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Candidiasis

candidiasis

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What is it?

It is a fungal infection of the genitals, but may also occur at a gastrointestinal, respiratory or skin level.

Candida albicans, is the most common fungus that causes the infection, is always in our body, our skin lives in the digestive track, genitals, urinary tract and respiratory system, but is controlled by other organism in our body.


When an imbalance occurs, and these other organisms are not sufficient, the population of fungi grows and this is what triggers the infection.



Symptoms

  • Red or swollen skin
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • White vaginal discharge unusual odor

 

Causes

  • Hormonal or physiological changes
  • Changes in vaginal pH
  • Some detergents
  • Lubricants with glycerin
  • Contraceptives
  • Some antibiotics
  • Pregnancy
  • The use of Vaginal Douching Products

 

Treatment

For proper treatment the doctor must make an observation of skin lesions to determine that it is a Candida albicans infection.

This fungal infection is resolved with antifungal medications such as:

  • Ketoconazol
  • Fluconazol
  • Nistatina
  • Anfotericina



Important

To prevent candida vaginitis is recommended that women do not use vaginal douche products as these eliminate microorganisms that keep track of Candida in the vagina.

The genital hygiene and care are essential. The vagina must be kept clean and dry at all times and not be neglected if abnormalities are noticed not only to cure but to prevent transmission to your partner.

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