What Is Yeast Infection?
Candida Albicans or yeast infection as it is commonly known, is an infection of moist areas of human skin. Before figuring out the causes and treatment of yeast infections, let us have a look at what exactly is a yeast.
Yeast is a kind of fungus that develops on the moist skin usually in mouth, rectum and vagina. This yeast is usually present in human body and is not harmful unless it starts developing beyond the normal limit.
Yeast Infection Symptoms
When there are some irregularities or imbalances in the production of yeast, this disorder starts developing. The most irritating aspect of this disorder is that no matter what medication you take, it tends to reappear again and again. However, it does not mean that yeast infection cannot be cured. Let us have a look at 4 common symptoms by which you can conclude that you are suffering from yeast infection.
- Constant itching in the vaginal area which is not only embarrassing but also somewhat difficult to explain.
- Thick white discharge from the infected area and irritation.
- While urinating severe burning sensation is felt.
- Itching in rectum all the time.
Apart from these symptoms you may feel pain during sexual intercourse which not only affects your sexual performance but also make you feel very embarrassed. It is commonly assumed that men do not suffer from yeast infection. This is not true. Men suffer from yeast infection if they indulged in unprotected sex with the infected partner. Men start feeling itching sensation on the genitals and if the sensation persists for a long time it is definitely yeast infection.
Yeast infection is best treated by natural remedies which are available these days at every local pharmaceutical store. Prescription cures give you temporary reliefs therefore are not reliable. It is best to try some of the tried and tested products which are more effective than they promise.