Candida Score Sheet

Print out this score sheet and complete it to help you assess the possibility or severity of yeast-related health problems. Please note that you should always check your symptoms with your doctor.

Risk factors:

1 Have you ever taken antibiotics for longer than a month or more than once in a year?   If so, score 5  
2 Have you had a high-sugar diet, now or in the past - even as a child? Or have you ever lived through a high level of stress?   If so, score 5  
3 Have you ever had a high alcohol intake, or taken drugs?   If so, score 5  
4 Have you ever had any steroid treatments - pills, injections, creams, inhalers? (For women, this includes the contraceptive pill or hormone therapy)   If so, score 10  

Present symptoms:

Score 1 point per line if any or all of the symptoms are occasional or mild.
Score 2 points per line if any or all of the symptoms are frequent or moderately severe.
Score 3 points per line if any or all of the symptoms are really severe or disabling.

5 Depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings    
6 Poor memory, lack of concentration, feeling spacey or unreal    
7 Fatigue, lethargy, feeling drained    
8 Indigestion, heartburn, painful oesophagus, food intolerance, bloating, intestinal gas    
9 Constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ache, mucus in stools    
10 In women: Premenstrual syndrome, period pain or irregularities, infertility, endometriosis, loss of sex drive
In men: Prostate problems, infertility, impotence, loss of sex drive
11 In women: Vaginal burning, itching, discharge
In men: Irritation of groin or genitals
12 Muscle aches or weakness, joint pain or stiffness    
13 Eczema, psoriasis, rashes, itching    
14 Athlete's foot, ringworm, fungal toenails    
15 Cravings for sweet foods, chocolate, alcohol, bread    
16 Sensitivity to perfume, chemical smells, petrol fumes, tobacco smoke    
17 Any symptoms made worse on damp days or in mouldy places    
18 Dizziness, loss of balance, recurrent ear infections, deafness    
19 Insomnia, waking unrefreshed, drowsy during the day, need for excessive sleep    
20 Body odour, bad breath    
21 Sores in mouth, sore throat    
22 Nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, sinu sitis    
23 Pain or tightness in chest, wheezing or shortness of breath    
24 Urinary frequency, urgency, burning    
25 Spots in front of eyes, burning or watery eyes    
26 Easy bruising, chilliness, cold hands and feet    
27 Headache, migraine    
28 Numbness, burning, tingling, inco-ordination    
29 Irritation around anus    

Total score:

Total score
75 -
There is very little doubt that you have yeast infection.
Total score
50 -
You very probably have yeast infection.
Total score
25 -
You quite possibly have yeast infection.
Total score
0 -
Count yourself blessed - but watch your step!