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What are the symptoms of candidiasis?

The symptoms of candidiasis vary somewhat with the part of the body that is infected. Candidiasis of the mouth, also called thrush, is characterized by painful, irregular white spots or lesions in the mouth. Sometimes the tongue is very red and the corners of the mouth may crack. Thrush can spread to the esophagus and cause pain when swallowing. On the skin, candidiasis appears as a painful, itchy red or white rash. When candidiasis infects a woman's vagina, the symptoms are typically itching, pain, and a thick white or yellow discharge.

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