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

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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
23
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
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)

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

(Nystatin topical)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Sporanox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
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 (17 evaluations)
Side effects
chafing chronic diarrhea 10 more
Total evaluations
17
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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation cold sweat 8 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (29 evaluations)
Side effects
eye pain balance problems 16 more
Total evaluations
29
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Nystatin topical)
Perceived effectiveness
for candida (fungal) infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Sporanox)
Perceived effectiveness
for candida (fungal) infection (3 evaluations)
Side effects
general ill feeling
Total evaluations
3
  • 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 42
30s 72
40s 96
50s 81
60s 54
70+ 14
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 14
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 63
Female 305

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 153
Not Diagnosed 35

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