It is basically a fungal infection caused by candida, typically on the skin or mucous membranes. It is a type of yeast that normally resides in intestinal tract, mucous membranes and skin. It’s overgrowth can produce symptoms which may vary depending upon the site affected.
TYPES OF CANDIDIASIS:
- Oropharyngeal/ esophageal candidiasis: when candida yeast spread in mouth and throat, it can cause infection called thrush(oropharyngeal candidiasis. Symptoms may include cracking, redness and soreness on corner of mouth. There mabe white or yellow patches on tongue, cheeks or inside mouth. Pain while swallowing food.
- Genital/ vulvovaginal candidiasis: it causes pain, redness, burning, itching and swelling of vagina and vulva. There may also be vaginal discharge which may be thick yellowish or greenish in color.
- Invasive candidiasis: invasive candidiasis is a serious infection that can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, bones, and other parts of the body. Candidemia, a bloodstream infection with Candida, is a common infection in hospitalized patients.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT for candidiasis is safe and natural. It can help eliminating the tendency of human body towards excessive fungal growth by stimulating the immune system.
Silicea is one of the best selected remedy for skin candidiasis. It works well when there is fungal infection of skin. There is itching and redness of skin. Skin is unhealthy and dirty looking with marked perspiration on hands and feet. There is soreness and rawness of mouth. There is cracked skin on the corner of mouth.
Sulphur is indicated for rashes on skin with voluptuous itching. Patient scratches till it bleeds. There is marked burning of skin with scaly rashes.
Borax is best suited for oral thrush. There is fungal growth seen inside buccal cavity. There is marked heat in mouth with soreness and pain. There may white apthous patches seen inside mouth with burning.
Monilia albicans or candida albicans is best suited remedy for fungal infection anywhere in the body.
Graphites works well when there is genital candidiasis with marked itching of vulva and thick sticky leucorrheal discharge.