A to Z: Candidiasisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgCandidiasis is an overgrowth of a type of yeast, and commonly causes infections in the mouth, vagina, and skin.Candidiasis, candidiasis, candida, yeast, fungus, fungal, yeast infections, fungal infections, rashes, diaper rash, thrush, oral thrush, vaginal discharge, vagina, infections in vagina, vaginal infections, oropharyngeal candidiasis, vulvovaginal candidiasis12/05/201203/25/201909/02/2019b04953b3-f5cf-443d-bcea-648338af1283https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-candidiasis.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Diaper Rash, Thrush, Oral Thrush, Yeast Infection</strong></p> <p>Candidiasis (kan-di-DYE-uh-sis) is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of the common yeast <em>candida</em>, which is found on everyone's body.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Candidiasis in newborns usually appears as diaper rash. But babies also can develop it&nbsp;in the mouth or throat (called <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/thrush.html/">oral thrush</a>, or oropharyngeal candidiasis). This very common infection causes cracks in the corners of the mouth and white patches on the tongue, palate, lips, and insides of the cheeks. Often, these babies picked up the fungus during <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/breastfeed-concerns.html/">breastfeeding</a> or from their mother's vagina during delivery.</p> <p>Candidiasis in the vagina (vulvovaginal candidiasis) is commonly called a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/yeast-infection.html/">yeast infection</a>. Vaginal yeast infections can cause pain, itching, redness, a thick white vaginal discharge, pain during urination, and sometimes whitish patches on the skin of the vaginal area. Yeast infections can happen to any girl, and are not considered sexually transmitted infections.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Thrush in babies is treated with liquid antifungal medicine. Thorough cleaning of all bottle-feeding supplies can help prevent thrush in formula-fed infants. A breastfeeding mom whose nipples are red and sore might be passing the infection back and forth with her baby; in that case, a doctor might recommend antifungal medications.</p> <p>In most cases, vaginal yeast infections can be prevented by keeping the vaginal area clean and dry. Doctors typically treat them with prescription medication taken by mouth or a vaginal cream, tablet, or suppository; these will clear up the symptoms in a few days and the infection within a week.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Breastfeeding FAQs: Pain and DiscomfortHere are answers to some common questions about preventing and reducing breastfeeding discomfort, such as nipple and breast pain.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/breastfeed-discomfort.html/579037fc-488a-4e9e-ac81-c0681f45d9c4
Diaper RashDiaper rash is a very common infection that can cause a baby's skin to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. In most cases, it clears up with simple changes in diapering.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diaper-rash.html/4e56cce8-b9cd-4679-8625-8504e7ada219
Oral ThrushOral thrush, a very common infection in infants that causes irritation in and around the baby's mouth, often goes away on its own without medical treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/thrush.html/1bc611e3-a254-4f88-9e60-5a7a8249e09c
Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal, What's NotNormal vaginal discharge has several purposes: cleaning and moistening the vagina and helping to prevent infections. But sometimes discharge indicates there's a problem. Get the facts on what's normal and what's not.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/vdischarge2.html/93bd9b47-57d7-46a0-aebf-11294dcda416
Vaginal Yeast InfectionsWhat are vaginal yeast infections? Can anything be done to prevent them?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/yeast-infections.html/478f4ae9-3eaf-476b-a76b-9ad1e0cafb7a