Yeast Infection is a fungal infection also known as thrush or Candidiasis. It affects mostly women although men also are affected but only a fraction of that in women and can appear anywhere on the body. Most of the common yeast infections occur in the mouth, genital area and skin. The infection occurs when there is an overgrowth of the fungus candida in our bodies brought on by a number of factors. Some of the main ones are: poor diet, regular use of antibiotics, contraceptive pills, steroids, a weak immune system and diabetes.
A Yeast infection is easily recognised. For women with a vaginal yeast infection they experience vaginal discharge, a burning sensation on passing urine, burning and redness of the vagina and severe itching. Oral thrush the second most common yeast infection usually appear as thick white or yellow spots in the mouth, in adults oral thrush can also cause a burning sensation in the mouth and throat.
Yeast Infection should be diagnosed properly by a doctor and a course of treatment should be implemented urgently. A Yeast infection will not go away by itself and if left untreated it can lead to a prolonged stay and a slower recovery.
Medications and treatment
Yeast Infections can be treated through either conventional drugs or a holistic natural approach.
Drugs can be prescribed by your doctor or can be treated through over the counter drugs or suppositories. Most of the antifungal drugs end in -zole some of the most common ones are metronidazole, clotrimazole and fluconzale. Treatment of yeast infection solely with medication may not give the desired results as other underlying condition may be the cause. Most women can attest to this. Also be aware that such medication also comes with serious side effects such as vomiting, nausea, headaches, and tremors and even seizures for certain types of drugs.
The second type of treatment for a yeast infection is through a holistic natural approach by using a combination of natural remedies such as tea tree oil, boric acid, vinegar, garlic and dietary changes. These are not only a cheaper, safer and more effective alternative to drugs but they also help kill the root cause of the infection which in many cases it stops the infection from recurring. Many women have reported success with implementing the holistic natural therapy to treat yeast infections and an improved overall quality of life naturally without prescription medication and without side effects.