How to Get Rid of Yeast Infection
Some prescription drugs, particularly antibiotics, may disrupt the bacteria
normally present in the intestine and vagina, causing the unpleasant symptoms of
constipation, diarrhea, or vaginitis. Because Lactobacillus acidophilus is one
such regular inhabitant that can prevent bacterial or yeast overgrowth,
consumption of yogurt or L. bacillus capsules or tablets has been found to be
effective in decreasing the incidence of candidiasis.
Although you can use over the counter products which contain anti-histamines or
topical anesthetics for dealing with a vaginal yeast infection they do not
actually treat they underlying problem and instead just mask the symptoms. Women
who find that they are suffering from either recurring or chronic yeast infections
may need to be treated with vaginal creams for extended periods of time, but just
recently there are more effective oral medications now becoming available.
But any woman suffering from either recurring or chronic vaginal yeast
infections should consult their doctor in order to find out what the underlying
cause of the problem is. Certainly HIV infected women may find that they suffer
from severe yeast infections and in some cases they find that the problem is
unresponsive to treatment.
Do not use deodorant sprays, which are unnecessary and which contain chemicals
that can irritate the vaginal lining. Moreover, it is important to note that the
vagina cleanses itself by secreting a discharge which flow downward, removing
bacteria, old cells, and menstrual blood when present. Normal vaginal discharge
is minimal and is either clear or white and sticky.
Traditional treatments include over the counter and prescription medications, in
the cases where the yeast infection is serious. But all these treatments have
side effects and unfortunately, don't always work. So the question is, what do
you do? Do you just have to suffer with this condition?
The answer to that is no. There are natural treatments for vaginal yeast
infections so that you don't have to resort to dangerous drugs. The suffering
doesn't have to continue and you don't have to rely on your doctor to hand you a
prescription filled with harmful side effects.
The common culprit here is Candida albicans. Yeast is present in everyone and
lives in harmony along with many other microorganisms in the gastrointestinal
tract. However, when there's candida overgrowth, it may cause problems such as
oral thrush (white coating under the tongue), bloating, indigestion, lethargy,
rectal itching, yeast infection of the skin and frequent bladder infections.
Though yeast infections are very common women illness, men can experience them
as well. Though less common, men can become infected with male yeast infections.
The main cause is prolonged antibiotic use as antibiotics kill all bacteria, including
those that are healthy. Steroids are also a serious cause of male yeast infections.
It has been found yeast infections affects three out of four women. In the
United States, nearly 50 percent of college women have been diagnosed with yeast
infection at the early age of 25 and almost 5 percent of those diagnosed go on
to develop chronic yeast infections. Candidiasis can be easily treated but you
should know and understand how it can be prevented so it will not lead to
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