immunodeficiency with normal antibiodities. Symptoms since 5/2010- nausea, severeabdominal pain, rapid weightloss/40lbs, diarriah,vaginal. And skin candidas.flagl really helped but had Steven Johnson reaction. Now on xifaxin 550 mg/2x day.have always had problems with yeast.lip infection on going 2 years.had 2neg. Colonoscopy.going back to Immunologist.Hope to get diagnosis! Help,really suffering.
Diagnosis of a yeast infection is done either via microscopic examination or culturing.
For identification by light microscopy, a scraping or swab of the affected area is placed on a microscope slide. A single drop of 10% potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution is then added to the specimen. The KOH dissolves the skin cells but leaves the Candida cells intact, permitting visualization of pseudohyphae and budding yeast cells typical of many Candida species.
For the culturing method, a sterile swab is rubbed on the infected skin surface. The swab is then streaked on a culture medium. The culture is incubated at 37 °C for several days, to allow development of yeast or bacterial colonies. The characteristics (such as morphology and colour) of the colonies may allow initial diagnosis of the organism that is causing disease symptoms.
Symptoms of candidiasis may vary depending on the area affected. Infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. These symptoms are also present in the more common bacterial vaginosis.
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