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can you advise me aBOUT CANDIDA

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can you advise me aBOUT CANDIDA
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

what questions do you have about candida which is a genus of yeasts and is the most common cause of fungal infections

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

I HAVE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANDIDA ALBICANS 21.8 CURRENT INFECTION 6.6 LONG TERM SYMPTOMS DRY MOUTH,THROAT,,RED HOT PUFFY FACE AND HANDS,DIZZINESS,RINGING IN EARS,PINS AND NEEDLES IN FACE AND HANDS,WEAKNESS IN HANDS CAN YOU TELL ME IF ITS CLASSED AS CHRONIC

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

PLEASE HELP ME THANK YOU

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

IF YOU CANT ANSWER CAN YOU PASS ME ON TO ELSE

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

WHY CANT YOU ANSWER

Dr. David :

sorry.

Dr. David :

I was away from my computer.

Dr. David :

who diagnosed you with having candida albicans?

Dr. David :

where on your body was this found

Dr. David :

candida would not cause red hot puffy face dizziness and ringing in ears

Dr. David :

how old are you?

Dr. David :

you need to see a conventional doctor and get blood testing to check for hormone imbalance and inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP doctor you see regularly?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

HAD SALIVA TEST AT HOSPITAL WAS CHECKED FOR EVERYTHING ELSE AND TESTS WERE NORMAL IHAVE CANDIDA BOOK AND IT SAYS U CAN GET THESE SYMPTOMS

Dr. David :

I am not sure what candida book you are reading.

Dr. David :

you should bring it to your doctors and see what they say about this candida book.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

I HAVE HAD IT A LONG TIME

Dr. David :

I bet they will disagree with the book as well.

Dr. David :

I know you have had these symptoms for a long time

Dr. David :

but routine blood testing does not include testing for autoimmune disorders and inflammatory conditions

Dr. David :

you need ESR and ANA testing

Dr. David :

dry mouth can be from sjorgren's syndrome. which needs to be tested for.

Dr. David :

you didn't tell me how old you were.

Dr. David :

have you had thyroid hormone testing as well?

Dr. David :

what is your TSH level?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

WHAT DOES ESR AND ANA TEST FOR

Dr. David :

to check for inflammation in the body and a screening test for autoimmune conditions.

Dr. David :

ESR is erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

Dr. David :

ANA is anti nuclear antibodies where your body makes antibodies against your own cells.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

I ALSO HAD METALLIC POISONING

Dr. David :

what metal?

Dr. David :

how was it treated?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

LEAD,TIN,MRCURY,CESIUM,ANTIMONY, SULFUR, RUBIDIUM,THALLIUM WITH CLORELLA TABS WHAT IS SJORGRENS SYNDROME

Dr. David :

sjorgren's syndrome is an autoimmune condition which causes dry mouth.

Dr. David :

how old are you?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

61

Dr. David :

who diagnosed you with having all of these heavy metals?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

GENOVA DIAGNOSTICS

Dr. David :

did you bring this test result to your GP and other doctors for review?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

YES

Dr. David :

what did they say?

Dr. David :

I need to look at your blood testing to give you more information.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

MY TSH LEVEL WAS NORMAL

Dr. David :

that is good.

Dr. David :

I need the testing results from your heavy metal testing.

Dr. David :

you didn't tell me what your doctors said when you showed them your heavy metal testing results.

Dr. David :

are you willing to see your GP doctor and ask for more testing like ESR, ANA, c reactive protein testing.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

I ALSO HAVE BLURRED VISION AND SORE TONGUE

Dr. David :

sore tongue can be due to acid reflux

Dr. David :

do you have acid reflux?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

NO

Dr. David :

blurred vision can be due to blepharitis

Dr. David :

sore tongue can also be from sjorgren's syndrome which can cause dry mouth and sore tongue.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

WHATS THE TEST FOR SJORGRENS

Dr. David :

a lip biopsy and blood testing checking for ANA and ESR and C reactive protein.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

I DO HAVE A FLESHY LUMP BETWEEN MY TONGUE AND TEETH HAD IT ALONG TIME

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

WHY HAVE YOU STEPPED OUT

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

PLEASE CAN YOU AN ANSWER

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

IT IS NOT PAIN FUL

Dr. David :

it is very early in the morning when you were asking these questions.

Dr. David :

3-5AM USA time

Dr. David :

you are in the UK.

Dr. David :

I am in the USA.

Dr. David :

fleshy lump between the tongue and teeth is most likely a floor of mouth cyst which is benign.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

IM SORRY

Dr. David :

it is ok

Dr. David :

what other questions do you have?

Dr. David :

I am up now

Dr. David :

if done, please leave positive feedback for my help for you

Dr. David :

you can always reach me as Dr. David if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

thanks for using JustAnswer.com

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

IS IT STILL WORTH ASKING FOR A TEST

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

because you are having symptoms

Dr. David :

red hot face

Dr. David :

puffy hands

Dr. David :

as you mentioned before

Dr. David :

dry mouth

Dr. David :

right?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

CAN YOU HAVE SJORGRENS WITHOUT BLOCKED SALIVA GLAND

Dr. David :

yes, you can have sjorgrens syndrome without a blocked saliva gland.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

III HAD SIMILAR PROBLEM IN 2008 AND THEY SAID THAT THERE WAS SOME TENDERNESS ROUND SUBLACTOID DUCT

Dr. David :

do you mean the submandibular duct?

Dr. David :

there is no sublactoid duct.

Dr. David :

there is a submandibular duct under your tongue in your mouth.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

SORRY IMEANT THE SUBMANDIBULAR ITHINK I THINK IT WAS THEY WERE GOING TODOA SUBLACTOID TEST

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

CAN SJORGRENS GIVE YOU WEAKNESS IN YOUR HANDS

Dr. David :

usually not.

Dr. David :

but a pinched nerve in your neck can cause weakness in your hands.

Dr. David :

do you have weakness in both hands?

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

IALSO GET PINS AND NEEEDLES IN MY HANDS

Dr. David :

both hands?

Dr. David :

pins and needles sensation can be from a pinched nerve in your spine as well.

Dr. David :

you should ask your doctors to obtain an MRI scan of your neck and upper chest spine and nerves to check for pinched nerves.

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

I ALSO ROTA CUFF DISEASE IN LEFT SHOULDER

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

usually that would not cause pins and needles in the hands

JACUSTOMER-fx2owuvf- :

THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO HELP ME

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

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