 months? How can i get rid of the bad yeast?

    • ANSWER:
      Since you asked in the alternative medicine section, it is worth noting that the alternative concept of yeast infection is very different from real yeast infection.

      In the alternative world the diagnosis is not made by a medical doctor, but either something one deduces from filling out questionnaires on the internet, or it is made by a practitioner of some kind of alternative medicine.

      If that is the case with you, it might be noteworthy that they don´t believe that any test done by a medical doctor will be able to detect the yeast, and that they don't always believe that anti-fungal medication will be of any benefit. The fact that they don't believe that drugs that work against detectable yeast have any effect on "invisible" yeast should raise a red flag.

      You might like to read a little more about the problems with the alternative concept of yeast infection here: http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/candida.html

      So in short: Go see a real doctor. If he declares you yeast free, you can consider yourself as being cured. If not, then follow the treatment he suggests.

      EDIT TO ADD:
      Noseys comment proves my point. And you can easily verify this for yourself. Just look up in any biology book and check out if bacteria and yeast are the same.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you treat/cure chronic yeast infection with natural remedies?
    My girlfriend has chronic yeast infection. She has taken many meds and is watching what she eats. What are some remedies and tips that you may have? thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Coconut oil is supposed to be a good rememdy for candida. You can now buy virgin coconut oil in the supplement section of you local health store. Don't buy the cooking type - it's not as pure and doesn't have the same benefit.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of a yeast infection?
    Ok I think my sister has a yeast infection but she dosen't want to go to the doctor ( she is only 13 and scared. ) How can I help her?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lindsay,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      For prevention, ask her to wash her panties with extra care as the yeast spores are left in the panties if you are infected and normal laundering won’t kill the fungus. Scrub the crotch of the panties with unscented detergent before washing. She may also put her panties in boiling water for sometime or soak them in bleach for 24 hours before wearing them. Hot ironing your panties is also a good idea as candida may die due to heat.

      Wear loose fitting clothes, made from cotton fiber if possible, to allow good air circulation. Fibers like polyester, plastic and leather trap the moisture inside and also render poor circulation. This makes the environment near your genitals prone to infections. Remember, try to sleep naked if possible, or at least remove undergarments (panties), to allow the vaginal area to become cool and dry. This shall provide you her immense relief equal to all the medicines combined.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    What type of doctors should I see for a diagnosis of yeast overgrowth?
    I think I might have yeast overgrowth problems. What type of doctors should I see. Thanks to all.

    • ANSWER:
      Want to do your own diagnosis? Stop eating starches and sugars for a couple of weeks. Starches and sugars feed candida, the yeast organism. Once you "starve" it, you'll find your problems start to clear up.
      Eat lean freshly prepared meats and fresh vegetables (no fruit because it contains fructose, a form of sugar), and no bread, potatoes, cereals, rice, sugar or sugar substitutes, etc. As a nice bonus you'll probably drop 10 lbs. at the same time. Great what this junk does to our bodies, isn't it?
      Homeopathy is the best form of medicine for curing the cause of a problem. The yeast overgrowth (if that's what it is) occurs as a symptom. A cause and effect are not and cannot be the same thing.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are homeopathic remedies for systemic yeast infection?
    I saw a program with a checklist for systemic yeast infection. I answered "yes" to nearly every question! I already know about yogurt and probiotics. What other things I should be incorporating?
    This is NOT for specific treatment of a vaginal yeast infection, rather an overgrowth of fungus throughout the body. Instead of "homeopathic" maybe I should have specified "natural" remedies instead -- such as certain foods, vitamins, or supplements to use.
    Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

    • ANSWER:
      This stuff. 98% kill of Candida Albicans. Triple blind placebo study completed in 1998 and found on Pubmed.org
      http://www.microbiologybytes.com/video/Candida.html
      Proof that Candida takes two forms and can become systemic.

      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7727934020345992708&q=candida+albicans+video&total=22&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=3 What feeds candida and what starves candida.

      What I did. http://www.glycoscience.org is real. Dr. Hudson Freeze used "Mannose" to help improve his genetic patients which is found in aloe and this company has as well. He was angered by the fact that one of his patients dropped out to take this complex from glycoscience web site and as a result, he has been on a campaign to put down the company that sells it because he wants to market glyconutrients. However, he has no patent and Oxford University has taken down his slamming article against the company that sells it, because he is proven wrong.

      In the interum, there is a triple blind pacebo study conducted by Doris Lefkowitz PhD who approves of medical dictionaries and this study shows that glyconutrient complex has a 98% kill of Candida Albicans... The mannose alone, has a 45% kill.

      Kalos, from your other answer tried to report me to Yahoo as a solicitation and once they saw my answer was helpful they restored my points and my answer.

      If you ever see Kalos Orisates answers again, feel free to report him if he calls osteopaths and chiropractors who have earned their degrees and have healed countless people in a non toxic manner quacks.

      This yahoo forum is to be of people of quality and its time for people to take charge and report those who slam natural healing to the extent that it is actually harming people, because side affects of OTC drugs is blindness and liver damage.

      It is the body, with the proper nutritional tools that are missing in the modern diet that can cure itself. Once your cells recognize the fungus, it eliminates it on its own safely with no side affects from drugs.

  18. QUESTION:
    what is the fastest way to cure candida?
    i have all the supplements for it but i was wondering about what to eat. some websites say fruit, dairy, and grains are ok and others are against them. also what about sugar substitutes? I would love to do some type of fruit fast to cure this. some sites say apples are ok and some say grapes are. i really don't know what to do but i just want this gone! any help will be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is a yeast infection - (it can affect your vagina - the inside of your mouth and also on your skin.)

      Where is the infection?
      For a vaginal yeast infection - otc Monistat cures most , in 3 or 4 days

      Some yeast infections require prescription treatment that you have to obtain from you physician.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is medicine the right way to cure anxiety or does it only keep it under control?
    I'm gonna get some medicine for my anxiety problem and I was wondering if there was a better way to cure anxiety for good. I don't to take a medicine and then get addicted to it or get to the point where I will believe that it's the " only way " for me to cope with anxiety. I'm really sick of anxiety.

    • ANSWER:
      Try natural therapies which have scientific support, are not addictive or have many adverse side effects. The most common deficiency state is magnesium which is a common cause of anxiety.

      The following natural anxiety treatments that have some scientific studies supporting their use:

      Magnesium
      Inositol
      Valerian Root
      Kava Herb
      Rhodiola Herb
      Appropriate Exercise (not too much, not too little)
      Hypoglycemia Diet
      "Food Allergy" Elimination Diet
      Candida Yeast Theory (speculative)

      Natural treatments for depression and anxiety >>>
      http://www.drpodell.org/alternative_treatments_for_depression.shtml

      Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For >>>
      http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-deficiency/need-more/

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get a yeast infection from masturbating?
    i masturbated the other day. and now i have a yeast infection. i was just wondering if it was from masturbating or just a coincidence? please help..

    • ANSWER:
      If you irritate the area, yes it is possible.

      Yeast Infections affect nearly 75% of all people, including both men AND women, at some point in their life.

      They occur when Candida, a natural fungus in the body, overgrows. Candida is normally regulated by Acidophilus (another microoganism living in the body).

      When diet and hygienic conditions change, sometimes the Candida will grow out of control. This leads to a yeast infection.

      Yeast Infections often show up as localized yeast infections -- as in a vaginal or penile yeast infection.

      They can also appear as a digestive tract disorder or skin irritation -- as in Candida Overgrowth yeast infections. I've provided information on how to treat LOCALIZED (vaginal or penile) infections below...

      The symptoms (you may not experience all of them):
      - white cottage cheese-like discharge
      - some odor
      - dryness (can cause bleeding)
      - digestive problems
      - itchiness
      - burning urination
      - painful intercourse
      - a feeling of just not being "normal"

      Here are some safe, natural cures you can implement.

      Avoid Sugars
      Avoid sugars and complex carbs for a week. they "feed" the Candida fungus.

      Clothing
      If you're not treating the infection with the Tree Tea Oil solution mentioned below, air out the infected area while you're sleeping at night. Don't wear underwear. Or wear cotton underwear during the day.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract
      Add grapefruit extract to your water during the day (raises acid levels in the body). This will decrease the candida in your body.

      Probiotics
      Eat probiotics like cottage cheese and yogurt. They will increase the acidophilus in your system and this in turn will fight off the candida yeast.

      Hygiene
      Shower frequently. Avoid scented soaps and antibacterial soaps. Don't take baths while you have the infection. If you go to the gym, shower immediately when you get home.

      Diet
      Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fiber to flush the infection out of your body. As a yeast infection goes away, the candida albicans release toxins which increase symptoms temporarily. Flushing these toxins out with water will speed your recovery.

      Tea Tree Oil
      Apply tea tree oil to the infection by applying it to a tampon and keep it inserted overnight.

      For more cures...
      CHECK OUT THE SOURCE LINK BELOW:

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone out there know how to treat deep rooted candida(yeast) infections?
    I'm looking for something to kill yeast overgrowth permanently. I eat very clean, and avoid foods that are triggers. I've tried probiotics, and as long as I take them everyday I'm fine, but they don't actually kill the fungus just keep it in control.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for saying my answer was good Zambiti. I can never actually tell if people like the things I say on here :x

      Here's the response I wrote, with some edits/additions. I mispelled Kefir in the original one.

      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc), or they use completely incorrect ways to treat it (ie. antibiotics).
      3) It's really difficult to treat, even with alternative approaches like naturopathy which normally work when conventional therapy fails.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or prescribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.
      Generally, intravenous injections of peroxide are considered to be much more effective and better than drinking peroxide, but at the same time they are more invasive and not as easy to do (I always have a bias towards doing simpler things when I practice medicine on my own), hence we avoided it. However in your situation, it might be worth looking in that option. In the literature I read, all the people who had dramatic reversals of chronic incurable candida used intravenous peroxide.

      back to my response anyhow, I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safety measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kaffir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide (and you asked for cheaper approaches). Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps. Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. One of the things which is not appreciated about the condition is that the disease spreads to the bloodstream from the gut (creating things like chronic fatigue), and then enters the brain and starts affecting your mood (ie. making you more depressed and emotional). Autumn said this was the biggest thing she noticed with Candida before and after being cured.
      Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      Hope you liked my revised version!

