What Is Candida?

What is Candida Albicans and what are the symptoms of an infection?

Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is normally present in the body, but can overgrow and cause an infection. The most common symptoms of a Candida infection are itching, burning, and discharge. Other symptoms may include redness, swelling, and pain. If left untreated, a Candida infection can spread and cause more serious health problems.

How do you know if you have a Candida Albicans infection?

The most common symptoms of a Candida infection are itching, burning, and discharge. Other symptoms may include redness, swelling, and pain. If left untreated, a Candida infection can spread and cause more serious health problems. A healthcare provider can diagnose a Candida infection by testing a sample of the affected area.

What are the treatments for a Candida Albicans infection?

A Candida infection can usually be treated with antifungal medications. These can be taken orally or applied directly to the affected area. In some cases, a healthcare provider may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as wearing loose-fitting clothes and avoiding tight-fitting underwear, to help prevent future infections.

 

If left untreated, a Candida infection can spread and cause more serious health problems. Complications of a Candida infection can include cellulitis, sepsis, and endocarditis. Treatment for a Candida infection is important to prevent these complications.

There are several things you can do to help prevent a Candida infection, including: