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What are the symptoms of yeast infection?

What are the symptoms of yeast infection?

Redness and inflammation in the area are some of the main symptoms of an infection that can affect different parts of the body. We tell everything about her!

Candidiasis or candidiasis is an infection caused by a type of fungus called Candida that manifests itself mainly in the form of pain, irritation, inflammation and itching and that can affect different parts of the body.

It is a type of fungus that is found in our body, more specifically in the mouth, intestine, vagina … and that, normally, does not pose any type of threat to our body.

The problem comes when we are going through a stage of stress, weakness, anxiety , we are taking some type of medication or we are not following a healthy and balanced diet . At this time is when the level of our defenses lowers and these are unable to prevent this fungus from growing and, as a consequence of it, candidiasis appears.

Causes

Some of the main causes of candidiasis that experts point to are stress , poor diet and the use of antibiotics. But not only those, the phases of important hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, and diseases such as diabetes also facilitate the appearance of this infection.

In short, it is the weakening of the immune system that makes our body more sensitive and exposed to infection, with various causes that make these happen.

Symptoms

  • Redness of the affected area.
  • Headache.
  • Tiredness.
  • Pain in the area.
  • Inflammation.
  • Itching

Types of yeast infection

As we have mentioned previously, candidiasis is an infection that can appear in different parts of the body. Depending on the area where the infection appears, we speak of one type of yeast infection or another.

It can occur on the skin, mouth, nails, genital tract, respiratory tract, and digestive tract.

The vaginal candidiasis is perhaps the type of candidiasis that we first come to mind when we talk about this infection. A type of infection that, according to the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, also known as SEGO, approximately 75% of women will suffer at some time in their lives

Treatment

Taking into account that candidiasis is a type of infection that can appear in different parts of the body, it is convenient to indicate that the treatment to be carried out, always under the supervision of a health worker, depends on the place where it appears and the way in which let him do it.

The doctor may indicate the use of a cream or ointment or antifungal drugs , a type of drug that is used to treat infections caused by fungi.

From Hogarmania we recommend that, for any questions that may arise, do not hesitate to consult your family doctor or specialist professional.

Written by Giorgia Stromeo

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