How to Treat Yeast Infections in People with Liver Disease

Yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is an infection caused by microscopic yeast or fungi. Although our bodies normally have fungi or yeast, there are certain conditions that cause these microorganisms to multiply in number that will lead to infection such as thrush, vaginal yeast infection, and diaper rash.

The three types of yeast infections are superficial, locally invasive and systemic. Superficial yeast infection is notable by inflamed tissues. Yeast infection is locally invasive if it persists together with other illnesses such as cystitis and pneumonia. It is a systemic yeast infection if it affects your organs and cause diseases of the kidneys, heart, spleen and liver. But there is no need to worry for there are many treatments available that you can try like topical creams, oral medications or home remedies. However for people with liver disease there are some medications which are not advisable because of the possible side effects.

Yeast Infections


  • Prevent overgrowth of infection causing microorganisms like yeast and fungi by having a good personal hygiene. Overgrowth of yeast and fungi mostly occurs in your body parts which are warm and moist like your underarms, vagina, and diaper areas for babies.
  • Apply topical creams to affected areas for mild cases of yeast infection, but for severe infections take oral medications that are available over the counter but avoid those medicines that belong to the triazole class of drugs like Nizarol. Another option is Diflucan which is a popular brand from the fluconazole class.
  • Try some home remedies that will not have any side effects like eating at least one clove of garlic every day or you can make a garlic paste and apply to the affected area provided it is not a vaginal yeast infection.
  • Have a regular blood test to check if the liver disease worsens when taking oral medications. If there are signs of a worsening liver disease then discontinue the oral medications immediately.


  • If you have weakened immune system due to AIDS, cancer treatments or other diseases you should seek a physician’s advice for your yeast infections since the infection can easily spread out and affect your internal organs as well.
  • You can try for some home remedies for treatments of yeast infections if you feel ashamed to discuss them with your physician, but if the infection is already a recurring one then you should schedule a visit to your physician.
  • Topical cream can be purchased over the counter if you choose to treat your yeast infections without the physician’s advice.


  • Yeast infections should not be taken lightly since it can spread out and encompass the entire body if it is left untreated could lead to death.
  • Untreated yeast infections can also lead to some complications which could eventually lead to death.
  • Self medication is not recommended if you have other illnesses unless you choose home remedies which guarantees to have no side effects.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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