Get Rid of Yeast Infection

Candida is a fungus that lives in and on all of our bodies. They are considered good forms of fungi that help in different body conditions to maintain the overall health of the body. However, if Candida reproduces to an amount that’s physically unacceptable, there are some undesirable conditions that might take place. Low stomach acid is one of these, but there’s another that’s quite more appalling and disturbing for any individual – yeast infection.

Women have higher chances of getting yeast infection since the female genitalia is more exposed from inside to the outside environment, unlike men whose genitals are some form of tissue or muscle that only has a urethra for an opening. It’s quite self-explanatory and you can picture it out for yourself, but the fact remains that yeast infection gets to a woman faster than to a man. But that doesn’t mean men can no longer be affected by the infection. There are some rare cases when males also get the spell of Candida in their private parts, mostly when they have sexual intercourse with a woman who has it.

Regardless of the gender, yeast infection can be very undesirable. In women, it causes extreme itching, reddening in the private areas, burning, soreness, pain during intercourse, and vaginal discharge that looks a lot like cottage cheese. In men, the symptoms are similar like reddening of the penis, itching, a white discharge coming out of the organ, flaking of the skin, and painfulness and tenderness of the area. No male or female would ever want to have such an infection.

Although in women, yeast infections are not considered as an STD, it is still embarrassing and very degrading because it makes a woman look as though she does not practice proper hygiene. For males, though, it’s more of an STD because they usually get it from a partner.

To get rid of yeast infection, a person should be informed about what causes it. Bacteria are actually natural inhibitors of yeast. When bacteria on the body is lost, such as when you take antibiotics for too long, the bacteria can no longer prevent yeast from spreading. This allows the yeast to multiply quickly in areas where it is conducive to do so (damp and warm), like in the mouth or vagina. When the yeast multiplies, it invades the tissues and promotes irritation to the skin, resulting to the infection.

That having said, some cures for the problem are quite inferable. Washing daily and keeping the genital area clean is one of the best preventions and cures for the said ailment. Avoid eating yeast, as the yeast is not only in the exterior of the body. Although yeast infection affects only one part of the body, any yeast from any other part contributes to the infection and worsens it.

Yogurt is an excellent home remedy for the infection because it has live bacteria that kill the yeast. Eating yogurt as well as applying it on the genitals and in the vagina can be helpful in quickly eliminating the problem.

There are anti-fungal creams and over-the-counter products that can be used for treating the problem as well. Clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and nystatin are some anti-fungal creams that also come in oral form. Fluconazole is a form of oral medication for the infection.

When you have a yeast infection, wear comfortable, breathable cotton underwear. Don’t wear bottoms that are too tight, and don’t use too many products on your body especially if you don’t know if they maintain the pH balance of a woman’s skin and genitals. Bath products and other cosmetic products can increase irritation in such cases.

If you happen to experience the symptoms of yeast infection, visit a doctor immediately. You wouldn’t want to keep on itching, twisting, and turning everywhere you go, and you especially wouldn’t want to pass the infection to your partner, right? So find the quickest way to cure it and learn how to prevent it so the next time, you can save the trouble of having a yeast infection.