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What causes candidiasis?

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Posted on Fri, 5 Jun 2015
Question: I think I have candidiasis. But it comes and goes? Is this normal? What treatments can I use?
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,it is normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Thanks for trusting us about your health care.
I can understand your concern here.
Yes, it is quite normal that candidiasis( yeast and fungal) infection can come and go.
Actually yeast( fungal) present normally in our body but it may cause problem when some conditions supports its growth like diabetes, long term antibiotics treatment, birth control pills, any concondition which decreases immunity.
You should take antifungal treatment like canestene vaginal tablets, fluconazole for oral use after consulting with your doctor.
Keep the area dry and clean, wear loose fitting cotton undergarments, do not use perfume soap, do not douche, eat healthy and balanced diet and drink a lot of water, sleep properly.
Hope it is found useful, feel free to ask more questions.
Good luck.
Regards
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What causes candidiasis?

Brief Answer: Yes,it is normal. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I can understand your concern here. Yes, it is quite normal that candidiasis( yeast and fungal) infection can come and go. Actually yeast( fungal) present normally in our body but it may cause problem when some conditions supports its growth like diabetes, long term antibiotics treatment, birth control pills, any concondition which decreases immunity. You should take antifungal treatment like canestene vaginal tablets, fluconazole for oral use after consulting with your doctor. Keep the area dry and clean, wear loose fitting cotton undergarments, do not use perfume soap, do not douche, eat healthy and balanced diet and drink a lot of water, sleep properly. Hope it is found useful, feel free to ask more questions. Good luck. Regards