Candida - Info on Candida Symptom, Causes & Treatment

Candida or Monilia is a skin rash caused by a yeast living on normal skin of 80% of all people. Candida is caused by a yeast called Candida albicans.

In some people, for unknown reasons, the yeast grows more actively and causes a red, itchy, scaling rash. The yeast prefers warm moist areas and usually grows in the skin folds under the breast, stomach, and arm pits.

Symptoms of Candida are

Treatment and Candida Cure

A good treatment regimen is anti-yeast cream applied to the affected area twice a day followed by hydrocortisone cream (hydrocortisone 1% cream can be bought at the drug store without a prescription).

These two medicines can be applied at the same time (okay to mix the two on the skin). The anti-yeast cream is only available with a prescription. Lotrimin cream is an over the counter anti-yeast cream that often works.

As indicated above, some of the symptoms of Candida originate in the bowels. While not a cure for Candida, an all natural colon cleanse is a great way to detoxify the digestive system - which may help reduce the symptoms of Candida in some people. Cleansing the colon with herbal fiber is a great way to remove the excess waste and toxins which reside in the colon and may contribute to some of the symptoms of Candida.

Skin Disorders and Diseases

Androgenic Alopecia
Acanthosis Nigricans
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Acne Vulgaris
Acne Treatment
Actinic Keratosis
Facial Rashes
White Spots
Aphthous Ulcers
Athlete's Foot
Atopic Dermatitis
Atypical Moles
Barnacles of Aging
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bateman's Purpura


Cholinergic Urticaria
Contact Allergy
Cherry Angioma
Chondrodermatitis Helicis
Clark's Nevus
Darkcircles Under Eyes
Dry Skin
Pruritis Ani
Berloque Dermatitis
Bullous Pemphigoid
Hand Eczema
Perioral Dermatitis
Oily Skin