So What is Candidiasis and Should I Be Worried?

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by the Candida species of yeasts. While this infection is more commonly known as thrush to many people it’s also called oidiomycosis, moniliasis and candidosis. While this infection is usually nothing to worry about usually encompassing vaginitis or oral thrush. While these infections can manifest into life threatening conditions, usually in cancer or immune compromised patients.

What are the sympthons?

Symptomss of candidiasis can be different since it can effect different areas of the body. Since the symptoms are wide and varied the infection can often be ignored and turn deadly if some places of the world. Usually tho you will see redness, discomfort and itching no matter where the infection is located.

What causes it?

The cause of this infection happens when the regular balance of yeasts in the body becomes overrun or the immune system compromised by use of antibiotics, douches and some detergents. It can also infect the genitals thru sexual contact with an infected person.