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Candidiasis – a complete study about causes, symptoms and treatments

June 12, 2012  by: deepa  Points: 12   Category: Health  Earning $0.75   Views: 2117

What is candidiasis? What are the causes of candidiasis? What are the common symptoms of candida yeast infection? How to treat candida yeast rashes? Why does the infection occur? In which body parts does candidiasis usually occur?


Candidiasis is a form of infection caused by fungi. It is medically referred to as oidiomycosis, moniliasis and candidosis. It is however commonly known to people as candidiasis yeast disease. There are several types of infection which come under candidiasis. They are skin rashes, oral thrush, vaginitis and candedemia which are of the severe type. People with other diseases like AIDS, cancer and people who have had surgeries will be severely affected if they contract candidiasis.

How does the infection occur and spread?

Overgrowth of yeast in the body leads to candidiasis. The most common infection is candida albicans. The yeast grows in moist and warm areas of body which is not exposed to sunlight and which is not kept clean. A person with infection is likely to spread the disease if his or her clothes are washed together. Personal cleanliness is a sure way to ward off this infection. Care must be taken to wash properly and apply medicated creams.

What are the various types of candidiasis?

1. Oral candidiasis
2. Perianal candidiasis
3. Systemic candidiasis
4. Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetia
5. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis
6. Candidal vulvovaginitis
7. Diaper candidiasis
8. Perleche
9. Congenital cutaneous candidiasis
10. Candidid
11. Antibiotic candidiasis
12. Candidal intertrigo

What are the causes of candidiasis?

The common causes are antibiotic side effects, menstruation, sperm, pregnancy, diabetes, menopause, urinary catheters, birth control devices and pills, steroids, IV ports and weak immunity. Oral thrush is caused when new bon babies suck nipples that are not cleaned properly. Body parts like underarms, vagina, skin under breast and unexposed parts should be cleaned properly. Clothes also should be kept clean and dried properly.

What are the symptoms of candidiasis?

1. Itching
2. Discharge
3. Irritation
4. Rashes
5. Pain
6. Fever
7. Red sores
8. Pain while urinating
9. Sickness
10. Ulcers
11. Burning feeling

What are the treatments available for candidiasis?

Treatments are available but the person suffering from candidiasis must also make sure of physical cleanliness. The medicines that are given for yeast infections are tioconazole, miconazole, butoconazole and clotrimazole. These medicines are in the form of creams which can be rubbed on infected areas to remove the infection and reduce rashes. Pregnant women should consume medicines only after consulting their doctor.

Nystatin is an anti fungal cram which is used to cure oral thrush. Measures like cleaning nipples, sterilizing bottles and cleaning breasts should be taken to avoid the spread of this infection. Babies should not be given any form of medicine. Some people rub the tongue of the baby. This is not at all proper because it will injure the tongue.

Clotrimazole is the medicine which is given to cue skin rash, infections and itch. Diaper rashes can be cured by massaging baby oils or olive oil. The diapers also have to be cleaned properly.

Patients who are suffering from chronic diseases or life threatening diseases like AIDS or cancer have to consult doctor and undergo treatment in the hospital or clinic in order to be on the safe side.


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