Types of Candida Infections

There are many types of candida infection that can infect the human body. The most common candida yeast infections I have listed below and have expanded upon each type of infection in the linked subpages. I hope you find them useful and it helps you to gain the knowledge needed to conquer your infection.

Candida Vaginitis is often called a vaginal yeast infection and affects almost every woman at some point in their lives. Many women get multiple infections every year and some women get them every month around ovulation. American women spent over a half a billion dollars for treatment of vaginal thrush in 2002 alone. Most of this was spent on over the counter medications which generally are effective as a temporary solution. More on Vaginal Thrush... 

Penile yeast infections are a candida infection that is definitely on the rise and is reaching infection rates similar to vaginal yeast infections. Uncircumsized men most commonly get these infections from the moisture and heat under the skin that covers the glans. More on Penile Yeast Infections...

Oral Thrush is another common candida yeast infection but not near as common as candida vaginitis. It has been around since Hippocrates and existed before candida was even discovered. It was often described as a "membrane of lard" because it typically is composed of white oral plaques on the inside of the mouth that look like spots of lard.  This candida yeast infection is most prevelant in infants, old age, and the terminally ill. More on Oral Thrush...

Candida of the skin and nails, with toenail fungus being the most common, are usually a result of internal candidosis or dermatophyte fungi, such as tinea. They can inflict infants soon after birth and is often associated with some kind of immune system cellular defect. It can also get into the scalp and cause hair loss in some individuals and dandruff has been said to be a symptom of yeast infections of the skin. More on Candida of the skin and nails...

Mucocutaneous infections are when the patient suffers from oral thrush and candida of the skin and nails all at the same time, that usually persists for many years. People with this condition almost always have a leukocyte dysfunction of some kind. This condition is extremely rare but has generated a lot of interest within the medical community.

In 88 confirmed candida infections of the urinary tract between 1964 and 1980 in adults, 41% were males, and 59% were females. The largest age group was from 40 to 59 years old and 43% of these people had diabetes. 75% had frequent urinary problems and 16% had had a kidney transplant at one time. It is believed that most of these infections go undetected in women that have chronic vaginal yeast infections. More on Candida Infections of the Urinary tract...

Candida infections of the intestine were first discovered in 1771 by Rosenstein who wrote about oral thrush, "It is very difficult when it descends to the fauces, stomach, and intestines." Underwood in 1784 stated that thrush, " is said to extend into the stomach and through the whole length of the intestines; producing also a redness about the anus". The intestinal treatment system on the treatment page is designed around these types of infections. It also helps with candida vaginitis because that infection usually first comes from the colon.

There are also candida infections of the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, eyes, bones and joints, liver, and allergies. I will be writing about them and adding them to this site as time permits.

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