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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor whenever you have symptoms of candidiasis if you have a chronic illness or a weakened immune system caused by cancer, HIV or medications that suppress the immune system.

Women that are otherwise healthy can self-treat for simple candida vaginitis. Call your doctor if it persists despite topical therapy or it recurs soon after treatment.

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