- Q What causes candidiasis?
Candidiasis is caused by overgrowth of a fungus, usually Candida albicans. This fungus occurs normally in the body and is usually kept in check by beneficial bacteria and a healthy immune system. When immunity is suppressed, either by antibiotics or... Full Answer
- Q Can candidiasis be prevented?
Preventing candidiasis means taking care of your general health and cleanliness. Change out of wet swimsuits, clothing, and towels promptly. Wear clothing that allows your skin to breathe and moisture to evaporate. Avoid hot baths and scented products... Full Answer
- Q Why is sugar bad if I have a Candida/yeast overgrowth?
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Integrative MedicineYeast grow by fermenting sugar ― so your sweet tooth actually feeds them. In patients with Candida/yeast overgrowth, it seems clear that the Candida also triggers sugar craving so that the yeast can get fed. Unlike type 2 sugar addiction where... Full Answer
- Q Is candida considered a fungal infection?
Candida, or yeast infection, is considered a fungal infection and can appear anywhere on the body. It is considered especially common among women. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 75 percent of women will suffer... Full Answer
- Q How do I treat my baby's yeast infection?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineInfant yeast infection should be treated with a topical antifungal medicine such as nystatin four times a day. There are combination antifungal/steroid creams available, but the risk is that overusing steroid cream on sensitive private parts or the face... Full Answer