Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting it right, diagnosing yeast infection

Knowing what you have is always part of the battle. In case of medical conditions it is highly important to get the right diagnosis to get receive the proper treatments. In some cases, a wrong assessment of a condition or illness will result to more complications and can even lead to death. The same is true with diagnosing yeast infection. More often than not, people will not consult their doctors because they believe that what they have read on the internet suffice to make an accurate diagnosis of the condition that they have. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Yeast infection has been one of the more common infections that are often misdiagnosed. Thinking that what they have is yeast infection, women will often buy and apply various treatments in their attempt to cure a condition that they do not have in the first place. So instead of being cured of a simple condition, these women will end up with a more complicated condition requiring full treatment procedures. They will then have to spend twice the time and twice the money for their treatment. It’s totally a waste.

Why does this keep happening? There are a number of reasons really but one of them is the fact that we think we’re better than the doctors we come to for help. Some of us think that we are paying these doctors too much for simple diagnosis that we can do ourselves. Or we think we are paying too much for the medicine that they prescribe.

Other times we find our selves in a position as experts in a filed few, if there’s one at all, of us really know about. Just because we have experienced having an itch or infection once or twice we think that we already know everything, from causes to treatments. When faced with an itching predicament, first thing you should do is wash the area with soap and warm water. This way you can eliminate some of the other causes of itchiness in the affected area.

Now in terms of cleaning the affected region, one should avoid using various products like douches and hygiene washes since these can easily irritate more the vaginal area. Also, keep in mind that antibiotics can aggravate yeast infection so it is recommended that one should not take any antibiotic pills when one has yeast infection. In fact, even taking a single antibiotic pill can worsen the infection.

Also, it is best not to panic in situations that you think you have yeast infection. Sometimes the whitish discharge is just part of your menstrual cycle. The same goes with pain and discomfort. However, if you are feeling pain that seems to quite unusual, then consulting your doctor would be the best action you should take.

Recurring infections should also be looked at by your doctor. If despite several medications, the infection keeps coming back bringing with it the other symptoms of the condition, then checking with your doctor is an absolute necessity. There may be some underlying conditions behind which you failed to notice or failed to consider.

Diagnosing yeast infection should not be done by amateurs like you and me. Getting a right diagnosis is imperative to have a treatment schedule that would efficiently help you solve your existing problems.

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This is a bit embarrassing...but, can anyone share solid information about candidiasis...not just a vaginal yeast infection, but the whole body type. I have done extensive reading and some of it can scare the padoody out of many of the articles discussing this condition somewhere in the information mention HIV/AIDS>....has anyone been diagnosed with candidiasis and followed through with an effective treatment plan that worked...If so please share.
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The first thing you MUST do immediately is remove ALL refined sugar and fermented products from your diet. It wouldn't hurt to quit eating grains as well. Glucose (which is the carbohydrate we call blood sugar) only feeds this blooming yeast infection. Then add caprylic acid to your diet. Encapsulated supplements are available for cheap. That should do the trick in two or three weeks.

Don't be frightened by the AIDS/HIV thing. These folks are at risk for any infection you can name, but they don't own candida.
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  • Hygiene, side effect of some medicnies, low activity levels. all these can cause yeast infection. The underwear you wear can also cause it. Some diabetics are prone to this problem. Take doctors advise. Try to keep active, so body temperature is healthy, Avoid some OTC medicines, Do a full diagnosis to rule out other causes
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  • HIV/AIDS link: Candida albican infections are the biggest killer of patients suffering from HIV/AIDS in the US.


    My lecture which i had 7 hours ago.
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  • Oral Candidiasis is also called thrush. It is a yeast infection of the mouth, gums and tongue. It cannot be passed to another person. The fungus is treated with an antibiotic. Vulvovaginal Candidiasis is a yeast infection, uncomfortable but not serious. To prevent yeast infections (anywhere): wear clean cotton underpants or pantyhose with a cotton crotch; keep the vaginal and other areas clean and dry; practice safe sex (condoms); wipe from front to back after urinating or having a bowl movement; take showers instead of baths to help keep your from getting another yeast infection (spreading); do not eat yogurt; do not douche unless your caregiver says it is okay; do not eat alot of foods with sugar, or drink fluids that contain alcohol; do not spend long periods in hot tubs; do not use strong perfumes or soaps; do not use feminine hygiene sprays, powders, or bubble bath. Hope this helps you out.
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