Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal Yeast Infection
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The itchy irritable and discharge of liquid in the vagina due to the fungal infection is called Vaginal Yeast Infection.

A vaginal yeast infection occurs in women 3 to 4 times in a life span. This is a fungal infection that causes severe itchiness and discharges through the vagina making it impossible to relax.

The vaginal yeast infection can be cured with a week but if not taken care of properly chances of returning it back are higher.

What causes a Vaginal Yeast Infection?

The major cause for the vaginal yeast infection is the candida albicans fungus. The vagina of the woman is already contain fungus and bacteria which prevents the overgrowth of the fungus and bacteria.

But the disruption in the balancing of the bacteria causes candida to grow in the vagina. This overgrowth of fungus can be caused by:

  •         Pregnancy
  •         Sexual activity
  •         Oral hormonal therapy
  •         Usage of antibiotics
  •         Diabetic patient

What indications body shows?

The vaginal yeast infection is the very irritable disease. The symptoms can go from mild to severe according to body behavior towards sensitivity.

The symptoms may include:

  •         Itching
  •         Swelling on the vagina
  •         Pain during intercourse
  •         Burning sensations
  •         Rashes
  •         Discharge of thick white liquid

If the infection gets into severe form it can cause different and extreme symptoms such as:

  •         Extensive redness, blisters or scars
  •         Infection caused by the typical type of bacteria
  •         Continuous itchy feelings
  •         Sore vagina

How it is diagnosed?

When the body starts showing the above symptoms it’s time to consult a medical profession for the diagnosis of the irritation the patient is having. The infections are simple to get diagnosed. A medical history can identify or a simple STI test can be prescribed by the doctor.

A pelvic exam by the doctor can also be a way for the diagnosis. The doctor will see the external condition of the vagina and will prescribe the treatment according to the condition.

For the patients who gets the infection on and off the doctors take cells from the internal wall of the vagina and send them to the lab for testing. Results will give the conclusions for the treatment to be started by the physician.

How to take precautions?

This infection is very painful for the patient and if some preventive measures are taken it can be stopped before it starts.

  •         Hygienic underwear
  •         Avoid hot baths
  •         Avoid scented women products
  •         Needless use of antibiotics
  •         Don’t stay in wet clothes for too long
  •         Have regular vaginal wash

How it gets treated?

The virginal yeast infection can be treated with simple anti-fungal creams with a week. Some doctors may prescribe antifungal oral medicine but if a woman is pregnant its not safe for her to take those medicines, only anti-fungal creams are safe for them.

If the infection occurs 3 or 4 times in a year then a patient must need a prolonged treatment for vaginal yeast infection.  Some common medicines are

  •         Clotrimazole
  •         Miconazole
  •         Terazol
  •         Diflucan

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