Definition of Candidiasis:

Infection of the skin or mucous membrane with any species of candida, usually Candida albicans.  Typically affects the skin, nails, mouth, vagina, bronchi, or lungs, but may invade the bloodstream.  It is a common inhabitant of the GI tract, only becoming a problem when it multiplies excessively and invades local tissues.  Growth is encouraged by a weakened immune system, as in AIDS, or with the prolonged administration of antibiotics.  Vaginal symptoms include itching in the genital area, pain when urinating, and a thick odorless discharge.

Also: Candida, Candida Albicans, Candida Related Complex, Candida Yeast Infection, Candidiasis Hypersensitivity Syndrome, Candidosis, Chronic Candida Syndrome, Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidosis, Chronic Systemic Candidiasis, Monilia, Monilial Vaginitis, Moniliasis, Mucocutaneous Candidosis, Polysystemic Candidiasis, Systemic Candidiasis, Vaginal Thrush, Yeast Infection, Yeast Infections

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Adult Acne

...the condition
“...Information on conventional treatments is widely available, but be advised that prolonged use of antibiotics has the potential for causing candida overgrowth and for disturbing normal colonic flora...”

Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Alcohol kills friendly bacteria, increases toxic overload of the liver and thus allows Candida to grow.”
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...related topic
“An agent that kills or inhibits fungi, or a compound that inhibits either a dermatomycosis like ringworm or athlete's foot, or one that inhibits Candida albicans either externally as a douche or internally as a systemic antifungal...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...Carbohydrate intolerance may be the only symptom of bacterial overgrowth, making it indistinguishable from intestinal candidiasis; in either case dietary sugars can be fermented to produce endogenous ethanol...”

Biotin a treatment
“...Biotin has also been shown to be able to prevent yeast, such as Candida albicans, from converting to the more pathogenic fungal form...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Symptoms of carbohydrate intolerance include ... frequent yeast infections...”

Chlorophyll a treatment
“...It has been used to ... stop Candida albicans growth...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...The immune dysfunction may result in recurrent infections, often with normally non-pathogenic organisms such as Candida albicans or bowel parasites...”

Colloidal Silver a treatment
“...Claims are made for benefits in the following conditions: Acne*, allergies, arthritis – some types*, athletes foot*, bad breath, bladder infections, cystitis*, bleeding gums, boils*, burns*, candida*, canker sores, chronic fatigue, colds, colitis*, conjunctivitis*, cornea injury*, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, diabetes*, diarrhea*, digestive aid, diphtheria, dysentery, ear infections*...”

Consequences of Poor Diet

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Improper diets, such as those high in carbohydrates, sugar, yeast and yeast products can lead to Candida overgrowth.”


...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Chronic constipation can lead to Candida overgrowth.”

Dental Metal Removal a treatment
“...(mercury) fillings, especially those of long duration (5-30 years), and even those who have had them replaced with biocompatible materials, are known to suffer from the complications of dysbiosis, candidiasis, poor digestion, food allergies, compromised local immunity, Leaky Gut Syndrome (intestinal permeability), intestinal inflammation, impaired nerve function and diminished peristalsis...”


...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Chronic diarrhea can cause the friendly Bifidobacterium bifidum to be expelled from the colon and Candida may then proliferate.”


...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“...This agent adds a second therapeutic dimension and eliminates the possibility of secondary candidosis.  The minimum effective dose of grapefruit seed extract for bacterial dysbiosis is 600mg per day.”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...One of the mechanisms by which this occurs is the overgrowth of candida or other fungi that thrive in a low stomach acid environment secondary to these acid suppressing drugs...”


...the condition
“...Causes include: infections by organisms such as candida, cytomegalovirus (CMV), or herpes simplex; diseases and conditions that weaken the immune system, such as HIV; poorly-controlled diabetes; immunodeficiency disorders; chemotherapy; long-term...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...Hypothyroidism; Sleepiness; Bloating; Dizziness; Immune system dysfunction; Tension; Blurred vision; Earaches; Indigestion; Visual impairment; Bronchitis; Eczema; Joint/muscle pains; Watery eyes; Candida; Fainting; Lacking mind control; Weight retention; Cold intolerance; Forgetfulness; Loss of short term memory; Yeast infections...”

