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
19
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Nystatin topical)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
fatigue (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 dry lips 6 more
Total evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Nystatin topical)
Perceived effectiveness
for candida (fungal) infection (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness migraine
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (4) depressed mood (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
accidental overdose dry mouth
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea projectile vomiting
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (7 evaluations)
Side effects
complete exhaustion headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
fatigue (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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 148 say candida (fungal) infection is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 40
30s 96
40s 113
50s 111
60s 82
70+ 25

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 84
Female 388

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