Yeast Infection Symptoms You Should Know About
March 22, 2013 | By Rachel Leone

Many women suffer from yeast infections, but silently suffer to spare embarrassment. Unfortunately, yeast infections are common and difficult to avoid. Yeast infection symptoms can be indications of a larger imbalance in a woman's body. Ill feelings are warning signs and should be taken seriously.

Causes of Yeast Infection Symptoms

There are many myths and urban legends that surround the symptoms of yeast infection. Unfortunately, this has led people to be embarrassed to admit they might be suffering from a yeast infection. Contrary to what you might have been told, symptoms of yeast infection can affect both women and men.

Yeast infection symptoms are a sign that a fungus, called Candida Albicans, has been allowed to grow out of control in the genital region. This is usually caused by poor diet, chemical washes and improper dressing.

What Are The Symptoms of a Yeast Infection?

Yeast infection symptoms can be similar to symptoms of several other health conditions, including sexually transmitted diseases. Because of this, it's essential to visit a doctor anytime you think you may have a yeast infection.

Here are some of the yeast infection symptoms you'll want to watch for:

  • Itching and/or burning in the genital region.
  • Thick, white discharge with a cottage cheese-like texture.
  • Soreness or tenderness in the genital region.
  • Pain during intercourse or urination.

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What To Do If You Have Yeast Infection Symptoms

You should always confirm with your doctor or gynecologist that you have a yeast infection. Many women self-diagnose the wrong condition, and end up making things worse.

Most people opt for expensive over-the-counter creams that are sold in drug stores, or get medications from their doctors. These medicines typically temporarily alleviate the symptoms, but do not address the root problem: a bacterial imbalance. That's why the infection usually returns.

Many women have reported they have found relief with probiotics.* Probiotics can help replenish and maintain balance of good bacteria to support vaginal and urinary health.*

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