Female Hair Loss

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
Candida can cause hair shedding in male or female patients...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...disorders, fever, gastro-intestinal disturbances, gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin irritations, ankylosing spondylitis, telangiectasia, thrombosis, ulcerative colitis...”

Fungal Skin / Nail Infection

...the condition
“...Fungal infections include mold-like fungi (dermatophytes, which cause tinea infections) and yeast-like fungi (such as Candida).  There are several types of fungal infection...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...diagnosis; Hypoglycemia; Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS); Endometriosis; Immune System Symptoms Chronic urinary tract infections; Chronic respiratory infections; Asthma; Vaginal, oral, or nail bed yeast infections; Skin Symptoms Fever blisters; Mouth ulcers; Skin rash; Eczema; Psoriasis; Dermatitis Herpetiformis (caused by gluten); Vitiligo; Symptoms caused by the following Gall bladder...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract a treatment
“...Use twice a day as a douche for up to a week, in the treatment of yeast infections.  Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to be effective in treating hundreds of different organisms including: Shigella, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Giardia lamblia...”


...the condition
“...common clinical presentations in the high-risk groups or ARC patients include: chronic generalized lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, fever, fatigue, malaise, night sweats, weight loss, anorexia, oral candidiasis, recurrent herpes infections, and diarrhea...”
...relationship to Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection
“...Abnormal vaginal flora – i.e. infection with candida or bacterial vaginosis – corresponded with increased amounts of HIV virus in the cervico-vaginal secretions of women who were HIV-positive...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“...Physical urticaria: heat or sun, cold, light, pressure from bracelets and clothes or scratching, vibration, exercise; Secondary urticaria: infections (e.g. hepatitis B virus, candida albicans, streptococcal bacteria), collagen vascular diseases, autoimmune diseases or other metabolic disorders, cancer, psychological, hypothyroidism, polycythemia vera, protoporphyria (even...”

Household Mold Exposure

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Environmental molds or chemicals can cause Candida.”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...The most common signs and symptoms of HCl deficiency include: Bloating; Nausea and vomiting; Heartburn; Feeling full as soon as you start eating; Excess gas; Loss of taste for meat; Bad breath; Yeast infection; Rectal itching; Laryngitis; Weak/brittle nails; Depression; Dementia; Undigested food in stools; Fatigue; Hair loss (especially in females); In order to detect hydrochloric acid...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...These include AIDS, CFS, candidiasis, multiple allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), viral hepatitis, gulf war illness, cancer and other illnesses...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“...Bifidobacterium longum – increases IgA (supports mucosal immunity) – reduces candida albicans – improves lactose tolerance...”

Immunotherapy a treatment
“...Injection immunotherapy uses mumps, candida or trichophytin antigen injections to treat warts (HPV induced tumors)...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...Candida albicans is a major cause of leaky gut...”


...related topic
“A yeast infection (candida albicans) of the skin found under skin folds...”

Kombucha Tea a treatment
“...When Kombucha tea is made correctly, all the sugars are fully converted into organic acids during fermentation, enabling Kombucha tea to be is safely drunk by diabetics and candida sufferers...”


...related topic
“...There is a growing body of rather ignored data showing the value of regular consumption of a lactobacillus-containing food in immunosuppression, slow virus, and candidiasis conditions.”

Lactobacillus Acidophilus a treatment
“...Lactobacilli have active anti-microbial characteristics and are able to kill various pathogens such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, E. coli and the yeast Candida.  The benefits of lactobacillus and other probiotics are only now coming to full light, so expect much more research to be forthcoming in the next few years...”

Lavender Oil a treatment
“...It is highly effective against a range of fungal skin infections (such as candidiasis) – including some that are resistant to antifungal drugs...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...Amebic abscess, accounting for some 10% of cases, is caused by Entamoeba histolytica; Fungal abscess, accounting for under 10% of cases, is usually caused by Candida; Appendicitis was previously the main cause of liver abscess, but due to improved diagnostic and treatment techniques, it now causes only around 10% of cases...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...our question about non-vaginal fungal/yeast infections
“Lupus patients are at an unusually high risk for contracting candida (yeast) infections.”

