There is not much to panic about when you have yeast infection. You don’t also point at anyone for giving you this disease. This type of infection is quite common and believe it or not 75 percent of all women experience yeast issues once in their life time. About 50 percent of people will get it twice.
Men may also have a high chance of getting the condition depending on their lifestyle. Moreover, the causes for the disease are quite preventable and very much treatable but for your best interest, here is what to do about yeast infection.
A Bit About The Causes Of The Infection
Now that you have a brief idea about some facts, you may dig in on yeast infection causes. People have higher chance of getting the infection when they live on humid areas of the globe, mostly tropical areas such as Mexico, Hawaii, Philippines, and Jamaica and so on. This is because yeast or fungi thrives on such warm and humid environment, where moisture or sweating is likely. Once again, you may not get yeast infection from direct contact alone.
Other factors such as antibiotics intake, bad hygiene, oral contraceptives and even wearing damp or constrictive clothes can cause the infection. Bottom line is that you can get it anywhere. The best thing to do when you have likely symptoms is to act calmly and assess the condition. Consult your doctor as soon as you can and it is best that you start treatment as early as possible to get faster results.
Knowledge is great especially when tackling with this type of infection, since the remedy or treatment given by the doctor does not only include medications, but also lifestyle modification.
Fungi may grow as a natural consequence of having warm and moist areas of the body; this makes women prone to infection since the vaginal area is quite a likely spot for these microorganisms to grow. However, their presence may not cause a serious threat right there and then, however with less care, it might.
Things To Note
Do not just go about on taking any measures to solve issues of yeast infection especially if you don’t have the right diagnosis yet. It is best to be certain with a diagnosis by consulting a professional doctor, especially the ones experts of the field such as mycologist.
Furthermore, symptoms of the infections may have similarities with other conditions such as STD or sexually transmitted disease. Doing self medication without addressing the real cause will lead to more problems than you already have.
The vaginal area is not the only area that gets affected. Others include baby yeast infection involving the mouth, diaper areas, underarms of adults, under breasts, and certain folds of skin. Take note that as an infection progress it may spread to other areas of the body and may lead to systemic yeast infection. However, the spread of infection, if left untreated may lead to complex conditions. This is one that may need extensive, long-term, and not to mention expensive treatment. Naturally, one should avoid such spread of infection to occur.
The Treatment Approach
It is best to ask your doctor for the appropriate medication and what to do about yeast infection in general. Doctor’s knows what’s best for you. Though it is important to note that good hygiene, proper diet and helpful home remedies are good complements to the medications given, if there are any.
For best practice, adopt wearing loose jeans and clothing, as well as avoid wearing damp clothes especially underwear. Also, some hygiene products are not recommended for they may aggravate the condition, so be careful with some feminine sprays and deodorant pads.
Some over the counter drugs are readily available and are safe to use as yeast infection treatment at home. These medicines are usually taken orally or as creams that are applied on affected area. Results may show in as fast as seven days and some offers relief of itch symptoms in three days. Of course, a lot of factor is yet to consider such as extent of infection as well as supplementary measures taken by the affected person.
One important thing to consider when taking these anti-fungal medications is the abuse of using it. This is why doctors and their prescription periods are much needed. Incorrect or over usage of such medications may lead to the causative organisms to be more resistant to them, thus requiring higher dosage or stronger medications the next time. Doctors make sure that the infection is studied closely and do regular lab exams to see the progress of treatment. This once again is an emphasis on the importance of consulting a doctor.
You should now have a good idea on what to do about yeast infection. There are so much more information you can find to learn more about yeast infection, just make sure you are getting reliable ones. As usual, consult your doctors for any further irregularities.
Prasanta Chatterjee is involved in healthcare market research since 2009. He loves to write about alternative health, herbal health along with general healthcare.