Yeast infections of the female reproductive organ are commonly caused by the Candida yeast. Symptoms which are most prominent and may clearly indicate an infection are:
- itchiness in the vaginal area
- specific white-yellowish excrete
- painful sexual intercourse
It is considered that over 70% of women experiences vaginal candidiasis once in a lifetime and over 40% of women will experience it more than once. Infection occurs when Candida (which is usually found in the digestive and genital tract) starts to multiply out of control, mostly in stages of reduced organism resistance. In rarer cases, candidiasis may be transferred over sexual intercourse.
Candidiasis is one of the most common yeast infections which are starting inside the vagina or mouth and can easily be transferred during sex. If you’re certain that you are suffering from candidiasis, wash the exterior of your reproductive organs in a liter of water which was enriched with a spoon of vinegar. The acidic solution will have a great effect on reducing the symptoms and prevention of further fungi growth.
If you are not certain about having candidiasis, don’t use this solution as you may disturb vagina’s flora and cause further bacteria expansion which is a troubling thing to deal with. Unpleasant sensation and itching on the area if you are suffering from candidiasis can be prevented with regular yoghurt which can be put inside the vagina.
Bathing in sea salt will also help in reducing itchiness and pain and will also accelerate the recovery. If you’re dealing with candidiasis inside the mouth you can also wash it out with salty water, keeping the yoghurt consummation on a certain level as well. If you can, acquire a probiotic known as Lactobacillus acidophilus as researches have proven that this probiotic alone may prevent further growth of fungi inside the vagina and intestines.
Cinnamon tea also has an excellent effect against dealing with fungi. All you need to do is let one stick of cinnamon boil in water for about 40 minutes, after which period you may consume it. Also, along with this tea you can wash the exterior of your reproductive organs in order to reduce the symptoms.
Development of vaginal candidiasis is most prominent in pregnant women, people with diabetes, those who are under antibiotic or corticosteroid therapy. With these people, episodes of candidiasis are reporting more commonly and we state that the infection is receiving. Based on how frequent these infections will appear, symptoms may be more prominent.
We know of two basic types of candidiasis – simple and complicated. Simple candidiasis rarely occurs, comes with milder symptoms and the cause is mostly C. albicans. People who suffer from this are usually generally healthy. The complicated candidiasis is much more common and tends to come in waves. Symptoms are mildly difficult to difficult and there are more causers other than C. albicans. It is most common with people who are suffering from a weakened immunological system (chronic diseases, systematic conditions, pregnancy etc.)
Among most common disease of the intimate area, yeast infections have a significant frequency. Fortunately, with all of today’s available treatment methods it is possible to treat these rather easily. To begin with, there are some things you need to do for yourself.
Reduced sugar intake
Yeasts are feeding on sugar, so it’s a good idea to reduce all sweet or sweetened meals and snacks. Generally speaking, this is beneficial for your health as well, so it’s always a good thing to do.
Consume at least 500 mg of vitamin C on a daily basis. This supplement increases the acidity of the intimate region, creating an environment which isn’t suitable for yeasts and other types of fungi.
After a shower or a bath, use a hairdryer to dry up the vaginal area. Yeast needs moisture to survive. Adjust the hairdryer to blow mildly warm air and blow on the area for about 5 minutes from at least 20 centimeters away.
Doctor Eva Arkin, who is a chief gynecologist in the Scottish Rite Hospital, has a nice suggestion. Once per month toss in three table spoons of mild boric acid in about 10 centimeters of water, just enough for you to sit in. Sit in this bath for up to 10 minutes.
Vaginal gels with milk acid
These gels are very successful in removing fungicide and bacterial infections as they regulate the acidity of the area where the gel is applied, similarly to vitamin C.
In base of yeast infections there is a disturbed vaginal flora, which in usual conditions creates a protective biofilm which is covering all of the cells in the vaginal mucosa. It’s based of lactobacilli which are preventing uncontrolled growth of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms. Because of this, simple forms of vaginal candidiasis can be treated with probiotics and if you’re treating other forms of vaginal candidiasis, antimitotic medicines need to be applied, whether these were locally applied or orally.
Oral treatment needs on day, and local preparations require from 7 to 14 days treating the infection. This includes vaginal creams or vagina pills. In cases of complicated forms of yeast infections, treatment sometimes takes up to two months under a special and individual protocol.
Pregnant women treat vaginal candidiasis locally, if required several times during the pregnancy. Even though some of the preparations can be acquired without receipt, it’s always necessary to ask someone from the practice for advice – a chosen gynecologist, family medical doctor or the pharmacist. Gynecologist will recommend the most appropriate treatment and control after a detailed checkup and a conversation. Along with this recommendation, gynecologist will provide you with some advices for a regular maintenance of your intimate hygiene, as well as directions on a proper method of contraception.
By acting responsibly in terms of sexual intercourses, neat living habits, proper maintenance of intimate hygiene and appropriate diet you are doing a lot in terms of keeping your organism healthy. By going under medical checkups you will be able to prevent any serious health issues on time.