Most women probably know yeast infections are one of the most painful things to suffer through. Women experience this problem at one point or another in their lives with varying severity. Commonly noted symptoms that surface when one is suffering from a yeast infection are vaginal smell, vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese, irascibility, acne, chronic rashes, pain during intercourse, itching and burning, increased PMS related pain, feelings of exhaustion or fatigue, muscle aches and cramps, sometimes even memory loss.
Yeast infection is an overabundance of the Candida Albicans fungi, which resides in the vagina normally in smaller amounts.
When there is a change in the vaginal ambience, a pH (acidity measure) anomaly or specific types of clothing, problems may arise. In some instances, even an increased consumption of sugar in the diet can cause women to produce more of this fungus, which leads to a yeast infection.
The way to get rid of a yeast infection is to use over-the-counter lotions or creams that are manufactured to kill this fungus and put your vaginal ambience back to normal again.
Repetitively used products include fungicides, all of which are available at your local pharmacy.
Secondly, start wearing more comfy, loose fitted clothing. This is because clothing can sometimes curb the problem in the first place. By ensuring there is enough air around the vagina, you can keep the accumulation of the fungus at bay. The fungus tends to grow best in anaerobic conditions, so the loser the clothing the better it is for you.
Try to wear washed cotton underwear and avoid fitted clothing.
If you feel comfortable, you could even go without underwear in the comfort of your own home. One more thing you can do to prevent the yeast infection from starting in the first place is to make sure to keep the vaginal area as clean and dry as possible without using excessive dyes or scents.
Staying away from fragrant body wash products or scented shaving creams is a good idea.
After you get out of the tub, make sure you use a fresh towel to dry your body. Keep in mind that yeast infections can be transmitted sexually by both men and women so if you or your partner have a yeast infection, it is important that you avoid sex until you recover and the infection has subsided or you might want to use a condom but beware of spermicidal agents or lubricants as they can both deteriorate the condition. Finally, make sure you call your doctor the first time you have symptoms that match with a yeast infection. It is really important that you ensure it is in fact a true yeast infection before taking any over the counter medicine. This can prevent a lot of problems.
Many of the syndromes that are caused by a yeast infection are also symptoms that show an STD so it is important to ignore this possibility as far as your overall health is concerned.
Two tips to further prevent yeast infections from happening. First always make ensure you are cleaning from front to back after going to washroom and secondly changing wet swimsuits or exercise clothes (after you sweat) as soon as possible.
So relax if you have a yeast infection, it is normal. Almost three quarters of all women will experience one at some point and they are treatable so long as you know the symptoms and take actions to clear it up.
If you want to treat Candida, I suggest cleansing with a colon cleanser. Colon cleansers use active ingredients like oxygen to cleanse your intestines, eliminating toxins and fecal matter. Toxic colon is one of the reasons why we get Candida hyper growth.
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