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Are you dealing with continued gut issues, rashes, itching, and mental or behavioral
changes? If so, you might be dealing with candida overgrowth. Here are some signs
and symptoms of this condition so you can talk to a doctor and look for treatment
Skin and Nail Infections
If you have been getting consistent infections of your skin or nails, that might be a sign
that you have candida overgrowth. This includes persistent infections of the nails,
particularly with your toenails, as well as athlete’s foot and similar skin infections.
Another type of infection that occurs frequently with candida overgrowth is when you
have vaginal infections. This includes chronic yeast infections, urinary tract infections,
and persistent anal itching. Talk to your doctor if you get these infections no matter what
else you do.
Naturally, candida overgrowth can cause quite a few different gut and digestive issues
as well. This might include constipation and/or diarrhea, stomach cramps, general upset
and nausea, vomiting, and bloating or gas. You might also have an increase in gut
issues related to conditions like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, which can be
triggered by the candida in your body.
Mental and Behavioral Changes
What some people don’t realize is that the mental or emotional symptoms they are
having are worsened from candida overgrowth. To start with, you might have fatigue or
just feel worn down most of the day. It can affect your memory and concentration, lead
to brain fog, affect your focus, and increase stress or anxiety. While these are not
always caused by a candida overgrowth, they can still be common symptoms, so it is a
good idea to get tested if you have mental health or behavioral changes.
Aside from infections of the skin, there are also other issues that can be symptoms of
candida overgrowth. For example, if you have a lot of itching of your skin, it might be
from candida overgrowth. There are also chronic skin conditions very closely related to
an increase of candida in the body, including rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and hives. If
you have an increase in these skin conditions, you should look into getting tested for
If you have candida overgrowth, your doctor can test your blood to confirm the
diagnosis. You will then be treated with a combination of medications, changing your
diet, and making some lifestyle changes.