Candida or yeast infection becomes problematic and embarrassing when the fungus starts growing uncontrolled. It is very important to identify the signs of yeast infection because often it has been observed women start self medication without trying to ascertain first if is it yeast infection they want to treat. They may also be suffering from more serious diseases therefore just check the signs of yeast infection before treating it.
- The early sign of yeast infection is a thick white discharge from the vagina. Not all kind of discharge may indicate yeast infection. Usually yeast infection discharge is odorless. In worse case it may smell like yeast or bread. If the smell is foul, it must be some other infection.
- Yeast infection causes itching and irritation in vaginal area.
- You may also feel pain while urinating and sexual intercourse.
- Swelling in vulval region with some redness.
These are some of the most common signs of yeast infection. You must seek expert medical advice and treatment if the signs are different than what is mentioned above.
It is not necessary that yeast infection will occur only in vaginal area. Some of the other kinds of yeast infection are oral yeast infection and anal yeast infection. Symptom and signs of all kinds of yeast infection are the same. Yeast infection is very common in pregnant women. However the fetus remains unaffected by the yeast infection.
While there are several natural yeast infection creams and lotions available on the market, the efficacy of homemade cures for yeast infection cannot be underestimated. Yoghurt is known to work very well to treat yeast infection. You must make yoghurt a part of your daily diet. It can also be applied topically for speedy results. Just see what suits you the best, but take proper precautions and expert advice if you are not very sure about the infection.