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Candida Infections Look Ugly- Get Rid of It by Administering Proper Treatment

Candida is a type of micro-organism that causes fungal infections. It is basically a name of a group of yeasts that infect the skin.

The white color of the concerned micro-organisms is referred to as Candida. The infection caused by this variety of yeast is known by various names- candidosis, candidiasis or moniliasis. It is a very important factor to note that this micro-organism needs a living host to survive. It can be found in the digestive tract of a human being from infancy quite commonly. It lives there but most of the time does not cause any disease. However, if it senses that defenses of the host are lowered, it could cause skin infection, mucosa infection and sometimes deep-seated infection.

The most common special of this organism that can cause candidiasis is C. akbicans. The list of other species includes C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondii and C. glabrata. Angular cheilitis, oral candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, balanitis, onychomycosis, intertrigo, chronic paronychia, napkin dermatitis and vulvovaginal candidiasis including cyclic vulvovaginitis are the names of the different types Candidal infections of the skin.

Anybody, be infant or old, can suffer from Candida infection. Warm climate, general debility- malnutrition or cancer, underlying skin diseases- lichen planus, psoriasis, iron deficiency, crushing’s syndrome, diabetes mellitus, other endocrine diseases, pregnancy, use of contraceptive injection or pills, immunodeficiency, HIV and occlusion are some of the predisposing factors that could result in this type of yeast infection.

You may not know if you are suffering from this problem. Thus, it is important that you visit a doctor if you seen some kind of skin infection that is not going away even after a considerable period of time. Medically this disease is diagnosed by doing skin swabs culture, scrapings aid and microscopy. If you are diagnosed with the disease, do ensure to follow the doctor’s advice to get rid of this skin disease as fast as possible. As already mentioned, the yeast is present is everybody since birth, thus it can stay alive on a mucosal surface harmlessly for years. It may never cause any problem in a person’s whole lifetime. However, there is a chance that it could infect another underlying skin condition, like psoriasis.

The best treatment plan that is being offered presently to treat different kinds of Candida infection is a combination of low-sugar diet, probiotics and antifungals. This is a serious skin condition, especially for those people who are suffering from other life-style or life-threatening diseases. This skin infection is doing nothing but adding to the woes of such patients. There is nothing much you could do to prevent this skin infection, apart from maintaining proper personal hygiene. Thus, it is very important that the disease is diagnosed and treated at an early stage. You are the one who is the best judge of when to see the doctor.

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