Yeast infection can be embarrassing. Worse, it can be irritating. Like most infections and illnesses, the overgrowth of Candida albicans, or what is commonly known as yeast infection, can be treated easily with early detection. This is why you must be aware of the symptoms of Candida overgrowth and infection in order to be able to keep it at bay early on.
Women, for example, should keep close watch for unusual discharge in their vagina. A white discharge similar in texture to cheese accompanied by itching and a burning sensation are among the common signs and symptoms of Candida or vaginal yeast infection in women. Vaginal infection can also cause pain during sexual intercourse and during urination.
For infants and adults, yeast infection can be manifested as thrush or yeast growth in the mouth area. This can be seen as thick white patches over red swollen skin in the tongue or palate. It may look a bit similar to curdled milk, especially in mouths of infants. However, thrush can make it quite difficult and painful to suck and eat. Likewise, while milk curd can be wiped away easily with cloth, wiping thrush and forcibly removing it can cause the skin to break. For adults, Candida growth or the so-called thrush may also develop around dentures.
For systemic Candida overgrowth that has already infiltrated the intestines, symptoms may include, fatigue and exhaustion, joint pains, menstrual pains for women, infertility and stomach pain. It can also lead to irritability and mood swings as well as memory loss and lack of focus.
It's a good thing that these symptoms of Candida can be treated easily and adequately addressed with the right food supplements, proper diet and treatment.
There are quite a number of herbal treatments available for the treatment of Candidiasis. These herbal formulations, whether taken orally or applied topically, can aid in the easy treatment of Candida overgrowth. Most of these herbal formulations contain flax seed oil, pau d'arco, garlic and oregano. These herbal treatments all contain substances that can counter the growth of yeast infection in the body. While there are several other anti-fungal treatments that can be prescribed, there are several setbacks to taking chemically manufactured and produced medication.
It is likewise important to note that the effective treatment of the symptoms of yeast infection should be accompanied with the proper hygiene and the proper diet. Always make sure to keep the infected area clean. Wash it often and keep it dry to discourage the growth of Candida.
It is also best to avoid the intake of food that will encourage the increase of Candida growth and worsen your yeast infection. A low carbohydrate diet is generally recommended for people infected with Candidiasis or yeast infection. This means that bread and pasta, as well as rice and potatoes should be avoided. Moreover, one must make sure that a detoxification diet program should be followed. Drink more water and make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in order to see fast results of your yeast infection treatment.