I think I may have a yeast infection in my throat?

I think I may have a yeast infection in my throat. What are the symptoms and how do you treat them?”

A: “A yeast infection is the name for a common infection caused by a type of yeast-like fungus called Candida. These infections usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body, such as the mouth and moist areas of skin. Common symptoms of yeast infections include itching and irritation in the vagina, redness, swelling, or itching of the vulva (the folds of skin outside the vagina), a thick, white discharge that can look like cottage cheese and pain or burning when urinating or during sex. Only a doctor can make a positive diagnosis. If you are experiencing any abnormal symptoms, make an appointment with your family physician to be checked out.”