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Please suggest a lab test by which I can know if my vaginal infection is caused by yeast or by other pathogens n if its a yeast infection ,what lab test can confirm if its caused by candida albicans or other species of candida?

Dr.Sujata Sinha 94% (2612ratings)
M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Actually, there is no such lab test. Most of the times it is a mixed infection. If you have a problem, just go to a local doctor for check up and treatment or else take online consultation.
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Candida Skin Infection - How It Can Be Managed?

Dr.V.Sethu Raman 88% (237ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Candida Skin Infection - How It Can Be Managed?

Fungal infection of the skin and mucous membranes is very common. The most common species of fungus causing these infections is Candida albicans. They are present in abundance in the skin and mucous membranes and have a protective function. However, when immunity is compromised, these grow to a significant number and infection results. Some of the most common candida infections and ways to manage them are outlined below.

Athlete’s foot, nail fungal infections, diaper rash, jock itch, oral thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common candida skin infections. Though they can occur anywhere, they are most common in the intertriginous areas, where two skins come in close contact, like the groin area, the armpits, the corners of the mouth, area between the toes and between the fingers. Sweat and mucous facilitate their growth further, as they provide a moist environment for their growth.

In addition, poor hygiene, hot/humid weather, and constricting clothing can lead to increased chances of developing candida infections. Patient conditions like obesity, infants, diabetics, hypothyroidism, inflammatory disorders, pregnancy, damp weather, and immunosuppressed conditions like AIDs are definite risk factors. Identifying the infection is the biggest step towards treatment. There could be rashes, patches, flaking, cracks, soreness, and erythema, white or red lesions in the mouth or genital area.

Management:

A little precaution can help in preventing infections and there are definitely ways to treat the condition also.
If someone is immunosuppressed or has other predisposing factors, it is advisable to take precautions as listed below to avoid candida infections.

  1. Keep the intertriginous areas clean, could be by bathing more frequently or using sponge baths
  2. Wear loose clothing so the skin in the areas like groynes and armpits are not irritated
  3. Diaper skin management
  4. Keep the toenails and feet area clean
  5. During pregnancy, wear loose clothing and dry thoroughly after showers to avoid infection
  6. Frequently change inner garments and socks
  7. During warm weather, wear open-toed footwear so there is adequate aeration
  8. Take supplements like multivitamins to maintain good immunity levels

Treatment:

While treatment of one-off candida infections is not uncommon, people who are prone to recurrent infections need more stringent management. In one off infections, topical anti fungal agents like lotions, powder, ointments or creams are sufficient. These could contain anti fungal agents like ketoconazole or fluconazole. It is important that these stay in touch with the skin surface for about 10 to 15 minutes.

In moderately severe infections, a course of oral anti fungal agent is used, sometimes for up to 2 weeks depending on the severity of the symptoms. IV anti fungal agents may be used in more severe and widespread cases like seen in AIDS patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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I ve got vaginal candida infection can I use molinia albicans for vesicular eruptions on labia? Or how can vesicular eruptions on labia are treated?

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (112022ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Do the following-- 1. You maintain high grade of personal hygiene. 2. Do change your undergarments at least 2 times a day 3. Wear cotton underclothes. 4. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5. Keep the area dry. For more details you can consult me.
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Vaginal infection, maybe candida albicans pathetic odour, vaginal discharge (clumsy whitish ), itching what's the remedy.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (112022ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
1. You should maintain high grade of personal hygiene. 2. Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day 3. Wear cotton under garments 4. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5. Keep the area dry Homeopathy is a very effective for this problem n has very encouraging results. And homeopathic medicines are safe and do not have any side effects at all.
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Organisms: candida albicans - 10000 cfu/ml comes in my urine culture and sensitive test. Is my report is positive or negative or I have sever urine infection.

Dr.Sreepada Kameswara Rao 95% (29694ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Organisms: candida albicans - 10000 cfu/ml comes in my urine culture and sensitive test. Is my report is positive or ...
Your report is positive. You have the infection. These symptoms developed over a period of time. Very effective treatment is available in homoeopathy for this chronic problem for this infection. Many Lybrate users are taking homeopathic treatment for this. Homeopathic treatment is painless and safe. No side effects. You need comprehensive treatment and it takes some time. Please start taking homeopathic medicine, preliminary dose arsenicum album 200-once daily in the morning for 5 days. Book online appointment / consultation with me -(commencing from text consult rs 149, audio/phone-rs 300 and video- rs 400) for further more comprehensive prescription and treatment.
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Hi, I do use wash daily. But still, it's not helpful and to treat the infection I use candid cl.

