The actual term for a yeast infection is Candida. Candida is caused by the yeast organisms that are normally in the body but for some reason, such as unhygenic intercourse, taking antibiotics, pregnancy, and even the use of oral birth control, there becomes an overgrowth of the yeast and therefore the start of an infection.
So, what does this mean for you?
There are many symptoms of yeast infections, mostly commonly though, are itching, discharge, a rash, and odor. Less common are pain, tiredness, PMS, muscle aches, poor memory, memory loss, mood changes, discomfort during sex, and several others. It is important to remember that not everyone who has a yeast infection will show the same signs of the infection as others. Another important point is that it is transferable during intercourse from women to men and vise versa. Now once you know you have a yeast infection it is generally a good idea to get treatment as soon as you can, let untreated yeast infections become severe and can cause many other problems with your health, or the development of chronic yeast infections. Your Doctor can give you a prescriptions, there are many over the counter drugs that clear up the symptoms, and there are many at home treatments that have been known to work. Although some of these might work to clear up your symptoms, they are not always working to clear up the actual problem, thus curing your infections, and many times the infections reappear later on.
This is called Chronic Yeast Infection, and can be very dangerous to your fertility, as well as the rest of your health. What occurs to cause chronic yeast infection is the yeast that can form roots or spores, forms spores and the body has no way to fight the spores. More importantly there is not a specific test that can be done to prove whether or not you have chronic infections, however a reoccurring yeast infection may be a good indication. Whether it is chronic or not there are some things you can do to make the symptoms of the infection less severe. Following these tips in addition to getting treatment should help to clear up your symptoms, and treat the problem.
Here are some tips to follow if you have a yeast infection:
-Make sure the underwear you are using are cotton.
-Drink a lot of water.
-Keep the area of infection as dry as possible.
-Do not douche as this can worsen the problem.
-Do not try boric acid as a home remedy, it can cause death in the more severe cases.
*Disclaimer*- Before treatment of any kind please consult with a trusted medical professional.
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