Male Hair Loss

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
Candida can cause hair shedding in male or female patients...”

Microbiological Stool Exam a treatment
“...The main pathogens that are commonly looked for in feces include ... Candida (if the patient is immunosuppressed e.g. AIDS or cancer treatment)...”

Mitral Valve Prolapse

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“One doctor has reported that over 80% of the women who have been diagnosed as having mitral valve prolapse suffer from an overgrowth of candida albicans.”

Monolaurin a treatment
“...Monolaurin is effective against yeast and fungi, staphylococcus aureus (staph) and streptococcus agalactiae (strep), chlamydia trachomatis, candida albicans, giardia lamblia, ringworm, H. pylori and gonorrhea...”

Nutritional Yeast a treatment
“...It is not related to Candida albicans fungus, which causes yeast infection...”
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Ozone / Oxidative Therapy a treatment
“...Candidiasis victims should start at one drop per dose, and build their tolerance gradually...”

Pau D'Arco / Taheebo a treatment
“...Lapachol is not only bactericidal for a wide array of gram negative and gram-positive bacteria, but is also very effective against Candida albicans.  LaPacho bark can be boiled in water and used as a soak for toenail and fingernail fungus.”


...our question about Denture wearing
“...The researchers also found that overnight denture wearing increased levels of tongue and denture plaque, gum inflammation, a positive culture for Candida albicans, and bad breath...”

Premenstrual Syndrome

...the condition
“...Abnormal thyroid function and intestinal candidiasis should be ruled out since these can produce a symptom picture similar to PMS during the mid-luteal phase...”

Probiotics a treatment
“...When Candida albicans is killed by fungicide, it will leave the mucosa wall, and be pushed out as solid waste...”


...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“A number of gut-derived toxins are implicated in the development of psoriasis including endotoxins (cell wall components of gram-negative bacteria), streptococcal products, Candida albicans, yeast compounds, and IgE or IgA immune complexes...”


...the condition
“...Less Well-known causes Hypoglycemia; Psychomotor epilepsy; Cerebral allergy; Wheat-gluten sensitivity; Histapenia – copper excess; Histadelia; Pyroluria; Wilson's disease; Chronic Candida infection; Huntington's chorea; Almost Unknown causes Prostaglandins Prostaglandins ("prosta": standing before; "glandin": gland) are substances that act like hormones in the body...”
...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Although psychosis is not a common manifestation of Candida, it has occurred...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Candidiasis, a fungal mouth infection, is one of the most commonly seen in people with Sjogren's...”
...our question about Long-lasting mouth sores
“Sjogren's Syndrome can result in painful mouth sores due to a dry mouth and/or Candida infection.”


...related topic
“A fungal infection from Candida Albicans.  Occurs most often in infants, immunocompromised patients, and AIDS victims...”


...the condition
“...While the actual cause of trichotillomania is not known for certain, several factors appear to play contributing roles ... Yeast infection.  Some consider trichotillomania to be an allergic reaction to the Malassezia-yeast and that certain foods encourage growth of this yeast in the body...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...If candida or a bacterial overgrowth is present, further recovery in ulcerative colitis can be achieved by correcting the imbalance through antimicrobial or antifungal agents...”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...Yeast: Yeast cells may be contaminants or represent a true yeast infection.  They are often difficult to distinguish from red cells and amorphous crystals but are distinguished by their tendency to bud...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Uterine Prolapse; Pelvic Mass Gynecological Cancer: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Endometrial, Vulvar, or Vaginal; Uterine Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Vaginal inflammation due to bacterial or yeast infection, vaginal lichen planus, vaginal lichen sclerosus, vaginal pemphigus); History of sexual abuse; Complications during birth; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is by far the most...”

Vaginal Dryness

...the condition
“...Women suffering from vaginal dryness are at a slightly higher risk of contracting an STD due to the vulnerability of the skin in the genital area, as well as other bacterial or yeast infections.  Other possible complications include...”

