Candida (fungal) infection

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What is candida (fungal) infection?

Yeast infections is another name for fungal infections caused by any of the Candida species. Candida albicans is the most common. These infections may be localized to a specific area such as the mouth or genital areas or may be systemic (throughout the body).

Common symptoms reported by people with candida (fungal) infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with candida (fungal) infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Treatment name(s)

(Nystatin topical)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

Data from patients with candida (fungal) infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with candida (fungal) infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Diflucan)
Perceived effectiveness
for candida (fungal) infection (15 evaluations)
Side effects
chafing chronic diarrhea 9 more
Total evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Nystatin topical)
Perceived effectiveness
for candida (fungal) infection (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation cold sweat 9 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
eye pain balance problems 16 more
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood blurry vision 18 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
soreness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
confusion worsening depression
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain burning in stomach 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with candida (fungal) infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has candida (fungal) infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 44
30s 72
40s 90
50s 74
60s 45
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 46
20-29 years 30
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 143
Not Diagnosed 35

These charts show data from candida (fungal) infection patients who have completed their condition history
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