Treatment for candidiasis heavily involves improving and strengthening the immune system. In the case of diabetes, there is also an acute need to regulate the condition's complications and control hyperadrenocorticism. If the dog has any indwelling catheters, these must be removed. Medications that are typically used to treat candidiasis are applied to the skin or otherwise affected area.
After the symptoms of candidiasis have subsided, treatment should ideally be continued for two more weeks. Then, a culture of the infected areas must be re-done to determine if the animal has been cured. Because candidiasis is often caused by an underlying disease such as diabetes, it is of utmost importance that such diseases are controlled.
There are currently no known preventative measures.
A tube found between the bladder and the outside of the body; used to assist in urination.
The tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder
The creation of an opening between the skin and the urethra by surgical means
A medical condition; implies that the patient is unable to completely empty their bladder
A type of fungus that produces buds
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
The ability to create a disease where a disease might not normally be found, usually due to an ill timed or unlikely weakness
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
A decrease in the number of neutrophilic leukocytes in an animal’s blood
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.