Dr. Jeff mccombs an individual who has designed one of the best candida cleanses out there states paraphrased "if you have ever taken anti-biotics in your life you have candida" Now i personally don't know to what degree you have it. I personally think I have candida and am going onto dr.mccombs cleanse you should check out his site http://www.mccombsplan.com
I am going to get a copy of my medical records to see what anti biotics i have taken. I to had alot of earaches as a kid. he also has his own forum on here its called "ask dr. jeff he can answer all your questions.