Types of Candida infections
The following can put you at risk of developing a Candida
- having taken a course of antibiotics
- having a medical device inserted, such as a urinary catheter
- a weakened immune system
- Having lots of stress or being scared constantly
- pregnant women
- people that are taking oral contraceptives or who are on hormone therapy
- those who wear dentures, particularly upper dentures
- wearing tight or synthetic undergarments
- having poor hygiene or changing undergarments infrequently, including infrequent diaper changes for infants
7 symptoms of Candida overgrowth.
- Oral Thrush
- Tiredness and Fatigue
- Recurring Genital or Urinary Tract Infections
- Digestive Issues
- Sinus Infections
- Skin and Nail Fungal Infections
- Joint Pain
Urinary yeast infection
- an increased need to urinate
- a painful or burning sensation when urinating
- abdominal or pelvic pain
- blood in your urine
Genital yeast infection
- a burning feeling while having sex or while urinating
- an itchy or painful feeling in or around the vagina
- redness, irritation, or swelling around the vagina
- abnormal vaginal discharge that can be either watery, or thick and white
- a rash around the vagina
- a rash on the penis
- white spots in your mouth that have the appearance of cottage cheese and may bleed when touched
- a burning or painful sensation in your mouth
- redness inside your mouth or at the corners of your mouth
- difficulty with eating or swallowing
- loss of taste
- a cotton-like feeling inside your mouth
The most common symptom of a Candida skin infection is a red rash that forms in the affected area.
In some cases, blister-like lesions can form. The skin may also become thickened or produce a white substance that has a curd-like appearance.
Areas that are warm, moist, or sweaty provide good environments for yeast to thrive. Examples of such areas include the armpits, groin, the skin between your fingers and toes, the corners of your mouth, and the area under your breasts.
Symptoms of Candida overgrowth in the gut include:
- Stomach pain.
Candida fungal infections have been linked to a high percentage of sinus infections. Symptoms include a runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of smell, and headaches. Short-term sinus infections are typically bacteria, but the longer-term, more chronic sinus infections are typically fungal. Antibiotics treat bacterial sinus infections but may make a fungal sinus infection worse.
The more common symptom associated with candidiasis is fatigue.