Vaginal yeast infections or simply candidiasis are very common and quite easily treat in many women. Candida albicans is a naturally occurring fungus that is found in the body. It often occurs in large amounts in the mouth, gut and digestive system.
When yeast infection occurs in the genital area, it may produce symptoms such as itching, burning, irritation and discomfort during sex. The infection can be spread to the skin through friction during intercourse or by touching an infected area. Vaginal infections are treated with anti-fungal creams, ointments, suppositories and suppository that are applied externally to the affected area. Antibiotics are used to kill the fungus and to reduce the possibility of the infection recurring. If the infection is not treated on time and you are pregnant then you should consult your physician right away.
Treatment involves some basic hygiene techniques. First, cleanse the genital area regularly with warm water and mild soap. You should also make sure to dry completely after bathing or taking a shower. Wear clothes made from cotton that allows air to flow. Do not use tight-fitting clothes because they allow air to flow.
You can prevent yeast infections by eating foods that are naturally rich in anti-fungal properties. Some examples are cranberries, oranges and gingko biloba. Another way is to eat yogurt. Yogurt contains acidophilus, an important microorganism for the good health of the entire digestive system. Yogurt contains live cultures, which kill yeast. Another alternative is taking a supplement containing Vitamin C, B and E. These are helpful in preventing the Candida fungus from growing and multiplying. Also, the natural substances present in these supplements may help in curing the infection as well as providing additional benefits like better immunity and protection against other infections.
Treatment for yeast infection is not limited to topical application of anti-fungal creams. You can also apply anti-fungal supplements that contain an enzyme that kills fungus in your body. For example, probiotics are a kind of bacterial supplement available in capsule form that helps in the balance of the good and bad bacteria in the digestive system and also encourages the growth of good bacteria. Natural anti-fungal supplements are available as tablets, capsules and liquid solution. and suppositories.
A vaginal yeast infection is not curable. However, proper care and treatment can help you live a healthy life. If you notice any changes in your vagina, then see your doctor right away to ensure that the infection is not due to any other disease. You can also consult a qualified medical practitioner for more detailed information on treating yeast infection.