Welcome to Yeast Infection Dr
Here at Yeast Infection Dr, we do our best to answer any questions that you could possibly have about yeast infection. This site is designed for those of you who appreciate self-help and also for those of you who prefer full-service, that’s right ladies we got you covered!
Understanding Yeast Infection
There are two great reasons to learn a little about the causes of vaginal yeast infections. First, if you have recurring yeast infections, you can figure out what’s causing them so work to prevent them, rather than just working to kill the yeast every time they take over. Second, if you know what kinda things cause you to get yeast infections, you can be alert for symptoms and treat them early on with the generally-milder do it yourself remedies, rather than bombarding your body with drugs.
Candida albicans is the main cause of vaginal yeast infections, Candida albicans, which, along with a few types of bacteria, are normally present in relatively small numbers in your crotch. Sometimes the yeast multiply rapidly and take over, causing a fully fledged yeast infection, or, in the heart-warming language of the medical establishment, candidiasis or monilia. This can be due to a change in the vaginal environment, injury, sexual transmission, or HIV. Common environmental disruptions that favor yeast include increased pH, increased heat and moisture, allergy, elevated sugar levels, hormonal fluxes, and reductions in the populations of bacteria that are normally present. These can generally be traced to a few categories of culprits :.
Yeast Infections Need To Know
ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the “good” bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, letting the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most wimmin have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antiobiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections whenever they take antibiotics. Unfortunately, I know of no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection ; you just have to remedy it once it starts.
CLOTHING : crotch yeasties flourish in non-cotton, tight, or unclean clothes that trap heat and moisture. No doubt Xena, Warrior Princess, gets yeast infections all the time from that leather underwear. Your absolutely best bet is to wear a skirt with no underwear or tights, and definitely avoid pantyhose. If you ‘ve ever had an urge to go for that sexy thigh-high stocking look but have been too shy, here ‘s the excuse you ‘ve been looking. And if you do wear underwear, your safest bet is unbleached, undyed cotton underwear and breathable clothes. It’s a good idea to change your underpants regularly, like maybe once a day. If in the least possible, do n’t sleep in underwear ; if you do, put on clean stuff. Yeast can live in your underwear, so be sure to wash it well, peculiarly during and right after a yeast infection. Some medical types think that when you have a yeast infection, you should wash and dry your underwear then iron it or throw it in the microwave on high for 5 min to kill the yeast. On the other hand, check out this testimonial : “I wanted to alert your readers that putting underwear in the microwave for 5 minutes is a VERY BAD IDEA… I went off to finish my nightly ablutions, leaving the underwear nuking away. I came back to a bit black melted pile and an incredibly hard to clean microwave.” There you have it. I personally am going to stick to ironing.
CHEMICALS, such as inks, dyes, and perfumes, can upset the balance in your genitals or trigger allergy that lead to yeast infections. The classic instance is commercial douches, which ever have no benefits and are definitely harmful to the vaginal environment and your health. You know those odor-causing bacteria that their products help you get rid of? Well, they ‘re the same bacteria that kill the yeast in your crotch! On top of that, soaps are not only disruptive to the vaginal environment, but can damage your mucus membranes. You should never soap your crotch. But there are other, less obvious sources of nasty chemicals. For example, i ‘ve had serious problems with nasty perfumed toilet tissue, like Charmin ; 5 days of that and i am yeast central. If you think that’s your problem, try an unscented, undyed toilet tissue, like Scott. Even better, use a recycled, unbleached eco brand. Similarly, some laundry detergents and fabric softeners have allergenic dyes and perfumes ; I invariably get yeast infections from underwear washed in Liquid Tide, and a friend of mine gets them from underclothes washed in Wisk. Again, try out an eco brand, or something like Arm & Hammer aroma free detergent. Additives in bubble baths or bath salts, scented tampons or sanitary pads, or (heaven forbid) feminine deodorant sprays, can similarly spark yeast infections.
How To Prevent a Yeast Infection?
