What is Monilia Albicans?
Monilia albicans is a species of candida that causes infections in humans. The infections start as organisms that are highly infectious and will easily infect even the healthiest of individuals. The organisms spread easily from human to human and thrive in moist areas of the body, including the mouth or groin area.
About Monilia Albicans
Monilia albicans is highly common as an infectious organism among humans and is very easily transferred. It is most often seen in babies and small children, but also grows and festers on adults. In particular, it is the cause of diaper rashes in small children, and can cause red, irritated bumps on the skin.
The monilia albicans is actually a yeast organism, which is part of the reason for the frequency of infections. The organism spreads quickly with human-to-human contact, with babies often receiving it from their mothers during birth.
In addition to babies, it’s second most common occurrence is as a vaginal infection or inflammation in women. If left untreated, the severity can worsen and lead to more drastic symptoms.
Most of the type they are not severe infections, but in vulnerable individuals can be extremely painful, irritating, or can lead to other types of infections.
Generally, good hygiene like proper hand washing and bathing are extremely effective at helping stop the spread of this high contagious organism.
Symptoms of Diseases Caused by Monilia Albicans
As it most often appears as an infection on the skin, mucous membranes, oral cavities, or vaginal cavities. Within each of these areas, an individual might experience different symptoms given the location, including:
- Thick, white patches on the interior lining of the mouth
- Red, irritated bumps on the skin
- White, milky, thick discharge
- Swelling and tenderness around the area of infection
- Burning sensation
- Pain and irritation
In babies, frequently changing diapers, using ultra-absorbent diapers, and using powders to eliminate moisture on the body can all help eliminate the possibility for the yeast bacteria to grow. In vaginal infections, frequent showering for cleanliness and proper wiping can help. Additionally, not wearing wet bathing suits for too long or tight clothing can also lessen the chance of an infection.
Similarly, taking antibiotics can often lead to a yeast infection due to the disruption of the body’s natural makeup.
How You Can Treat Monilia Albicans
Monilia albicans is often treated fairly easily with oral antifungal medications like Fluconazole, or ointments and topicals like miconazole and terconazole.
Sometimes, these infections go away on their own, but this is less common and it’s safer to seek treatment not only for yourself but for the protection of others.
As it is a highly spreadable fungus, protecting yourself and others can be easy with the help of the right equipment to eliminate spread.
How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help
Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.
Our Path-Guard® system can kill Monilia Albicans in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.
For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.