Dr.C S Hiremath 90% (548ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Dharwad
Dear lybrate-user, candida albicans is a naturally occurring microorganism in the vaginal area, is called candidiasis. This infection is may be due to the following reasons: -use of antibiotics (they decrease the amount of lactobacillus [“good bacteria”] in the vagina) -pregnancy -weak immune system -poor eating habits, including a lot of sugary foods -hormonal imbalance near your menstrual cycle -stress -lack of sleep. Follow the following: -have well-balanced diet -have yogurt or taking supplements with lactobacillus -wash underwear in hot water avoid the following: -wearing tight pants, pantyhose, tights, or leggings -using of scented tampons or pads -sitting around in wet clothing, especially bathing suits -sitting in hot tubs or taking frequent hot baths homeopathy has got complete cure for these kinds of complaints by constitutional treatment and holistic approach. Which brings complete cure without any side effects by improving immunity naturally. I suggest you to take an appointment for consultation so that detail case can be discussed and rule out the cause and proceed further for treatment. You can consult online for treatment. Thank you.
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Using candid v gel for treating yeast infection what are the doses ?and how many days I have to take it?

Dr.M V S S Ramakrishna 91% (871ratings)
BHMS & MD, MCAH
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Using candid v gel for treating yeast infection what are the doses ?and how many days I have to take it?
Dear lybrate-user ji, candida albicans is a naturally occurring yeast microorganism in the vaginal area. This yeast infection is may be due to the following reasons: -use of antibiotics (they decrease the amount of lactobacillus [“good bacteria”] in the vagina) -pregnancy -weak immune system -poor eating habits, including a lot of sugary foods -hormonal imbalance near your menstrual cycle -stress -lack of sleep. Follow the following: -have well-balanced diet -have yogurt or taking supplements with lactobacillus -wash underwear in hot water avoid the following: -wearing tight pants, pantyhose, tights, or leggings -using of scented tampons or pads -sitting around in wet clothing, especially bathing suits -sitting in hot tubs or taking frequent hot baths homeopathy has got complete cure for these kinds of complaints by constitutional treatment and holistic approach. Which brings complete cure without any side effects by improving immunity naturally. I suggest you to take an appointment for consultation so that detail case can be discussed and rule out the cause and proceed further for treatment.
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If I infected by these two problems staphylococcus aureus grown on culture after aerobic incubation at 37 degree c and candida other then candida albicans on culture after aerobic incubation at 37 degree c then in future that there can happen any sex problem?

Dr.Umang Munjapara 95% (301ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Rajkot
If I infected by these two problems staphylococcus aureus grown on culture after aerobic incubation at 37 degree c an...
It depends how much infection spread on your body and what kind of comorbidity you have and where is the infection but according me once you get proper treatment than nothing to worry just get the proper treatment and proper care thank you please feedback um1327.
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I've had a candida infection since more than 2 years now. The infection is in my mouth, bowel and genital area. Is it true that candida infections can cause cancer?

Dr.Sreepada Kameswara Rao 95% (29694ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Candida albicans is a normally harmless yeast infection found in the mouth, intestinal tract, and genitals. Candida infections are rarely serious in otherwise healthy people. In rare cases, it may spread through other parts of the body if the patient's immune system is not functioning properly. Very good treatment is available in homoeopathy for your problem. No side effects. Please take homeopathic medicine nitric acid 200 once daily in the morning for 5 days. For further prescription and treatment, consult me through “Lybrate text consult”.
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I had amniotic fluid leaked at 26 wks I am worried why this happened. I didn't have any symptoms prior to it. And lost my baby. I would like to know are there any thing serious. And vaginal swab says I have candida albicans infection. Please do help me if any precautions I have to take.

Dr.Vandana Walvekar 90% (1860ratings)
MD
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Pl see a gynaecologist with next pregnancy early as 10/12 weeks ausg at 16 weeks will help and importantly pl check the cervix and avoid sex during 2nd half of pregnancy.
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