Q: Is a yeast infection ever dangerous if left untreated?
A: Candida usually confines itself to the surface of mucous membranes and does not penetrate deeply into the body. However, in people whose immune systems are severely depressed, such as those with AIDS or leukemia, candida can become a dangerous, invasive organism. The medical name for this rare and dire condition is systemic candidiasis. (Also chronic candida, the yeast syndrome, the yeast hypersensitivity syndrome, or just plain candida for short.)
If you find yourself in a situation in which you cannot remedy a yeast infection, I recommend you consult with your physician/herbalist to ensure a timely and proper treatment.