i didnt go to see a doctor to check for candida overgrowth. you can actually test it at home. please do some googling, its very easy to find resources online about candida.
back in August, i had all sorts of tests (expensive tests and scans) from head to toe, i was told that i was very VERY healthy.
in MY case, my EC was related to what i eat. i found that the diet worked after trying it out, NOBODY can tell us what is going to cure EC. we just have to try it out and be patient.
after going on candida free diet for less than 3 weeks, now im 100% EC free. no peeling at all, SUPER soft lips on both top and bottom. no shiny skin or raw skin. i had beer at the weekend, which is totally forbidden in candida free diet, by the way.
my EC was cured very quickly, but others may have slow results, please search for candida related posts, everyone is different. i was already on diffrent speciality diets for max of 7 years before going on candida free diet.
im really enjoying my social life now. before i was quite depressed to go out, i kept cancelling work and night outs. but i can talk and smile and laugh freely!