The human body naturally produces yeast. Yeast is a fungus scientifically referred to as Candida. This type of fungus is harmless to the body but it can be dangerous if the system becomes unbalanced. This will allow the fungus to grow very fast until the body can?t control it anymore.
Yeast is mostly located in our skin where there is moisture. It is usually found in the mouth, digestive system, rectum, and vagina. Some suggest that 20%-50% of healthy women are carrying yeast in their vaginal zone.
If you have a large amount of yeast in your body, you would likely to experience itching and burning sensation. Yeast infection in the vaginal tract is known as Candidiasis. You will experience a thick, white discharge that looks like cheese and possibly smells like bread. Yeast infection typically occurs to women during their early teens and stops during their mid 30’s.
Vaginal itching and a white, odorless discharge happen when you have a vaginal yeast infection. But the latter symptom can be quite deceptive as discharge occurs in some cases which are totally unrelated to yeast infection. Severe itch and white discharge are the common symptoms of a yeast infection.
However, in some cases, women are also having discharge when they have an increase estrogen and an increased cervical mucus production. If you have an infection, you may also experience vaginal soreness, rashes in the genital area, pain in the abdomen, burning during urination, discomfort during intercourse, and bleeding in rare cases.
A vaginal yeast infection is usually treated with an application of a vaginal antifungal cream, taking tablet, or suppository for days. Oral treatment is the recommended procedure if your yeast infection keeps on coming back.
Oral treatment, or taking tablets by mouth, can have effects for the entire body. Vaginal treatment, however, can only cure the genital area and but may not cause any possible side effects. You can experience headache, nausea and abdominal pain with oral medication.
A vaginal boric acid can be used in treating yeast infections. Nonprescription vaginal medications are also available. It is possible to treat your own infection. But you have to be sure that you are not pregnant and be very certain that the symptoms that you?re experiencing are like the ones you experienced before. You would have to consult a physician in case your infection keeps on recurring.
If you are pregnant, it is likely for you to experience yeast infections. Remember not to use any kind of medications without the advice of your doctor.