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    Could my dairy intolerance be from Candida in the gut?

    I have developed a dairy intolerance about 1.5 years ago. I had always had a ‘milk rash’ (non-itchy small pimply dots on both upper arms) (am now 32 yrs old) which seems to have reduced since going off dairy so maybe I have always been a little intolerant to this…

    In the last few months I have now developed ‘leaky guy’ symptoms- mainly bad smelling gas after eating and Diarrhoea off and on but not constant. I am still avoiding dairy and now avoiding wheat and soy too but has not made much difference.

    I have been having periods of thrush too which makes me think it's got something to do with a Candida infection?…
    So my question is….

    Could my dairy intolerance be caused by Candida in the first place?
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    The symptoms you have now may or may not be related to food intolerance such as dairy, gluten etc. but therein is the problem, you are only guessing at this stage. Also when you remove numerous suspects from the diet then it is really difficult to figure out which if any is the culprit. My concern is that have had a significant change in bowel habit and that should never be ignored. A simple stool sample sent to the laboratory could rule out and infection etc. If negative, you need to consider seeing a gastroenterologist who may order a colonoscopy. Your Dr. can refer you through the public hospital system or you can see someone privately.  
                Women’s Health EducatorHealth Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane). Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer  

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