Thrush in women
the most common yeast infection, and the majority of women get it; at
least once in their lifetimes. It is nothing serious, and the symptoms
often go away without using any treatment. However, it does not mean that
you do nothing about it. What is really important is that if you have some
sort of an irritation accompanied by a cheese like vaginal discharge. This
discharge is either odorless or has a yeast like smell. Your vaginal
opening and the area surrounding it may become dry and itchy. Some women
experience a slight burning when peeing or during sex. But, the symptoms
of thrush in women are very similar to other bacterial diseases, so
you should get a proper diagnosis before you get any treatment.
Antifungal creams and suppositories are commonly available to treat
thrush. Usually these are all you need to be rid of the problem. In very
rare cases, will the doctor prescribe you with antifungal tablets. As
thrush in women is caused by the overgrowth
of the fungus Candida, the creams and suppositories attack this
overgrowth. Most of the time, Candida is harmless and lives in our bodies
along with our antibodies. Throughout our lifetimes, these antibodies and
funguses are in battle mode, and the antibodies are in control. But a
yeast infection occurs whenever the antibodies lose control of the
situation and are outnumbered by the fungus. Reason could be pregnancy,
reaching menopause, puberty, long course of antibiotics or any other
illness where the immune system gets affected. Hormonal changes are also
one reason for thrush in women.
needs to be done, whenever you see symptoms of thrush is that build up on
those antibodies. You can do so by taking more yoghurt, which is rich in
lactobacillus (the good bacteria) or take lactobacillus supplements.
Applying yoghurt to the affected area or inserting it into your vagina
both attack at the fungus directly. If you have high blood sugar levels
i.e. are diabetic, you need to control your diabetic level immediately.
Sugar starves yeast fermentation. Also, most skin infections take longer
to heal if the patient is diabetic. Although
thrush in women is not a sexually transmitted disease, there are
chances that your partner may catch it from you. Refrain from sex,
especially if you are using birth control; while using antifungal creams.
They can break the latex coating on your condoms and diaphragms. Sometimes
birth control pills are also responsible for hormonal changes and may
cause thrush symptoms to appear.
women may wear tight clothes, or use pantyhose made of synthetic materials
such as nylon or silk. These don’t absorb the moisture well creating a
damp environment in your crotch area. Women who use feminine douches,
scented sanitary pads, antibacterial soaps to clean their genital areas
all can get thrush. Keep your genital areas as dry as possible. Use cotton
underwear and lose clothing. In case you feel you have some or all of the
symptoms of thrush in women don’t worry; it is easily curable and
in most of the time no specific medical treatment is required.
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