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Yeast Infection



Yeast Infection Causes


External use of irritants like douches or internal disturbances can trouble the normal flora that comprises lactic acid bacteria and an increases growth of yeast found in the body leads to evident symptoms. Some causes of the yeast infection are pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, engaging in sexual intercourse immediately and without cleansing after anal sex and use of lubricants that has glycerine. Weakened immune system or metabolic condition like diabetes also can cause yeast infection. Other conditions/illness related to yeast infection is HIV/AIDS, mononucleosis, cancer treatments, steroids, stress and nutrient deficiency. The common cause of yeast overgrowth are the use of antibiotics and steroids.


Yeast Infection Definition


Yeast infection is medically known as candidiasis it is an infection caused by fungi of any of the Candida species where in the most common type is the Candida albicans. Yeast infection can range from superficial to systemic which can be a dangerous disease.


Yeast Infection Diagnosis


Primary methods for diagnosis are microscopic examination and culturing.


Yeast Infection Symptoms and Signs


Severe itching, burning and soreness, irritation of the vagina Whitish-gray discharge with a curd-like appearance Red patchy sores near the head of the penis or on the foreskin (for men)


Yeast Infection Treatment


Though home remedies can treat yeast infection it is still best to consult your doctor for proper medication. Medications used are: Antimycotics – antifungal drugs like topical clotrimazole Amphotericin B, caspofungin or voriconazole (for severe cases) Local treatment – vaginal suppositories or medicated douches


Drugs used for treatment of Yeast Infection


Diflucan
Ketoconazole Cream

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