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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, my 13 yo son's resent stool test showed 4+ alpha hemolytic strep (commensal flora), 3+ klebsiella pneumoniae and 2+ candida glabrata (both dysbiotic) and 1+ candida albicans (normal flora). He is being treated by a homeopath with a candida diet, caprylic acid 600 mg BID and probiotics along with a few homeopathic remedies for the yeast and bacteria. He is having a hard time adherring to the diet and I'm worried that using only homeopathic meds it will take a long time to get rid of the yeast. Years ago I had candida and took diflucan with good results. My question it OK to give him diflucan?The path report shows that the albacans is sensitive to diflucan but the glabrata is resistant to diflucan and susceptble-dose dependent but resistent to Itraconazone and Ketoconazole the only other health problem he has is chronic fatigue from viruses. I looked online and found the dosage for the diflucan and also wondering if it would be safe for him to take one of the other antifungal agents. thank you, AAAAAAA
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Doctor :   Since how long is he having this infection?
User :   sorry I made a mistake...the glabrata is suseptible -dose dependent (nto resistent ) to the other two antifungals. He has prob had it for a few years after he was treated for H Pylori
Doctor :   Did he have H.pylori infection also? Since how long is he having this infection?
User :   He had h Pylori for a few years but was treated with antibiotics and his two recent labs are neg for H Pylori
Doctor :   What symptoms is he having right now?
User :   chronic fatigue but that could also be from the cyto megalo virus, EBV and herpes virus he also has. He craves sugar all the time and has a hard time at school thinking clearly
Doctor :   Can you explain the symptoms in detail? Why did you go for the stool test? Since when is he having cyto megalo virus, EBV and herpes virus
User :   He also is anemic so that is why the dr did the stool test. He has digestive problems with gas. He has had chronic herpes for a few years. i don't know how long he has had the other two virus. He only recently had the test that showed he has it.
Doctor :   I cannot comment about te homeopathic medicines since i am an allopathic doctor but it is completely safe to give diflucan to children depending on the weight and age of child. Also along with other required medications required for treating the disease.
Doctor :   They will help in curing the disease
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