Candidiasis is a yeast infection that manifests on the skin. This basically happens when the fungi multiplies on the skin. The name of the fungus that causes this infection is called Candida. It usually makes the skin look red and creates a rash and severe itchiness. Other symptoms include sores and blisters as well as cracked skin.
HOW IS CANDIDIASIS DIAGNOSED?
General physician or Ear, nose, throat surgeon will make the diagnosis by having a complete history and full body examination. Candidiasis is usually a clinically diagnosed condition. In severe cases, blood tests and scraping tests for fungi from the affected are also done.
HOW IS CANDIDIASIS TREATED?
It is treated by the following:
1. Proper hygeine
2. Controlling blood sugar levels by proper diet and exercise
3. Using an antifungal cream or powder on the affected area
4. Oral antibiotics
DID YOU KNOW?
Very low birth weight babies are very likely to get the diaper rash.