Candida is a type of yeast infection that can affect different parts of the body. This fungus can become present in the vagina, mouth, rectum and ears. It can also attack different parts of the body since it has the ability to travel through the bloodstream. One of the main causes that a person will develop candida in the ear is due to antibiotic use. Consider these methods to treat ear candida.
Check for the signs of candida in the ear. You may have ringing in the ears, develop an ear infection, dryness, pain and discharge. You should make an appointment with your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.
Allow for an ear examination and culture. Your physician will examine the infected ear as well as take a culture to determine if candida is the cause of the ailment.
Stop antibiotic use if possible. If your doctor permits it, you may have to stop taking antibiotics in order to cure the candida in the ear. Otherwise repeat infection is likely to occur.
Get a prescription for an anti-fungal medication. You will be directed by your doctor to treat the infected ear with anti-fungal drugs. Follow the doctor’s directions and apply the anti-fungal meds to the ear with candida.
Place a drop of garlic oil into your ear. A natural remedy to cure candida in the ears is to use garlic oil twice a day. You can make your own garlic oil at home by mixing one diced garlic and a cup of extra virgin olive oil.
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