Wear cotton underwear, or at least wear panties with a cotton panel at the crotch. Avoid wearing panty liners, which can increase your risk of recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Yeast is likely to grow over in damp, moist environments and keeping moisture away from your body can help preclude yeast infections.
Avoid wearing tight fitting pants and shorts, so you stay cool, dry, and “airy.”.
Avoid wearing nylon pantyhose or synthetical leotards every day. If you must wear these, choose the kind with a cotton panel to absorb moisture away from your body.
Change clothes from wet workout gear or a wet swimsuit as soon as you can, because a damp place is an ideal environment for a yeast infection to grow.
Do n’t use douches, scented powders, scented tampons, and feminine deodorant sprays. They contain substances and perfumes that upset the natural proportion of “good” bacteria and other micro organisms in the vagina. Having a yeast infection and douching is a bad idea : Douching can spread a yeast infection up through your cervix and into the uterus.
Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom to avoid spreading bacteria from the anus to the vagina.
If you have diabetes, control your blood sugar levels to reduce your risk of yeast infections. Yeast infections and diabetes are linked — in point of fact, high blood glucose levels from uncontrolled diabetes is linked to infections of all kinds.
Eating yogurt that contains live cultures of acidophilus, a natural, “friendly” bacteria, may help prevent yeast infections. However, a small study showed that women who consumed acidophilus-containing products had an increased risk of recurrent vaginal yeast infections.
If you have vaginal yeast infections after taking antibiotics, talk with your doctor about preventative antifungal therapy at the start and end of your antibiotics.
Finally, try to consume a good diet and take care stress. Eventhough it’s not confirmed by medical research, some women say that overmuch sugar, beer, and stress can trigger their yeast infections.
Home Remedies For a Yeast Infection
“Sitting down all day allows for the perfect environment for development of yeast and bacteria because the crotch is warm, dark and moist. This situation is further complicated if the disabled person can’t do her very own personal care or is imprisoned in a home where ignorance abounds in the midst of the staff refering yeast infection prevention. I have learned from doctors and empirically how to prevent virtually all internal vaginal and external skin yeast infections with some simple procedures. xEOL .1. Thorough washing of the crotch and rectal areas morning and evening with Neutrogena soap. The disabled person should be seated on a shower chair with an opened seat or on a toilet. xEOL .2. Crotch and rectal areas should be thoroughly rinsed with plenty of warm running water to flush the soap, yeast and bacteria from the skin. Use a shower head or pour warm water from a container. xEOL .3. Towel dry then use a blowdryer set on low to finish drying the skin in the crotch and rectal areas. xEOL .4. Apply a bit Zesorb powder to the skin in the crotch to absorb perspiration. xEOL .5. Avoid sitting on plastic or synthetic materials because they do n’t absorb perspiration and keep the skin warmer. Try sitting on a real sheepskin that has about an inch of washed and combed wool attached thereto. Wool will absorb perspiration and is cooler to sit on. xEOL .6. Wear loose fitting cotton underpants and change them two or threefold a day to avoid having perspiration dampened underpants in contact with the skin.”.
What Is Candida?
Candida is yeast that causes irritation and infection, especially of the mucous membranes of the body such as the mouth, vagina, and anus. Candida is very irritable, and causes severe itching. What are some of the symptoms of candida – depression, headaches, migraines, dizziness, irregular heart beat, trouble sleeping, indecisiveness, annoyed easily, lack of sexual appetite, lack of the ability to stay focused, numbness, compulsive disorder, and many many more! If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, IT IS NOT NORMAL! Don’t let candida ruin your life. But first, how do you know you have a candida problem? howeor a simple at home test try the following. First thing in the morning, before you put anything in your mouth, fill a clear glass with room temperature bottled water. Work up a bit of saliva, and spit it into the glass of water. Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour. If you see strings (fibers) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, cloudy specks (particles suspended in the water) or cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass you have a candida problem. Candida is the most well known form of yeast infection.