Home Remedy for Yeast Infections
Avoiding a yeast infection is about controlling the environment around the body
so that it is able to stay dry. Avoid douching and using feminine products like
wipes or sprays. Avoid bubble baths and soaking in soapy water as it can alter
the ph in the vagina. If you wear tight clothes with nylon pantyhose or other
similar non-breathable materials, try alternating them with loose fitting
clothing and cotton underwear.
Cotton is a more breathable fabric and will allow the body to stay drier. If you
go swimming or participate in strenuous activities that involve heavy
perspiration, it is important to change into dry clothes as soon as possible.
During sexual intercourse, use a condom for extra protection and also to avoid
spreading a yeast infection to your partner.
Thrush mouth, oral thrush, oral yeast infection and oral candida are all names
for the same medical condition which is a yeast infection in the mucous
membranes of the mouth and candida albicans growing out of control is the most
common cause of these fungal infections.
Not all women experience a discharge. The easiest way to tell if a woman has
yeast infection is if she experiences itchiness in and around her vagina. The
itchiness may go hand in hand with a burning sensation. The outer area and the
vulva area can become swollen and red, this can result in painful urination and
sexual intercourse may also be painful too.
Often referred to as Candida, there are two types of yeast infections. The
first type is an Acute yeast infection. The symptoms come on quickly and are easy
to diagnose. The symptoms are swelling and redness in the genital area, discharge,
itching, burning with urination, and are often accompanied with a white coated
tongue. If you have ever had this type of yeast infection, you know how
miserable it can be.
The second type of yeast infection is called a Chronic yeast infection. You may
be treated many times for recurring yeast infections and think you are cured,
when in reality, you are not. This kind of yeast infection can go on for years,
being undiagnosed. If gone untreated long enough it can lead to more serious
illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and a
myriad of other diseases, as the candida albicans invade and damage our healthy
cells. This type of yeast infection can be much more difficult to diagnose and
treat, as it is often overlooked by health professionals.v
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.
Another major cause of yeast infections are the external changes in the
environment. Often women can catch a yeast infection simply from having excess
moisture on or around the affected area. Wearing loose fitting clothes that
breathe well and help keep the body dry can prevent this. If you exercise or
perspire, try to wipe off any excess sweat from the skin as soon as possible and
keep areas dry. Remember, fungus loves moisture and darkness, so try to keep
your body as dry as possible.
Individuals suffering from iron deficiency anemia and diabetes are more
susceptible to get thrush than those not suffering from these diseases. So if
you suffer from these diseases you must be doubly careful in avoiding thrush.
Avoid alcohol, steroids and too much sugar if you feel that you are susceptible
to thrush. These substances can prohibit the growth of Candida Albicans.
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