Candida Questionnaire

The following comprehensive Candida questionnaire is adapted from the book of W. G. Crook, The Yeast Connection Handbook. It has proven to be one of the most useful Candida tests for determining the likelihood of a fungal overgrowth.

Most people want an inexpensive way to determine if they have a Candida overgrowth.  

It is sometimes difficult to find a doctor knowledgeable about Candida and the blood tests are expensive.  

Use this Candida Questionnaire to determine if Candida is a problem for you.

If it is, follow the links below to find the treatment program that is best for you.

Candida Questionnaire

Historical Factors
1 Have you taken tetracycline or other antibiotics for acne for 1 month (or longer)? Yes
2 Have you, at any time in your life, taken other broad spectrum antibiotics for respiratory, urinary or other infections for 2 months or longer, or for shorter periods 4 or more times in a 1-year span? Yes
3 Have you taken a broad spectrum antibiotics - even a single course? Yes
4 Have you, at any time in your life, been bothered by persistent prostatitis, vaginitis or other problems affecting your reproductive organs? Yes
5 Have you been pregnant? Two or More Times
One Time
6 Have you ever taken birth-control pills? More than 24 Months
6-24 Months
6 Months or Less
7 Have you taken prednisone, Decadron® or other cortisone-type drugs? More than 2 weeks
Less than 2 weeks
8 Does exposure to perfumes, insecticides, fabric shop odors, and other chemicals provoke symptoms? Moderate to Severe
9 Are your symptoms worse on damp, muggy days or in moldy places? Yes
10 Have you had athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch or other chronic fungus infections of the skin or nails? Severe or Persistent
Mild to Moderate
11 Do you crave sugar or sweet things? Yes
12 Do you crave breads and baked goods? Yes
13 Do you crave alcoholic beverages? Yes
14 Does tobacco smoke really bother you? Yes

Major Symptoms
Skeletal None Mild Moderate Severe
1 Muscle aches and pains
2 Muscle weakness or paralysis
3 Numbness, burning, or tingling
4 Pain and/or swelling in your joints
Gastrointestinal None Mild Moderate Severe
5 Abdominal pain
6 Bloating
7 Constipation
8 Diarrhea
Reproductive None Mild Moderate Severe
9 Troublesome vaginal discharge
10 Persistent vaginal burning or itching
11 Cramps and/or other menstrual irregularities
12 Endometriosis
13 Impotence
14 Premenstrual tension
15 Loss of sexual desire
16 Prostatitis
Mental None Mild Moderate Severe
17 Depression
18 Fatigue or lethargy
19 Feeling of being "drained"
20 Feeling "spacey" or "unreal"
21 Poor memory
Vision None Mild Moderate Severe
22 Erratic vision
23 Spots in front of eyes

Other Symptoms
General None Mild Moderate Severe
1 Drowsiness
2 Irritability or jitteriness
3 Incoordination
4 Inability to concentrate
5 Frequent mood swings
6 Headache
7 Dizziness/loss of balance
8 Pressure above ears, feeling of head swelling and tingling
9 Itching
10 Other rashes
11 Joint swelling or arthritis
12 Cough
13 Pain or tightness in chest
14 Wheezing or shortness of breath
Digestive Systems None Mild Moderate Severe
15 Indigestion
16 Belching and intestinal gas
17 Mucus in stools
18 Hemorrhoids
19 Dry mouth
20 Rash or blisters in mouth
21 Bad breath
22 Heartburn
Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat None Mild Moderate Severe
23 Nasal congestion or discharge
24 Postnasal drip
25 Nasal itching
26 Sore or dry throat
27 Recurrent infections or fluid in ears
28 Ear pain or deafness
29 Failing vision
30 Burning or tearing of eyes
Urinary Tract None Mild Moderate Severe
31 Urinary urgency or frequency
32 Burning on urination

Total Score

Interpretation Women Men
Candida overgrowth is almost certainly present >180 >140
Candida overgrowth is probably present 120-180 90-140
Candida overgrowth is possibly present 60-119 40-89
Candida overgrowth is less likely to be present <60 <40

Other Candida Tests

If you scored high on the Candida Questionnaire, you can be assured that Candida is likely the cause of your health issues.

If your score showed that Candida is probable or possible, then you may want to take some more tests to be certain.

Some of the available tests on this site:

  1. Get a score based on the number of Candida symptoms you have

  2. Read a review of home tests, medical tests and online test

  3. Fill out a second Candida questionnaire called the Candidiasis Appraisal

How to treat Candida

Once you have determined that you have a Candida overgrowth, you need to select a treatment program.  There is a natural cure listed as well as a pharmaceutical approach using a Candida medicine.

I always recommend the natural approach as the pharmaceutical antifungals are hard on your liver.

Both approaches use the Six Steps to Health.  You must follow all six steps to be successful.  The steps are to be performed at the same time.  The reason for breaking them into steps is to make them easier to understand and remember.

For skin, nail and vaginal infections, you can read about home treatments.  The majority of the time, a skin infection is a symptom of a systemic Candida infection so these home treatments need to be used as a part of one of the treatment programs.


Using this Candida Questionnaire gives you a good idea if a Candida overgrowth is the root cause of your health issues.  If you determine that it is, then using a treatment program will help you regain control of your health in no time.

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