Yeast Infection Symptoms
Yeast infections can be found in men, women and children so its important to know what the symptoms are before it’s too late and gets out of control.
Yeast infection occurs when Candida, a type of yeast, grows out of control. The infection can appear anywhere on the body and causes a variety of symptoms. It affects women, men, children and babies. Athlete’s foot is also a form of yeast of infection.
The most common types of yeast infection: are vaginal yeast infections, oral yeast infections and penile yeast infections.
Vaginal Yeast Infections Symptoms:
Click here to learn more about vaginal yeast infections. Common yeast infection symptoms include:
- Persistent vaginal itching
- Thick Vaginal Discharge which is white or yellow ( looks like cottage cheese) and has a slight smell of yeast.
- Redness of the vulva and vagina
- Burning sensation during urination
- Pain during sexual intercourse
Penile Yeast Infections Symptoms:
Click here to learn more about yeast infection in men. Common yeast infection symptoms include:
- Redness of the foreskin
- Red and patchy sores on the head of the penis
- White Discharge
Oral Thrush Symptoms:
Common yeast infection symptoms include:
- White or yellow spots, inside the cheeks of the mouth, the tongue and throat.
- Sometimes these spots are accompanied with a burning sensation both in the mouth and the throat.
Yeast overgrowth may result in abdominal pain, heartburn, weak nails, skin infections, constipation and diarrhoea. Additional yeast infection symptoms include: mood swings, tingling sensation in the fingers and toes, fatigue, muscle pain, depression, memory loss and joint pain.
The Cause of Yeast Overgrowth
The growth of yeast is triggered by several reasons. Taking antibiotics can kill off the good bacterium which generally keeps Candida under control, the same goes for certain birth control pills and steroids. Diabetes and a diet high in sugar can also trigger a yeast infection.
A weak immune system especially in those that are recovering from a serious illness such as cancer or those infected with HIV is more prone to yeast overgrowth. Yeast infections are a serious chronic health infection which if left untreated can spread and while still curable, it would delay recovery to weeks if not even months. If you relate to any of these yeast infection symptoms you should seek a proper medical diagnosis and begin treatment.