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I cure from candida yest infection ?
    I have observed that evrytime i treat candida with fluconazol, oral dose, once a week during 4 weeks, my hair, skin and my digestion system get a real improvment, but the condition comes back again and I am worried of doing this treatment for more than once a year. There is any other suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you add probiotics to your diet. Have yogurt every day or go to the health food store and buy probiotics in tablet form.

      The term "probiotics" refers to dietary supplements or foods that contain beneficial, or "good," bacteria normally found in your body. Although you don't need probiotics to be healthy, these microorganisms may assist with digestion or help protect against some harmful bacteria.

      There is growing public and scientific interest in probiotics. Researchers are studying whether probiotics taken as foods or supplements can help treat or prevent illness, such as:

      Vaginal yeast infections
      Diarrhea following treatment with certain antibiotics
      In addition, recent research suggests a number of new potential uses for probiotics. One study in Sweden found that a group of employees who were given probiotics missed less work due to illness than did employees who were not given probiotics. Other studies have found probiotics to be helpful in managing the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

      Some of the probiotics currently being studied include:

      Enterococcus
      Lactobacillus acidophilus
      Saccharomyces boulardii
      Bifidobacterium
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/probiotics/AN00389

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the best home remedies of yeast infection? Is tee tree oil an effective natural home remedy for it?
    Does Tea Tree Oil really work for yeast infection? Or is there another home remedy for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of a persistent yeast infection can be quite challenging.It's estimated that three out of four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime.
      Some natural remedies and home remedies that are used for yeast infection are
      1. Unsweetened yogurt
      2. Garlic
      3. Tee Tree Oil
      4. Honey
      5. Vinegar, etc.

      Tea tree oil is an effective medication for the cure of yeast infections which is extracted from the tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia, exclusively found in Australia. The active ingredient which kills the basic ground for the nurture of Candida is Terpinen4-ol.

      For more Information try the links

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/home-remedies-for-yeast-infection.html

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/tea-tree-oil-and-yeast-infection.html

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a yeast infection and why did I get one?
    I've gotten a yeast infection for the first time ever and I don't know why I got it. I got it yesterday and I felt very swollen down there and uncomfortable. There is a bit of itching and also some discharge. I just feel really swollen and I would like to know how to get rid of this! Will it go away on its own? Also, I've been on birth control for the past month for the first time ever and now I'm on the sugar pills.. could the birth control have caused this yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, here are a few facts about causes and cures of yeast infections. I hope this can help you with your questions. Take care.

      A vaginal yeast infection is caused by the fungus candida. Candida is a microorganism that's normally present in your vagina, along with bacteria. Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast and bacteria. Lactobacillus bacteria produce acid, which discourages overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. But disruption of the healthy balance can result in an overgrowth of yeast. Too much yeast in your vagina can lead to vaginal itching, burning, and other classic signs and symptoms of a yeast infection.

      Instructions

      1
      Use yogurt. Apply the yogurt to the affected area and do this twice a day until the infection is gone.

      2
      Ingest yogurt internally so that it can work through the body and eliminate the bad bacteria from the body.

      3
      Use distilled vinegar, which is known for being antibacterial and anti-fungal. Fill a bathtub with warm water mixed with 1 cup of vinegar and soak in the vinegar solution for about 15 or 20 twenty minutes. Afterwards, bathe normally in warm water, minus the vinegar. Dry the affected area with an absorbent towel.

      4
      Try Tree Oil Cream, which can be applied to the affected area and will relieve the yeast infection. Follow the directions on the bottle to ensure that it is used properly.

      5
      Buy vaginal suppositories, which are available as an over-the-counter medication that comes in different dosages.

      6
      Try garlic vaginal suppositories by peeling a clove garlic and wrapping a piece of gauze around the garlic. The thin type of gauze is best to use for this process. Fold the gauze in half to form what would look like a tampon. Insert the garlic, vaginal suppository inside the vaginal area. Remove the suppository every 3 or 5 hours and insert a new one. Repeat the process for about 3 to 5 days or until the infection is gone.

      Overgrowth of yeast can result from:

      Antibiotic use, which leads to a decrease in the amount of lactobacillus bacteria in your vagina and a change in your vaginal pH that allows yeast to overgrow
      Pregnancy
      Uncontrolled diabetes
      Impaired immune system
      Anything that changes the type and amount of bacteria normally present in the vagina, such as douching or irritation from inadequate vaginal lubrication

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the difference in symptoms between a yeast infection and BV (bacterial vaginitis)?
    Yeah. Question explains it.

    I heard that one way to tell the difference is that in BV, your discharge will smell badly, while in Yeast it will have virtually no odors. Is that true?
    What are other differences?

    • ANSWER:
      Not all women will show the same exact symptoms of a yeast infection, the symptoms sometimes can vary. Burning and itching is very common as well as pain during sex. Furthermore, we can observe a white and clumpy discharge, but this vaginal discharge has usually no odor. This lack of odor is usually a sign that we deal with a yeast infection and not with BV or another vaginal infection caused by bacteria.

      The candida yeast infection is caused by an abundance of the candida albicans fungus (hence the name). Some causes for the appearance of candida could be taking antibiotics, high estrogen levels or diabetes.

      Here we can also see the problem: We need to have a clear diagnosis whether we deal with vaginosis or a yeast infection since treating each the wrong way would have exactly the opposite effect.

      Eliminating the “good” bacteria in the vagina with antibiotics is likely to cause a yeast infection, as so often observed in women who are treated for BV. It is common for those patients to get a yeast infection in return after their vaginosis has been treated. What is good for treating one condition is bad if we suffer from the other.

      It is therefore important to have the right diagnosis whether we deal with candida or vaginosis, and then go from there with treatment options. Once we know we deal with a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis we can choose the right treatment options.Yeast infection cures are very hard to find. Individuals think that since we are in the twentieth century that everything is at their own disposal. Little do they understand that yeast infection cures are very hard to find and that reliable treatment options are in fact quite hard to encounter. People do not take yeast infection seriously. Yeast infections can in fact lead to serious problems in an individual’s life. Mostly located in females, yeast infections can mess with a person’s lifestyle in ways that men and women don’t like. Candida, the key sort of yeast which brings about yeast infection is dreaded between ladies. Thanks for delivering a site really worth reading through for a change.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ways to get rid of a yeast infection in baby boys?
    My son is one (15 mos) and has a yeast infection AGAIN. He's got the little red bumps and is very red, blotchy on his penis/testicals. I took him to the doctor and was recommended lotrimen, which fine, worked okay last time. But it didn't work great by any means, I thought, so I was just wondering if there's any other, maybe more natural/fast-healing ideas you fantastic geniuses have out there? I am letting him air out more, and trying to be more careful about not letting his diapers get wet. I'd really appreciate it, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast diaper rashes are common in both boys and girls, so ignore the first person (as I assume you will)

      Firstly if you want to use OTC creams there are three main drugs so you might just want to use a different ones. I find Miconazole works best.

      If you are breastfeeding you should always treat mom and baby together (with natural treatments listed below there is basically no risks/side effects). If this is a recurrent problem for baby treating it orally is a must.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract is probably the most effective and most researched. It can be used orally and topically (and should probably be used both)

      Probiotics: returning the flora balance will kill of the yeast. It can be taken orally and applied topically. If you crack open the capsules most kids will just eat the powder no problem as it is quite sweet. Just be aware that most brands are sold in a lactose base, in case this is a concern. The dose I was told is 1 capsule twice a day on an empty stomach for adults, 1/2 capsule twice a day for kids. Though there really isn't a risk of overdosing.

      Vinegar: Some people take cider vinegar -don't know if that works. However vinegar douches are useful for women, and can possible be used for babies just use caution in case it burns (if the rash is severe). Also put 1/3 cup in the rinse of your laundry to kill yeast. Bleach in concentrations safe for laundry will not kill yeast. Vinegar is also a natural fabric softener and deodorizer, your laundry won't smell of vinegar.

      Baking soda in the bath water can also change the pH enough to kill Yeast and it will soothe and prevent itching.

      Note: Genetian Violet you will note I didn't mention this, and for very good reason it is NOT a natural cure, it is a commercial chemical that happens to kill yeast. It has been linked to mouth cancer though this is far from proven.

      http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp
      http://www.mothering.com/discussions/archive/index.php/t-821.html
      http://www.kellymom.com/newman/c-candida_protocol.html
      http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-resources.html

  28. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    I have overactive yeast and I just recently got off of an antibiotic and I have a yeast infection. I have tried everything from diflucan to Monistat7. Ive ate yogurt and rubbed it on there. I have drank buttermilk and took a bath in it. Nothing has helped. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      As well as trying all the usual stuff like the diflucan and yoghurt etc...have you tried changing your diet? That's what a friend of mine had to do when she had the same problem as you. She left out as much dairy as possible and had to stop eating most fruit because the candida thrives on the sugar from it. Have a look at the site in the source box for a list of foods best avoided if you're having recurring 'yeast' issues. It's really quite interesting and hopefully it'll be helpful for you too!

      Here's a sample of what's on the site:

      The yeast infection diet calls for NO Fruits and fruit juices because of the sugar they contain except for:
      Green apples, berries, avocadoes, grapefruit, lemons, limes.

      NO Breaded Meats...All others ok .

      NO Egg substitutes...Eggs themselves are ok...organic is best since they contain the correct omega fatty acids ratio...with fertile if you can find them being the ideal.

      NO Margarine and butter substitutes.

      On the yeast infection diet, yogurt (especially made from goats or organic), cream cheese, sour cream made from real cream, unsweetened whipping cream, and butter are all ok.

      NO Potatoes and legumes on the yeast infection diet due to the high sugar starch content when digested (includes beans and peas).

      Fresh vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice ok.

      NO Coffee or tea (regular or decaf), NO Diet or regular sodas, Organic coffee or tea if you must in moderation.

      These are known foods which usually contain fungi in one form or another and when digested break down into simple sugars, which yeast, feeds on. There are also over 400 known fungi that can affect the health of the human body, so it is best to not introduce any of these other fungi into your body when fighting candida or yeast, give yourself the best chance you can.

