Yeast Infections

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Photograph of a microscopic film showing a fluorescent stain of Candida, a yeast (fungus)
Also called: Candidiasis, Moniliasis

Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection.

Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways: Antifungal medicines get rid of yeast infections in most people. If you have a weak immune system, treatment might be more difficult.

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Candida infection of the skin
Endocervical gram stain
Vaginal yeast infection
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