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How should I treat Yeast Overgrowth in a teenage girl?

by Gayle
(Springfield, MO)

My 17 year old daughter has high overgrowth of Candida krusei, Candida glabrata, Aspergillus fumigatus, and mild overgrowth of Candida parapsilosis and Malassezia furfur. This testing was done by Advanced Food Intolerance Labs. What can I do to help alleviate this overgrowth? She is not having any symptoms except a little discharge.

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Nov 10, 2021
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by: Dan

The Candida krusei, Candida glabrata, and Candida parapsilosis can all be successfully treated by following the plan laid out on this webpage. Or, you can follow the step by step directions in the treatment plan Newsletter here. You could also take her to the doctor and they could test each species she is infected with to see what drugs are effective agents and prescribe those.

As far as Malassezia, daily cleaning of the affected area is important because Malassezia eats the oils that are emitted by the skin pores and hair follicles. Dandruff like symptoms can often be cleared by using an anti-dandruff shampoo such as Head & Shoulders daily. Your doctor can also prescribe a shampoo containing ketoconazole.

If she has developed larger areas of skin that appear flaky, liquid grapefruit seed extract diluted with olive oil quite often clears this up.

Aspergillus fumigatus is found everywhere in nature and commonly infects the lungs because of airborne spores. It is also a mold that is often found in peoples houses that have sustained water damage. If your home has sustained water damage leading to mold in the home, you need to repair and clean these areas up. Companies such as ServPro are found all over the US and specialize in these repairs.

Once the source of the Aspergillus is removed, most of these infections clear up on their own. Others seem to take months to resolve but the enzymes and probiotics used in the treatment plan for Candida do help. In severe infections, quite often a doctor must be consulted for prescription drugs.

Any other questions let me know.

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