      (One more handy tip I've learned is to iron your undies because the washing machine doesn't get rid of the yeast spores.)

  29. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the "secret" in Natural Cure for Yeast Infection By Sarah Summer?
    Unfortunately, I am one of those 5% of people that get re-occurring yeast infections. My best cure found thus far has been 100% Aloe (natural enemy of the Candida yeast). I am curious to know what she has discovered that I can't research anywhere else. I am hoping that someone could enlighten me on her findings.

    Thank you for your input :)

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt,,internally and externally.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do you have a preference of yeast infection medication?
    There are basically 2 treatments of yeast infections that i know of: the Diflucan one dose pill and the Monistat insertion ovules. I was wondering if anybody has a certain preference because it works better. If you like the Monistat, do you like the one day dose, or the 3 day dose? I currently have a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a prescription for the Diflucan, but i couldn't afford to buy it til i get paid Friday. so i bought the single dose Monistat and it doesn't seem that it worked.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections don’t go away easily; its one of the most annoying medical conditions one can have with numerous symptoms. Its difficult to treat since there is no universal candida yeast infection cure that works for everyone. Combine that with the fact that majority of people are looking for herbal, all natural treatments, and you are left with very few over the counter options.

      One over the counter treatment for candida yeast infection that has become popular lately is Yeastrol. If you have never heard of a Yeastrol, here is a short intro.

      Its an natural homeopathic relief formula which has shown to be very effective but a long term treatment approach is needed to get cured of yeast infection. Yeastrol works for mild & severe oral, penile, or vaginal yeast infection.

      Which Medications to avoid:

      An important thing that needs your attention if you are looking for male or female yeast infection treatment is that there are many products in the market claiming cure in hours or days. Avoid such marketing pitches, at most these claimed yeast infection cures can relieve you of your symptoms for a short period of time. And sooner than later Candida yeast infection returns with more severe symptoms or signs.

      You may recognize a useless otc treatment for yeast infection by its boasts of being a natural yeast infection cure. There is no yeast infection medication currently available that is able to cure yeast infection in days. Cure for yeast infection is only possible with long term treatment which kills the root cause i.e. Candida Albicans.

  31. QUESTION:
    Are the pills to cure my yeast infection causing the breakthrough bleeding?
    I have had a yeast infection for about two weeks. Last week I got fluconazole to clear it up. I had sex with my boyfriend after I took the first dose. I took the second dose yesterday and then today I noticed vaginal bleeding. I'm on birth control pills and have never had spotting in between periods before. What is the cause? What should I be concerned about? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Andrea,

      Remember that antibiotics such as fluconazole will weaken the affects of your birth control and sometimes cause abnormal vaginal bleeding so do not take them at the same time. Fluconazole will also cause inflammation in your body and kill both good and bad bacterias which in return will weaken your immune system. When those good bacterias are missing, the candida (yeast) will cause a havoc in your body and lead to many issues including a yeast infection. You need not be concerned since this can be taken care of easily by taking a trip to your local health food store and getting the following items:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called braggs which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between candida, hair loss with moderate dandruff?
    I recently found i had candida and cured it but i have male pattern hair loss which i was lead to beleve was because of genetics. I found i had candida years after my hair loss started. Now im rid of candida my hair seems that bit stronger and doesnt fall out with the roots and everythn still attached. I have moderate dandruff- nothn to be self consious over but it is there.

    Jus wondering if there is a link?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people feel there is a link between hair loss and candida.

      See some of the comments people have made...

      "Hypothyroidism frequently accompanies candida overgrowth, and is well known to cause hair loss."

      "Candida can also cause mineral imbalances. A zinc deficiency is also well known to cause hair loss. White marks on the fingernails are often an indication of a possible zinc deficiency."
      source: http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=294841

      I personally went through Candida and once the yeast was out of my system, my hair was much healthier. My naturopath prescribed Biotin for my hair as well.

      Another great source of info on candida is:
      http://www.yeast-infection-answers.com/what-is-candida.html

      Hope this helps! That's great you have gotten rid of your Candida!

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to cure candida?
    I was recently told by my acupuncturist that I have candida which is causing me hives and food allergies. He suggested a candida diet and probiotics although I haven't eaten bread/gluten or sweets in months. Is this the best way to cure this or is there something that would be more effective in getting rid of the yeast? Also how long would I have to do the diet for it to work? When I asked him he said everyone is different. Some people it takes 4 weeks and some it takes months. Please help me

    • ANSWER:
      For starters, candida isn't your biggest health concern. The biggest danger you're in is going to an acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a woo practice conducted by asian 'traditional medicine' practitioners who are not qualified medical professionals. If alternative medicine worked it would be medicine, so by default I'm assuming you're well aware that acupuncture kills 1,800+ people every year around the world and sucks hundreds of thousands of others in for useless treatments.

      Further you really should be addressing your mental health and evaluating why you are going to a voodoo witchdocter instead of a medical doctor with legitimate medical questions. He shouldn't have answered you and directed you to a practitioner of non-religious (aka real) medicine such as your local doctor, in doing so he has left himself open for a law suit for negligence by misstatement of fact.

      Go to your doctor, he will prescribe you a gentle antifungal that will fix it up. If you're female it's a matter of taking one pill. If you're male, there's not as much research into male candidiasis thus it will take several pills. No offence, but statistically females are more probable to believe in woo medicine so I am assuming you're female in which case you're lucky, one pill and it's gone for good!

      PLEASE do also talk to your doctor about your pursuit of snake oil salesmen, if you truly believe 'aligning your qi energy' (an unproven non existent 'energy' that is unmeasurable by any energy measuring device but is claimed to exist by thousands around the world, none of whom have medical degrees from reputable if any university) then you need to get yourself educated. I strongly suggest starting with: http://whatstheharm.net/acupuncture.html

  34. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any yeast or candida cleanses/treatments that work?
    I have been dealing with yeast overgrowth since i had my daughter in 2006. I am getting tired and frustrated with the treatments that my doctors are giving me. Does anyone have any recommendations of treatments that stops it for good.

    • ANSWER:
      I finally beat that beast after I gave up on conventional medicine. Everything they did was only a bandaid for the problem and I wanted an actual cure. It takes awhile, but it's worth it! The hardest part is giving up sugar. Not forever, but about six months. Not even fruit juice unless it's sugar free. You can have one serving of fruit a day. I still use Solaray yeast cleanse capsules and probiotics daily to keep it under control. Tea tree oil suppositories are a life saver. The product you need to start with is called Aquaflora. It builds up your immune system so your body fights candida infections on it's own. You will need at least two bottles of phase 1 and two bottles of phase two. As the yeast begin to die off, you will feel tired. After the first week, you will feel so much better and get your energy back. Drink two quarts of water a day. I still watch my sugar intake and try to only have it twice a week. Good luck!!

  35. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for a yeast infection to heal?
    I've had pain during sex for two months and I just found out that it is from a yeast infection. I went to the doctor and she gave me ointment 2 weeks ago. I finished using it but I am still experiencing pain during intercourse. I can't go on like this! It's putting a lot of strain on my relationship.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections can heal fast, slow, recur, stay etc. etc.

      The issue with sustained yeast problem is generally due to immune deficiency, or should I say, you have to intentionally increase your immunity level even if you are other wise fine.

      Avoid the use of antibiotics if possible (herbal alternatives are also effective)
      Reduce your intake of sugar
      Boost your immune system with natural immune system strengtheners
      Eat a healthy diet
      Exercise regularly

      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection and other symtoms of thrush, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      Some immune boosting herbs include Echinacea purpurea which is a Native American herb that has become famous for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is an excellent immune system tonic that boosts the body’s immunity by stimulating the production of immune cells.

      Another commonly used herb is Astragalus membranaceous (also called 'huang qi'), which has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to tone the ‘qi’ or life force that we know as the immune system. Astragalus is an ideal remedy for anyone who is prone to recurrent infections such as candida, as it is able to increase the body’s resistance and immune response to illness.

      Viscum album is commonly known to enhance the immune-stimulating properties of other ingredients, and it encourages repair of damaged cells.

      You may get detailed info on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/thrush.htm

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there something natural that can help a person cleanse themself of candida?
    I know one good way to do it is to not eat foods that are high in sugar, like candy, certain types of bread, fruits, certain types of vegitables like beets and ect.
    But is there a natural food that is good for getting rid of Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... Your diet plays a major role in your ability to prevent and cure yeast infections. It sounds like you have everything under control but still need some more information on Candida yeast infection I did some research and here are some helpful tips I thought you would find interesting…

      To prevent yeast infections...

      1. Keep your genital area dry
      Failing to clean your genital area makes it easier for fungi to thrive and overgrow. This might lead to infection of other parts of your body, a case which can be life-threatening. Make it a habit to clean your genital area – and your whole body for that matter – regularly. Most people can get away with washing twice daily but for those who engage in strenuous activities, extra care must be observed.

      2. Avoid products that can cause irritation
      Some products might cause irritation to the genital area, especially scented soaps, sprays, and creams. If you find that you feel itchy down there after using a certain product, discontinue use immediately. Scented products might give the false feeling that you are cleaner but this is not the case and these products will just make it more difficult for you to get rid of a yeast infection fast. Fragrance-free products are enough to get the job done and keep you feeling clean and fresh.

      3. Watch what you wear
      Tight clothing won’t help when you are trying to treat a yeast infection. Tight jeans and underwear can cause further irritation. It is advisable to wear loose-fitting clothes and wear underwear made from cotton. Fabrics made from synthetic materials do not allow your skin to breath, trapping moisture which attracts fungi.

      If you found this information helpful this blog post goes into greater detail and offers many ways to prevent and deal with yeast infections. Several of the tips provide almost immediate relief for the pain and uncomfortable symptoms associated with Candida yeast infections...

  37. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection turn into trichomoniasis?
    if a woman has a yeast infection and doesn't know she does and is sexually active...can it turn into trichomoniasis?

    • ANSWER:
      No. A yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus or yeast Candida.
      Symptoms:
      * Burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the area
      around it
      * Pain when urinating
      * Pain or discomfort during sex
      * A thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage
      cheese and does not have a bad smell

      You may only have a few of these symptoms and they may be mild or sever

      Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both women and men, although symptoms are more common in women. Trichomoniasis is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. The vagina is the most common site of infection in women, and the urethra (urine canal) is the most common site of infection in men.

