Candidiasis (Yeast Infection) Topic Guide
Candidiasis (Yeast Infection, Candida): Candidiasis is type of yeast infection, and is the most common type of yeast infection. Areas where candidiasis yeast infection can occur are vaginal, thrush (mouth), skin, diaper rash, nailbed, and penile and other genital organs. Treatment for candidiasis yeast infections are OTC and prescription medication. Rarely a candidiasis yeast infection can infect the internal organs and cause serious complications, even death.
Thrush Oral thrush is an infection of the tongue, inner cheek, lip, or gums. Thrush is caused by an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans. Symptoms and signs include a thick white coating of the tongue, inner cheeks, lip, or gums. Oral thrush may be treated with nystatin, gentian violet, or fluconazole.
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