Is your social life taking a back seat because of excessive sweating? Are you always worried that you stink? Using soap, deodorant or a spray won’t help you; you’ve already tried that I’m sure! You are probably suffering from Candidiasis- a type of fungal infection!
What is Candidiasis?
Candidiasis is the result of an overgrowth of fungus named Candida. Candida is present in the human body in small amounts, but when there is an overgrowth of the yeast, it causes an infection. Generally, Candidiasis occurs in warm, moist areas of the body, namely the skin, throat, mouth, genitals and blood.
Candidiasis is classified into several types based on its area of occurrence. When it affects the genital area, it is called yeast infection. When it occurs in the throat or mouth, it is called thrush. If it affects the bloodstream, then it is termed as candidemia.
Symptoms of Candidiasis
The symptoms of Candidiasis would vary depending on the affected area. Symptoms include:
In Mouth (Thrush)
- Sore throat
- Ulcers inside the mouth, including on tongue and lips
- Pain and redness in mouth
- Cracks in the corners of the mouth.
It is important to see your doctor if you have thrush.
- Redness in the vagina or the penis
- Constant itching in the affected area
- Thick cottage-cheese-like vaginal discharge
- Pain during intercourse
The incidence of yeast infection is more common in women as compared to men. However, men do get yeast infections, especially when the genitals are not circumcised. While the market is full of creams and suppositories, the effectiveness of these medications remains questionable.
Invasive yeast infection
This is where it gets serious: if the infection enters your bloodstream, as through the blood, it will reach vital organs in your body. This infection affects the elderly and those with a weak immune system. You are likely to get this infection if you:
- Have been recently hospitalized and were in the ICU
- Have undergone surgery recently
- Had to use a catheter
If you experience fever and chills after coming home from the hospital, you need to seek medical advice immediately.
Whatever the type of candidiasis infection you might have, our experts at Holistic Specialists will take care of you.
The fastest and the safest way to cure a yeast infection is through probiotics. The healthy bacteria will not just help in relieving the infection, but will also protect your body from future infections.
In addition to medications, our doctors may also recommend eating yogurt for a speedy recovery.
Our experts will also prescribe herbal creams to soothe your infection and suggest simple remedies so you can bounce back to life as soon as possible.
With our medical experts, diverse approach and state-of-the-art facilities, we are your family health care experts. Call us for an appointment today!