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Candida Tropicalis


Candida tropicalis is a form of yeast that is commonly found in the human body.  It is actually one of many forms of candida that can becandida-krusei-3 found in the human body.  What makes candida tropicalis so unique is that it is more commonly found in tropical countries. 

In fact, candida tropicalis can be accounted for up to 66% of invasive diseases in tropical countries and can be a serious disease.  Generally, candida tropicalis is not normally a negative yeast and it can be found in the gastrointestinal tract.  What makes it a negative yeast is when there is a overgrowth of the yeast.

When this occurs, the patient can become very ill.  A number of symptoms can occur when a candida tropicalis overgrowth occurs.  Symptoms of a candida tropicalis overgrowth are:

3Itching and Skin Irritation:

The skin will feel very irritated around the affected area.  Many times the affected area is in the genital area and also in the creases of breasts, arms and fingers and toes. In addition to the skin irritation there can be itchy skin with or without a rash and it is very uncomfortable. 

Fuzzy Film:

Another common symptom of Candida tropicalis is the appearance of a white fuzzy film on the skin.  It can be present in the genital area, on the ears, over any part of the skin, in the mouth and on the scalp.  As it becomes worse, the film thickens and spreads.


Along with the rash, scabs and bumps can occur on the skin when there is a yeast infection.  These sores usually leak a pus like fluid before they scab over.  Commonly, the sores are found on the edges of the rash, however, some can be found right on the rash.candida-tropicalis-3


One of the most common symptoms for Candida tropicalis is a rash on the skin near or on the infected area.  The rash is usually quite red and is usually extremely itchy.

Candida tropicalis rashes are usually found in the folds of the skin, usually between the buttock cheeks, under or between the breasts, around the groin area or between fingers and toes.  However, they can also be found on other parts of the body including the navel, arms, legs and chest.


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