A bilaterally-occurring inflammatory lesion that is usually visible at the corner of the mouth (what is also called as lacbial commissure) is known to be angular cheilitis. It is known for its other names such as angular stomatitis, cheilosis, and perlèche. The common symptoms for these are splits, which, in more serious cases, can go into bleeding especially in an opened mouth. It can even lead to shallow ulcers.
Another type of yeast infection is the Candidal Intertigo, which is a skin infection by the Candida Albicans species. The infection usually occurs at the adjacent skin’s intertiginous folds.
Next, Candidal vulvovaginiitis is another Candida albicans infection on the mucous membranes of the vagina.
On the other hand, chronic mucocuntaneous candidiasis refers to a heterogeneous cluster of infections. This is still a Candida infection, and this is more chronic to skin, mucosal surfaces, and also with nails.
Another infection brought about by the family of Candida albicans, the Perianal candidiasis targets the skin. It is also associated with pruritus ani.
Meanwhile, still under the infections of Candida albicans, Systemic candidiasis causes sepsis and other diseases that are disseminated, especially when the defenses of its hosts are put into compromise.
As for the babies, Diaper candidiasis is commonly experienced as an infection brought about by the diapers of infants and children.
Another skin infection is the Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica, also under the infections brought about by Candida albicans. Its symptoms include a white skin that is macerated on the web, usually of oval-shape, seen between and reaching out on each side of one’s fingers.
There is also an infection on the use of antibiotics, and that is known as Antibiotic candidiasis. It is also called the latrogenic candidiasis.
Lastly, Candidal paronychia is produced also by the Candida albicans, a nail fold inflammation.
If we are going to classify the type of yeast infections by their hosts and by what kind of infection they can produce we could specifically put them in different categories. Male yeast infection or known as thrush, for one, is also caused by the Candida albicans. Although this type of yeast is normally living along with other beneficial bacteria inside our bodies, it can specifically infects the oral cavities of men, the esophagus, stomach lining, intestines and even internal organs if it goes out of control due to many factors. It can also affect women with the same mode of infection but men are usually the victims of thrush. With women, the yeasts can create vaginal yeast infections and will show symptoms such as vaginal itching, swollen and redness in the vulva and vaginal area and there will be vaginal discharge.
Other types of yeast infections in general forms are epidermal yeast infections, children yeast infections, pregnant women yeast infections and the oral and systemic yeast infections. Although some of these yeast infections are superficial and have cures, there are also life-threatening infections that usually appear on people that have low immune levels such as those infected with cancer, AIDS and patients that went through transplantation of organs. For yeast infections that are curable, prevention and cure can be achieved sometimes even by the use of home remedies. But although people can use many varieties of treatments to get rid of their yeast infections, it is still better to rely on doctors’ diagnosis and treatment to make sure a total prevention can be successful.
There are more than 20 species of yeasts that can infect man and cause yeast infections. But to better inform you about yeast infections, you must know that yeasts particularly the Candida albicans can infect the different parts of our bodies through different means. For example, thrush, which can appear in men and children, produces white patches inside the mouth and can reach the esophagus and cause esophagitis. When yeasts infect the skin they produce skin rashes and skin itching and these are common especially during the hot season. The life-threatening yeast infection in the bloodstream infects the blood and then the internal organs while the vaginal yeast infection, which is also caused by the Candida albicans, can cause pain, discharge and irritation.