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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 from a yeast infection throughout their life. When a yeast infection is found in a baby's mouth it is called thrush.

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