Vaginal Itching

...the condition
“...Yeast infections during pregnancy are also very common and can be the cause of moderate to severe itching...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...The most common vaginal infections are bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis.  Some vaginal infections are transmitted through sexual contact, but others such as candidiasis (yeast infections) are not...”
...relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance
Yeast infections are more common among women with increased levels of estrogen...”
...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
“Lupus patients are at an unusually high risk for contracting candida (yeast) infections.”
...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“Citrus seed extract is useful for vaginal candida infections...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“Twice-daily vaginal douches, using 2 teaspoons full of acidophilus/bifidus powder in a quart of warm water, will help treat many recurrent vaginal yeast infections.  Even just taking probiotics orally will increase the colonization of these organisms in the vagina and help prevent infections from occurring.”
...recommendation Boric Acid
“...The best cure for vaginal yeast infections (yeast vaginitis) is cheap, safe and more effective than the over-the-counter or prescribed drugs...”

Vinegar a treatment
“...Vinegar is effective against yeast infections.  Mix with water in a douche or a bath...”

Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Cyclic vulvovaginitis is probably the most common cause of vulvodynia and is believed to be caused by a hypersensitivity reaction to Candida.  While vaginal smears and cultures are not consistently positive, microbiologic proof should be sought by obtaining candidal or fungal cultures during a symptom-free phase...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“Vulvar pain that is due to infection e.g. ureaplasma, candida or strep will respond to the appropriate treatment.”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...Such conditions include, but are not limited to, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders in general, primary chronic polyarthritis, chronic candidiasis, cancer, neurodermatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, food and other allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and chemical sensitivities...”


...related topic
“...Common yeast infections include candidiasis and thrush.”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“Alternative names: Candidiasis, Thrush, Oral Thrush, Vaginal Thrush, Candida Albicans, Vaginal Yeast Infection Candida albicans is an opportunistic yeast that normally inhabits the mouth, throat, intestines and genitourinary tract of most humans and is usually considered to be a normal part of the bowel flora...”
...our question about White coated tongue
“...Candidiasis of the mouth and throat, also known as a "thrush" or oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), is a fungal infection that occurs when there is overgrowth of fungus called Candida...”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Genetic disorders such as celiac disease or hemochromatosis can cause Candida overgrowth.”
...relationship to Parasite Infection
“...It is common for Candida patients to also have parasites and parasites should be suspected if Candida overgrowth recurs.”
...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
“Vitamin B12, B6, biotin and folate help maintain candida in its non-invasive form...”
...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“Genetic disorders such as celiac disease or hemochromatosis can cause Candida overgrowth.”
...relationship to Weakened Immune System
Candidiasis is more common and severe in individuals with weakened immune systems...”
...recommendation Caprylic acid
“Caprylic acid has been shown to be very effective against Candidiasis.  Medical literature lists many examples of caprylic acid, and its stabilized salt forms, being used in the successful treatment of Candida infections.”
...recommendation Boric Acid
“Boric acid in the form of vaginal suppositories is a natural remedy for vaginal yeast infection.  Numerous studies prove its superior effectiveness compared to topical and oral antifungal drugs, including drug-resistant cases.”
...recommendation against Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“Based on their clinical experience and on very preliminary research, several doctors have suggested that a number of dietary factors may promote the overgrowth of Candida.  Dried fruits, which are high in sugar, have been blamed for contributing to promotion of Candida overgrowth...”
...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“Chronic candidiasis can be successfully treated with grapefruit seed extract according to the many clinics and medical practitioners now prescribing it...”
...recommendation Oil of Oregano
“...Several weeks of continuous use may be required for the anti-fungal properties of oil of oregano to clear up a deep-seated Candida infection.”
...recommendation Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR
“...This panel also differentiates the Candida genus.”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...This results in eczematoid skin lesions, alopecia, diarrhea, and concurrent bacterial and yeast infections.  It has been observed that those suffering with any of the auto-immune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis); atopic problems (allergy, eczema...”
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