Candidiasis, pronounced kahn-di-diya-sis, is more commonly called thrush or yeast infection. It’s caused by a sort of fungi called Candida albicans. Candida albicans is a kind of yeast. And yeast is a sort of fungi (such as molds and mushrooms ). If you are familiar with fungi then you’d know that these flourish in moist and slightly vulnerable areas. The same thing applies when it comes to your own body.
Thus, it is common to find candidiasis in areas of the body such as the mouth, the genitals and other areas where skin folds and retains a whole lot of moisture. But candida is most frequently found in your digestive tract. The reason people do not get sick due to the mere existence of candida is because good bacteria (called probiotics) maintain the skin in check, preventing the fungi from growing to an extent that it will do damage to your body. However, when there is an overgrowth of fungi, your body will respond negatively in a number of ways.
Since it’s mostly within your body, the first to respond when there is candida overgrowth will be here. Common symptoms are irregular bowel movement (constipation or diarrhea), bloating and cramps. This is can be especially tricky because you could confuse the symptom for a simple allergic reaction. To get a better idea of knowing whether this is candida-triggered or not, observe if your allergy coincides with other symptoms mentioned. Rashes and itching on localized regions of the body, even the mouth.
Skin issues that involve flaking and/or “weeping” of the skin (cutaneous candidiasis) which are also indicated by small pustules on the affected place. Creamy, white patches in the mouth are known as thrush and are found commonly on the tongue, lips and palate. Moist, but crusty skin in the corners of the mouth can also be common. Itching and burning sensation in the vaginal area (more commonly called yeast infection). Studies reveal that 75% of girls would experience this sort of symptom at least once. A thick white or grayish discharge is often present around the anus.
Pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse is also possible. Frequent bouts of colds. Fungi don’t have an immediate cause on colds, but they do have an influence on the immune system. When the immune system is weakened, you’re more prone to catch colds or the flu. The above mentioned symptoms are of the localized selection and generally, when addressed early, treatment can be easy and recovery fast. Headaches and irritability or being unable to focus or getting dizzy easily. This is only more than just the result of an embarrassing state because of other symptoms.
Problems with concentration may be a sign that the nervous system is already affected. Exhaustion regardless of the fact you didn’t apply too much activity is another indication that the disease has spread across the body and is currently systemic (deep candidiasis). More serious steps will need to be taken to cover the status. Despite these alarming indicators you will find great news. The first is that the majority of individuals infected with candidiasis can be treated with no actual permanent damage done to their own bodies. The next good news is that people, who get well from candidiasis, for as long as they maintain healthy, will be unlikely to experience the disease the next time. Even those diagnosed with deep candidiasis, for as long as treatment is administered immediately to stop the disease from reaching important organs, have great chances for full recovery.