candidaCandida is a fungal infection more commonly called thrush. It is caused by a yeast-like fungus Candida Albicans, which lives on the skin, in the mouth, bowel and vagina. Normally the fungus is harmless but sometimes it sets up an infection characterised by some white patches which usually affect the mouth or vagina. In many cases, a bout of thrush follows the taking of a course of antibiotics. This weeks health tip describes a simple test you can do at home to establish whether or not you have a candida infection.
You will need a pint glass of ordinary tap water for this test.

Method – Work up a little saliva, ideally first thing in the morning, and spit onto the surface of the water in the glass.

If the glob of spittle remains on the water surface without spreading across the surface then no candida is present.
If the spittle spreads across the surface of the water then candida is present.
If the spittle sends trails hanging below the surface of the water then candida is becoming or is systemic. The further towards the bottom of the glass this shards of saliva travel then the more systemic is the infection.

Originally posted 2013-08-27 21:36:44.

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