Vaginal yeast infections are the result of a bacteria that is naturally found in the body, Candida albicans. Normally this bacteria will live a quiet life and cause no problems but when the Ph of your body gets out of balance the bacteria can turn into a yeast infection. There are many forms of treatment for vaginal yeast infection, it’s really just a matter of finding the one that works best for you.
Many things can cause your Ph to get out of whack. Things like taking birth control pills, your monthly cycle ( and the hormone swings that come along with it) pregnancy, some antibiotics, steroids, and diabetes are just some of the most common reasons why the acidity level may be thrown off which can then result in a yeast infection.
In some cases you can lessen your chances of getting a yeast infection by avoiding some of the causes such as steroids or using a douche product, but for the most part your body will do what it does and you’re just along for the ride.
Of course, a yeast infection is terribly uncomfortable so finding a treatment for vaginal yeast infection is going to be the most important thing on your mind.
It’s first necessary to make sure that you actually have a yeast infection. if you’ve never had one before you should probably visit your doctor so she can confirm that it really is a yeast infection (if you’ve had them before you’ll probably be able to recognize the symptoms and don’t need to keep going to the doctor every time you get one unless it gets really severe).
Some of the most common symptoms of a yeast infection are: itching and burning inside and around the outside of the vagina, whitish discharge that is a different color or consistency than normal, unusual pain during intercourse, swelling of the vulva, pain when urinating, or a rash or general soreness in the genital area are all signs of a yeast infection.
The most common treatment is an anti-fungal that can come in both a pill and cream form. These can be either over the counter or prescribed by your doctor. The cream will come with a special applicator that will help you apply it inside the vagina. A suppository is also another way to get the medicine to the affected area.
There are also many products that can help relieve the discomfort associated with a yeast infection such as the itching and burning. Since a yeast infection might take a few days to clear up, you want to get all the relief you can while you wait.
Some women are embarrassed to go to their doctor when they suspect they have a yeast infection. This is often due to the mistaken belief that a yeast infection means that they are dirty or sexually promiscuous… neither one of those things is accurate. Don’t hold off on getting treatment for vaginal yeast infection, why suffer when you can get relief?