Cutaneous candidiasis

What is Cutaneous candidiasis?

Candidiasis is a fungal infection due to any type of Candida (a type of yeast). Signs and symptoms include white patches on the tongue or other areas of the mouth and throat. Other symptoms may include soreness and problems swallowing. When it affects the vagina, it is commonly called a yeast infection. Signs and symptoms include genital itching, burning, and sometimes a white "cottage cheese-like" discharge from the vagina. Very rarely, the infection may become invasive spreading throughout the body, resulting in fevers along with other symptoms depending on the parts of the body affected.

More than 20 types of Candida can cause infection with Candida albicans being the most common. Infections of the mouth are most common among children less than one month old, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems. Conditions that result in a weak immune system include HIV/AIDS, the medications used after organ transplantation, diabetes, and the use of corticosteroids. Efforts to prevent infections of the mouth include the use of chlorhexidine mouth wash in those with poor immune function and washing out the mouth following the use of inhaled steroids. Little evidence supports probiotics for either prevention or treatment even among those with frequent vaginal infections.

Infections of the mouth occur in about 6% of babies less than a month old. About 20% of those receiving chemotherapy for cancer and 20% of those with AIDS also develop the disease. About three-quarters of women have at least one yeast infection at some time during their lives. Widespread disease is rare except in those who have risk factors. These diseases are also known technically as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.

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Dear Doctor, I am Aaron 23 years old, since 10 days, I am facing the itching problem inside the skin that covers my penis. when i back the cap of...

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Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have what is called as Muco cutaneous Candidiasis.
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I have chafing under my breast.It is very bad. What can I apply over the counter.

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Thanks for the query.
A rash under the breast usually results when the lower part of the breasts rests against the skin below and traps...

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I always feel pains in the middle of my butts when i pee. What is the cause of this ? Also I do feel weak

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May be Pudental nerve irritation or referred

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I am not circumcised. I have a rash under the foreskin and on the head of my penis. How should I treat it?

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I have a mild rash on both sides in my groin area. What to do?

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I have bumps on my vagina and I have a yeast infection but I have been taking medication for it and the bumps havent gone away.

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Hi Doctor I ve been having burning or stinging in my penis and my anus area ever since i had protected oral sex with a girl a few times over 12...

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Dear Doctor, I am Aaron 23 years old, since 10 days, I am facing the itching problem inside the skin that covers my penis. when i back the cap of...

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2 days before I had itching on my fore skin(not circumcised)
then. I noticed red rashes on the head of my penis.
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