Candidasis is yeast like infection that typically afflicts people across the globe. The element of Candida is present in everyone’s mouth, intestinal tract and vagina. However the quantities that it is present in are harmless. When in some cases, for some specific reasons, this Candida becomes infected; it leads to the infection of the area where it is present. This infection is known as Candidasis, and leads to the commonly witnessed condition in patients. Candidasis was formerly known as Monilia. Due to certain unfavorable conditions, Candida can infect the mucous membranes and the moist areas of the surface of the skin. The most commonly areas of infection are he lining of the mouth, the genital area and anus, the armpits which are generally moist due to perspiration and the skin under the breasts in women. The unfavorable conditions that promote Candida to infect the skin include hot and humid weather. This is because this weather generally causes excessive sweating. As mentioned above moist skin provides for one of the major reasons for the growth and spread of Candidasis. Poor hygiene and ailments, such as psoriasis, occurring in the skin folds also contribute to the formation of Candidasis.
Rashes Due to Candida:
Infections in the areas of skin folds or in the navel generally contribute to the formation of a bright red rash. This is in some cases accompanied with softening and breakdown of skin in these areas. This leads to an itchy rash I the concerned areas. Small pustules or boils may appear, especially at the edge of these rashes. This rash may itch intensely or burn. However it is essential to note that the itching of this rash can only prove detrimental as this leads to aggravation of the rash. A Candida rash may also appear around the anus and can possibly be raw, white or red, and itchy. New born infants and babies generally develop diaper rashes. This is due to the sometimes dampness of their diapers.
It is heartening to note that Candidasis is completely curable. Under adequate medical supervision, one can rid themselves of this ailment.