There are a few things that can go wrong ‘down there’ and when a woman begins to feel dryness, burning or itching, the sensations are bound to raise the question of what’s causing them rather quickly. Since three out of four women will experience yeast infections in their lifetime, and since it’s one of the most common occurrences in vaginal irritations, chances are that the itching and burning are yeast infection symptoms.
But there are other things that can mimic yeast infection symptoms closely and you should know the difference to try and tell when you’re experiencing something easy to treat or a problem that may be a little more serious.
Yeast infections are, at the very least, uncomfortable. The itching and burning of symptoms can leave many women looking for instant relief in any form, and there is some choice available in solutions to the irritation. There are yeast infection treatments in the form of over-the-counter medication, doctor’s prescriptions, and alternative medicine or natural remedies, which means that most women can find an option for a yeast infection treatment that’s right for them.
From The Pharmacy
Let’s begin with over-the-counter medicine, the most common choice for yeast infection treatment. Since yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of fungus that is naturally present in our bodies, the best way to tame that spurt of activity is to curb it with something antifungal. Over-the-counter antifungals come in the form of creams or tablets that are inserted vaginally over the course of one to seven nights.
If you’re young, not sexually active, and you’ve never experienced candida yeast infection symptoms, you may not realize that you have, in fact, contracted this common and pesky women’s condition. If you’re a “first-timer,” you’ll probably have a mom and maybe older sisters, or even close female friends that have already met candida up close and personal.
Candida yeast infection symptoms aren’t going to go away without treatment. In fact, the symptoms will worsen the longer you leave the infection untreated. Ask someone! Someone whom you trust and aren’t embarrassed to discuss such feminine matters with. Chances are very good that any woman you talk with, or even any male physician, will know that you’re most likely experiencing candida yeast infection symptoms.
I’ve Never Had A Candida Yeast Infection. What Are Its Symptoms?
Yeast infections are very common among both men and women. These infections are the result of an over-abundance of candida fungus in the vagina, mouth, or on the skin. Yeast infections are easy to treat. For vaginal candida infections, over-the-counter creams and suppositories like Monistat are safe and effective. For more stubborn yeast infections like thrush, prescription medications are also very effective. Even skin-based yeast infections like jock itch and athletes’ foot respond very well to anti-fungal sprays found in any drug store.
What about boric acid and yeast infections? Most people are quite familiar with the sprays, creams, pills, suppositories, natural remedies, lozenges, and liquid anti-fungals. But boric acid? Where did that come from?
Candidiasis is simply a large word for a number of Candida yeast infections. One should be cautioned against researching this topic too thoroughly on the Internet, as there is an abundance of misleading information set forth on pages of cyberspace, some of which is useful, but most of which is simply designed to sell herbal, homeopathic, or other cures.
One website, specifically created by a “husband who suffered for 19 years with a myriad of symptoms” is one of the most frightening pieces of propaganda one can find. In fact, the reader may be drawn to the page after noting several (dozen) symptoms or conditions attributed to this infection, only to find the purpose of the page is to sell packets of an herbal remedy being sold everywhere on the web.