      The symptoms for women a frothy, yellow-green vaginal discharge with a strong odor. The infection also may cause discomfort during intercourse and urination, as well as irritation and itching of the female genital area. In rare cases, lower abdominal pain can occur. Symptoms usually appear in women within 5 to 28 days of exposure. (may not have symptoms)

      It is hard to tell sometimes what kind of a vaginal infection you have so if you are unsure be sure to see a doctor as Trichomoniasis can cause problems and is easily cured with a one dose medication. Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse to boost immunity and regain health?
    What is the best candida cleanse to boost immunity and get a bit heathier. I have recently quit smoking and have a bit of a whitish tongue and some bumps on the back of my tongue from Acid Reflux Disease. Would should I do to cleanse myself? Any tips from other people that have tried cleansing? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on stopping smoking.

      There are many products you can purchase that can help to flush out your system but I must warn that you may also flush out important flora, or good bacteria in your digestive tract. I recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The making of whey is very simple you can buy organic yogurt at the grocery and drain it through a cheese cloth or dish towel into a jar. You use the whey to lacto ferment vegetables, the most healing of these is the beet Kavas which uses 2 large beets, 1Tsalt, enough water to fill a 2 qt jar after all ingredients are added and 1/4 C whey you leave them set 2 days to ferment then move to refrigeration.

      According to Her book "Periodic fasting is an age-old method for restoring and maintaining health. FASTING ON MEAT OR VEGETABLE BROTH OR ON LACTO-FERMENTED VEGETABLE JUICES allows your enzyme-producing and digestive mechanisms to rest so that other enzyme systems can work at repair, detoxification and healing. .... Healing fasts work best when carried out in conjunction with a program if intestinal cleansing through enemas or colonics."

      But the investment in 2 beets and a tub of organic yogurt is much cheaper, natural, and effective than expensive cleanses. Most cleanses you buy are attempting to recreate a similar effect but can not be the fresh natural effect you get with a lacto fermented fresh product.. She recommends you use this beet Kavas in you cooking regularly it has a sour almost like vinegar taste but will help with your digestion. On going I recommend you ad probiotics which you can purchase at a health food store to regulate the yeast and other helpful bacteria in your digestive tract.

      Regarding you Reflux I used to suffer from this as well and I have been seeing a naturopath to get off all of the meds the Prilosec, and similar drugs stop your body from absorbing some of the vital nutrients you eat so you would do well to treat this naturally. I have found the acid is due to an imbalance in my bodies acidity and alkalinity. I have found a great cure squeeze 1 organic lemon into a 20 oz glass filled with ice. ad 2-3 T grade b maple syrup (to ad sweetness and to ad minerals) and fill the rest of the way with water, you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. You will find 1 lemon a day will lower your bodie's acidity and keep you from having acid reflux.

      Hope this helps

  39. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of vaginal thrush naturally?
    I am 13 and i think i have thrush, i am really itchy downstairs and it burns when i pee. I wanted to know an easy natural way to cure vaginal thrush?????????????????? Help i don't want to take medication and creams something natural is good!

    • ANSWER:
      To the person who answered first, yes it is called thrush no matter where it is. And she said she wants natural, probably so she doesn't have to tell her mum, because it is embarrassing i would know. I'm 14. Lol.

      Usually these infections start by not washing downstairs properly.

      Most women will experience at least one episode of yeast infection (thrush) in their lifetime. Unfortunately for many women yeast infections are on going and persistent and cause misery to the sufferers. Yeast infection is very common and is not to be confused with a STI infection. Thrush or yeast infection is caused by the overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast Candida albicans.

      Candida albicans is usually kept in balance by the body but certain conditions can cause the yeast to proliferate. Thrush usually affects the vagina and is a common cause of vaginal irritation. Thrush may also affect the mouth and anal area although this is less common. Many drugs to cure yeast infection are not without side effects but there are natural ways to help the body rid itself of this problem and prevent further episodes.

      One of the best natural ways to combat Candida albicans is to use live natural yogurt. Live yogurt contains good bacteria which help to redress the natural balance in your body. Eat at least two pots of natural yogurt daily to attack the infection from the inside. Yogurt can be used a soothing cream - it can an be applied directly to the affected area to bring relief from itching. Soaking a tampon in natural yogurt and using it as a pessary is a natural way to ease the symptoms of vaginal thrush. Although live natural yogurts contain live bacteria, a more concentrated way to ensure a good supply of friendly bacteria is to take daily probiotic supplements which contain acidophilus or lactobacillus. A good quality probiotic supplement can be bought from a reputable health store.

      Ensure a good supply of zinc in the diet. Deficiencies of zinc have been linked to yeast infections. Good sources of zinc include shellfish and dairyfoods. Alternatively take a daily zinc supplement.

      Wear only cotton underwear which allows the skin to breathe. Synthetic materials produce a warm, moist environment allowing the Candida albicans yeast to proliferate.

      Another holistic approach to curing a yeast infection is to use a safe homeopathic remedy. A new product available as a spray which is used under the tongue three times a day tackles the multiple symptoms and prevents the infection getting hold further.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is there an over the counter pill I can get to treat yeast infection?
    Are there any other suggestions to cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested

  41. QUESTION:
    Can white blood cells be in your urine if you have candida?
    I got my urine culture results back and they told me it was genital flora and not a uti. I was also told I had candida, and I got a one time pill for that. I am still urinating frequently and waking up at night several times to go pee. They did a urine sample test and said i had white blood cells in my urine.. Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?

    • ANSWER:
      Excellent question.

      "Can this come from the candida? Or does that only happen with a uti?"

      Here's what happened. Your initial urine culture was contaminated due to improper clean-catch technique.

      The candida it showed is actually a normal item ... when there has been contamination due to improper clean-catch.

      No treatment for candida was needed, but once instituted it did kill candida, thus disturbing the normal ecological balance where yeast competes with bacteria for nutrients etc.

      This effect actually encouraged bacterial overgrowth in your urinary tract... so,

      You've got a UTI now.

      Get your urine re-cultured. Ask a nurse to help with the technique so it's truly clean-catch this time. That'll show the real culprit and lead to rapid cure.

      -MD x30y

  42. QUESTION:
    What is Candida and why should I do a cleanse for it?
    I'm nineteen years old with quite healthy eating and exercise habits, but I keep hearing that everybody should do these Candida cleanses every so often. But I'm not sure where Candida comes from, or why it is bad for me, or how to tell if it is affecting me or not, or how to cleanse it if it is.

    Please help! Thank you in advance! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different fungi and bacteria and organisms that live on our bodies. Candida is one of them, called candida albicans is a form of yeast that is naturally living in our mouths and intestines. It is supposed to be there, so cleansing it out of your system is probably not the best idea unless your doctor suggests doing so.

      It can migrate to places it should not be and cause infections and you may need a yeast cream to cure it (if you catch my drift). Leave the candida alone, and when you develop a problem (and eventually you will) see the doctor and get your prescription.

      There is much more to it than that, that is the simplest answer.

      Al

      http://phoenixbodystyling.blogspot.com/

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have candid / yeast overgrowth?
    I heard that over 80% of the population has a candida overgrowth. What testing is available to determine whether you have this?
    What testing is available, im not asking the symptoms. I want to know how i can determine for sure whether i have an intestinal candida overgrowth

    • ANSWER:
      There's a very simple way to find out if you have "yeast overgrowth syndrome". (This is not to be confused with things like oral thrush, or yeast vaginitis by the way)

      If a naturopath claims you have it, then you can rest assured that you don't
      If you tick off a list of symptoms from a website that sells products to cure YOS, then you can be assured you don't have it.

      Since this is an imaginary condition....you don't have it. Nobody does.

  44. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to cure an yeast infection?
    I was prescribed an antibiotic a week or two ago and now I believe it has given me a yeast infection. What's the best way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,

      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  45. QUESTION:
    Do over the counter yeast infections medicines work?
    My Doctor told me I'd get a yeast infection from this antibiotic I"m on and sure enough I am positive I have one. This is my first....will the over the counter yeast infection medicine like monastat 7 get rid of the infection?

    • ANSWER:
      The only sure way to get rid of yeast infection (Candida albicans) wherever it strikes in the body (and it can strike anywhere) is with grapefruit seed extract (GSE) and eliminating all sugars and yeast sources from your diet.

      GSE can be purchased in health food stores and is effective for myriads of problems. It is effective against bacteria, virus, fungus and more.

      There is a complete 7 week cure with GSE developed by a French medical doctor who got fed up with the incompetence of her colleagues and found her own cure (very precise) with this alternative OTC product.

      I can give it to you if you are interested. It lasts 7 weeks and is pretty strict, but it works!

  46. QUESTION:
    Does Coconut Oil Really Cure Yeast Infections?
    I've heard that it has some ingredients that attack candida or yeast. Has anyone tried it and it's worked for them?

    • ANSWER:
      absolutley NOT

      now we have a bacterial infection ut oh

      it needs MEDICATION ie:monistat, vagistat, diflucan

  47. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe for me to treat for a former yeast infection to make sure I cured it?
    I am not sure if I have got rid of my infection. And want to be sure I have. Would it hurt me to treat again for a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on how you are treating it. If you are using an anti-fungal cream then it's possible you may allow the yeast to build a resistance to the treatment. I would also advise against the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics, by definition, are supposed to kill bacteria; in many situations, such as when you have a bacterial infection, that’s a good thing.

      But those antibiotics, while doing their job on one part of your body, can cause problems elsewhere: They could be destroying “good bacteria” in your vagina — bacteria that help to keep the body's natural yeast population in check. When the good bacteria are destroyed, yeast can multiply and potentially cause a yeast infection.

      Instead try the following:

      AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOODS:

      ALL fruit juices and canned fruit (too much sugar).
      ALL dried fruits (too much sugar).
      Very starchy vegetables (pumpkin, sweet corn, parsnip) – Avoid for the first few weeks, like fresh fruits.
      Frozen fruit, preserved fruits, canned fruits.
      Canned vegetables.
      White flours, white rice, white pasta.
      Potatoes (baked is generally OK, not mashed).
      White rice (stick with brown or wild rice).
      White pasta (stick with buckwheat pasta).
      Most all breads & pizza bases (avoid bread).
      Alcohol (can be especially a bad choice).
      Sugar, in any form, shape and quantity.
      Honey, molasses, rice syrup, maple syrup.

