How to Cure a Yeast Infection? Yeast Infection Overview
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Yeast infection is a skin infection or exanthema that is caused by a certain fungus called candida. Actually this type of fungus is present as a normal flora on our mouth, skin and on females; their vagina. With this, everyone can acquire yeast infection. But females are more vulnerable to this disease and it is frequently associated with other diseases like vulvitis, vaginitis and the like.
Normally, this type of fungus residing on our body does not cause infection. Certain health conditions or circumstances might help the proliferation of these organisms and cause infection. When the level of protective bacteria decreases, there will be an increase in number of these yeasts; continuing to the occurrence of infection. The decrease in number of protective bacteria is cause by antibiotic therapy, immunosuppressive drugs, or stress. Also, tissue damage is also considered since it will facilitate fungal intrusion which make yeast infection possible. Considering there is a normal level of protective bacteria, introduction of more yeast via sexual intercourse or improper tampon use can also lead to proliferation of the fungi leading to yeast infection.
This infection is primarily identified to females but males can have it to. Usually, they get it from having sex with an infected partner. After acquiring this fungus and combined with poor hygiene, yeast infection will definitely occur.
Yeast disorder or infection can be a symptom of a primary infection or disorder. This infection is usually present with other sexually transmitted disease. This can also be true when you have AIDS or HIV. Since these disorders are commonly associated will lower immune system, making its victim unable to fight this normal flora.
Signs and symptoms of this type of infection includes burning sensation of the affected part, soreness, pain during intercourse or urination and cheese like vaginal discharge. There extreme itching or pruritus of the vaginal area. It should be noted that there are also non-specific symptoms associated with this, so careful evaluation is definitely needed.
As long as it is the primary disease and not a symptom of other disease, yeast infection can be easily managed. Prompt treatment of anti-fungal medication are given. Usually it is done in combination (oral and topical anti-fungals) to have an immediate and lasting effect. Unfortunately, once you have acquired this infection, there is a possibility of re-occurrence. Yogurt is sometimes advised to be consumed by women to acidify their vagina. Avoiding stress and treating your partner who might have the infection are also some relevant actions taken by some doctors.
Avoiding this infection is easy for everyone. Hygiene should always be observed especially after the intercourse. Eating healthy and avoiding stress can help your protective bacteria fight those yeasts. Sometimes treatment of the primary infection can also treat the yeast infection. In the case of immunosuppressive medications, change of medicine (if applicable) or the removal of it can only be advised.
Yeast infection is a simple infection that can easily dealt with. As long as you do the necessary management, it will not pose any danger to anyone’s life. But this should not get us off guarded, since yeast infection can a be a sign of other disease. Always seek a professional help and never take it for granted.
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