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
- irritable bowel syndrome,
- inflammatory bowel disease,
- vaginal yeast infections,
- headaches with sinus involvement,
- histamine allergic reactions and
- thrush white tongue
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.