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what is candidiasis and its treatment?

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Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Fungal infection : It is a fungal infection and it is treated with antifungal medication. But it is important to be sure it is truly candidiasis and not another vaginal infection.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is candidiasis easily treated?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on cause: Candidiasis usually does not occur in normal individuals and may be a signal of immune deficiency. It also depends on where the candida infection is in the body. There different implication for candida in the vagina vs. Esophagus. Treatment will depend on the underlying disorder and location.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

By which means is candidiasis transmitted?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Present everywhere: Candida is present in the environment. It is not usually transmitted from one person to another.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Candidiasis?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
It happens!: Candidiasis is a yeast infection. I am presuming you are referring to the vagina. There arre some over the counter meds for it. If not, prescription creams, suppositories and oral pills are available. Usually itching, redness, perhaps a cottage cheese like discharge and usually after taking antibiotics.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of candidiasis.?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yeast infection: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection.
A 34-year-old male asked:

What causes candidiasis.? What's the treatment?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Candidiasis: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast (a type of fungus) anywhere in the body. Candidiasis is by far the most common type of yeast infection. There are more than 20 species of candida, the most common being candida albicans. These fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies. Under certain conditions, they can become so numerous they cause infections, particularly in warm, moist areas.

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