|Candida, also known as Candida albicans, is a type of yeast which is classified in the same group as fungus, mold and mildew. Thriving in a dark, moist environment, it can be found naturally in the body, particularly in the mouth, digestive tract, vagina, or skin folds.
Other areas of the body that may be affected by Candida are the ears, dental cavities, groin, under the breasts or nails. When in correct systemic balance, Candida is not a harmful organism and will not cause troublesome symptoms. Prevention is important, as treatment for Candida albicans can be unsuccessful and infections can become recurrent.