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).

      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.

      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.

      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.

      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.

      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.

      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.

      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

  48. QUESTION:
    What causes you to get a yeast infection?
    What are the causes to a yeast infection? What are some home made remedies that can help cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis, commonly called yeast infection, is the most frequent infection acquired by women and is one of the most common reasons that women consult healthcare professionals. Yeast infections result from an overgrowth of a species of fungus called Candida albicans. Fungi are larger and more complex than bacteria. Yeast is unicellular fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments such as the mouth and vagina. Problems occur when there is an overgrowth of yeast, commonly occurring with pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, poor nutrition, antibiotic therapy, diabetes, and other immunosuppressed disorders.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of candida yeast infection? Can you my friends give me some suggestions?

    I have been suffering from this disease for months.

    • ANSWER:
      You can go see your doctor - they'll prescribe you a pill that will clear up the infection.

      If that's not possible, Monistat 7 is a great product. I've only used it once but it worked for me and cured the infection. You can find it at any drugstore.

      http://www.monistat.com/home

      http://www.drugstore.com/monistat-7-7-day-treatment-combination-pack-with-prefilled-applicator/qxp77905?catid=184085&fromsrch=Monistat


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a yeast infection on my chest?
    A dermatologist told me that some marks on my chest were a yeast infection. I went to see him about something else so he didn't prescribe anything for that problem. Are there are natural remedies I can try? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. It is present in everyone every day, since it helps our bodies function. When the opportunity presents itself, whether it is due to stress, a lowered immune system, or other infection, Candida can grow out of control, causing the infection.

      Many people would prefer to skip a visit to the doctor for something as common. And trying to even get a doctor's appointment may take a week or more. Most prescription and over the counter medications are great for clearing up the symptoms, but they don't address the real issue. Using a home remedy can be more effective in clearing up the root cause of the infection.

      There are several home remedies. They are easy to use and effective most of the time. One of the most popular and often reached for home remedies is plain yogurt. When shopping, look for plain yogurt that contains live culture Lactobacillus acidophilus.

      This yogurt is applied directly to the infection. For a vaginal infection, the yogurt can be frozen in the shape of a tampon, and then inserted into the vagina for treatment. Alternatively, you can inject unfrozen yogurt into the vagina with a needle-less syringe, or you can dip a real tampon into the yogurt and insert it afterwards.

      Garlic is another effective home remedy for yeast infection. Garlic has anti-fungal qualities that make it very useful. Simply make a tampon-like shape out of the garlic cloves. Maybe sew them together with strong thread. Attach a string securely for easy removal. Insert into the vagina for several hours before removing. If the string comes off, you can remove the garlic cloves by sitting over the toilet and using your vaginal muscles to push them out.

      Another natural home remedy is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is from Australia, and contains many anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities. Mix a few drops of the oil (it is very potent) with a carrier oil like sweet almond oil or olive oil.

      Apply the mixture directly to the affected area. Tea tree oil can clear up an infection pretty quickly. If you are pregnant or nursing, you may want to discuss this with your care provider first, as tea tree oil is very strong.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for a systemic fungal/yeast infection?
    I already know about yogurt and probiotics. What other things I should be incorporating?

    This is NOT for specific treatment of a vaginal yeast infection, rather an overgrowth of fungus throughout the body. Are there certain foods, vitamins, or supplements that are beneficial?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.microbiologybytes.com/video/Candida.html
      Proof that Candida takes two forms and can become systemic.

      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7727934020345992708&q=candida+albicans+video&total=22&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=3 What feeds candida and what starves candida.

      What I did. http://www.glycoscience.org is real. Dr. Hudson Freeze used "Mannose" to help improve his genetic patients which is found in aloe and this company has as well. He was angered by the fact that one of his patients dropped out to take this complex from glycoscience web site and as a result, he has been on a campaign to put down the company that sells it.

      In the interum, there is a triple blind pacebo study conducted by Doris Lefkowitz PhD who approves of medical dictionaries and this study shows that glyconutrient complex has a 98% kill of Candida Albicans... The mannose alone, has a 45% kill.

      Kalos, from your other answer tried to report me to Yahoo as a solicitation and once they saw my answer was helpful they restored my points and my answer.

      If you ever see Kalos Orisates answers again, feel free to report him if he calls osteopaths and chiropractors who have earned their degrees and have healed countless people in a non toxic manner quacks.

  3. QUESTION:
    what is the best yeast infection remedy?
    I have never had a yeast infection and it has been a long time since the symptoms started... finally tonight my boyfriend confirmed that thats what i have. I am really scared now i am not sure what to do. I was wondering what was the best over the counter treatment there was to buy that i can get tomorrow.
    I know it is a yeast infection because when he mentioned it i looked it up and started reading several articles about it and i have everything that it says you should have if you have a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis, more commonly known as yeast infection, derives its name from the fungal species candida albicans which causes such infection.
      A condition not too serious, this infection can easily be treated with the help of yeast infection medication, most of which is easily available over the counter. Home remedies for yeast infection as well as natural ones are commonly recommended and are also known to be greatly effective.

      Commonly occurring forms of yeast infection include oral candidiasis or thrush, genital candidiasis of which vaginal infection is more common than penal, and superficial skin infections. People having diabetes, cancer or AIDS are more susceptible to these infections, and also those having weaker immune systems. Such persons may also be affected by yeast infections of the gastrointestinal tract, pharynx or the urinary bladder and are at a greater risk of the infection turning life-threatening. Medical advice may, therefore, be sought in severe cases or if the infection is recurring.
      For some people, all there is, is a little itch which can easily be ignored but for the majority of the population with natural relief for yeast infection.

  4. QUESTION:
    how do i cure chronic bacteria infections?
    is there a natural cure or remedy for chronic bacteria infections? ive tried preventing them in all of the typical ways doctors tell you to and nothing works. the medicine is useless too. i would appreciate some info on any at home remedies. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know where exactly are you having this infection but try the following stuff

      a. Yogurt:

      b. Douching:
      A boric acid douche is an ideal alternative to acidify the vaginal pH. Can be used for vaginal infection. A vinegar douche, made by mixing one tablespoon of vinegar per quart of warm water, is also as effective.

      c. Beta-dine and gentian violet:
      Beta-dine and gentian violet are excellent in countering Candida vulvovaginitis. Betadine is an effective antiseptic iodine solution.

      d. Oxygen healing therapies:
      Oxygen healing therapies have proven successful for treating candidiasis with intravenous hydrogen peroxide.

      e. Homeopathy:
      The all encompassing homeopathy comes to the rescue here too, as over the counter homeopathic treatments are readily available. Common ingredients used in its preparations are pulsatilla and sepia. Specific treatments can also be designed for treating individual cases.

      g. Nutritional supplements:
      The antioxidants in vitamins, like vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as, B complex, help in treating bacterial infection. Topical applications of vitamin E from prepared creams or powdered capsules help relieve itching.

      h. Dietary restrictions:
      Foods that yeast organisms thrive on, like cheese, alcohol, chocolate, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, fruits, fermented foods or those containing molds, like blue cheese, should be avoided.

      i. Warm bath:
      An ordinary warm bath or a shallow sitz bath can be very soothing. But don’t use soap, as it leaches out the skin’s natural oils that act as the body’s natural lipid barriers against germs.

      j. Cold compresses:
      If swelling and itching is making you feel miserable, cold compresses can help. When you place a cold washcloth across the affected area, it causes the blood vessels to constrict and makes the area less red and swollen.

      Get well soon!

  5. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies I can make and use to cure a yeast infection?
    If you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    I have used the over the counter 7 day vaginal cream, but it's very uncomfortable and I cannot sleep when I use it.
    Also, if you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Samii,

      I have some in-expensive, 100% Safe and Natural Treatments you can try. Most importantly they work better than drugs because they help your body fight the infection off, working in synergy.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      4. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to help wipe out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies, and how to know which are the most effective check out my source box below.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is candidiasis and its treatment. Is there any herbal treatement for this. ?
    I was diagonized diabetic at 27 and that is the time I started experiencing itch on my private parts. I am now on insulin and candidiasis is really a problem. Any cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis is the term used to describe what happens when the yeast that normally populate the gut become pathogenic and reproduce uncontrolled, resulting in an infection that is almost parasitic in nature.

      The yeast cell is normally round, and at healthy levels they help to keep things moving along in your digestive system. When disbiosis occurs (an imbalance in the normal gastrointestinal flora, or bacteria and fungi that populate the gut) the yeast cells can grow unchecked and may become pathogenic (or cause disease). When this happens, the yeast cells develop rhizoids (or flagellates, little tail like appendages) that they use to burrow into the intestinal walls in search of food. Get enough of them in there and you may end up with leaky gut syndrome, a condition in which the intestine has become permeable and undigested food particles and waste products from the yeast can make their way into the bloodstream where they are treated as toxins and an immune response is triggered. This can make a person feel very sick.

      The diabetic diet should go a long way toward starving the candida, as it feeds on sugar. It is tantamount that you keep your blood sugar levels under control to have any measure of success in battling a yeast infection.

      But, that alone isn't a cure. In severe cases, strict adherence to the anticandida diet is required (this includes total avoidance of sugar, both natural and artificial, as well as moldy and yeasty foods such as cheese, all vinegars except ACV, mushrooms, pickles, and alcohol), and may be for several months or even years before a balance is achieved.

      A good probiotic is also necessary to help repopulate decreased levels of the healthy bacteria normally present in the gut that keep yeast in check.

      In addition, antifungal therapy may be necessary, such as a prescription medication (like diflucan or nystatin powder) or herbal remedy (such as oil of oregano, pao d' arco, or other herb with antiviral properties).

      Digestive enzymes can go a long way toward starving yeast because they help to break down food before it reaches the intestine, where the yeast are feeding.

      Usually a comprehensive (or multitier) program works the best, and long term therapy is required to acheive a good result. Diet, probiotics, antifungals, and digestive enzymes together should give a good result if the program is adhered to faithfully.

