Vaginal yeast infection is not sexually transmitted. It is a common vagina infection. About 75% of women would have the infection once in their lives.
Yeast infection in the vagina is rare before puberty and after menopause.
Vaginal or candida yeast infection is caused by a strain of microscopic fungus commonly known as candida albicans.
Besides causing a yeast infection in the female reproductive organ, the fungus also infects other body parts which is warm and moist e.g. mouth (thrush), skin folds (where the legs join with the pelvis) fingernail beds and diaper rash in babies.
The largest colony of bacteria in the vagina– the Lactobacillus acidophilus keeps the multiplication of the other organisms in check.
However certain internal and external factors can upset this normal balance of organisms in the internal vaginal anatomy and trigger an overgrowth of the fungus causing a yeast infection.
The normal balance of organisms can be disrupted by:-
Use of oral antibiotics for other conditions. These antibiotics do a good job by killing off the bad bacteria that cause the sickness but they also kill the good, helpful bacteria in the vagina. Once the population of the good bacteria is reduced, vaginal yeast infection sets in.
Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and oral contraceptives . Some hormonal birth control may have a higher dose of estrogen.
Chemical douches and vaginal sprays can disrupt the normal balance of vaginal flora, thereby increasing the risk of vaginal yeast infection.
You have diabetes and blood sugar is not under control.
Weakened Immune System
Women with a weakened immune system are also at a higher risk of yeast infection.
Do change out of swimming and exercise clothes as soon as you as yeast love warm and moist conditions. Wear cotton underwear or pantyhose with cotton crotch to reduce vaginal sweating.
The following are some of the signs of a candida infection in the vagina:-
These home treatments are effective during the early onset of an infection. If symptoms do not subside after a week or are getting worse, see a doctor promptly.
If you find the home treatments troublesome, then this manjakani herbal wash is very convenient to use.
This wash contains manjakani and kacip fatimah - two botanical extracts which are well-known for their natural antiseptic and astringent properties that:-
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This black vagina wand is an trusted remedy used by the women of Madura for getting rid of excessive vagina discharge, itching and odor caused by yeast or bacterial infection.
For elimination of excessive vaginal discharge, itching and odor, use the wand 2 times a day (once in the morning and once at night).
Insert 3/4 of the length of the wand inside the vagina. Gently move it around for about 2 minutes and withdraw slowly.
Click here on how to use and wash the wand.
Avoid Sugar And Yeasty foods
This means you eat less refined carbohydrates - white bread, cookies, white rice and noodles and drink less carbonated drinks and alcohol. But drink plenty of plain water to flush out the sugar in the body.
Eat more yogurt especially the ones labelled with “live active cultures” or Greek yogurt to increase the population of “good bacteria” in the vagina.
Eat more wholegrain foods such as whole-meal bread, brown rice and whole-meal biscuits and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Due to our hectic lifestyle, we tend to eat on the go and have less time to cook. It is sometimes hard to avoid eating refined carbohydrates.
Hence, it makes sense to supplement with Cranberry tablets.
By chewing 2 tablets of Cran-Max Plus, this all-natural drug free supplement prevents recurring candida yeast infection. It also provides quick relief to the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection during an attack.
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