Aug 5, 2000
I was diagnosed by blood work to have high levels of candida. I kept getting this recurring white coating on my tongue that would make my tongue burn badly. I have for several years taking many courses of antibiotics. I got terribly sick about 5 years ago and was throwing up badly when i noticed this white coating on my tongue. At this time my tongue starting cracking open down the center and was burning badly. I started to notice after i would eat sweets my tongue would get worse and i would get really disoriented. My doctor put me on the diet of no sugars or yeast containing product, low carb. This helps but i have lost about 8 lbs. and was already thin to begin with. I have used the nystatin powder from time to time also I also have noticed my toenails are yellow and thick looking. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I also noticed i have been very tired ever since this candida has gotten its teeth into me. thanks, Jerry
Response from Dr. Reznik
It is virtually impossible for me to address the question you have posed to the complexity of the issues involved and would suggest that you visit a infectious disease physician in your area.
The use of Nystatin powder "from time to time" would hardly address the issues you have posed here. A systemic antifungal such as Diflucan may reduce Candida carriage and then prophylaxis against recurrence of the oral symptoms with a topical antifungal such as Mycelex troches may be helpful.
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