Yeast infections are generally not harmful, but they can be uncomfortable and cause significant discomfort. Yeast infections are caused by a type of fungus called Candida, which is commonly found in the body, including the mouth, throat, gut, and genital area. Yeast infections can occur in various parts of the body, including the vagina, penis, mouth, throat, and skin folds.
In most cases, yeast infections are not serious and can be treated with antifungal medication. However, if left untreated or if a person has a weakened immune system, a yeast infection can lead to complications, such as recurrent infections or the spread of the infection to other parts of the body.
If you suspect that you have a yeast infection, it is important to seek medical advice, particularly if you have never had one before or if you have symptoms that are severe or do not go away with treatment. Your healthcare provider can help diagnose the infection and recommend appropriate treatment.