      Keep in mind that if you kill off too many yeast cells at once you may experience what is known as a herxheimer response. This happens when too many dead yeast cells and their byproducts are killed to be comfortably filtered by the system. If this occurs, simply let up a bit on the therapy and go at it a bit more gradually.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can an untreated yeast infection cause havoc on other systems in the body, such as sinus and respiratory?
    If you leave a yeast infection untreated, is it possible for it to cause sickness for other systems in your body, such as sinus problems? I don't see how the two are related, but is it possible for something like that to happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are many hidden symptoms of Candida overgrowth which is what causes a yeast infection.
      Here's a short list of some of the other symptoms: migraines, back problems, respiratory infections, rash, heartburn and low energy.
      I wouldn't leave yeast infection untreated - because Candida will simply keep growing and your infection will take longer to hear. And there are so many treatments you can choose from.
      I personally favour natural treatments: dietary changes and natural remedies (garlic, tea tree oil, vinegar) to treat the symptoms.
      Read the article below to help you learn more.

  8. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies for Agitated depression?
    Anyone have any natural remedies for agitated depression? I do not want to take meds because of all the side effects associated with them.

    • ANSWER:
      Read 'Gut and Psychology Syndrome' , http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gut-Psychology-Syndrome-Depression-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852001

      Also start making Kefir, join the 'Yahoo Kefir Making Group' for more information. This probiotic drink will re-colonise the gut with good bacteria, and cure your depression.

      Also take 1000mg-3000mg of Omega 3, strictly Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, or Carlson's brand. As they are pure, and need to be refrigerated. Omega 3 has been shown to lift depression, see the scientific studies, research this further.

      Take a good multi-mineral/vitamin, like Higher Nature brand or 'Mineral', these are in a bioavailable form.

      Here is a treatment plan from the book 'Nutrition and Mental illness' by Carl Pfeiffer PhD MD, for depression take:

      1. B6 and zinc, taken in the morning, as P-5-P Complex supplement
      2. zinc, 30mg, bedtime
      3. Deanol {DMAE}, 5 drops, each morning
      4. Vitamin C {1000mg - 2000mg, as Magnesium Ascorbate} and dolomite

      For an entirely Herbal remedy, consider:

      1. 300mg St. John's Wort
      2. Kava Kava, or GABA
      3. 60mg Ginkgo Biloba

      http://www.holisticonline.com/Remedies/D...

      4. Also consider supplementing 5-HTP, 30mg per day
      5. 400mg SAMe, this has been called the instant antidepressant

      If your depression has lingered for a while:

      1. Check if you have candida overgrowth
      2. Get a blood test for histamine levels
      3. See a orthomolecular nutritionist/doctor, and/or a good naturopath

      Synchronising your Circadian Clock

      Most depressives have distorted circadian clock, and abnormal sleep patterns, the following will re-sync your internal clock.

      1. 30mg Melatonin before bed time {the chemical hat make you feel sleepy: Melatonin}, or 5-HTP
      2. Hot Bath, Exercise {4-5hours before bedtime}, and sex {releases chemicals that makes you feel sleepy}
      3. Well i have never had to try the 3rd option, but i suppose warm hot chocolate or listening to a relaxation CD, like Brain Sync.

      Lifestyle changes

      1. get 30minutes of exercise per day, e.g. swimming, yoga, or brisk walking. Proven to beat depression, faster than antidepressant medication, in one published scientific study. Exercise outdoors if you can, you will get the added benefit of fresh air, and Vitamin D production from sunlight.

      2. Drink/make Kefir, very healthy for the gut, and can cure depression. Source: 'Gut and Psychology Syndrome' book, by Dr. Natasha Campell MD

      3. Learn Emotional Freedom Technique, preferably with the aid of a EFT qualified teacher.

      4. Read the religious scriptures of the religion you follow. If you do not have any religious scriptures or do not follow any particular religion, consider reading the Holy Qur'an, this heals the soul.

      5. Get plenty of sleep, atleast 8-hours, go to bed at 10PM, as this has been shown to be the ideal time.

      6. Last but not least, consider juicing fresh organic fruit/vegetables, look into Gerson Therapy. Buy organic fruit/vegetables in bulk from local Farmer's Markets to get yourself a bargain.

      Best of luck. May your depression be lifted.

      Hope this helps.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of migraine headaches?
    I suffer from chronic migraines and I can't afford health insurance but I make to much to get free medical help, is there way to get rid of migraines other then over the counter meds b/c they don't work? I watch what I eat and drink I know some of my triggers but not all (No bananas, avocados, peanuts or diet soda). Any alternative methods?

    • ANSWER:
      This is one of my favorite topics! Wanna know why?

      Because I've suffered from migraines for 2 years, and my unique position as an herbalist and acupuncturist has allowed me to learn about and experiment with a number of home migraine remedy you may not have heard of.

      Chinese herbal medicine is still new and unknown to most westerners. I've found some effective solutions from China that few people know about.

      And now I get to share them with you!

      On this page, I'm going to talk exclusively about home migraine remedy - if you want to read more about migraine symptoms, causes, and acupuncture, check out my previous articles:

      What is a Migraine, anyway?
      It's more than a headache. It's a neurological configuration - any number of symptoms can show up, and more than one thing can cause it.

      It's as if you tend toward this neurological configuration, called migraine - like you're already on the edge of it, and certain things can push you over.

      Or, it's like you're filling a water glass, but you can't stop pouring, and it overflows. In this analogy, the water is all the factors that cause your migraine, and the overflow is the migraine itself.

      How do you stop the Migraine tendency?
      The way to prevent it is to balance the imbalances that lead to migraine. Your home migraine remedy should take care of at least one of these imbalances.

      I'm going to suggest our basic home migraine remedy, called "Relieve Constraint" that will help with a number of the causes of migraine.

      Here are the major migraine contributors,
      with at least one home migraine remedy each:

      1. Stress and emotional constraint: Relieve Constraint herbal formula

      2. Sinus congestion and sinus headaches: Relieve Constraint herbal formula, and possibly a sinus infection home remedy

      3. Indigestion and dysbiosis: Relieve Constraint herbal formula, get any complicated or chronic digestive problems diagnosed and treatment by a natural medicine specialist

      4. Inflammation: Relieve Constraint herbal formula

      5. Neck misalignment and tension headaches (this is your author right here, sitting at a computer): Chiropractic and acupuncture, stress reduction, and Relieve Constraint herbal formula

      6. Food allergies: Get good IgG and IgE food allergy tests, make sure you don't also have systemic candida, and avoid/rotate the foods you are allergic to.

      If you can't afford the 0 food allergy test from your alternative medicine provider, you can instead try going 1 month each without wheat, dairy, and yeast. Those are the most common offenders. If any of them is involved, you should notice a difference!

      7. Irregular eating: Eat more regularly. Identify and deal with hypoglycemia - research shows, and specialists know that hypoglycemia can cause rebound migraines. See below for eating tips.

      If you don't have a regular appetite, Relieve Constraint will help somewhat, but you may want to consider medical-quality enzyme supplements.

      8. Fatigue or lack of exercise: If exercise makes you worse, then you need strengthening herbs. However, you may have to wait til #1-6 above are better before you can tonify yourself.
      If exercise makes you better, then you're stagnant. Keep exercising, especially aerobic like basketball, running, or swimming, and take Relieve Constraint.

      Dietary Home Migraine Remedy Options:
      As mentioned in the chart, hypoglycemia can lead to rebound migraines. There's some research to back that up - see the references at the bottom of the page.

      How to control your hypoglycemia:

      * Increase the amount of protein in your diet (meat, poultry, fish, nuts, beans) and eat smaller meals more frequently during the day to sustain energy.
      * Never go for more than four or five hours without eating � preferably no more than three hours.
      * If you sleep in on weekends, but find you wake with the beginnings of a migraine, keep a starchy snack by the bed.
      * Eat small, starchy snacks, but not sugary or processed foods, on a regular basis. Crackers, rice, bread, and pasta are all good, as are fruits and nuts.
      * Many migraine sufferers find that strenuous or prolonged exercise lowers their blood sugar levels and makes them more prone to attacks. Try taking a glucose tablet (or a teaspoon of glucose) before exercising, and a starchy snack within half an hour of finishing. This may help compensate for lost energy. However, once your diet has been corrected, glucose tablets shouldn't be necessary.
      Not having an appetite is a problem!

      Most people worry about their weight and want to get rid of their appetites. But for a migraineur, not having an appetite is a problem. Whether you are enzyme deficient, or your gastrointestinal system is all backed up, or both, you need to fix it.

      If you don't have an appetite, you won't eat enough (leading to hypoglycemia), and even if you do eat enough, you won't be able to digest it properly. Indigestion will create more problems, like acid reflux or intestinal stagnation. Since everything in your body is connected, and migraineurs are so sensitive, all of these things can contribute to a migraine.

      Herbal Home Migraine Remedy Options:
      Let me tell you about a modern migraine formula, called
      Relieve Constraint.

      This is a modern Chinese herbal formula, a home migraine remedy. It comes from a book by Philippe Sionneau, a famous European Chinese medicine translator and author. Philippe translated it from the Chinese article written by Dr Cao De Ting in the Shan Dong Chinese Medicine Journal (1988, #1).

      The full name of this home migraine remedy is the "Order the Qi and Resolve the Depression Decoction." It's based on what has become one of my favorite Chinese herbal formulas, "Yue ju wan," also known as the "Escape Restraint Pill." This formula was written by herbal master Zhu Dan Xi in the 14th century A.D.

      The Relieve Constraint home migraine remedy relieves all 6 types of constraint (with the herb for each):

      qi (cyperus)
      blood (ligustici)
      dampness (atractylodes)
      food (shenqu)
      phlegm (atractylodes)
      heat (gardenia)

      Added to the basic Escape Restraint Pill (to make the Relieve Constraint home migraine remedy) are several other herbs for emotional constraint, nourishing, moving the excess qi and blood down out of the head, relieving tension, and stopping pain. These herbs are chrysanthemum, cassia, tribulus, uncaria, peony, and licorice.

      How do you use it?
      Take it when you know a migraine is coming, or even before that after one of the migraine contributors has occurred in your daily life. It can help once the migraine is already there, but as with other home migraine remedy, it's much more effective the sooner you take it.

