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9 Symptoms of Yeast Infection You Should Never Ignore

9 Symptoms of Yeast Infection You Should Never Ignore

Vaginal yeast infections are extremely prevalent, but luckily, they're also incredibly easy to treat. 

Your vagina prefers balance. You could have a yeast infection if the fungus Candida overgrowths in your gut. According to the federal Office for Women's Health, pregnancy, uncontrolled diabetes, hormonal birth control, douching or using other vaginal cleansing products, and taking antibiotics might all make you more susceptible to them.

1. Redness 

Do you think you have a yeast infection? It's time to have a portable mirror. You may develop vaginal swelling or notice some redness, as well as a raw appearance to the skin. If you've been scratching a lot, your skin could be broken.

2. Uncomfortable sex 

When sex feels a little like sandpaper, it's usually just a matter of using a good lubricant. However, if your vaginal itching and burning occurs during the day, you may discover that the discomfort is intensified during intercourse.

3. Painful urination 

Urinating while burning can be a painful sensation. Fortunately, it's not as prevalent as other yeast infection symptoms, but it's still something patients should be aware of. Urine can irritate tissues that are already sore and irritated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, burning is a frequent symptom of a urinary tract infection, which also involves a persistent urge to urinate and cramping (CDC).

4. Funky discharge 

You've certainly heard that "cottage cheese-like" discharge is one of the most prevalent yeast infection symptoms. Many yeast infections, on the other hand, do not have any. Yeast does not usually reproduce in large enough quantities to cause such a discharge. Don't dismiss itching as a symptom of a yeast infection just because you're not experiencing it.

5. Unusual odor or no odor

Yeast infection discharge does not usually have an odor. Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common vaginal infection could be a culprit. Some people will have a yeast infection and BV at the same time. As a result, your discharge may have an "odd" odor. If you treat a yeast infection at home and it doesn't improve, you should have it checked to see if you have a secondary (or entirely different) infection.

6. Vaginal itching 

When you tell your gynecologist you're itching a lot down below, she'll assume you have a yeast infection. The itching will make you want to squirm around in your seat.

7. No symptoms 

Yes, women can have a yeast imbalance but not show symptoms of a yeast infection. After a normal checkup or Pap smear, your doctor may mention the excess of yeast, which can leave you perplexed and concerned about what's going on. However, you don't need to be alarmed or be treated if you don't have any symptoms. There's no point in taking medication that your body doesn't require.

8. The skin looks a bit white 

While inflamed skin is a frequent symptom of yeast infection, the skin can also appear white. Whether your skin is white or red, one thing is certain: a yeast infection makes your skin feel angry.

9. Itching on the inside 

Even if it is your experience, it is not medically correct. The outer vaginal skin is affected by yeast infection symptoms such as itching.

The Bottom Line

You may need to contact your gynecologist if this is your first yeast infection. It's possible to diagnose a patient over the phone unless they have a history of recurring yeast infections.

Over-the-counter antifungal drugs (creams, ointments, or suppositories) can be used to treat a yeast infection, or your doctor may prescribe a one-day oral antifungal like fluconazole. Changing habits that promote vaginal health, such as avoiding tight clothing, using an unscented body wash, changing pads and tampons frequently, and changing out of gym clothes after exercise can help alleviate symptoms and reduce the chances of recurrence.


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