CANDIDIASIS – A YEAST INFECTION

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INTRODUCTION

  • Candidiasis is type of fungal disease caused by a yeast , Candida ( fungus).
  • A species of yeast candida albicans causes the infection in human body especially in vagina .
  • They lives in different parts in human body like the skin of  mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing any problems.

CAUSES

  1. Weak Immune system
  2. Overdose of Antibiotics causes less production of Lactobacillus bacteria
  3. Pregnancy condition
  4. Due to not proper cleaning of veginal area
  5. Hormonal Imbalance
  6. Diabetes

SYMPTOMS

  1. Rashes on Veginal area
  2. Swelling and redness in veginal area
  3. White discharge from vegina
  4. Pain during sexual intercourse
  5. Pain during urination
  6. Different color of veginal discharge also causes problem

Daignosis

The most common test for invasive candidiasis is a blood culture test. Your doctor will take your blood sample and send it to a lab to see if Candida grows from it. Mannan antigen and anti-mannan antibody. This Candida antibody test is used to diagnose invasive candidiasis.

TREATMENTS

Vaginal candidiasis is usually treated with antifungal medicine.3 For most infections, the treatment is an antifungal medicine applied inside the vagina or a single dose of fluconazole taken by mouth. Other treatments may be needed for infections that are more severe, that don’t get better, or that keep coming back after getting better. These treatments include more doses of fluconazole taken by mouth or other medicines applied inside the vagina, such as boric acid, nystatin, or flucytosine.

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