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Signs Of A Yeast Infection

Knowing the signs of a yeast infection will help you get the correct treatment a lot quicker. As soon as you start suffering from any symptoms you must see your doctor as there are other vaginal infections that have similar symptoms. If you start treating another infection with an anti fungal medicine then the infection will just get worse, and you could end up causing the Candida in your body or vagina to start mutating into a fungus.

Seeing your doctor at the first sign of a yeast infection

Vaginal Candida can have similar symptoms to the infection below...

  • Gonorrhoea
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes

If you're suffering from one of these then you need a different treatment, and this is why it is important to get a correct diagnosis from your doctor first. If you start treating one of these with a yeast infection cream ( which is common because they are east to purchase ) you'll force the Candida in your vagina to mutate into an infection causing fungus.

Because the Candida and the fungus will have been exposed to the anti fungal cream then your infection will be resistant. It's important that any signs of a yeast infection that you might have need to be seen by a doctor, especially if it's your first vaginal infection. If you take an oral anti fungal drug and create a yeast infection then you could end up on Diflucan long term because you begin to think that you're not taking enough, and end up taking more, and that just makes your infection worse. And then this leads to a lot o women using Diflucan and Monistat at the same time, and this creates even more problems. Always see your doctor to get a correct diagnosis, and always see them if the treatment you've used hasn't worked.

The signs of a yeast infection

The signs of Candida are...

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal Burning
  • Vaginal Itching
  • Soreness
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Although these are the most common symptoms for a vaginal yeast infection they are not intended as a way to diagnose yourself. If you start treating your infection, and you have something else you can end up creating drug resistant yeast that becomes extremely difficult to treat.

The vaginal discharge is usually a grayish color, and smells just like yeast. If your vaginal discharge has a fishy smell then you're probably not suffering from a yeast infection. It will probably be another type of bacterial infection that will need to be looked at by your doctor for a correct diagnosis.

The vaginal itching and burning is caused by that fungus feeding on the skin cells on the inside of your vagina. The feeding fungus is also what causes the painful sex and soreness. If you're suffering from burning urination then you could be suffering from a urinary tract infection. And if you're unsure of what your symptoms are or mean then you should visit your doctor.

Symptoms Of Systemic Yeast Infections

If your Candida overgrowth is going on in your intestines as well as your vagina then your yeast infection symptoms are going to start taking place in other areas of your body. That includes internally as well as externally. Your symptoms can include...

If you go to your doctor with any of these symptoms of Candida overgrowth then you probably won't get diagnosed with internal yeast. Your vaginal infection will get treated with an anti fungal drug, and your internal symptoms will get treated with other drugs.

Breast Yeast Infection

The overgrowth of Candida in your body can also cause a breast yeast infection that can make your breast itchy and sore. In extreme cases your breast can start to blister and bleed which can make life very uncomfortable. It's also important to get your infection treated safely and quickly so you don't harm your baby or pass the infection on to them.

Treating yeast infections

Once you know that you are definitely suffering from a yeast infection you can treat it correctly. It usually takes less than a week. If you start suffering from chronic infections then it will take longer and you will need to find out the root cause of your infection.

Learn more about treating your yeast infection from the cause here - Sarah Summer's Natural Remedy For Yeast Infections.

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More Candida FAQ's

What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections

The symptoms of vaginal Candida infections such as yeast infection discharge are similar to other vaginal infections. Learn the best way to diagnose your infection and how to treat it... Symptoms For Vaginal Yeast Infections.

Can you use Diflucan and Monistat at the same time

A lot of women who have had no success with using Diflucan and Monistat on their own will start using them together. This won't make the treatment any better, and will just create a super fungus that becomes difficult to treat... Can You Use Diflucan And Monistat.

Does Monistat worsen the symptoms of a yeast infection

Monistat contains the active ingredient miconazole that can cause an allergic reaction in some people... Does Monistat Worsen Symptoms Of A Yeast Infection.

Natural Cures

Sarah Summers natural cure for yeast infections

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