How to Treat a Yeast Infection – A Guide to Recognizing and Treating Candidiasis

Yeast Infections (a.k.a. Candidiasis) are nasty things. They can be stubborn and repeatedly infect you for years. This condition is also famous for having some very unflattering and uncomfortable symptoms. It is also estimated that more than 75% of all women will get Candidiasis at least once in their lives. Even men and children are at risk.

This makes it must for people to be able to recognize and know how to treat yeast infection. Below is a guide to help you out:

Know Your Yeast Infection

Here are some of the most-common forms of yeast infections and their symptoms:

Intestinal Candidiasis – This is when yeast organisms in the intestine overgrow. Symptoms include: Bloating, Indigestion and Constipation, Brain fog and mood swings, Feeling intoxicated after eating certain foods, getting severe PMS, rectal itching, and diarrhea.

Vaginitis – One of the most common types of yeast infection. Redness, swelling, rashes, burning sensation while urinating, and whitish, yeast-like odors, and white, curdy discharges are the symptoms that characterize this kind of condition.

Thrush – Characterized by the appearance of white patches on the tongue and insides of the cheeks. These white patches may also further extend to the throat (as a mirror check will tell you). There is sometimes pain associated with this, especially when swallowing.

Skin Yeast Infection – This type of infection usually occurs between the skin folds. Symptoms include: Areas in the skin (especially around the skin folds) that appears sore, extremely itchy, and may ooze clear fluids, red, glistening and raw-looking macerations in the skin with scaling on the edges.

Before finding out how to treat a yeast infection, you must first know how to identify it. This knowledge can be very useful to you in the long run.

Treatment Options to Cure Yeast Infection

Medication – Anti-fungal drugs like topical clotrimazole, topical ketoconazole, fluconazole, and topical nystatin are commonly used to treat this infection. These medications maybe applied as cream, maybe taken orally, or applied directly as vaginal suppositories (inserted into the vagina). These remedies prove quite effective in dealing with yeast conditions but may have some side effects.

Natural Remedies – Holistic treatment options have been developed over the years and are now just as effective in treating Candidiasis. Natural remedies include using plain yogurt, tea tree oil, boric acid, and apple cider vinegar.

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