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Dr. Chanu Dasari

Understanding Candida.

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General Surgeon Dr. Chanu Dasari

Dr. Chanu Dasari

Understanding Candida.

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Dr. Chanu Dasari

Understanding Candida.

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What is Candida?

Candida is a fungal yeast. Candida albicans is the most prominent species of Candida causing opportunistic infections. It is part of the normal flora of mucous membranes. It causes oral thrush, vaginitis, esophagitis, diaper rash, endocarditis, bloodstream infections, endophthalmitis and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Infections related to indwelling intravenous and urinary catheters are also important. Las Vegas physician specialist, Dr. Chanu Dasari is an expert in prompt evaluation and treatments of various forms of Candida.

Candidiasis Signs & Symptoms

Candida affects widespread organs in immunocompromised patients.

Common signs and symptoms include:

  • ​White coating on tongue – Oral thrush
  • ​Red, itchy genital area
  • ​Vaginal discharge
  • ​Thickening and loss of nails
  • ​Diaper rash in infants

When it’s Time to Visit a Candida Specialist?

Schedule an appointment with a Candida Specialist like Dr. Dasari if you have an usual whitening of the tongue, low grade fever, redness or itching in the genital area. Candida affects widespread organ systems. Due to its extensive pathophysiology it is often misdiagnosed. It is important to visit a Candida specialist for an evaluation if you are feeling any of the symptoms above.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Chanu Dasari

Upon a visit to his clinic, Dr. Dasari will review your medical history. This includes your demographics, duration of symptoms, past medical history, and past surgical history. An esteemed physician specialist, Dr. Dasari is able to identify the distinct signs & symptoms of Candida. After physically examining his patients, Dr. Dasari is able to identify the definite cause. To have more clarity on the disease, he may suggest additional tests. These include blood profile, skin tests, culture, sensitivity tests, and some related scans. Most of the serious conditions of advanced candidiasis are preventable at early stages with prompt assessment, early diagnosis, and precise treatment.

Candida Treatment Options

Various anti-fungal treatments are available for the distinct presentations of candida. Treatment of candidal infections with antifungal drugs should be supplemented by reduction of predisposing factors and chronic illnesses. Dr. Dasari may prescribe certain treatments based on your symptoms.

These include:

  • ​Topical antifungal drugs for skin infections
  • ​Fluconazole (Oropharyngeal or esophageal thrush)
  • ​Caspofungin or micafungin (Esophageal candidiasis)
  • ​Ketoconazole (Mucocutaneous candidiasis)
  • ​Amphotericin B or fluconazole (disseminated candidiasis)

Proper prescription of treatment options are essential. Some of the medications may have systemic side effects. If you are experiencing the symptoms above, schedule an appointment in our clinic. Dr. Dasari is a top physician specialist and an expert in candida treatments in Las Vegas and Henderson.


Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Chanu Dasari

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Chanu Dasari

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Dr. Dasari is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties, American College of Surgeons, and is a qualified, licensed medical practitioner by the National Board of Medical Examiners and Federation of State Medical Boards. Dr. Dasari provides unparalleled expertise in minimally-invasive treatment options for digestive disease, chronic inflammation, and cancer.


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