Candida Albicans . It is a very common fungus, usually found in small amounts in the vagina, mouth, digestive tract and on the skin, sometimes it does not cause disease or symptoms.
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- 1 Symptoms
- 2 Evolution
- 3 Prevention
- 4 Treatment
- 5 Source
The symptoms appear when the number of fungi increases and is out of balance in relation to other microorganisms that are normally in the vagina. These fungi usually appear after some treatment with antibiotics that have been prescribed for other microorganisms, antibiotics change the normal balance of organisms in the vagina. They can also appear in association with other diseases such as diabetes, pregnancy, taking the pill or problems that affect the immune system ( AIDS or the HIV virus ).
Most common symptoms
- Thick white vaginal discharge.
- Vaginal and lip itching.
- Redness on the skin of the vulva.
- Pain when urinating.
- Pain in sexual intercourse.
Vaginal yeast infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, approximately 15% of men acquire symptoms such as itchy penis after each sexual act with an infected partner.
The evolution of vaginal candidiasis must be followed carefully, since infections that do not remit with therapy or that recur after treatment, may be the first sign that the individual is infected with the HIV virus.
Approximately 75% of adult women have ever had candidiasis, and it is generally acquired by water and the most frequent symptom of thick white vaginal discharge without a bad smell.
To prevent vaginal yeast infection, it is necessary to avoid douches with aromatic soaps or deodorants, you should not use scented detergents, bleach or fabric softener. Tight clothing should not be used, as it is necessary to avoid humidity, cotton underwear is recommended to promote air circulation and moisture exit.
In food, sugars can increase the development of this fungus, although garlic has certain properties that act against fungi and it is recommended to eat up to six cloves a day.
In the bathroom, it is necessary to boil the water if it is not sterilized, since infested water is one of the most frequent causes of yeast infection.
For treatment it is always good to go to the doctor, because through diagnoses you will know what type of infection it is or if there is any bacteria and will put the appropriate treatment. Although there are home remedies with a high level of effectiveness, although at the same time they can bring complications, since it can promote the development of bacteria or microorganisms existing in the vagina.