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What is candidiasis?

Candidiasis is a common fungal infection that typically affects the mouth and throat or, in women, the vagina. It is caused by a micro-organism called Candida albicans. Candidiasis is not usually very serious. It can be effectively treated with anti-fungal creams or tablet medications.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Vaginal itching


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