Candida yeast infection is a common infection caused by the overgrowth of a type of fungus called Candida. The overgrowth of Candida leads to an infection in the mouth, vagina, skin, or other parts of the body. Candida is a natural part of the human body, but when it grows too much it can cause problems. Some people are more likely to get a candida yeast infection because they have a weakened immune system or take antibiotics often. Symptoms of candida yeast infection include:
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor for treatment. Treatment for candida yeast infection depends on the severity of your symptoms and where the infection is located. In most cases, antifungal medication will be prescribed.