No body in this world likes having yeast infection because having it is very annoying and can cause you to be ashamed of yourself. Research shows that about 75% of women around the world get yeast infection with 45% having to deal with more then one yeast infection in their lifetime.
Yeast infection is known to be caused by candida albicans which is a fungus. Yeast in itself is not a problem but accumulation of it becomes a problem. Yeast infection is a result of when candida multiplies and causes an overgrowth of yeast. It can be found in the vagina, mouth and the digestive tract.
Ways to know if you have this infection is by your vagina itching or burning and discharging some thing that is white and thick. Other symptoms are feeling pain before or after sexual intercourse and painful urination. To tell if you have mouth yeast infection is by your lips having white powder like sores on the inside.
There are lots of causes of yeast infection. Having vaginal infections can be a result of taking antibiotics for something else and the antibiotics then destroying the necessary bacteria that lives in the vagina area. Once this vaginal bacteria is destroyed it paves way for yeast cells to grow out of control.
Other causes of vaginal infections is using sprays that add moisture, wearing very tight clothing, diabetes, unprotected sex and even pregnancy. Recurring yeast infection can be a result of serious illnesses like having a poor immune system and diabetes.
An effective way to stopping yeast infection is by eliminating the internal and external causes of this infection. Below are ways of doing that:
– Don’t wear tight cloths or wear underwear’s that are made from cotton.
– Try to keep your vagina dry and clean.
– Avoid using lotion or sprays that may moisten your vagina
– If you are using antibiotics only use the ones prescribed by your doctor
– Eat a healthy diet, one that helps in strengthening your immune system.
Once you notice the symptoms of yeast infection its best to see your doctor as soon as possible. Tackling this problem as soon as possible will reduce the chances of it spreading and making it more difficult to eliminate. You can also get over the counter treatments, but if you are pregnant make sure that the medication you use is prescribed by a qualified doctor.