Types And Types Of Treatment For Fungal Infections?
hello, i want to ask what are the types of candidiasis?
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Candidiasis refers to infections caused by the fungus Candida sp. This fungus, normally grows in small amounts in the human body, including in the mouth, digestive tract, and also in the skin. This fungus can cause disease if the population increases very much, so it is called candidiasis.
Candidiasis can be divided into several types, mainly depending on the location of occurrence, for example:
Oropharyngeal candidiasis (oral thrush); usually causes the appearance of yellowish-white spots around the tongue, lips, gums, floor of the mouth, and sides of the inner cheeks, accompanied by mucosa of the oral cavity that is reddish, painful, and sometimes chapped
Genital Candidiasis; usually causes the genitals to feel itchy, redness, swelling, pain, like burning, secretions that are thick like milk, feels uncomfortable during intercourse, and smells unpleasant
Popo rash; often causes the buttocks to become red, itchy, sore, peeling, and wisp
Invasive candidiasis (candidiasis that enters the blood vessels that attacks distant organs, for example the heart, brain, blood, eyes, and bones); often causes the sufferer to experience fever, chills, and other symptoms depending on the affected organ
Candidiasis is susceptible to infants, the elderly, and people with immune system disorders, for example cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, people taking long-term steroid drugs, people with HIV, diabetes, and so on.
Handling of candidiasis can be done by administering antifungal drugs, the type, method of administration, duration of treatment, and other additional therapies can vary depending on the type and severity of the disease.
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