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Yeast infection

Also known as Candidiasis, Thrush, Candidosis, and Moniliasis

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida albicans is the most common. Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with yeast infection, 62% report having vaginal itching, 58% report having vaginal discharge, and 52% report having skin rash. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of yeast infection are vaginal itching, vaginal discharge, diaper rash, and vaginal pain, although you may still have yeast infection without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with yeast infection often receive urinalysis, pelvis exam, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), examination of breast, standard pregnancy test, chlamydia test, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) and rectal examination .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with yeast infection include fluconazole (diflucan), nystatin topical product, clotrimazole topical, miconazole topical product, terconazole topical, ortho cyclen, betamethasone-clotrimazole topical, portia, butoconazole topical, zinc oxide topical, pentosan polysulphate sodium (elmiron), desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol and selenium sulfide topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for yeast infection include sex == female, age 15-29 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.4x
1-4 years
1.2x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
1.7x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
0.3x
Female
1.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.9x
Other
1.1x
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