Candida Albicans Symptoms
Candida albicans symptoms in the mouth are sometimes represented as a bluish-white or creamy-white patch or patches on the tongue. When inflamed they can turn into a beefy red color along the lining of the mouth or down into the throat. Another common name for Candida of the mouth is Thrush.
Candida albicans symptoms of the vagina are represented as a yellow or white discharge. Inflammation of the vulva, the external area of the genitals, causes intense itching and burning.
Candida albicans symptoms of the penis are represented by an inflammation of the penis head also known as balanitis. It is more prevalent in men that are uncircumcised and usually obtained through unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person.
Candida albicans symptoms on babies are generally found as diaper rash. This form of Candida inflames the skin, usually turning it red and at times scaly.
Left untreated an infection of Candida albicans can invade the bloodstream affecting the heart, lungs, eyes and other organs. Candida albicans symptoms of internal organs are generally represented by chills, high fever, anemia and at times shock or a rash.
Major Candida albicans symptoms resulting from an infection left untreated can cause heart murmurs and valve damage in the circulatory system. If the respiratory system is infected the lungs can cause a mucus discharge, also known as bloody sputum. Should the Candida infected brain it can generally cause acute changes in mental function along with a person’s behavior. It is also known to cause seizures.
Treating normal infections of Candida albicans can generally be accomplished by using simple over-the-counter medications. These topical anti-fungal drugs and topical creams are generally strong enough to handle most cases of Candida. If after a few days the symptoms don’t appear to be changing for the better it is strongly advised to seek out medical care. Prescription medication to treat Candida albicans is powerful enough to overcome nearly all cases. One dose prescription medications are available for vaginal cases of Candida albicans.
Once the infection has been arrested it is important to understand that the Candida affection may recur. This generally happens because of a reinfection from a sexual partner, making it a wise decision to treat both of you at the same time.
Like all antibiotics, those used to treat Candida albicans should be discontinued as soon as the infection goes away. Overuse of any antibiotic can sometimes strengthen the strain of bacteria and fungus making it more challenging to control in the future.