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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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How do you define candidiasis?

How do you define candidiasis?

A fungal infection.: Candidiasis is an infection with one of the yeast-like fungi in the genus candida, usually candida albicans.Candida fungi are very common and are the most common cause of fungal infections in humans. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis easily treated?

Is candidiasis easily treated?

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. ...Read more

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What is the ccause of candidiasis?

What is the ccause of candidiasis?

Candidosis: Candidosis is the name of fungal infections caused by any yeast in the Candidia genus. Example: Candida albicans ...Read more

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Describe the features of candidiasis.?

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. ...Read more

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By which means is candidiasis transmitted?

By which means is candidiasis transmitted?

Present everywhere: Candida is present in the environment. It is not usually transmitted from one person to another. ...Read more

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How to know if I have invasive candidiasis?

Candidiasis: Wide spread infection with Candida would only occur in someone who is otherwise weakened by something - such as having HIV/AIDs, cancer, diabetes that's out of control, autoimmune disease, or some other sort of immunosuppression. There is some amount of 'mis-information' on the internet, so it's important to speak to an ID doctor or someone who would know. Don't get conned! ...Read more

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Can you have candidiasis for a whole year???

Certainly: If you are chronically infected you certainly can have a significant candidiasis that persists. If this is the case, it might be time to see an infectious disease specialist to see why. ...Read more

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I think I have an invasive candidiasis. What do I do?

See your doctor.: They can prescribe antifungals, if it is very serious you could even need IV antifungals, in any case, they can help you out. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

Depends...: ...On where the candida is living. Diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common infections in healthy individuals. People with suppressed immune systems and indwelling foreign bodies such as catheters can have more dangerous infections. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can recover from male candidiasis ?

Can you tell me how i can recover from male candidiasis ?

Antifungals: Depending on where it is, usually antifungals via cream and/or pills can help you resolve the fungal infection. If it is skin, keeping area dry is important to prevent future recurrences. Doctor can help with guiding what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be healthy and get recurrent candidiasis?

Yes: You can be healthy- still the gut can have an overgrowth of candida. There are ways to balance the colon to keep candida in check. I suggest seeing your doctor or a health care professional to assist you in this. ...Read more

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Can mild candidiasis stay on you for a year if not treated??

Yes: Yeast is a common skin organism and can live on your skin for long periods of time, (e.g. years). ...Read more

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I will like to know the symptoms of candidiasis in men's penises?

I will like to know the symptoms of candidiasis in men's penises?

Itching: The most common symptom is usually itching of the penis. There may also be redness to this area but no discharge. ...Read more

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Can candidiasis be contagious?

Kind of...: ...Though it's pretty ubiquitous; most people carry a small amount of Candida Albicans on their skin and mucous surfaces without becoming sick; candida tends to flare up on injured surfaces, or after bacteria are suppressed with antibiotics, or in an immunosuppressed host, or in an embedded foreign body. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

Several: Usually candidiasis of the skin has redness and can closely resemble pretty much any dermatitis. Sometimes there are little red bumps nearby (called satellite lesions). ...Read more

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What is oral candidiasis?

What is oral candidiasis?

Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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