If you’re showing symptoms of candida or candidiasis, you should visit a holistic doctor to talk about treatment for candida. Candida can occur in men and women and is also commonly called a yeast infection. Here is a look at the types, symptoms, and treatments for candida in men and women.
Different Types of Candida
There are various different types and species of candida, and candida can affect the skin, genitals, throat, mouth, and blood. The most common species of candida that affect men and women are candida Albicans, Candida glabrata, and Candida parapsilosis. Candidiasis of the mouth is called oral candidiasis, or oral thrush. When candida affects the genitals, it is called a male yeast infection or vulvovaginal yeast infection. If candida infects the bloodstream, it is called invasive candidiasis, or candidemia.
Common Symptoms of Candida
The symptoms of candida depend upon the type and species of candida that has infected you, and where it occurs. Oral thrush causes white spots in the mouth and on the tongue, redness or discomfort in the mouth area, a sore throat, and difficulty swallowing and cracking at the corners of the mouth. A yeast infection in men causes a red rash, itching, and burning on the penis. A yeast infection in women causes vaginal itching, soreness, and redness; a white, clumpy discharge from the vagina; and painful or uncomfortable intercourse. An invasive yeast infection can cause fever and chills, and other symptoms that depend upon whether the infection has spread to other parts of the body, such as the heart, brain, eyes, bones, or joints.
Check out the Top 10 Symptoms of Candida to see if you have candida.
Candida Treatment Options
Your holistic doctor will recommend a candida treatment that will be most effective for the type of candidiasis that you have. Oral thrush treatment includes antifungal medication in the form of a pill or mouthwash or given intravenously in serious cases. Yeast infection treatment includes antifungal creams or suppositories, fluconazole, or boric acid capsules. Invasive yeast infections that have spread to the bloodstream require treatment with antifungal medication given orally or intravenously.
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– Dr. Dean Mitchell, M.D.
Mitchell Medical Group in NYC & Long Island
About the Author – Dr. Dean Mitchell, M.D.
Dr. Dean Mitchell, M.D. is a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist based out of NYC. He graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine and completed training at the Robert Cooke Allergy Institute in New York City. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the author of Dr. Dean Mitchell’s Allergy and Asthma Solution: The Ultimate Program for Reversing Your Symptoms One Drop at a Time. Dr. Dean Mitchell, M.D. has also been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fitness Magazine, Dr. Oz and News NY 1. Dr. Mitchell also hosts the podcast The Smartest Doctor in the Room – a combination of a lively, personal and in-depth interview with top healthcare specialists.