Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Infection due to Candida Treatment

Treatment for candidiasis depends on the location of the infection and severity. Candidiasis is much more difficult to treat in someone who has an illness that weakens the immune system, such as AIDS. Treatment for local skin infections, oral candidiasis, and vaginal candidiasis may be treated with topical antifungal creams. Treatment for urinary tract infections and candidal esophagitis include oral antifungal medications. Treatment may also include a combination of oral and topical antifungal medications. Severe infections require admission to the hospital for intravenous (IV) antifungal medications.

Skin Infection due to Candida Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat candidiasis:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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