Yeast infection is very common ailment nowadays therefore many people are interested in the description of yeast infection symptoms. Cause of candida infection is also of great interest.
Yeast infection is fungal infection caused by a group of microscopic fungi, the most common of which is Candida albicans. There are around 60-70 yeasts which can affect the body although Candida albicans is the commonest.
Candida infection is also called thrush. We all carry a small amount of yeast on our skin and mucous membranes, like mouth, throat, gut, vagina, around the anus and in warm, damp skin folds, usually without causing problems. So normally Candida albicans resides various moist parts of our bodies and is kept under control by the native bacteria and by the bodys immune defences.
Read about the symptoms of another fungal infection called Ringworm...
But occasionally something triggers yeast cells to multiply causing the overgrowth of the fungi that normally live on all surfaces of the body.
One trigger and the most essential cause of yeast infection are
The other possibility is that immune resistance of our body is weakened by
The fungi overgrow the friendly bacteria - the balance of the normal microenvironment will be disturbed and all this causes a wide variety of health problems. Yeast infection can affect many parts of the body, causing localized infections or larger illness, depending on the person and his or her general health. Yeast infection symptoms vary depending on the affected part of the body.
Candida infection causes white patches inside the mouth especially on the tongue and palate and around the lips.
If you try to scrape off this whitish surface you will usually find a red inflamed area which may bleed slightly.
There may be cracked red moist areas of skin at the corners of the mouth.
Candida infection of the mouth can spread to the esophagus causing esophagitis. This infection is most common in people with AIDS and people receiving chemotherapy for cancer. It may make swallowing difficult or painful and may cause chest pain behind the breastbone.
It is important to differentiate fungal esophagitis from acid reflux.
Yeast can cause different skin infections including diaper rash in areas of skin that receive little ventilation and are usually moist. There are patches of red moist weepy skin sometimes with small pustules nearby.
Candida infection on the skin often looks similar to skin burns.
Another fungal infection of the skin called Ringworm looks different...
If you experience yeast infection symptoms above start treatment immediately.
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