      Depending on how bad and how frequent your migraines are, you might use this home migraine remedy every day, or every few days. If they're really bad, I'd take it every day for a while (2-4 weeks) until it's much better. Then, you still may need it occasionally unless you eliminate all migraine triggers, move to the countryside, and live a perfectly relaxed life ;-)

      Nutritional Supplement Home Migraine Remedy Options:
      Here are some nutrients suggested to be very important in the Balch's Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing:

      Calcium and Magnesium: 2000 mg daily Ca, 1000 mg daily Mg
      CoQ10: 60 mg daily
      Essential Fatty Acids
      Multivitamin and mineral formula
      Vitamin B3 (niacin) plus niacinamide: 200mg 3x daily of niacin, 800mg daily of niacinamide - but do not take if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure
      Rutin: 200mg daily

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you get thrush weeks after finishing antibiotics course?
    I was on antibiotics for mastitis for a couple of weeks. I finished taking the antibiotics a month ago and have just developed what appears to be vaginal thrush. I have an itch just inside vagina and a clear slippery discharge that doesnt smell. But inside there is a white cottage cheese like stuff. Is it normal to get thrush weeks after completing a course of antibiotics?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes & you are not the only one facing it.

      For recurring thrush

      Avoid the use of antibiotics if possible (herbal alternatives are also effective)
      Reduce your intake of sugar
      Boost your immune system with natural immune system strengtheners
      Eat a healthy diet
      Exercise regularly

      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection and other symtoms of thrush, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      Some immune boosting herbs include Echinacea purpurea which is a Native American herb that has become famous for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is an excellent immune system tonic that boosts the body’s immunity by stimulating the production of immune cells.

      Another commonly used herb is Astragalus membranaceous (also called 'huang qi'), which has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to tone the ‘qi’ or life force that we know as the immune system. Astragalus is an ideal remedy for anyone who is prone to recurrent infections such as candida, as it is able to increase the body’s resistance and immune response to illness.

      Viscum album is commonly known to enhance the immune-stimulating properties of other ingredients, and it encourages repair of damaged cells.

      You may get detailed info on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/thrush.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    I might have a yeast infection but im not sure. i have itchiness on the inner vagina and this occured a few ?
    days after having sex. is it possible to have some symptoms but not all? i have normal discharge. can somebody please help me with experiences and how you dealth with it, remedies, monistat, etc. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      You should be aware that vaginal yeast infection symptoms can change constantly. As well you do NOT need to have all the symptoms in order to have a yeast infection.

      I would not suggest something like Monistat as I was just reading a poll recently online that listed 50% of the women saying they had worse symptoms as a result of it and side effects to boot!!

      If you're interested there are many natural vaginal yeast infection treatments I can recommend. They are easy to do, safe and 100% natural.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies check out my source box below.

  12. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for a yeast infection to heal?
    I've had pain during sex for two months and I just found out that it is from a yeast infection. I went to the doctor and she gave me ointment 2 weeks ago. I finished using it but I am still experiencing pain during intercourse. I can't go on like this! It's putting a lot of strain on my relationship.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections can heal fast, slow, recur, stay etc. etc.

      The issue with sustained yeast problem is generally due to immune deficiency, or should I say, you have to intentionally increase your immunity level even if you are other wise fine.

      Avoid the use of antibiotics if possible (herbal alternatives are also effective)
      Reduce your intake of sugar
      Boost your immune system with natural immune system strengtheners
      Eat a healthy diet
      Exercise regularly

      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection and other symtoms of thrush, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      Some immune boosting herbs include Echinacea purpurea which is a Native American herb that has become famous for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is an excellent immune system tonic that boosts the body’s immunity by stimulating the production of immune cells.

      Another commonly used herb is Astragalus membranaceous (also called 'huang qi'), which has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to tone the ‘qi’ or life force that we know as the immune system. Astragalus is an ideal remedy for anyone who is prone to recurrent infections such as candida, as it is able to increase the body’s resistance and immune response to illness.

      Viscum album is commonly known to enhance the immune-stimulating properties of other ingredients, and it encourages repair of damaged cells.

      You may get detailed info on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/thrush.htm

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for candida? With no drugs or doctor?
    It's embarrassing as hell but I have a reoccurring yeast infection that will not turn loose of me. My doc prescribed some pills that do nothing for me. I am in the process of searching for a new quack to give me more worthless treatment, but in the mean time does anybody know of a home remedy that could give me some relief?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you diabetic? It might be a good idea to be checked to see if you are passing glucose in urine. (very important)
      There are OTC creams and ointments which might cure it. Make sure your partner is yeast free as well. Eat yogurt and drink buttermilk daily and cut out all sugar from your diet.

  14. QUESTION:
    WHo has personally had intestinal worms before? What were the steps you took to get rid of them?
    I say personally because I want real life experience answers not speculation or hearsay. I would like to know how you discovered how you knew you had them, the changes it made or didnt make on your body while having them such as uncomfortable bowel movements etc. and the process of getting rid of them such as how long did it take to get rid of them once you received treatment and wat type of treatment. serious real life experiences only plz.

    • ANSWER:
      I had intestinal worms due to overconsumption of sushi. Human intestinal parasites worms infection air food water cause constipation, stomach bloating, disease health problems. Other symptoms include anemia, asthma, diarrhea, digestive disorders, fatigue, low immune system, nervousness, skin rash. Most will not face this reality or even want to think about this subject and will continue in their suffering.

      There can be over 100 different types of parasites worms living in human bodies. Some are microscopic in size while others can be seen quite easily. These common organisms can be found everywhere in our environment, in the air we breath, in the water we drink, or in the food we eat.

      Parasite is an organism that lives on or in other organisms from which it obtains nutrients to live and causes harm in the process. Its name comes from the Greek word para that means beside, and sitos, which means food.

      Most parasites require some host to complete their life cycle. Animals can also serve as the host. The parasite will vary in size from one-thousandth of one micron to whale tapeworms one hundred feet long.

      Allergies, Many allergies are caused by worm infections. Tissue becomes inflamed and reactions to foods are the result when eosinophils (white blood cells) are increased due to them. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.

      Anemia, Worms leach nutrients from bodies causing anemia. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.

      Constipation, Some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon causing constipation, liver and the bile duct.

      Diarrhea, Most of the time diarrhea is nature's way of removing toxins.

      Fatigue, Symptoms include tiredness, flue-like symptoms, apathy, depression and lack of concentration.

      Gas and Stomach Bloating, Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating.

      Immune Dysfunction, Parasites depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin.

      Nervousness, The waste products from parasites irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.

      Other Signs of Parasites in Children

      Blisters appear on the inside of the lower lip, wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactive, bed wetting, headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid, gum, rectum, or nose bleeding are signs they may have parasites.

      There are many natural foods, herbal cleansing products, and essential oils that one can take to rid themselves of worms. When taking herbal combinations, it is best taking them on an empty stomach. The best way to treat parasitic infection is to detoxify using good nutritional rebuilding programs that will restore balance and the immune system. Everyone infected with worms is deficient in the essential nutrients. All essential vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary.

      If parasites are the problem, it is very important to take larger doses of plant-derived nutrients due to deficiencies. Some worms suck your vitamins and minerals directly out of the blood. Others absorb your nutrients through their outer skin layer. The nutrients need replacing daily.

      High carbohydrate diet, low in protein, and high in alkaline has been found to make parasitic infections worse. Sugar should also be avoided because parasites thrive on it and it is possible you could have candida. This candida or yeast infections create an environment in the colon that equals the environment needed for them to thrive. Foods that lower pH from high alkaline conditions in the colon are apple cider vinegar and cranberry juice.

      Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is another remedy for worms. Herbal combinations for blood flukes are milkweed, pennyroyal and black walnut. Herbal combinations for liver flukes are cloves, goldenrod and goldenseal root. Bitter melon is effective against pinworms. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days helps with tapeworms.

      Another remedy for prevention is mixing one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. Alternatively, you can take one tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts apple juice, 1 part apple brandy.

      Constipation problems can be helped with friendly bacteria, cascara sagrada bark, chamomile tea, or elder flowers. Licorice added to herbal teas has slight laxative action.

      Liquid multi vitamin and mineral nutrients derived from plants will help clean and replace your vital nutrients. The OXY-MEGA oxygen supplement is more effective against parasites and cleaning the intestinal tract than herbs. High doses of herbs may make them retreat to the colon but to kill and eliminate the parasites you need to flush them out by colon irrigation and ozone.

      One can save money and create your own herb formulas by buying herbs in bulk, capsules, and capsule mac

  15. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to cure an yeast infection?
    I was prescribed an antibiotic a week or two ago and now I believe it has given me a yeast infection. What's the best way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,

      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of yeast infection natural ?
    Had it for 2 weeks now.

    • ANSWER:
      Through diet, is my best advice.

      When you use products to treat symptoms, you're just covering them up - not getting rid of it. This is ok to remedy the bothersome symptoms for the meantime. Yeast is usually a systemic issue, meaning that it is through the whole body. I'd cut out all wheat products and eat tons of fresh raw fruits and veggies.

      I bought an ebook that is really a thorough read to rid of candida overgrowth (yeast infection) naturally, and helps with both - immediate treatment for symptoms and to gt to the root of the issue. It's called, Yeast Infection No More. You can find it online. Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    is there a natural way of getting rid of yest infection?
    does anyone know of a ya of getting rid of a yest infection with going to the doctor and getting a prescription?

    • ANSWER:
      1.Vitamin C and echinacea help the body fight an acute yeast infection by strengthening the immune system. Vitamin C appears to inhibit yeast growth, and echinacea may signal white blood cells to attack yeast.

      2.Garlic extract is another immune stimulator and infection fighter.

      3.Acidophilus contributes "good" or pro-bacteria that can hold down the yeast population. It's especially helpful when the yeast infection is the result of antibiotic use. For best results take it orally as capsules or use as a suppository daily while you're taking the antibiotic and for about a week after you've completed it.

      4.Tea tree oil and vitamin A come in suppository form to be used every day. They are good alternatives to over-the-counter yeast-fighting creams: Tea tree oil is an antifungal and vitamin A keeps vaginal mucous membranes healthy.

