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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
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)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (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 4 more
Total evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems breathing difficulty 13 more
Total evaluations
37
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth decreased sex drive (libido) 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (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 86
40s 103
50s 98
60s 66
70+ 18

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 75
Female 346

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