Thrush, or oral candida, can be caused by medications like steroids and antibiotics. It typically appears as a white or yellow patchy coating on the tongue, but can also affect the lips and the inside and roof of the mouth.Gastrointestinal Candida
Yeast overgrowth in the intestines can happen after taking oral antibiotics or when the normal digestive tract environment is disrupted. Symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating.Vaginal Candida
Oral antibiotics, spermicides and lubricants can cause vaginal yeast infections, or vaginitis, with symptoms of itchiness, redness, discharge, and pain with urination and intercourse.
Candida treatment includes oral or topical antifungal medications, natural antifungal supplements, and nutrition and lifestyle guidance to ensure the eradication of yeast and prevent future overgrowth.
A proper diagnosis is the key to efficient treatment. Your Spark Health doctor will discuss accurate diagnostic and testing methods to make sure that your treatment is safe and effective.
Maintaining healthy yeast and bacterial balance is vital to preventing recurrent yeast overgrowth. Probiotic-rich foods help to create a healthy microbiome, and supplements can help to create an environment in the body that is inhospitable towards yeast overgrowth.
A comprehensive stool analysis includes a microbiology panel that shows the types and severity of yeast overgrowth in the digestive tract. This panel includes yeast like candida albicans, candida parapsilosis, candida glabrata, and rhodotorula.
Yes, all treatments are done at home with oral and topical medications and supplements.