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 for candida (fungal) infection

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

(Diflucan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
154
Treatment name(s)

(Nystatin topical)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
89
Treatment name(s)

(Sporanox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21

Data from patients with candida (fungal) infection, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (18 evaluations)
Side effects
fever/chills metallic taste in mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
18
Treatment name(s)

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

(Sporanox)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with candida (fungal) infection, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has candida (fungal) infection on PatientsLikeMe?

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

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 37
30s 94
40s 112
50s 121
60s 82
70+ 34

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 87
Female 399

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