I have attached a test report for fungal overgrowth. Can you please look at the report and let me know if you suggest an antifungal treatment? I also have a lot of dandruff in my head and hair loss.
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I have seen your report and have found a fungal growth. Before going to suggest you the treatment, I would like to know some more things. Send me the following details. Your occupation, what specimen you submitted, what is your clinical complaint, how long you are suffering from the present complaint, treatment history, any additional complaint.
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I work in IT industry. I had submitted blood for the rests. My main complaint is dandruff and intolerance to foods high in yeast for the past two years. I have not taken any treatment till now. I have taken multiple antibiotics for bacterial infections. There are no additional complaints. I do have digestive issues and multiple food intolerance. I also have gut flora imbalance and am low on good bacteria. Digestion issues and food intolerance are there for the past few years. I am right now on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet.
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Organism isolated from your blood is a yeast but usually do not cause any disease and also not associated with dandruff (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are several causes of dandruff so we cannot correlate this isolate as a causative agent for your illness. Gastric disturbance may be because of alteration in normal gut flora.
In such a situation I would like to suggest you take medication with some dietary precaution. Take your diet on regular time daily. Evening meal should be taken at least two hours before going to bed. Take probiotics preparation available in the market for one month. If having hyperacidity, evaluate it. For dandruff, use antidandruff shampoo containing Ketoconazole 2 % like Z Ketocare or Scalpe plus once or twice weekly. Do not use hair gel or any other body lotion for the scalp. Take Multivitamin tablet containing Vitamin C and E like Natvie C daily. If there is severe itching, massage Betamethasone (steroidal) containing lotion every night. Avoid rich fat-containing diet. Besides all the above, once consult your physician for complete body checkup to find out any other hormonal imbalance as it can also lead to illness like yours.
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I have read that there are studies that high-level Candida colonization is associated with several diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including Crohn's disease and irritable bowel. I had a high IgG intolerance to Brewers yeast in a blood test. If I take anything that is high in yeast or glutamate then I do get slightly anxious. I am taking Saccharomyces Boulardi and Bifidobacteria probiotics and these two seem to help. I am wondering whether this fungal overgrowth can cause inflammation in my body?
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Candida colonization may lead to gut inflammation or other gut disturbances but there may be some reason for such a colonization. Usually, such colonization takes place in an immunocompromised state, after prolonged antibiotic therapy, immunosuppressive therapy, etc. This colonization occurs as an opportunistic infection. But you have been detected yeast in your blood so I suggest you to test for stool culture for the fungus that will help in detection of the type of gut infection. The organism in blood does not indicate that it is a primary source of gut colonization. Further, I will suggest you take probiotics containing bacteria, not the yeast which you are taking as Saccharomyces Boulardi. Some immunological disease like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease also manifest like your gut complaint but for which I cannot give you any support, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. I can only guide you in case of infections related to your system.
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