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Candidiasis

Information about Candidiasis

We Have to Know about the Candidiasis

  • Common infection caused by strains of Candida fungi

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Candidiasis 

  • Overgrowth of the Candida fungi when the numbers of friendly bacteria are reduced or the immune system is weakened

Do’s and Don’ts of Candidiasis

Signs & Symptoms of Candidiasis

  • Curd-like, painless white patches on tongue and palate
  • Painful swallowing and chest pain
  • Patches of itchy red, moist, weepy skin with small red bumps or pustules
  • Vaginal itching and/or soreness with a thick, white discharge
  • Burning discomfort around the vaginal opening, especially when urinating
  • Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • swelling and blisters occur on the tip of the penis and foreskin

Medical advice for Candidiasis

  • If the symptoms persist for more than 3 days

Risk factors of Candidiasis

  • Medications such as steroid hormones
  • AIDS and  cancer
  • Diabetics with uncontrolled blood sugar level
  • Hormonal imbalance, as a result of menstruation, pregnancy, diabetes or birth control pills or thyroid disease
  • Tight clothing, especially underwear
  • Being obese
  • People, whose work requires that they spend long periods of time with their hands in water

Treatment for Candidiasis

  • Local ointments
  • Oral medication

Self-care for Candidiasis

  • Keeping the skin clean, cool and dry
  • Avoiding frequent or prolonged use of oral antibiotics
  • Losing weight if obese
  • Keeping blood sugar levels as normal as possible if suffering from diabetes
  • Wearing rubber gloves if your work involves keeping hands in water for long periods

Investigations for Candidiasis

  • Lab tests
Medical advice for Candidiasis
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