Yeast Infections

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Yeast, or fungal, infection: also called Candidiasis

YEAST: A General term including single-celled, usually rounded fungi that produce by budding, some of which transform to a mycelial stage under certain environmental conditions, while others remain single-celled.

Infection: Invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues.

Candida: A genus of yeast like fungi that are commonly part of the normal flora of the mouth, skin, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can causes a variety of infections.

Candidiasis:  infection by fungi of the genus (a particular group or category into which related organisms are classified (taxon).

Yeast infections takes many forms. yeast infection often develop where a moist environment encourages fungal growth. It is seen especially on the genitals, webs of fingers and toes, folds of skin and nails.

Oral thrush is usually painless, often recurrent infection of the mouth and throat. It is common in babies, young children and the elderly, but also affects all ages.

Moniliasis (candidiasis) is a painful vaginal yeast infection experienced by many women, most commonly during pregnancy or when patient is being treated with antibiotics.

Balanitis (inflammation of the glans penis) is less common but equally irritating infection of the penis.

Systemic yeast infections can occur in cases of diabetes, AIDS, and other conditions or drug treatments that suppress the immune system.

Symptoms:

In women, vaginal itching and irritation, unusually thick, white discharge; redness and swelling of the vulva (the external organs of the female) including the mons pubis, labia majora and minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina) and may experience pain during intercourse.

In men ,red patches and blisters at the end of the penis and around foreskin, may experience itching and pain.

Oral thrush,  experience painless white patches in mouth or throat that may or may not come off when eating or brushing teeth; most common in infants, AIDS patients, and the elderly.

Esophageal thrush, experience; white patches in the mouth and throat, sometimes associated with painful swallowing.

Intertrigo (an erythematosus skin eruption occurring on apposed skin surfaces), experience; itchy or burning shiny, pink rash with a scaly or blistered edge in the folds of the skin. may have skin peeling on the hands, between the fingers, and swollen nail folds above the cuticle; possible painful, red and may contain pus.

Treatment:

Treatment will depend on your symptoms and specific condition, but will focus on counteracting the growth of the yeast organism that causes the infection.

*Oral thrush: Antifungal medication such as clotrimazole or ketoconazole. For babies or young children with oral thrush are normally given nystatin oral suspension (with dropper).

*Intertrigo -(nail. and skin): Topical applications of clotrimazole.

*Vaginal yeast infection: Your doctor may prescribe a cream with terconazole or an oral antifungal medication containing fluconazole. And if your doctor determines that you have a systemic yeast infection, you may get IV doses of amphotericin or flucytosine. It is important that you see your Doctor, especially if you are experiencing this for the first time.

Miconazole or Clotrimazole topical cream. There are over the counter topical cream containing miconazole or clortimazole in the market today. (For first time infection, see your doctor to be sure that you do have a yeast infection) with all medication, use as prescribed by your doctor.

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