I've just received $140 worth of candida-fighting supplements, and now I will make a big push to get rid of it. Again.
Why do I have so much trouble with candida? Why can't I get rid of it once and for all? It all comes down to ..
Antibiotics kill off your acidophilus and other probiotics, leaving the candida to overgrow and mutate from candida albicons into candidiasis.
Other possible causes can include: oral acne medications, birth control pills or corti-steroids (i.e. Prednisone)
Since I am unusually susceptible to strep infections (rheumatic fever as a child), I frequently need antibiotic to deal with that. Even worse, since I have hip replacement implants, dentists won't work on my teeth without premedication with antibiotic. So every time I go to the dentist causes high risk of yeast infection.
How could it be avoided? Well, I could abstain from all sweet foods (including fruit) during the entire course of antibiotic treatment, and then take high doses of probiotics. So for my much-delayed New Year's Resolution, I will do that in the future. (In a pig's eye. I know the chances of following through on that hover around 5%.)
But today, I begin the cleanse. No sweet for two weeks. Can I do it? We'll see.