Candida Research Paper

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What is Candida?

What is Candida?
Candida, or candidiasis, is a fungal yeast infection. Candida can affect both women and men, though it is more common in females. Candida affects the following areas:
• Genitals
• Throat
• Mouth
• Blood
• Skin
Candida actually refers to the type of yeast that causes these infections. Candida is a yeast that is naturally found in small amounts inside the human body. Candida grows best in places that are warm and moist, making the genitals and mouth/throat, the prime areas where you will find the most candida outbreaks.

The Different Types of Candida/Candidiasis
There are many types of candidiasis, depending on the area of the body that it affects.
• Skin Candida is typically found on bottom area on babies,
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• A red rash around the genital area.

Genital candida infections are painful and should be treated immediately. There are many over the counter medications that will treat women experiencing a candida infection. However, it is always important to seek medical advice when the yeast infection is reoccurring or lasts for a prolonged amount of time.

Diaper Rashes/ Skin Candida
Not all diaper rashes are candida but a small percentage are. Diapers are a haven for bacteria and yeast, because more often than not, they are warm and wet. A diaper rash from candida usually makes the skin around a darker red and there will be small yellow fluid filled sacks. These sacks look like small pimples and will usually burst and become flaky.

If your baby has a candida diaper rash, you need to take them to their pediatrician. Candida infections are treated with special creams and powders.

Invasive Candida Infections
Invasive candida infections are when the candida is found in your bloodstream. This type of infection is also referred to as candidemia. This type of infection typically happens in people with lowered immune systems or with people whom have left their candida infections untreated for too

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