Have you ever heard of Vaginal Yeast Infection?
It exist and it happens to the women, obviously, since men has no Vaginal. Many women are going through this type of infection and they don’t even know till it become unbearable. Today on The Inspired Health, I will shed some light on this type of infection. Yeast Infection is an overgrowth of a fungus (candida) naturally found in the Vaginal.
Fungus? Yup! All women have bacteria and fungus in their vaginal, but unlike the bacteria found in spoilt food, the vaginal bacteria and fungus is to keep the vaginal healthy.
First of all, Vaginal Yeast Infection is very common, so don’t feel scared when you start seeing the symptoms. It has been proved that over 75% of women will experience one at some point in their lives and most will even get more than one.
How to prevent Vaginal Yeast Infection.
Now that we know that the infection is quite common and can be contacted at any age after puberty. It is good to know how to prevent it.
1. Change your pads and tampon often enough.
Fungus naturally grow in moist area, if there is too much growth of a fungus it can offset the balance of the bacteria and cause Yeast Infection. Don’t wear pads or tampon for too long, change often and regularly.
2. High blood sugar:
When you have High blood sugar you might face yeast infection quite often. This is because, yeast gets energy from sugar. If you think your blood sugar level is high, switch to low sugar diet and if you can’t control your sugar level, Kindly visit your doctor.
3. Tight Underwear:
Your Vaginal needs breathing space, so wearing tight underwear with no breathing space or underwear made out of synthetic fabric might encourage yeast to overgrow since there is no room for air and the fungus grows in moist environment.
4. Heavily scented feminine product:
Not all feminine products are healthy to your Vaginal, avoid heavily scented sprays, wipes, washes, and even fragrant bubble bath that may cause the acidity level in the vagina to drop, resulting in a yeast infection. Stick with gentle bar soap and avoid washing your vaginal too often, it’s not a garment, using clean water is enough.
How do I know if I have vaginal yeast infection?
Here are some symptoms that you might face:
1. Severe Itching:
Yeast symptoms varies in women but one thing is certainly universal in the infection, it’s itching. I’m not talking about a little itch, I’m talking about a severe one, where you keep itching and even fight the urge in public. However, try not to itch too much it can irritate your tender parts.
2. Red and swollen lips:
It’s not the lips where we apply our gloss and lipsticks. If you can visibly see that your outer labia and genitals looks red or swollen, it’s a possible symptoms of Yeast Infection.
3. Pain while peeing:
When it hurts while peeing and you start avoiding the act because of the pain then its likely Yeast Infection. However pain while peeing is not the only symptoms of vaginal infection, so if this is the only symptoms you have or one of the major symptoms, then it’s much better to take a trip to your doctor to tests.
4. Thick discharge:
Know your body! The level of thickness of discharge varies from one woman to the other. However, the discharge from a Yeast Infection is white, cheese like, thick with little or no odor. At times, there can be little, thin and watery discharge during the Yeast Infection. So it’s best to know your body and when things are not as normal, see your doctor.
How do I treat Vaginal Yeast Infection?
Now that we know some likely symptoms to face during this infection, let’s talk on how to treat it.
1. Visit your doctor:
Symptoms varies in women, but when you notice the symptoms as that of Vaginal Yeast Infection, ensure to visit your doctor for confirmation, tests and treatments.
2. Vitamin C:
Vitamin C is an immune system booster. A strong immune system allows your body to bring itself back into balance. Vitamin C has antimicrobial components when it’s distilled into tablet form, don’t apply on your sensitive skin, it might get burnt, instead, increase your intake of vitamin C to boost your body’s ability.
3. Home Remedies:
You can treat yeast infection with the use of coconut oil, Garlic, Tea tree oil, etc. Home remedies may or may not work to treat your yeast infection. The effectiveness of a home remedy varies depending on the person, the severity of the infection, and the quality of the treatment used. Be sure to keep in mind that any product, natural or otherwise, may irritate sensitive vaginal skin. And in such cases, contact your doctor.