Candida: Common Symptoms

You may have Candida if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe itching sensation of the skin
  • Dry mouth and tongue, cracked tongue, bleeding gums
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Painful and frequent urination
  • Vaginal burning, itching, or painful intercourse
  • Vaginal discharge with a white, cheesy appearance
  • Unusual menstrual cramping
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Abdominal pain, bloating, or gas
  • Constipation, diarrhea, or mucus in the stool
  • Depression, anxiety, sudden mood swings, lack of concentration, headaches, drowsiness, or fatigue
  • Muscle and/or joint pain and swelling
  • White patches in the mouth and fissures at the corners of the mouth (i.e. thrush)
  • Skin irritation in the folds of the skin, such as in the groin area or under the breasts; white pustules may be present
  • Ulcers
  • Fever
  • Retinal abscess (As a defensive cellular reaction to a Candida yeast infection within the eye’s retina, pus collects inside an inflamed tissue pocket, which may permanently damage vision.)1


The following tests and procedures may help you find out what is causing Candida:

Additional Information about Candida

  1. Candida Overview
  2. Common causes of candida
  3. Natural and alternative treatments for candida
  4. Dietary and lifestyle recommendations that may help in the treatment of candida
  5. Conventional or prescription medications used in the treatment of candida
  6. Additional Reading for candida

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