Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)
What is candidiasis?
|What are the symptoms of candidiasis?|
|The symptoms of candidiasis vary depending on the location of the infection. The following are the most common symptoms of a yeast infection. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: |
The symptoms of candidiasis may resemble other skin conditions. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
How is candidiasis diagnosed?
|In addition to a medical history and physical examination of your child, your child's physician may scrape off a skin sample to confirm the diagnosis with a microscope or a culture.|
Treatment for candidiasis:
|Candidiasis is highly treatable with medicated ointments. Yeast infections in the vagina or anus can be treated with medicated suppositories. Thrush may be treated with a medicated mouthwash or lozenges that dissolve in the mouth. Severe infection or infections in an immunocompromised child may be treated with oral anti-yeast medications. |
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