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Candidiasis

Description

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by overgrowth of Candida Albicans, a microorganism that is commonly found in GI tract, vagina, mouth and skin. There are various candidal infections e.g:

  1. Mouth candidiasis also known as oral thrush.
  2. Vaginal candidiasis also known as vaginal yeast infection.
  3. Skin candidiasis
  4. Invasive candidiasis - in which candida enters the bloodstream and infects other parts of the body.

 

 Amongst these the most common ones are oral thrush and vaginal yeast infection

Causes

The following causes may result in a yeast infection, or oral thrush:

  • The use of antibiotics
  • The use of oral contraceptives, or hormone therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
Risk factors

Risk factors of oral thrush includes:

  • Dentures,
  • Cancer,
  • HIV/AIDS,
  • Diabetes,
  • Smoke,
  • Dry mouth,
  • On medication of corticosteroids or antibiotic etc.

 

Risk factors of vaginal yeast infection includes:

  • Pregnancy,
  • Oral contraceptives,
  • Diabetes,
  • Antibiotics,
  • Suppressed immune system.

 

Risk factors of skin candidiasis include:

  • Use of too much moisturizers, soap or cosmetics,
  • Moist warm areas such as groin, between fingers, elbow, armpits etc.

 

Risk factors of invasive candidiasis include:

  • ICU patient,
  • Diabetes,
  • Kidney failure,
  • Weak immune system,
  • Recent surgery etc.
Symptoms

Symptoms of oral thrush includes:

  • White patches in the oral cavity,
  • Crack at the corner of the mouth,
  • Burning sensation in mouth,
  • Loss of taste,

 

Symptoms of vaginal yeast infection includes following:

  • Itching,
  • White cottage cheese like vaginal discharge,
  • Pain during and after intercourse,
  • Burning sensation during pee
  • Redness,
  • Swelling etc.

 

Symptoms of invasive candidiasis include:

  • Persistent fever and chills even after treating with antibiotics,
  • Nausea,
  • Constipation,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Anal itching
  • Pain, stiffness, swelling of joints etc.

 

Symptoms of skin candidiasis include:

  • Itching,
  • Irritation,
  • Redness etc.
Diagnosis

Oral Thrush:

Oral thrush can be diagnosed by

  • Taking a medical history and examining the lesion.
  • A scraping of the lesion may be used to evaluate under a microscope
  • Blood tests may be needed to help rule out any underlying disease
  • In some cases, a biopsy may be recommended

Genital yeast infections can be diagnosed with the help of:

  • A detailed medical history, including the frequency of yeast infections, or any sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Pelvic exam may be performed to inspect the vagina and cervix
  • A sample of vaginal discharge or secretions may be tested to determine the type of fungus causing the yeast infections
Management

Treatment for oral thrush includes:

  • Antifungal medication in the form of a liquid, tablet or lozenge may be recommended.
  • Oral medication may also be recommended if the topical treatment was ineffective.

Management for genital yeast infections may involve:

  • Antifungal creams or suppositories may be used. These include butoconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole and terconazole.
  • A single dose oral medication called fluconazole may be used if the topical medication is ineffective.
When to consult a doctor?
  • A doctor should be consulted if the prescribed treatment has not managed your symptoms effectively.
  • A doctor should also be consulted if your infections keep recurring even after being treated.

Available Medicine for Candidiasis

Albizole 5gm

Rs.110

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Albizole 500mg

Rs.64

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Calotren 100mg

Rs.80

Caylex

Calotren 500mg

Rs.70

Caylex

Canatrim 500mg

Rs.116.92

Helicon

Cara-Clot 500mg

Rs.64

Caraway

Catazol-v 5gm

Rs.110

Metro

Catazol-v 500mg

Rs.64

Metro

Clinex 100mg

Rs.60

Global-Vision

Clinex 500mg

Rs.55

Global-Vision

Clokleen 100mg

Rs.60

Hygeia

Clokleen 500mg

Rs.64

Hygeia

Clomazole Vaginal 5gm

Rs.70

Pharma Wise

Clomazole Vaginal 500mg

Rs.60

Pharma Wise

Clonil vaginal 500mg

Rs.50

Mediceena

Clorizole 500mg

Rs.50

Unipharm

Cloteen-V 35gm

Rs.70

Highnoon

Clotrima 100mg

Rs.60

Siza

Clotrima 500mg

Rs.50

Siza

Clovag 500mg

Rs.65

Dr.Raza

Cloze 500mg

Rs.63

Mendoza

Clozim 100mg

Rs.80

Stanely

Clozim 500mg

Rs.75

Stanely

Clozol 500mg

Rs.64

Ottoman

Clozole Vaginal 100mg

Rs.64.6

Pearl

Clozole Vaginal 500mg

Rs.54

Pearl

Clozox Vaginal 35gm

Rs.63.7

Shaigan

Clozox Vaginal 500mg

Rs.54

Shaigan

Cosset 100mg

Rs.60

Rakahposhi

CTM 500mg

Rs.70

Batala Pharma

Davizol-V 35gm

Rs.70

Davis Pharma

Davizol-V 500mg

Rs.64

Davis Pharma

Dermotrim Vaginal 500mg

Rs.119.02

Geofman

E-Veg 500mg

Rs.50

Medela

Fungiderm-1 500mg

Rs.77

Goodman

Fungigray-V 5gm

Rs.110

Grays

Fungigray-V 100mg

Rs.60

Grays

Fungigray-V 500mg

Rs.60

Grays

Gynazol 100mg

Rs.74.12

Saydon

Gynazol 500mg

Rs.71.18

Saydon

Gynemed 100mg

Rs.80

Medicraft

Gynemed 500mg

Rs.70

Medicraft

Gyno 35gm

Rs.117

Tagma

Gyno 100mg

Rs.60

Tagma

Gyno 500mg

Rs.69

Tagma

Gynosafe 5mg

Rs.120.96

Bryon

Gynosafe 100mg

Rs.61.71

Bryon

Gynosafe 500mg

Rs.110.43

Bryon

Gynosporin 10%

Rs.80

Marvi

Gynosporin 2%

Rs.123.08

Marvi

Gynosporin 500mg

Rs.100.66

Marvi

Gynotec 35gm

Rs.65

Noa Hemis

Gynotec 100mg

Rs.60

Noa Hemis

Gynotec 500mg

Rs.55

Noa Hemis

Gynotirm 500mg

Rs.64

Hansel

Gynox-V 500mg

Rs.64

Qintar Pharma

Gyny 500mg

Rs.73

Flow Pharma

Gyton 5gm

Rs.32

Everest

Gyton 500mg

Rs.64

Everest

Gytrim Vaginal 35gm

Rs.70

Friends

Gytrim Vaginal 500mg

Rs.50

Friends

Gyzan 100mg

Rs.60

Fozan

Gyzan 500mg

Rs.64

Fozan

Imazole 100mg

Rs.168.87

Himont

Imazole 500mg

Rs.144.84

Himont

Leuconil 35gm

Rs.75

Hizat

Leuconil 500mg

Rs.70

Hizat

Macrolex 500mg

Rs.60.95

Bloom Pharma

Mak-Maz 500mg

Rs.64

Makson

Mizole 500mg

Rs.88.24

Pharmix

Mycofax 500mg

Rs.70

Ideal

Mycovag 100mg

Rs.60

Alliance

Mycovag 500mg

Rs.55

Alliance

Myoprex 100mg

Rs.60

Paramount

Myoprex 500mg

Rs.64

Paramount

Normoflor 100mg

Rs.70

Usawa

Normoflor 500mg

Rs.64

Usawa

Oligyn 500mg

Rs.79.4

Platinum

Oligyn 35gm

Rs.60

Platinum

Oligyn 100mg

Rs.65

Platinum

Spectrazole G

Rs.72

Mass-PH Health

Clozole-H 10gm

Rs.60

Pearl

Stiemazol

Rs.83

GlaxoSmithKline

Canesten 1 500mg

Rs.117.58

Bayer

Canesten 1 10%

Rs.139.11

Bayer

Lotricort G Ointment

Rs.97

Inno Pharma

Dermosporin 20gm 1%

Rs.106.08

Marvi

Stiemazole Lotion 1%

Rs.135.19

Stiefel

Dermosporin 1%

Rs.105

Nabi Qasim

Canesten Topical 1%

Rs.70.72

Bayer