Yeast Infection Types

A yeast infection, commonly referred to as Candidiasis, is a fungal infection. A fungal infection is a condition where fungi are able to get through the resistance barriers of a body and establish a home or colony. The severity of the yeast infection can range from insignificant, such as an oral yeast infection or a vaginal yeast infection, to a more severe and possibly life-threatening disease. In an average, healthy person, a yeast infection is an infection of mucous membrane. Mucous membrane are linings that cover body cavities where internal organs would be exposed to the outside environment. Examples of mucous membranes are: nostrils, mouth and genitals. Yeast infections can, therefore, be broken down into types based on the region of the body and the person: