The most common term of Candidiasis is ‘Candida’. It is the fungal infection of any of the Candida species. It can take on a fungal form and spread through the intestinal wall and other body parts.
This infection is responsible for many chronic illnesses. There are wide ranging symptoms of Candida. It can also lead to incapacitation of an individual. Many people may be unaware of it, and visit many doctors who may have diagnosed it as a hypochondriac or a stress problem.
The most common infection of Candidiasis is Candida albicans. This is yeast which forms naturally in the body. It lives with other microorganisms and performs some important functions. The main problem happen when the bacteria’s balance is disturbed and the yeast organisms multiply and invade the healthy microorganisms.
The yeast lives in the mouth, genitals, intestinal tract and throat. But it can also infect the blood stream and enter any organ. The yeast produces over 70 toxins and some people also become allergic to it. This can lead to many common illnesses and conditions.
The most common symptoms of Candida are itchy skin, sugar cravings, foggy head, irritability etc. There are various other symptoms of Candida such as excessive fatigue, abdominal gas and bloating, headaches, vaginitis, rectal itching, hyperactivity, diarrhea, eczema, muscle weakness, mood swings, migraines, anxiety, constipation, earaches, indigestion, acid reflux and alcohol craving.
There are also other symptoms like –
- sinus inflammation
- sweets cravings
- cognitive impairment
- learning difficulties
- athlete’s foot
- sore throat
- persistent cough
- low sex drive
- fragrance sensitivity
- pre-menstrual syndrome
- inability to concentrate or think clearly
- poor memory
- chronic pain
Some of the common causes of Candida are hormonal cream usage, stress, contraceptive pill usage and chemical poisoning.
Most of the skin Candida infection happens between the toes, fingers, on the penis and around the anus. Infection in the genital and rectal areas can include rashes in the inner thighs. It occurs where the skin is moist continuously. One may have infected nails due to working in wet conditions. The nails may turn yellow or white and then come off. This can lead to pus secretion from the nail bed and painful swelling.
These are some of the symptoms of Candida which can help you diagnose the problems. You can then consult the doctor and ask for remedies.