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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Yeast Infection

Posted Feb 02 2009 10:41pm 1 Comment

Yeast infections can vary from one person to the next based on a variety of factors. In spite of inherent similarities with regard to the symptoms of yeast infection, the infection may have different causes. This may result in different kinds of treatment. If you are unaware of this, it may result in applying the wrong type of treatment which may be counter productive to your goal of treating or curing your yeast infection. As with any kind of disorder or illness, you must let your doctor evaluate the condition to obtain a more accurate diagnosis and therefore a more effective treatment.

Yeast, better known as Candida, is occurs normally in the human body. Moist areas such as the mouth and, more pointedly, the vagina, are the most common places where yeast will grow because they provide ideal condition to make the fungi flourish. Research suggests that many women carry such yeast in the vaginal area. In fact, Fifty percent of women have yeast in the part of their body. Being so common, why is there such a problem with infection? One reason is the excess growth of yeast in the vaginal area. Yet another reason is new bacteria coming into contact with an already infected area.

Oral contraceptives, perfumed soaps and other scented women’s products can make you more susceptible to yeast infections. If you suffer from diabetes, the inability to control blood sugar, then this can also increase your chances of getting a yeast infection.

Several signs will tell you if you have an infection in your private parts. The early sign of a potential yeast infection is itchiness in the area. Other conditions might include itchiness as a primary indication, though. Other symptoms are soreness and burning. A good indication as well is whether one has pain during intercourse.

One symptom of yeast infection is that you may experience some pain during urination. Bear in mind that you should not ignore pain that you’re not used to. You could have a more serious condition that requires prompt medical attention. For your reference, pain in the vulvar area is called vulvodynia.

A vaginal discharge may be a symptom of a yeast infection. Not all women who have yeast infections experience a discharge though. However, it is something that you should look for and inform your doctor. Usually the discharge is odorless and whitish. It looks similar to cottage cheese.

After recognizing the symptoms of yeast infection, and having the appropriate medical treatment, a yeast infection should be completely healed and disappear. However, sometimes this is not the case. After experiencing a yeast infection, about 1 in 20 sufferers will have it come back. Other medical problems may be a cause of these recurring infections. Learn more about yeast infection, including a chronic yeast infection cure and symptoms of yeast infection for men and women.

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Some great insights there on symptoms of yeast infections.

Also, I thought it's worth adding that Candida albicans is the most frequently occurring sort of Yeast Infection and a variation of vaginitis which may result in a painful sensation when having sexual intercourse. 

Often, the medicine that's applied to fight a yeast infection can have a negative impact in relation to the immune system, which can lead to a situation called vaginitis, an infection of the vagina.


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