Identifying Symptoms Of Yeast Infection
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Yeast infection is very common among women as well as men. Kids too can get yeast infection with the intake of antibiotics. Caused by fungus which is naturally present in our body, yeast infection is the result of this fungus growing uncontrollably due to a conducive environment.
In women, yeast infection is mostly seen in the vagina, causing the inflammation of the vaginal tissues, known as vaginitis. However, they are also seen in the mouth, known as thrush, in male genital areas, pharynx as well as the oesophagus. Yeast infection can occur in any area of the body and is more common in children and women. If you suspect yeast infection, here are some signs to identify the symptoms correctly.
Symptoms Of Yeast Infection
Yeast infection, wherever it appears on the body will have itching as a common symptom. The itching can be in a scale of mild to severe, depending on the severity of the infection. If it is vaginitis, which appears in the vaginal region, the vagina will have terrible itching and inflammation as well. Washing the area with an antibacterial soap and using yoghurt to control the itch are things that you can do at home.
Yeast infection of the vagina is accompanied by a thick and curdy discharge. It can be grey or white in colour and mostly odourless as well. The discharge quantity needs to be too much as it can vary according to the severity of the infection. But it will be significant enough for you to notice the changes and suspect a yeast infection.
All yeast infections are accompanied by a burning sensation at the time of urination and otherwise. This is one of the most common symptoms faced by children which make them cry and lead to discovery by parents. The burning sensation during urination is a common symptom associated with Urinary tract infection and hence adequate tests are required for confirming a yeast infection before medications are administered.
As itching is a major symptom of yeast infection, one has the tendency to scratch the area and lead to nicks and cuts that can lead to burning and general irritation on the area. This can also be a cause for secondary infections on the skin. The scratching can lead to inflammation and the area infected will often be swollen, red with scabs and very painful when you touch.
The skin that is affected with yeast will have red and patchy sores. In male yeast infection, the sores will be mostly located at the head of the penis and the foreskin as well. The sores can turn very red and painful due to the constant scratching and peeling of skin.
If you have these symptoms in any part of the body, it is important to treat it adequately failing which yeast infection can spread to other parts of the body as well. Try not to scratch the area constantly as this will lead to more irritation on the skin and redness.