If you don't know by now, I'm a big fan of GIANTmicrobes plush dolls. I love decorating my cubicle with them and with me being a medical transcriptionist they are a perfect fit for my office. GIANTmicrobes was kind enough to send me two more plush dolls for review, Breast Cancer and Candida.
I bet most of you didn't know that Candida (Candida albicans) is the most common infectious fungus and is responsible for oral thrush, skin rashes, and even systemic candidiasis. Candida albicans happens to live peaceably in over 80% of the population but from time to time develops territorial ambitions and transforms from a passive unicellular organism into an aggressive multi-cellular filamentous form. These infections exhibit a distinctive whitish color. Except in extreme cases, Candida albicans infections are not dangerous and often self-resolve. The Candida albicans plush doll is white and represents the fungus pretty well. It is of good quality. As cute as this plush may be, I don't want anything like this in my body. However, a variety of treatments from home remedies and topical creams to prescriptive medication are available to treat Candida. I actually have a good blogging buddy name Terry over at My Journey With Candida Blog who has had Candida in the past and there is tons of information about Candida on her blog.
Both of these GIANTmicrobes plush dolls are a great addition to my office decor and my co-workers really enjoyed them as well. Where would you keep your plush or do you know anyone that would love to have one of these? They make great gifts! And with graduation time approaching, the Graduation Brain Cell would make a great gift also. Also, April happens to be STD Awareness Month and they have plushes for that also. These would make great educational tools.
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