The symptoms of yeast infections aren’t just painful, but they’re also frequent. 3 out of 4 women will suffer from the yeast infection at some time in their lives. The majority of women will experience at minimum two disorders. People who have recurring infections could have four or more per year.
“Most yeast infections can be easily treated. But for certain women, persistent issues require a more specific treatment program. In these instances, the itching may become so intense that it can cause swelling and open sores. We’ve been extremely successful in combating these infections that are chronic and helping women to avoid getting them.” added Dr. Anne Martinelli.
What is the cause of yeast infections (vaginal candidiasis)?
A healthy vagina is a yeast and bacteria, also known by the name vaginal flora. The bacteria create an optimal balance by stopping the growth of yeast. If this equilibrium is disrupted for any reason, it could lead to an infection with yeast.
There are a variety of possible causes for yeast infection, but most of them stem from one specific type of yeast called Candida Albicans. (Mayo Clinic).
Some circumstances place you at a higher risk of getting an infection caused by yeast. This includes:
- The use of antibiotics (these can cause a balance of yeast with bacteria)
- A compromised immune system
- Failure to manage diabetes
- The increase in estrogen levels can be due to oral contraceptives or hormone therapy.
- It is being pregnant.
Although candida Albicans are relatively common and easily treated, recurring illnesses can be caused by a less well-known fungus. This means that you’ll need an additional, more specific treatment.
What are the signs of yeast infections?
The most prominent sign of yeast infections is severe itching and irritation of the vaginal and vulva areas. Other signs include:
- Burning pain during intercourse
- A swollen and red vulva
- Burning or stinging while urinating
- A vaginal itchy rash
- The smell of release
- Vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese
- Vaginal soreness
In certain women, specifically those with frequent infections, symptoms may be more severe, creating swelling and itching that is such that it can cause tears or sores.
Are there methods to avoid the spread of yeast?
Though most women will have a yeast infection at the time of their lives, taking these steps will significantly decrease the chance of getting one. We suggest that you:
- Wear underwear that has a cotton Crotch.
- Don’t use hoses with tight fittings.
- Stop doing this, and it will remove beneficial vaginal bacteria.
- Avoid tight underwear.
- Do not sit in hot baths or hot tubs for extended periods.
- Remove your wet clothes, such as gym clothes and swimsuits, as early as is possible.
- Only use antibiotics when necessary. Be aware that antibiotics won’t aid if you suffer from an illness that is viral or cold.
If you are suffering from an infection with yeast, you should make appointments with our office, especially if you suffer from more than four cases in a year. We’ll have to identify the kind of fungus that causes the problem so we can develop a specific care program that specifically addresses your particular situation.
We Offer Complete Gynecological Care During All Stages of Your Life
We’ve seen young women who are undergoing their first pelvic examination and women in their late twenties who have entered menopausal. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying for pregnant or require help with painful, irregular periods. We view it as an honor to provide you with the treatment we offer a wide range of Gynecological services that can be delivered to your needs. We’ve shown the best level of care to many generations of females. We invite you to see why women have trusted their health to our fantastic team of caring professionals. Contact us today to make an appointment.