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Candida & Herpies?

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PurpleandGray

Hi everyone forgive me if I've asked something similar to this on here, I've been on lots of different health boards trying to figure out what's going on either me! I was wondering if anyone on here has herpies AND Candida? I'm experiencing many symptoms of a Candida overgrowth/infection such as hives, rash, yeast infections, fever, cough and sore throat. These however are also the symptoms of HIV. I've been tested for HIV at 6 weeks which came back negative but I still have worries abd am going to be retested Dec 5th. My doctors just keep throwing Valtrex and creams At me and tell me there isn't much I can do until I get the HIV test results. Does anyone on here have Candida as well? My outbreak started in late Sept but I'm still having bad symptoms like burning and little bumps on my body which I know isn't normal for herpies to last this long. Anyone advice or info would be greatly appreciated! 

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valleynovascotia

Yes herpes causes candida in the first outbreak

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Elle22

 I have herpes and I've had a yeast infection that's been going on forever. Not sure if that's related to the hsv or not though, since my sister had an ongoing yeast issue as well (she does not have hsv). Have you looked into diets for candida overgrowth? People speak well of them. I have never tried one myself since I'm not bothered enough by yeast to totally change what I eat, but it could be worth a shot! I would imagine your doctors have already brought out Diflucan, but if they haven't, then that's an oral yeast medication you can take.

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PurpleandGray

Thank you both! I did use two doses of Diflucan last month which did help but the burning is back again along with skin rashes. Do you know if you can take Diflucan often? I'm almost wondering if I'm experiencing yeast die off symptoms?

And yes I've changed my diet! I no longer eat bread, I cut down on sugar even fruit and don't drink milk anymore.

thanks for the help & I hope you feel better!  

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Elle22

Diflucan is used as a preventative for fungal infections for people with compromised immune systems. So, from that, I would assume that you CAN take it often. However, I do not know if the risks outweigh the benefits for people who don't have compromised immune systems. Since it improved your symptoms, I think it would be worth asking your doctor if they think a longer course of Diflucan might be helpful.

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PurpleandGray

Thanks for the help guys!!

my doctor tried to take a culture of one of the bumps but she said they're all to small. She gave me a cream to use and said if it doesn't improve in a few weeks to try a dermatologist. I've never had skin problems before and with this cough, thrust and fever it just makes me worry! Thanks everyone.  

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