Candida is a genus (group) of a yeast-like fungus. Found in the mucus membranes of the intestinal tract (bowels), vagina, mouth and skin. Thrush is an infection of the mouth and tissues. The fungus also can travel through the blood stream and affect the throat, intestines, and heart valves. Candida becomes an infectious agent when there is some change in the body environment that allows it to grow out of control.
Most of the time, candida infections of the mouth, skin, or vagina occur for no apparent reason. A common cause of infection may be the use of antibiotics that destroy beneficial, as well as harmful, microorganisms in the body, permitting candida to multiply in their place. The resulting condition is known as candidiasis moniliasis, or a “yeast” infection.
Candida (yeast infection):
Both men and women can get candida.
Symptoms for women:
- Extreme itching in the vaginal area
- Soreness and redness in the vaginal area
- White, clumpy vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese
- Painful intercourse
Symptoms for men:
- Red rash on penis
- Itching or burning on the tip of the penis
Thrush (oral infection):
Healthy individuals usually don’t get thrush. Thrush is common among infants, the elderly, patients getting chemotherapy, patients with AIDS and individuals suffering from a weak immune system.
Symptoms for Thrush include:
- White spots inside the mouth and on the tongue
- Redness or discomfort in the mouth area
- Sore throat and difficulty swallowing
- Cracking at corners of the mouth where your lips meet
Some forms of diaper rash can be caused by yeast. Consult your doctor before making a definite diagnosis.
Symptoms of diaper rash:
- Dark red patches of skin in the diaper area, especially in the folds of skin near the thighs.
- Yellow, fluid-filled spots that can break open and become flaky.
If you think your partner, your child or you has a yeast infection, consult your Doctor as soon as possible. If you suffer from yeast infections frequently, you should improve your lifestyle as soon as possible. Stay away from food containing yeast. Drink lots of water. Exercise regularly and introduce probiotics into your diet.
Ozone Therapy can help you fight candida. Ozone Therapy helps restore balance in the colon, kills bad colon bacteria and has anti-fungal properties. Ozone Therapy will also help strengthen your immune system, detox your body, balance hormones and will help fight stress and anxiety. Ozone has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria.
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