      5.Self-Care Remedies
      The yeast that cause a yeast infection are not the same as those that leaven bread. Therefore, a "yeast-free" diet will not by itself treat a vaginal yeast infection.

      The one diet change you can make is to reduce your sugar intake. Candida thrives on sugar and it is for this reason that diabetics are especially prone to yeast infections. Some fruit and some honey is fine; it's white sugar, and the hundreds of ways we use it, that needs watching.

      A number of other self-care remedies will help the situation as well:
      Wear cotton underwear only. If you need hosiery, wear thigh-highs instead of panty hose.

      Avoid deodorized products, such as tampons, commercially prepared douches, or feminine deodorant sprays.

      Wash the vaginal area with a mild, unscented soap.

      Eat yogurt with live cultures. A cup a day can reduce the number of yeast infections.

      Douche with 2 teaspoons of powdered acidophilus in a quart of warm water instead of taking capsules or suppositories. You can also use lukewarm pau d'arco or goldenseal tea. Douche with two cups twice daily for no more than a week.

      P.S.

      Self-treatment of a yeast infection implies "self-diagnosis" as well. And identifying a yeast infection is not as simple as it seems.

      So unless you're pretty certain that you have a yeast infection, it's probably a good idea to get a medical diagnosis before you begin treatment to treat yourself.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of ringworms?
    I'm not 100% sure if this is what I have, I've had this for 2 years now and its getting worse I got a medecine for it and kind of worked but i still get them back. To describe it they are dark to brown-ish circles on my neck, back and chest that itch like crazy !!!!!!! I can't exercise anymore because my whole body will get in a horrible heat and cause itchiness that includes my head. I tried to scratch the hell out of my skin when I shower VERY SINGLE DAY. I shower regularly so I know it isn't low hygene, I scratch my skin off until I bleed cause this is getting out of hand! I currently have no medical insurance at the moment so I need an over the counter option please help!

    • ANSWER:
      It's pretty hard to get rid of. I was using tea tree oil ... no luck. Neem oil, better but still not enough. I took apple cider vinegar, put hydrogen peroxide on it, stopped using soaps with petroleum, no deoderant, and all manner of other things which I thought would help.

      I did all kinds of research. I found that it's basically the same thing as candida (which would mean the candida diet might help). However, I had zero sweet tooth while I had it.

      Eventually I just stopped bothering with it at all ..... and guess what?

      It disappeared!
      very, very weird.

      I don't know if I just wasn't regular or disciplined enough with the treatments I was doing, or if they were just aggravating it enough to upset it but weren't strong enough to kill it, or what the deal was, but sometimes it's just better to just let it be.

      I've never tried prescription drugs, only natural cures/remedies.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any natural remedies to treat a yeast infection?
    I heard yogurt is good but it does not cure it just prevents it.

    • ANSWER:
      Try white vinegar douches [one tablespoon of Heinz white vinegar to a pint of water], twice a day for 5-7 days. This solution will turn the vagina acidic, and candida albicans [the microscopic yeast which causes infection] can only survive in an alkaline environment. If there's no improvement after trying this remedy, get an OTC medication like Monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin, etc; or, go to a doctor for treatment.

  20. QUESTION:
    how do i keep rid of a yeast infection wile im pregnant?
    i am 6 weeks pregnant and i am on my 2 yeast infection...i have tried all natural ways and it keeps returning i have never had problems like this before so i need help...how can i get rid of them and keep them gone with out hurting my baby???

    • ANSWER:
      More than 75% women are prone to yeast infections. With pregnancy the chances of this increases much more. This is generally due to the higher levels of the hormone estrogen produced by the body and making conditions favorable for the growth of the yeast in the reproductive tract. About 80% of the yeast infection is caused by the Candida albicans, which is present in the vagina in minute amounts. The beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus keeps in check the unwanted growth of the Candida albicans.

      Symptoms of Candida infection during pregnancy are

      1. Severe itching, irritation and redness in the vagina

      2. Thick, white, odorless discharge from vagina

      3. Burning sensation when urinating

      4. Pain during lovemaking

      Probable causes

      1. The immune system becomes weak during pregnancy helping the spread of the yeast infections.

      2. The drastic hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy are also responsible for the yeast infection.

      3. Presence of more sugar in the vaginal secretions aids in the multiplication of yeasts.

      Prevention and remedies

      In cases of mild yeast infections, maintaining clean hygiene relieves of the discomforts. But if such infections are overlooked and left untreated it may lead to much more complications spreading the infection to the new born baby. Physicians avoid prescribing antifungal and antibiotic drugs to curb this infection as these may have adverse effects on the fetus. It is better to opt for natural and home remedies that are absolutely safe.

      1. Regular application of a mixture of apple cider vinegar in water to the affected area reduces infection. Adding garlic to the mixture also provides good results.

      2. Curd or yoghurt is one of the best natural remedy to treat vaginal infection as it replaces the beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus. Applying a tampon soaked in yoghurt on the affected area helps in curing the infection.

      3. Similarly, adding yoghurt to the daily diet or taking 2-3 glasses of buttermilk helps in killing the Candida.

      4. Applying a mixture of olive leaf extract and grape fruit seed extract in a glass of water on the affected area gives the desired comfort.

      5. Reducing sugar and carbohydrate intake as yeast feed on sugar, the infection can be lowered substantially.

      Some useful Don'ts -

      1. Cleanliness and dryness of the vagina must be maintained so that it does not remain moist. Yeast thrives in moist area.

      2. Wearing of tight undergarments, synthetic clothing must be avoided.

      3. Avoiding wearing of wet clothes like swim suits for long time.

      4. Use of vaginal sprays, deodorants must be restricted to prevent yeast infection.

      It is always wise to cure the yeast infection during pregnancy in early stages to prevent much complication. But if things are out of control, one may require some antibiotic treatment prescribed by a medico.

  21. QUESTION:
    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?
    Dear Friend , who know any thing about natural remedy please mail me , Thank you very much.

    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is nearly an epidemic in our society and is responsible for many of the chronic illness categories we see so frequently. Candida symptoms are vast and all encompassing and can even incapacitate the individual.
      Most people are unaware that it even exists, because most main stream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health. People suffering from this condition often go from doctor to doctor for years and are usually told they are a hypochondriac or that it is stress or a psychiatric problem, before ever discovering the real culprit.

      Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs a couple important functions. The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in the body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms.

      It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it's way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

      Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havock in many ways and is the insitigator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.

      Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:
      abdominal gas

      headaches

      migraines

      excessive fatigue

      cravings for alcohol

      anxiety

      vaginitis

      rectal itching

      cravings for sweets

      inability to think clearly or concentrate

      hyperactivity

      mood swings

      diarrhea

      constipation

      hyperactivity

      itching

      acne

      eczema

      depression

      sinus inflammation

      pre-menstrual syndrome

      dizziness

      poor memory

      persistent cough

      earaches

      low sex drive

      muscle weakness

      irritability

      learning difficulties

      sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals

      cognitive impairment

      thrush

      athlete's foot

      sore throat

      indigestion

      acid reflux

      chronic pain

      To read the complete article click the link below :-
      http://www.holistichelp.net/candida.html
      To read about the Homeopathic treatment( Without any side effects or complications) of Candida read this article :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/leucorrhoea-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp
      For more Holistic Help on Candida read this :-
      http://www.drz.org/asp/conditions/candida.asp

      Take care and God bless, I hope this helps you to get 100% well.

  22. QUESTION:
    Anyone out there that can not work, or on disablity, due to anxiety?
    I was just pulled from work for the next week by my dr. for severe anxiety. I am having trouble coping with the stresses of everyday life. I feel as though I can not tread water anymore and I am sinking. I work full time, as a mortgage loan officer, I have 3 boys aunder age of 8. My stress from home and work are piling up so that I can not seem to do anything right! I would love to stop working all together as that seems as though it would help me function much better, however, we just cannot afford it as I carry the health insurance, etc.. for the family. Any suggestions as to how I can somehow remain on disabilty until my life gets back in order?

    • ANSWER:
      My anxiety was so debilitating that i took vacation after vacation leave until i ran out. Then i took sick leave and compensatory leave, man i worked the system until they all ran out. I tried anxiety medication Effexor, after the 4th day of taking it my anxiety attacks got worse, much worse. I immediately refused to take Prescriptions and opted for natural remedies that work. After i tried it i am much better and back out to work, i know i won't have to worry about anxiety again. This is what i did. After reading the book "Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About" by Kevin Trudeau i gained much insight into how to take care of your body and never get sick again. This is what i did to get rid of my anxiety.

      A colon cleanse
      Parasite cleanse (most ppl dont know that worms and parasites causes severe anxiety)
      Candida cleanse
      Liver/gallbladder cleanse
      Kidney cleanse
      P.S. Take the colon and parasite cleanse together so that while flushing the colon worms and parasites will be expelled along with them.

      Now while i took the cleanses one by one i supplemented my body with something that brings the body back into balance. It's called Maca Root. It is anti anxiety as well. Here is a list of what Maca Root is good for. What doctors won't tell you is that if you cleanse your body you will basically get rid of many ailments, like anxiety, depression, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, stomach problems, acne, hair loss etc. If they tell you these things then you won't need them and their pockets will be empty. Cleansing simply gets rid of built up toxins in the body that is making you sick.

      Benefits for Men

      1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac activity.

      2. Enhances libido.

      3. Increases energy, stamina and endurance.

      4. Improvement of male potency.

      5. Helps overcome depression.

      6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".

      7. DHEA level increases significantly in a majority of the males treated with it.

      8. Helps in stress treatment.

      9. Increases sperm count (oligospermia), count of mobile spermatozoids and mobility, formation of spermatozoids (spermatogenesis)

      10. Athletic Performance.

      11. Hormone Balancing.

      12. Increased Testosterone Levels.

      13. It helps with Erectile Dysfunction.

      14. Fertility Enhancement

      15. Helps fight acne resulted from hormonal unbalances.

      Benefits for Women

      1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac Activity.

      2. Enhances Libido.

      3. Increases Energy.

      4. It increases Sexual Stimulation

      5. Helps to overcomes depression.

      6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".

      7. Helps in Stress Treatment.