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Can candidiasis be contagious?

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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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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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Yes it can be: Candida normally inhabits the whole intestinal system, including the oral cavity but your immune system keeps the levels low. When the immune system cannot suppress the growth of candida it overgrows. I think there must be strains of candida that are more aggressive and can lead to overgrowth more and yes you could get this from someone else. I have had cases where patients developed thrush. ...Read more

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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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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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How is skin candidiasis treated?

How is skin candidiasis treated?

Anti fungal cream: If the infection is too bad to treat with a cream or powder, you may need to take an oral medication. ...Read more

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Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Try using...: You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter anti fungal creams or suppositories, including: Miconazole (monistat), Clotrimazole (gyne-lotrimin). These products can be used at any point during pregnancy and don't pose a risk of birth defects or other pregnancy complications. For best results, choose a seven-day formula. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

Fungus Infection: It depends on location again. For babies you give oral Nystatin solution. If located in the skin give Nystatin cream. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more