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Can The Diagnosis Of Intestinal Candidiasis Be Dubious

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Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is...
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How serious is intestinal candidasis?

I was recently diagnosed as having anal candidiasis, and it was accompanied by a severe case of so-called "jock-itch" with severe redness, lesions and peeling skin. I was prescribed an anti-fungal cream and Diflucan 200mg/1x daily. I have...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Intestinal candidiasis is not a disease that most infectious disease specialists believe exists. HIV-infected patients can occassionally have Canida around the anus, but it doesn't usually cause problems. If it causes itching, you can apply... Read more »

ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS

Tks for aswers my question..but if you have the symtoms how is that is not easy diagnostiqued.I think if some have the symtoms is enougth to make the diagnosis is not that way?Tks in adavance...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A diagnosis of erythematous candidiasis may be missed because doctors are expecting to see white plaques with candidiasis. Without white plaques and with symptoms of sore throat, an incorrect diagnosis such as strep throat or viral syndrome may be... Read more »

does truvada and efavirenz interact with horopito for candidiasis

hi, i'm currently on truvada and sustiva. I have been recommended to try horopito, a herbal remedy from new zealand for intestinal candidiasis. I was wondering if there are any interactions. Also i want to know if there are any liver...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You have stumped me. Horopito (from the pepper tree in New Zealand) has been tauted as having anti-yeast activity but I am unaware of any drug interaction studies to be able to confidently answer your question. If any reader is aware of a reference... Read more »

ND diag. intestinal candida...

My ND diagnosed intestinal candida 8 months ago, now HPV and possible cervical cancer. Have always used condoms but condom broke twice. Am I high risk for HIV? Also very healthy otherwise. Have responded well to ND protocal of probiotics,digestive...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I would certainly be concerned about the risk of HIV infection, as disseminated candida and severe HPV infection may be symptoms of a weakened immune system. As male to female transmission is fairly common and you do recall contacts where the... Read more »
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itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

Already???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Infected 16 weeks ago and thrush may already be present. Is it possible for oral thrush the come this early in the infection? The person of whom I am speaking is 21 and is in good health otherwise and always has been. Any ideas? Read more »

Question for joe swiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
You say you had/have oesophageal candidiasis. Was this diagnosed by a doctor?

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Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is a white pasty coating on your tongue thrush? Any deffinite way to tell for sure? Read more »