A yeast infection is the one of most common diseases affecting women today. It is also know as Candidiasis. Yeast infection is caused by the yeast-like fungus called Candida Albicans. It is the source of extreme discomfort to women. If left untreated, it will lead to further weakening of the person’s body and may even cause death. This article will focus on the top ten signs of yeast infection.
There are approximately 5 general symptoms of Candidiasis.
1. Severe itching on the affected area. The fungus thrives on dark and moist areas of the body; that is why the vagina and the mouth are the most common parts affected. Red rashes will appear on those areas as well during infection.
2. A burning and sore sensation is felt on the affected areas. In other cases, there is also a numb feeling on affected areas. This does not mean that the numb area is not affected.
3. There is a sharp sensitivity to some chemicals. These chemicals include sugar, antibiotics, yeast, and the like.
4. There are both physical and mental changes on the affected person. The affected person will have difficulty in mental and physical coordination. They will become lazy and will be susceptible to negative emotions and mood swings.
5. There is the presence of white discharges on the vagina and the rectum. The mouth will also exhibit white patches. These discharges have a distinctive odor that smells like bread, beer, or cottage cheese.
On top of the general symptoms above, there are also specific symptoms affecting body parts commonly associated with yeast infection. These are as follows:
1. Yeast infection in the stomach is commonly exhibited by bloating, diarrhea, and cramps.
2. Extreme pain is felt during urination and sexual intercourse. Although genital yeast infection is more common with women, it can also affect men through sexual intercourse with infected females or other through other means.
3. Yeast infection in the mouth is associated with dryness. The tongues and gums may crack, which will lead to bleeding. Swallowing is also made difficult.
4. Yeast infection in the respiratory system is exhibited by shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. The chest may also experience pain and tightening.
5. In severe cases, yeast infection will also cause inflammation and irritation of the eye. This can lead to permanent sight loss, if not treated.
These symptoms are just examples of the early stages of a yeast infection. Experiencing either one of them may mean that you have yeast infection or it can mean you have no infection at all. When in doubt, proceed to your doctor for proper consultation and treatment.