Yeast Infection in Men and Women

Yeast infection is caused by candida and in particular candida Albicans. Yeast is normally present in the human body. However, it is present in very small amount that is quite harmless. However, upon multiplication, yeast grows into uncontrolled levels and starts developing infections. According to scientific studies, yeast is known to grow and thrive well in moist and warm environments. However, other factors such as medication and health issues can result in development and growth of candidiasis.  

Yeast infection can affect different parts of the body. Among the most common parts where yeast infection manifests itself include;

-          Genitals
-          Throat
-          Blood
-          Skin
-          Mouth

Type of Candidiasis

There are different types of candidiasis based on the area in which it manifest in the body. These types include;

Oral Candidiasis

This is a kind of yeast infection that occurs in the mouth or throat. It is also known as thrust or oropharyngeal candidiasis. Thrust is most common among the infants, elderly, chemotherapy patients, and people with HIV/AIDs or other diseases that weaken your body immune system. Also, it can be seen to diabetic patients and others exposed to antibiotics medication. Main symptoms include; white spots in the mouth, redness, sore throat and cracking at mouth corners. Treatment for this condition depends on three factors which include; severity, age, and general overall health.

Vulvovaginal Yeast Infection

This is a kind of infection that manifest itself in the genital areas, especially among the women. It can generally be referred to as yeast infection. Research has shown that three out of four women suffer this condition in the cause of their lives.


Also known as invasive candidiasis, candidemia is a kind of yeast infection that occurs in the blood. It occurs due to excessive concentration of yeast in your bloodstream. Although it is not a common problem, it affects a number of women.

There is another kind of yeast infection that occurs in children. This kind of infection occurs in the bottom region in children and sometimes may be confused with diaper rash. It requires a keen watch to distinguish between the two. 

It is important to visit a doctor for the check to identify which type of yeast infection you are suffering from. Although the symptoms are evident, some other medical complications portray similar symptoms which may create a complicated situation. Ensure to enroll for the right medication based on the state of your condition.

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