Candida is a fungus that can cause an infection in your mouth, throat, skin, vagina, or penis. It's common and can be treated with medications prescribed by your doctor.
Some of the most common medications used to treat candida are:
- clotrimazole: This medication comes as a cream, tablet, or oral suspension (liquid). You apply clotrimazole to the affected area(s) of your skin once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.
- miconazole: This medication also comes as a cream, tablet, or oral suspension. You usually take miconazole twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.
- fluconazole: This is a pill that you swallow. You take it just once.
Your doctor may also recommend other treatments if these medications don't work. Talk to your doctor if you're having problems treating your candida infection.