Candida Symptoms - What are They?
Depending upon the type of infection you have, the symptoms of Candida can vary.
For example if you're suffering from a vaginal yeast infection your symptoms will include itching, thick white discharge, swelling of the vagina, redness, pain when urinating and sometimes pain during intercourse.
Often times, women will suffer from recurring yeast infections and simply treat that infection when the real issue is that there is a widespread candidiasis (yeast overgrowth) in the body.
This means that no matter how often you treat skin conditions or yeast infections you will continue to experience them until you get rid of the overgrowth in your body.
The same goes for cutaneous candidiasis which can cause persistent acne, red patches under the breast or skin folds, and itching.
Treating the skin in this case, may alleviate the problem temporarily but won't get rid of it altogether until the overgrowth of candida is under control.
Unfortunately, many of these conditions are often made worse by the treatment. For instance, if you suffer from recurring acne you may be put on several courses of antibiotis.
Antibiotics, are helpful and necessary in emergency situations, but taken too often will disrupt the balance of good and bad bacteria in the body.
The fact is, antibiotics destroy both the good and bad bacteria and your body needs a certain amount of good bacteria to thrive and remain healthy.
This means that the antibiotics you may be given repeatedly to treat recurring acne or colds and other body ailments are actually aggrevating the candida.
This is a viscious circle and by the time the person suffering gets help they are at their wits end and the candida is growing rampidly through their body.
By this point the candida will be "deep candidiasis" and this is the most serious of all Candida conditions and its symptoms are widespread due to the fact that the bloodstream becomes infected and can spread to other vital organs and weakens the immune system.
Candida symptoms incurred due to a weak immune system can include fever, chills, extreme tiredness, abdominal problems, general illness, weight gain, and a rash that does not seem to dissipate over time.
Among the many symptoms of Candida, here are additional signs indicating you may have this condition: