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.
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.