Candida Overgrowth - Signs You Should Look For
July 2, 2012 | By Sarah Ryder
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Itching in the vaginal area is annoying and uncomfortable, to say the least. This is usually caused by an over-production of Candida Albicans yeast, naturally living in the body. Whenever an imbalance occurs, the body can create Candida overgrowth causing vaginal discomfort. Also known as vaginal yeast infection, Candida overgrowth is unpleasant; you should know the signs to take appropriate action.




Signs of Candida Overgrowth

When you think you have a yeast infection, make sure to learn what the signs of Candida overgrowth are before self-diagnosing or seeking remedies. You could experience many different symptoms of Candida overgrowth, depending on the location of the outbreak. Signs and symptoms of Candida overgrowth could include the following:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • "Crawling" skin
  • White, creamy or curd-like discharge
  • Unpleasant smell
  • Pain during intercourse (vaginal infection)
  • Pain/difficulty eating (thrush, or mouth infection)
  • Craving for sweets or carbohydrates

Any and all of these symptoms could point to Candida overgrowth. Some people are more prone to develop this condition than others. Many factors can promote an environment where Candida overgrowth can thrive. This includes excess humidity, antibiotics, chemicals, dyes and perfumes that come in contact with your genital area, a compromised immune system, changes in hormonal balance or pH and/or an unbalanced diet.




What Is Candida?

Candida overgrowth refers to a common yeast problem, which can happen anywhere on the body where there is a warm, moist and dark place. Most people experience Candida overgrowth in the vaginal area or mouth (thrush), but it can also be found in folds of skin and other places.


Candida overgrowth is usually a result of a bacterial imbalance leading to a yeast problem. Watching for the symptoms of Candida overgrowth can help you catch it early and find fast relief.


Finding Relief from Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth

Prescription medications used as relief might temporarily alleviate symptoms, but rarely keep the infection from returning. There are plenty of natural solutions that are safer.


Start by getting rid of as many chemicals you come in contact with as possible. For additional support, try probiotics.* Probiotics help restore and maintain a healthy level of bacteria to alleviate the symptoms of Candida overgrowth while supporting vaginal and urinary tract health.*

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