Dillon Francis Oberholzer

 

 

Candidiasis 

is a fungal infection due to any type of Candida (a type of yeast).[2]When it affects the mouth, it is commonly called thrush.[2] Signs and symptoms include white patches on the tongue or other areas of the mouth and throat.[3]Other symptoms may include soreness and problems swallowing.[3] When it affects the vagina, it is commonly called a yeast infection.[2] Signs and symptoms include genital itching, burning, and sometimes a white "cottage cheese-like" discharge from the vagina.[8] Less commonly the penis may be affected, resulting in itchiness.[3] Very rarely, the infection may become invasive, spreading to other parts of the body.[9] This may result in fevers along with other symptoms depending on the parts involved.[9]

More than 20 types of Candida can cause infection with Candida albicans being the most common.[2] Infections of the mouth are most common among children less than one month old, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems.[4]Conditions that result in a weak immune system include HIV/AIDS, the medications used after organ transplantationdiabetes, and the use of corticosteroids.[4] Other risks include dentures and following antibiotic therapy.[4]Vaginal infections occur more commonly during pregnancy, in those with weak immune systems, and following antibiotic use.[10] Risk factors for invasive candidiasis include being in an intensive care unit, following surgery, low birth weight infants, and those with weak immune systems.[11]

Efforts to prevent infections of the mouth include the use of chlorhexidine mouth wash in those with poor immune function and washing out the mouth following the use of inhaled steroids.[5] Little evidence supports probiotics for either prevention or treatment even among those with frequent vaginal infections.[12][13]For infections of the mouth, treatment with topical clotrimazole or nystatin is usually effective.[5] By mouth or intravenous fluconazoleitraconazole, or amphotericin B may be used if these do not work.[5] A number of topical antifungal medications may be used for vaginal infections including clotrimazole.[14] In those with widespread disease, an echinocandin such as caspofungin or micafungin is used.[15] A number of weeks of intravenous amphotericin B may be used as an alternative.[15] In certain groups at very high risk, antifungal medications may be used preventatively.[11][15]

Infections of the mouth occur in about 6% of babies less than a month old.[6] About 20% of those receiving chemotherapy for cancer and 20% of those with AIDS also develop the disease.[6] About three-quarters of women have at least one yeast infection at some time during their lives.[7] Widespread disease is rare except in those who have risk factors.

 

"Yeast infection" redirects here. For yeast infections affecting the vagina, see vaginal yeast infection.

Candidiasis

SynonymsCandidosis, moniliasis, oidiomycosis[1]

 

Oral candidiasis (thrush)

SpecialtyInfectious disease

SymptomsWhite patches or vaginal discharge, itchy[2][3]

CausesCandida (a type of yeast)[2]

Risk factorsImmunosuppression (HIV/AIDS), diabetescorticosteroidsantibiotictherapy[4]

MedicationClotrimazolenystatinfluconazole[5]

Frequency6% of babies (mouth)[6] 75% of women at some time (vaginal)[7]

Dillon Francis Oberholzer

Antimicrobial Diversity Assays

 

The antimicrobial nano particle I am using has had the best results with the easiest direct fruit application in the banana industry.  We have had excellent results using the product as a fruit wash but as a crown coating for bananas it is great.

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We treat both the packaging and the materials it is made from, whether it be pulp paper products or polymer-plastics with our bio-static antimicrobial coatings and additives. 

 

These coatings are designed to last 30, 60, 90, days or more with a 100 % surface kill rate.  In other words, whatever we coat not only kills (Mechanically not chemically) all bacteria and due to the bio-static action of the nano-particle it attracts bacteria, moulds, algae and fungi from the air, around the fruit and off the fruit itself. 

 

As there is a direct relationship between bacteria counts and the shelf life of organic foods and fruits, by measuring the bacteria counts, (CFU's) throughout the packing process you can determine both the quality and value as well as more easily control the ripening stages as the bacteria factor has been eradicated.

 

A lot of the work I have done has involved EH&S protocol design for the use and implementation for the antimicrobial across many agricultural industries. 

 

The approximate cost per banana crown is 0.25 cents (USD) plus packing line application time being 2-3 seconds per crown.

 

The surface treatment for packaging would run in at around 1 cent (USD) per square meter for a 1-2 month efficacy period. For longer efficacy times  higher concentrations would be required and designed according to the fruit specie and your requirements.

 

How big is your plant, how many shipping containers are you packing or processing per month and what produce are you working with?

 

I normally work on a consultancy basis (minimum 3 months) during which time I will assay and design EH&S bacterial protocols for your facilities, farms and process chain. This work is normally done in concert with your EH&S team. The antimicrobial products are sold separately as required. 

Some of the features of my consultancy include...

1. Setting up Bio-Diversity monitoring zones throughout the process chain.

2. Bio-Diversity assay and report for produce and packing-processing chains. (for bacteria algae & moulds) 

3. Remediation Protocol design with relevant anti-microbial product design.

4. Staff training in usage and implementation of products & protocols.

5. Staff training in monitoring and maintaining bacterial assays.

6. All mobile laboratory equipment (9001 ISO compliant) and independent laboratory verification. 

7. For USA Exports -  USDA, FDA, EPA, OSHA regulatory compliance -  

8. For EU Exports -     REACH & ECHA,  regulatory compliance.

 

 

The average bacterial reduction ranges, across all industries, are upwards of 70 %.

 

Send me your Skype address and we can set up a call. (I am 8 hours behind you)

 

 

Regards,

Dillon.

 

 

 

Dillon Francis Oberholzer

BMS - Bio Management Solutions

San Juan Cooperative.

Tel. (44) 01133 280 883

Skype.  lisammarketinguk

Dillon Francis Oberholzer

Dillon Francis Oberholzer - Bio Management solutions - Pet Care products

Dillon Francis Oberholzer

Bio Management Solutions

We have been doing substantial research into fungal mange issues affecting the canine population in Central america.

After working with nano particle formation which works as a broad spectrum antimicrobial we are eliminating the spread of fungal mange without the use of antibiotics and applying the product as a topical spray

This Nano particle we first developed to curb secondary infections in hospitals and as the results were in the 80% range we has veterinary clinics applying for trials.

The greatest problem in the Veterinary clinics in Central America is that the grooming areas and the operating - examination rooms are normally in close proximity. When an assistant is busy with one dog he might be called in to assist with another.

Thus a dog can come into a clinic perfectly healthy but the transference of pathogens bring him back to the clinic a week later.

The BMS antimicrobial shields protect the dogs, dog owners and the Veterinary staff. This has truly made a great difference in the health of the animals and population in the rural towns of Central America.

For more information contact Dillon Francis Oberholzer

dillonfrancisoberholzer1970@gmail.com or visit

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Dillon Francis Oberholzer