Want To Get Rid Of Yeast Infection?
Want To Get Rid Of Yeast Infection?.
What Is A Vaginal Yeast Infection?
A vaginal yeast infection is a common problem amongst females these days .At some point of their life, almost every woman can comes across candidiasis due the imbalance created by the quantity of yeast in the vagina. A small amount of yeast as well as bacteria are required for a healthy vaginal environment. But sometimes, due to excessive sugar intake or some other factors as a disturbed sleep, hormonal imbalance, excessive intake of antibiotics, a poor eating lifestyle, condition of pregnancy, diabetes and week immunity may disrupt the balance of useful bacteria in the vagina, and cause unusual symptoms to appear. This whole condition is described as a vaginal yeast infection.
Mostly patients with such infections often complain of an itchy vagina, soreness, pain during intercourse, a white cottage cheese like whitish-gray discharge, a slight pain while urinating, and sudden inflammation of the vaginal walls or rashes. The infection usually lasts for around two weeks or more. The condition can be cured in a week or so, as it is not placed under the category of sexually transmitted diseases.
Yeast Infection Symptoms
The main symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection can be described as follows:
- Women often experience itchiness in the pelvic region as the vaginal walls or in or around the vulva or in the vaginal labia due to yeast imbalances. The itching may not be persistent but is often a cause of stress among females.
- Sometimes, an unusual whitish or whitish-grey discharge is seen flushing out from the vagina. This discharge may also be showcasing kind of cottage-cheese like consistency and may be a bit thick. This is a common sign of a yeast infection.
- Inflammation in or around the vagina accompanied with redness is also a common symptom. This inflammation may cause pain as well sometimes.
- Sometimes, you can feel a burning sensation while urinating or a consistent pain in the vulva while having intercourse.
- The vaginal fluid may lessen sometimes and dryness is seen causing a bit of soreness in the vagina and cause a yeast infection.
Tiny pustules like acne are seen in candidiasis in the vaginal region which may be a bit itchy as well. Sometimes the vaginal skin showcases minute cuts and cracks as well.
Yeast infection causes
A yeast infection of the vagina is caused mostly due to an imbalance in the vaginal hydrogen ion concentration which occurs due to excessive multiplication of yeast and bacteria. The vaginal Ph is mostly between 3.8 – 4.5. And when this alters, it causes the imbalance of yeast production. The reasons behind this disturbance have been discussed below:
If you have recently been under some kind of antibiotics’ prescription, for a Urinary Tract Infection or for some other problem, the useful flora of the vagina often lessen in number or get killed. This causes a yeast infection.
Sometimes, during pregnancy, you may have used contraceptives and this leads to hormonal imbalances, and thus the quantity of candida also gets altered leading to candidiasis.
Diabetes is also a leading cause of recurrent yeast infections, as yeast thrives on sugar. Poor eating habits in which people take lot of sweet foodstuffs, often results in reoccurrence of a yeast infection which may not heal for a long time.
Various diseases may lessen the immunity of our body and thus infections reoccur.
If you are using some allergic fabric for your undergarments, or you may be allergic to tampons or pads, which cause skin irritation, you may face a yeast infection from time to time.
How are vaginal yeast infections diagnosed?
- Your gynecologist will diagnose your yeast infection. If you feel any kind of yeast infection symptoms as itchiness, redness or swelling of the vagina, pain or unusual white cheese like discharge, or a burning sensation during micturition, them it’s time to consult your doctor.
- Your doctor will ask for your past medical records, as if you have ever faced episodes of yeast infection or any other kind of infection related to STI.
- You may have to undergo a pelvic examination. Your doctor will conduct a thorough check of your vaginal region and look for external symptoms
- As per the observation of the doctor, you may be asked to go through a swab test sometimes, for further examination. These kinds of swab tests are done if you have been facing yeast infections again and again.
Yeast infection treatment
Your gynecologist will treat your candidiasis and prescribe medication depending upon the severity of the infection. Mostly antifungal tablets and ointments or suppositories are prescribed to control the excessive growth of yeasts in your vagina for a period of 1-3 days. These medicines can act over the counter or as prescribed.
Vedas Cure intimate powder can be used long with Vedas Cure intimate wash for relief from simple yeast infections.
And if your infections reappear within a month or after two weeks or so, you should immediately consult your gynecologist .Alternatively you can also take opinion from our Vedas cure experts who are there at your service 24*7 a week.
For complicated yeast infections, it is better to talk to your doctor. You can also get your partner tested, if you are facing any kind of reoccurrence of your symptoms.
Yeast infection home remedy
One can always try a home remedy or a herbal cure for yeast infection.
- Applying coconut oil or tea tree oil cream is an instant solution for yeast infections.
- Females often use garlic as a vaginal suppository as it is helpful in curing fungal infections.
- Yoghurt or cranberry juice in your daily diet can help cure yeast infections. Sometimes yoghurt can be inserted as well in the vaginal region.
- But make sure that you practice good hygiene and change your undergarments frequently if excessive sweating is seen. A breathable fabric should be used preferably cotton for undergarments. Try changing your tampons or pads frequently.
- Try keeping the vaginal region moist, and if you often face dryness use Vaseline for lubrication. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before applying creams or suppositories. Avoid perfumed soaps or other kinds of washes which alter the ph of the vagina. Wash your vagina with water most of the time.
- Stay well hydrated and avoid stress and anxiety in your life. Take a healthy diet, and less sugar and more of fruits and vegetables.