Doctors for Candidiasis in Belavanki, Hubli-Dharwad
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Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by any type of Candida (type of yeast). Depending on the area it affects, it is referred to by different names. When it affects the mouth it is called thrush; when it affects the vagina it is called yeast infection. Symptoms are: redness, itching, discomfort, blisters and pustules may also occur. Severe complications may be fatal if left untreated.
HOW IS CANDIDIASIS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician may first examine the appearance and location of the rash. A skin culture may be ordered for confirming diagnosis of candidiasis. Skin culture test is a microscopic examination of a swab of the affected skin.
HOW IS CANDIDIASIS TREATED?
Candidiasis of the skin can usually be treated with home remedies, the most important of which is proper hygiene. Washing the skin regularly and drying the skin thoroughly can prevent the skin from becoming too moist. Since abnormal blood sugar levels can contribute to the development of Candida infections, keeping your blood sugar under control may also help relieve symptoms. Medicines may be prescribed for relief from pain and infection. An antifungal cream or powder that can be applied to your skin may be suggested to reduce infection from spreading.
DID YOU KNOW?
This infection is usually found in the folds of the skin.