Symptoms of yeast infection

Thrush is one of the most common yeast infections of the mouth. It is not restricted to any age group and symptoms of yeast infection can be seen in anyone; from babies to adults. The yeast in our mouth may multiply, leaving a trail of painful infection. Candida is present in our mouths, and often continues to reside there quietly and peacefully. Sometimes the yeast gets an advantage over the other antibodies and starts to multiply very fast.

This expansion can cause some complications, if not treated early and spread to other body parts too. Symptoms of yeast infection are seen generally in babies, diabetics, cancer patients; and specially those going through chemotherapy, people who have taken lengthy courses of antibiotics, smokers and denture users.

Symptoms of yeast infection contrast slightly depending upon the age of the patient and the cause behind it. The typical symptom is whitish patches, which are sore. If one tries to scrape them off, they hurt and may even bleed. It is never a good idea to touch these wounds as it can cause the infection to spread further.  The person’s mouth and throat areas feel dry and dehydrated due to the soreness. There are chances of the infection spreading towards the outer corners of your mouth. In this case the sides of your mouth become dry and itchy. This specially affects the part, where your lips meet. Sometime people may have difficulty in opening the mouth.

The constant soreness makes the entire mouth very sore. The person may feel discomfort while eating; even those foods which are not spicy, but have a higher salt content burn the affected areas. Along with the burning sensation most of the people complain of loss of taste as well. Complain of inability to taste is common for smokers. If this infection starts to travel down your throat the patient has difficulty in swallowing their food. The infection forms chains down your gastrointestinal tract (gut) and whenever, the sufferer tries to swallow his food or even liquids he may feel a bulge. This causes loss of appetite; another one of the accompanying symptoms of yeast infection.

Babies also get yeast infection in their mouth. This is because often their immune systems have not developed wholly, so any bacterial invasion can trigger the multiplication of yeast very quickly. The immediate sign seen in toddlers and babies is that these babies tend to drool all the time. Upon examining their mouth clear, white patches are visible. The baby will lose his appetite due to the same reasons as an adult i.e. difficulty in swallowing and soreness of the mouth.

Now that you know of the symptoms of yeast infection, and also who is more prone to it; whenever you see appearance of any symptoms go see your doctor. A doctor may carry out some additional tests along with finding out your medical history.  This helps in getting to a right diagnosis as it confirms whether; you have the infection or not.

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What are the Yeast infection symptoms?

Yeast infectio,  being one of the most common infections among women, caused by a fungus called candida albicans, a diploid fungus that grow as yeast. Normally, this fungus is present in our body, but it doesn’t cause any harm. In fact, they are important for us. Actually the overproduction of the yeast is harmful for our body. The friendly bacteria in our body do not let the yeast grow to harmful levels, but when the good bacteria get destroyed because of some medications and an illness the yeast starts to grow and causes infection. Some of the yeast infection symptoms are: itching, irritation, swelling, burning sensation during urinating, vaginal discharge, painful intercourse, and burning sensation on the skin of the genital area.

Irritation is one of the most common yeast infection symptoms. At the start irritation is mild, but with the progress of the infection it increases gradually. It is very important to wear cotton underwear because the synthetic materials like nylon or silk can make the yeast infection symptoms worse. The infection causes rash, but one should strictly avoid scratching or rubbing the infected areas, because the skin is so delicate that it can easily tear making it easier for the fungus and other bad bacteria to get into the skin and make the condition even worse.

Tight clothing and clothes made from heavy and thick material like jeans should be avoided because such fabrics or martial trap the heat of the body within the clothing; creating a damp and warm environment that is ideal for the growth of fungi and bad bacteria that cause and increase the severity of this infection. Swelling and inflammation is the body’s reaction to the infection. Thus, it is one of the yeast infection symptoms; in which skin around the vagina swells and becomes inflamed. The skin becomes very delicate that it damages even from a slight touch or contact. That is why rubbing or scratching should be avoided. Otherwise, there are chances of the infection to get worse.

Women experience vaginal discharge due to bacterial and fungal infections. Discharge due to bacterial infection has a fishy smell. During yeast infection, women experience thick and odorless vaginal discharge. Another problem that arises during the yeast infection is pain during and after sexual intercourse. The rash, inflammation and swelling of skin make it very delicate and sensitive causing pain during sexual intercourse. This infection can be transferred from the women to their sexual partners.

That is why it is advisable to refrain from any sexual activities during the infection. Women try to get rid of the problem by using douche products, but these products are actually harmful; and contribute in aggravation of the symptoms associated with the infection. Women suffering from this infection experience burning sensation during urination; and this causes annoyance and pain even after urination. In worst cases, lesions, blisters and sores may also appear on the infected skin and they tend to bleed if rubbed.

The yeast infection symptoms are common and obvious and can be recognized easily. If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms you should treat it before the infection cause more problems.

 

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