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candida treatment/tests/doctors
Posted by: Sherri
Date: December 26, 2001 7:49 AM

I have been diagnosed w/ candida with a test called the anti-candida antibody test. I've had some pulse therapy w/ Diflucan, taking probiotics, and I've been practicing diet control. However, it's been 5 months and I'm still having symptoms.

What kind of doctor should I be looking for to treat candida? Should I see an M.D. that specializes in alternative medicine, an infectious disease specialist, someone who specializes in gastrointestinal complaints, an ayur vedic practitioner, or any M.D.? Also, after I find the doctor w/ the appropriate credentials, what tests should they give me? Are there any that are the "gold standard" for treating candida? I've done some reasearch on the Internet and I've heard of the immuno essay, the Candisphere, Comprehensive Digestive Stool analysis, urine sample, organic acid panel, and others. Which ones should I know about?

I tried to find a doctor using the Find a Doctor tab but the nearest one was in North Manchester, IN. I live in Indianapolis, IN and that's a long drive. Even though I have insurance I'm going broke with this. How long can I expect treatment to last?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

RE: candida treatment/tests/doctors
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: December 26, 2001 6:10 PM

In my view standard therapy for candida as if it were a simple infection is relatively worthless. The problem lies in the gut associated lympoid tissue, infection of which allows candida to exist, (use the Search function above to read up) and is only rooted out with the German isopathic remedies along with dietary changes and usually detox procedures. This skill (use of the isopathic remedies) is relatively new in the U.S. Your best best to find a good practitioner would be to call Bio-resources at 800-203-3775. They distribute the German remedies. The gold standard for success of therapy is that your unwanted symptoms disappear permanently.



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