YOUR DERMATOLOGIST IN VIENNA 1030
Candida treatment by Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo in Vienna
Candida is a type of yeast that normally lives in our mouth and belly, or on our skin without causing any problems. But when the environment is right, the yeast can multiply and grow out of control
There are different types of cadidiasis (thrush or oropharyngeal candidiasis, genital candidiasis, diaper rash…) and most of them can be easily treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Dr. Sanlorenzo – Your Dermatologist in Vienna 1030 – responds to the most frequent questions ON CANDIDA
Thrush is a yeast infection that can grow in your mouth and throat. In your mouth thrush appears as a growth that can look like cottage cheese – white, raised lesions on your tongue and cheeks.
Thrush is common in newborns, elderly and people with weakened immune systems. It can also appear in adults who have been treated for cancer, take medications like corticosteroids and wide-spectrum antibiotics, wear dentures or have diabetes.
Yes, it is. Three out of four adult women will get at least one yeast infection during their lifetime.
Symptoms include extreme itchiness in the vagina, redness and swelling of the vagina and vulva (the outer part of the female genitals), pain and burning when you pee, discomfort during sex and a thick, white “cottage cheese” discharge from the vagina.
Clinical examination is usually enough to make the diagnosis.
Candidiasis is treated with antifungal medication which are available as creams, ointments, tablets and suppositories.