Symptoms of Yeast Infections – And Cures For It

The main symptom of this type of inflammation is intense itching, burning and redness of the vaginal tissues. Although yeast infections are not generally considered a serious health problem, the symptoms of yeast infections are very annoying and may not improve without some for of treatment. You may have only a few of these symptoms of yeast infections and they may be mild or severe. Because few specific signs and symptoms of yeast infections are usually present, health care providers cannot diagnose this condition by a person\’s medical history and physical examination.

Symptoms of yeast infections can include any or all of the following: Extreme itchiness in and around the vaginal, irritation or soreness, burning during urination, pain with sexual intercourse, vaginal discharge (ranging from white to yellow in color with a \”cheese-like\” consistency)rash or redness. Other conditions, including some sexually transmitted infections (STIs, also known by the older term, STDs), can cause similar symptoms.

Other questions help to narrow down when the symptoms started, what types of symptoms you are experiencing, and the colour, consistency, and odour of the vaginal discharge. Simply being over-tired, over-worked, or overly stressed can cause an increase in the overgrowth of yeasts like Candida albicans and produce more noticeable symptoms. Consuming sugars, starches, alcohol (beer, wine, liquors), fermented foods, pickled foods, vinegar, L-Glutamine, sweets (even raw fruits) usually increase the symptoms by providing food which helps the yeast organisms grow and multiply. Your doctor will diagnose your yeast infection by asking about your symptoms, examining your vagina, and in some cases, taking a sample of your vaginal discharge.

In women: vaginitis; a thick white vaginal discharge with an odor like yeast or beer or a \”fishy\” smell; redness and itchiness and irritation around the external parts of the vagina (\”vaginal itch\”); tender, red, pus-filled bumps (satellite lesions) around the vagina, which can spread to thighs and anus; burning sensation or pain during urination or during sexual intercourse. You might have a yeast infection if you notice:itching, burning, or swelling in and around your vagina and pain or discomfort in your vagina during sex or a burning feeling when urinating (peeing)vaginal discharge that often looks like cottage cheese (it may also be thinner or absent).

Women and girls can help avoid a vaginal yeast infection or re-infection by being careful in how they use toilet paper to wipe themselves after urination or a bowel movement. Avoiding nylon pantyhose and polyester panties, which restrict the flow of air that dries the skin, can help prevent moist and warm conditions from supporting the rapid growth of Candida on the skin and vaginal area, which can cause a skin rash, itching, or vaginal yeast infection (vaginitis).

Women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant, as well as women who have had more than four yeast infections in one year\’s time, are also urged to use the product under a doctor\’s supervision. Women who douche more than three times a month are four to five times more likely to have a yeast overgrowth. The most common symptom in both men and women is diminished libido (loss of sex drive).

Do any of these symptoms of yeast infections sound familiar to you? You may have only a few of these symptoms of yeast infections and they may be mild or severe.

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