Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)
Candidiasis is an infection by Candida yeast. Since yeast is a type of fungus, candidiasis is a fungal infection, but it's usually referred to as a yeast infection. Candida yeast usually live on your body in small amounts without causing symptoms. But sometimes an overgrowth or infection can happen.
Yeast infections usually happen on the surface of your body, including your skin, mouth, or vagina
Sometimes people with a weak immune system get yeast infections of their internal organs (systemic candidiasis), which can be life-threatening
A yeast infection may cause redness, rash, itching, swelling, or creamy white patches
Some diaper rashes are caused by yeast infection
Doctors treat yeast infections with creams or medicines taken by mouth
A yeast infection is caused by Candida yeast, a fungus that usually lives on your body in small amounts. In small amounts, you don't notice it. If the yeast grows too much, you get a rash.
Some causes of too much yeast growth include:
Yeast likes to live in dark, moist areas of your body. So yeast infections are more common in these areas:
Treatment depends on where the yeast infection is.
For infections on your skin, doctors will have you:
For a yeast infection in your vagina, doctors will have you:
For thrush in adults, doctors will have you:
For thrush in babies, doctors will have you apply a liquid antifungal medicine to the inside of your baby’s mouth.
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