What is the treatment for candida?


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Candida, or yeast overgrowth, treatments vary. According to Medscape, the treatment of candida varies based on a number of factors including location of yeast overgrowth, immunodeficiency of the patient, underlying disease processes and the species of the candida to be treated.

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What is the treatment for candida?
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WebMD offers general information regarding types and treatment of yeast overgrowth. Symptoms of oral candida, or thrush, include a sore, red throat, cracked corners of the lips and white spots on the tongue and inside the mouth. Symptoms of genital yeast overgrowth, or yeast infections, include itching, a red rash and cottage cheese-like discharge for women. Diaper rash caused by yeast infection consists of a red rash and flaky, fluid-filled yellowish spots. Candidemia, or invasive candida, occurs from untreated candida entering the bloodstream or yeast overgrowth in immunodeficient individuals. Topical products and/or antifungals for yeast overgrowth of the skin or genitals may be prescribed. Oral candidiasis or candidemia may require oral antifungal drugs. More severe or life-threatening infections are treated intraveneously.

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