Candidiasis

What is Candidiasis?

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any species from the genus Candida (one genus of yeasts). Candida albicans is the most common agent of Candidiasis in humans. Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.

Candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. Candida infections of the latter category are also referred to as candidemia or invasive candidiasis, and are usually confined to severely immunocompromised persons, such as cancer, transplant, and AIDS patients, as well as nontrauma emergency surgery patients.

Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are common in many human populations.

Questions and answers on "Candidiasis"

Hey I have had a really back vaginal smell with thick clumply discharge and I saw my doctor who tested for s.t.ds and other things they were normal and showed up I had a u.t.i I took meds and it came back affter all the meds were gone since the past 6months I have been treated for a u.t.i that seems to keep showin up in test & I treated myself for a yest infection and nothings helping?

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Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

First you should have a routine urine examination and urine culture and sensitivity. This will identify if there is any urinary tract infection which could be a cause for that pain. Antibiotics may be required if urinary infection is identified ....

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I had the mirena iud placed in about a year after my first son who is now five..anyway...about a year after having it i dastarted to get like yeast infection ...with smelly very.watery discharge ..but now only having it in a second time for less then a mon Y h a smelly discharge n very watery...n i have a weird smell.in my nose...please help i dont want go tjrough this again what do i do

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

According to your information, it could be due to yeast infection (fungal) or bacterial vaginosis (type of STD). IUD can also be responsible for repeated infection.

Do vaginal swab test, routine urine examination and complete STD profile to pinpoint the diagnosis....

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hi, please i had my period last month on September 2, a week after that i experienced mild bleeding for about a week, and i was told i had candidiasis for which i was given pessaries. prior to my period, i took some herbal drug. now am 3 weeks late, i have 3 pregnancy tests which turned out negative. i dont know whats wrong with me

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for the query.
As you had intermenstrual spotting and delayed periods, there is possibility of hormonal imbalance.
Recent illness and usage of medicines can affect the menstrual cycles sometimes.
General conditions like anemia, thyroid abnormalities etc can also affect the menstrual...

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I have a moderate staph. & candidiasis , i have gone for treatment bt no improvement. The doctor said i shuld wait 4 a wk, 2 c if it l improve bt itz nt workin,Pls help me out. Wat should i do b4 it worsen.

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Hi...Tina yadinma.,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
How to you diagnosed? ...Staph & Candidiasis..,
Staphylocoocus bacteria.....presentaions is painful
Abscess, Boils, Carbuncles...Furuncles and ceellulitis
along with Streptococcus bacteria...ok..,
diagnosed by...clture media .,
Treaatment....Cap...

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I have a white tongue/spots on the back of my throat.just finished.2 rounds of antibiotcs

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Brief Answer:
Candidiasis tongue following antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sharris ,

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope to help you in the same.

Now you half recently been on two courses of antibiotics for the infection. It is very common to get a fungal infection in...

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Hello, please my problem is candidiasis , I ve been to hospitals for treatments and several tests done and it shows it s yeast infestion, I have medicated severally but yet still I am l suffering from this disease. it been 10 years now since this disease started. Please help me. I am 20 years,height: 5-1,am anaemic. Medical history: normal HB, blood group:O negative Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Hi!
welcome to HCM!
Candidiasis includes infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases.
A weakened immune system or metabolic illnesses such as diabetes are significant predisposing factors of candidiasis along...

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What is Candidiasis of the food pipe? Is it a very serious illness? What is the duration of medication?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Candidiasis in Food pipe is suggestive of reduced immunity. It is not a serious illness per se and can be cured with a course of anti-fungal agent. At age of 70 yrs there is already a drop in immunity and hence candidiasis is not unusual , though I would still suggest you to get...

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I am under treatment for osteomyletis tuberculosis since last 4 months. is it safe to have sex during this period? it is communicable to the partner at any given point in time? also i recently observed that i might have got vaginal thrush due to the antibiotics. what is the best way to cure it?

thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thanks for the query.

I would like to know the location of TB Osteomyelitis.

Usually vaginal thrush presents as creamy cottage-cheese type of discharge. It will be associated with some vaginal ulceration and pain on having intercourse as well. It can occur in those with less powerful...

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Hey doctor. I ve been having mild sore throat, white saliva. bad breath and a white coated toungue.I scrape and clean my toungue constantly but it seems as though there s so much of it that I can t scrape off on the morning I usually have a pink toungue but one hour later its back to white. I chew gum and drink water do what s the problem.help me please!!!

doctor1 MD

hi,
White coated tongue is most commonly caused by a fungal infection called candidiasis. oral thrush or candidiasis also results in bad breath. Please see your dentist to confirm the same. it most commonly occurs after a course of steroids or antibiotics(please tell the dentist if you have been...

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sir im having white cheesy layer at the center of the tounge it recurrs 5 times in last 12 years and becoming alright suddenly and also mild swelling at lt side of tounge in throat region i visited many physians in last 12 years but no result when ever it is recurring i m getting to much depression i dont have any pain or any thing feelings juz i m seeing this through mirror sir plz help me

doctor1 MD

hi,
sorry to hear that.

Let me answer that most probable cause of white cheesy layer is fungal infection called candidiasis.
the other may be cause is known as leukoplakia. lets dive deeper
1) candidiasis -is a fungal infection which tend to occur in moist areas of body like tongue/throat,
reason...

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Recent questions on  Candidiasis

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I have a discharge that has a lite color, went to my and he said he can find no reason for it. He gave me pills I took twice as that is all he gave them to me for. I have douche and it did not clear it up. I am now using a product for a yeast infection I have used it for 3 days of the 7. The problem has not been as heavy as it was in the beginning it also had slime associated with it. That is no longer true. I am very concerned with this problem. My husband and I have not had sex for about 2 yrs. I am 74 yrs old and this problem started about 8 months ago.

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Hi I was at work when I expelled a white ish quarter sized piece of tissue from my vagina, followed by a small amount of blood and brown textured discharge. I have recently stopped using birth control for the first time in five years and I took a generic for diflucan pill for my yeast infection I currently have last night. I have been very careful and using protection. I will say I did have some pain in my right ovary area yesterday for a little bit. Any ideas what this might be?

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...I m 37 weeks pregnant.2 weeks ago I was on antibiotics for 2days for yeast infection.I have had diarrhea 2 or3 times everyday up to today.last week Thursday I had a mucus like discharge but there was no blood.now if I go to toilet to urinate it s painful

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my husband has skin tears on his penis.his dr thought it was a yeast infection,he used the prescribed meds. it healed then we had sex it came back...we have been devoted to each other over 30+ yrs,he had contact with a hiv pt when he was a police officer over 18 yrs ago ,,,,antibiotci cream heals then when we have sex oral etc it comes back..he says it hurts also

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I had a left side stroke on the brain. Previously I had a TIA . It was two months later that I experienced the stroke . I was prescribed blood pressure pills, baby aspirin and cholesterol pills when I had the TIA.[ several hours in a U.S. hospital...

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Hi I am a 36 year old overweight female. Recently I've had twitching on the tip of my tongue as well as burning mouth. I went to the doctor who said I had low vitamin d which I started taking. My tongue kept twitching and I freaked out after...

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Worried about candidiasis I am 31 smoker, recently I was under extreme stress During this period I developed what looks like viral pharyngitis / sinusitis I do suffer with allergic sinusitis in the past Anyway during that period of sinusitis I...

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