Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection.
Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways:
Antifungal medicines eliminate yeast infections in most people. If you have a weak immune system, treatment might be more difficult.Source: MedlinePlus
Within all the people who go to their doctor with oral thrush (yeast infection), 50% report having fever, 44% report having nasal congestion, and 43% report having cough. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of oral thrush (yeast infection) are abnormal appearing tongue, irritable infant, mouth ulcer, diaper rash, tongue lesions, and mouth pain, although you may still have oral thrush (yeast infection) without those symptoms.
Patients with oral thrush (yeast infection) often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), occupational therapy assessment, diagnostic bronchoscopy and biopsy of bronchus, other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast, nonoperative urinary system measurements, other respiratory therapy and other or therapeutic nervous system procedures .
|Complete physical skin exam performed (ML)|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Occupational therapy assessment (Speech therapy)|
|Diagnostic bronchoscopy and biopsy of bronchus||$403|
|Other non-OR therapeutic procedures on skin and breast||$23|
|Nonoperative urinary system measurements||$4|
|Other respiratory therapy||$30|
|Other OR therapeutic nervous system procedures||$1437|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with oral thrush (yeast infection) include nystatin topical product, fluconazole (diflucan), clotrimazole topical, rotavirus vaccines (rotavirus vaccine), gentian violet topical, clotrimazole, simethicone (degas), amphotericin b, lopinavir, dapsone, glycerin (fleet), glycerin topical and nystatin .
|Nystatin Topical Product|
|Rotavirus Vaccines (Rotavirus Vaccine)|
|Gentian Violet Topical|
Groups of people at highest risk for oral thrush (yeast infection) include race/ethnicity = black age < 1 years.