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Candida albicans - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   I am in singapore , I recently had complete STD check up , where by the doctor said i am ok , but i have candida which i not an STD but he gave me some 3 tablets and asked me to take all at once , and he said it will be cured in 2 weeks. But now i find in the internet that i have to take some kind of sugar less diet inorder to get candida under control.
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   ok.
User :   i am not having any serious itching sensation , i have jock itch during my teen age , right from that time i have this , i donoo its candida , so long i am with it , will it affect me in futre
User :   should i have to take any treatment for this???
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   please advice me what i have to do
Doctor :   May I know since when you have this present illness ?
Doctor :   Are you using any topical cream for that ?
User :   i have this jock itch , right from 16
User :   i used in the starting stage , but now its not hurting me , anyways i am using the cream which my doctor gave me.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i am paranoid , whether i should be on any diet to keep it under control
User :   ok i am on safe side , and i dont have to do such things.
Doctor :   Apart from this - eczema marginatum or jock itch , you have got suspected Candidiasis ?
User :   i dont have any suspections i donoo what is Candidiasis , is the over growth of candida called Candidiasis ??
User :   then i donoo whether it is overgrown
Doctor :   Ok. Dont worry .
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps : User :   but my doctor said it will be fine in 2 weeks , so i am assuming its minor
User :   ok
Doctor :   Before that I would ask you one last question, Do you have any fungal infections in mouth / else where and Have you ever had unprotected sex with any one you dont know and you suspect an STD from them ?
User :   No ...nothing in mout or else where but i have near my upper thigh which i had from the age of 16
User :   No i dint have any unproted sex
Doctor :   Ok, Dont worry and how about mu second question ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   No
User :   I had sex but it was protected
Doctor :   That is very encouraging and helpful.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps : User :   ok sure
Doctor :   1.Most candida infections can be treated at home with OTC or prescription medication. These include topical administration of antifungal drugs such as clotrimazole.
Doctor :   2. or oral administration of drugs such as fluconazole (Diflucan) and amphotericin B.
Doctor :   3.Many prefer a single, oral dose of fluconazole.
Doctor :   4.Prevention of Candida Albicans
Keeping skin clean, dry, and free from abrasions or cuts can help prevent skin candida infections.
User :   ok i think my doctor gave me the medicine in point 3 , its single dosage and he said no need for further medication
Doctor :   Yes if it is Flucanazole, then it has been rightly prescribed and not to worry at all.
Doctor :   You will be fine soon.
User :   ok ...... is its a STD , or will it be trasmitted sexually
User :   he gave me this 2 months before , suddenly i am freaking out by reading some non sense in the for everything is fine i dint get any problem with that.
User :   U mean , i dont have to be on any diet ,and can i continue having sugar
Doctor :   Yes it is regraded as STD, as it is mostly associated lowered immunity status these days , but can occur otherwise and not purely an STD.
Doctor :   It can be caused by usage of same linen or towels also .
Doctor :   So ought to be very careful.
User :   IS there any need for diet , or can i continue normal food??
Doctor :   Diet I would say , sometimes some alleregens like even drugs or antibiotics or even some foods may cause it ot aggaravate if you are allergic to it.
Doctor :   Normal food.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care , bye for now.
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