Thrush, Candidiasis and Yeast Infections
Candidiasis, sometimes called moniliasis or a "yeast infection," is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and/or mucous membranes.
- Although yeast is normally a harmless inhabitant of the digestive system and vaginal area, it may cause an infection when the skin is damaged, when conditions are warm and humid or when your child has a depressed immune system.
- Antibiotics can also cause yeast to grow, because the normal bacteria in tissues are killed, letting the yeast grow unhampered.
- When candidiasis occurs in the mouth, it is called thrush.