Also called: Candidiasis, Moniliasis

Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection. Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways: Thrush is a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth Esophagitis is thrush that spreads to your esophagus, the tube that takes food from your mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis can make it hard or painful to swallow Women can get vaginal yeast infections, causing itchiness, pain and discharge Yeast infections of the skin cause itching and rashes Yeast infections in your bloodstream can be life-threatening Antifungal medicines eliminate yeast infections in most people. If you have a weak immune system, treatment might be more difficult.

Yeast Infections Discussions

  1. link Masego
    this candidaisis is so depressing me
    i had this for the fifth time and i skip my periods
    Masego- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Yeast Infections
  2. link Lildeb
    How can it?
    How can it be life threating if it is in your bloodstream?
    Lildeb- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Yeast Infections
  3. link Tator_tots45009
    after the infection.
    How do most women feel after getting over a yeast infection? I have no real burning or itching really, just sometimes, it feels like my vagina is stil - 56% more...
    Tator_tots45009- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Yeast Infections
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