Dealing with a yeast infection

By October 24, 2015Infections

There isn’t a single infection that ever looks or sounds pretty, but a yeast infection ranks really high on the “I don’t want that infection” list 애플 자동 다운로드. Despite its awful name, it’s very common in women – but you’ll be glad to know that it’s completely treatable. So what’s the fuss? Well, for starters, it’s very itchy.

Finding out you have a yeast infection

The main target of a yeast infection is your vagina. According Healthline, 3 out of 4 women will have at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Not to worry, it’s easy to spot and treat. If you have these symptoms then you should visit your doctor or gynaecologist:

  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Pain when urinating
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Burning feeling

If you can’t see a private doctor, then visit your local clinic or day hospital.

How did it happen?

Unlike viruses and bacteria, yeast infections are fungal infections. They are caused by the Candida fungi, which is where the medical name Candidiasis comes from. So, if a nurse says that you have ‘candidiasis,’ then she’s talking about a yeast infection. Most of the time the fungus is naturally found in your vagina, but if there’s a hormonal imbalance in your body, it could cause the fungus to grow.

Other things that cause the fungus to grow include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pregnancy
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Hormonal problems
  • Diabetes

Treating a yeast infection

In most cases, it’s a simple infection that can be treated easily. If so, you’ll be given either a single dose or a one-to-three day course of medication, which can vary from tablets to cream, or both.

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If the first treatment doesn’t work, then it’s considered a complicated infection. Your doctor will then put you on a very strict treatment plan.This could include ointment or tablets, which you’ll be on for a longer period of time – usually 14 days (but could be longer).

In both cases, it’s important for your doctor to give you the all-clear; so if you see the symptoms clearing up, don’t think it’s gone – go to your doctor and have it looked at first.

Sources:

http://www.healthline.com/health/vaginal-yeast-infection#Causes2

http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-cause