Last Updated: January 15, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Chris M. Matsko, MD. Chris M. Matsko is a retired physician based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Candidiasis is a fungal infection due to any type of Candida a type of yeast. More than 20 types of Candida can cause infection with Candida albicans being the most common. Efforts to prevent infections of the mouth include the use of chlorhexidine mouthwash in those with poor immune function and washing out the mouth following the use of inhaled steroids. Signs and symptoms of candidiasis vary depending on the area affected. In healthy immunocompetent persons, candidiasis is usually a localized infection of the skin, fingernails or toenails onychomycosis , or mucosal membranes, including the oral cavity and pharynx thrush , esophagus , and the genitalia vagina , penis , etc. In immunocompromised individuals, Candida infections in the esophagus occur more frequently than in healthy individuals and have a higher potential of becoming systemic , causing a much more serious condition, a fungemia called candidemia.
5 Miraculous Home Remedies for Yeast Infection
Yeast infections really are the worst — especially if the possibility exists that you can pass the itchy, irritating joy to someone else like hot potato, but of the nether regions. The annoying infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus candida. Unchecked candida can cause infections pretty much anywhere on the skin or in the mouth — but in people with vaginas, it typically takes the form of a vaginal yeast infection.