When a woman develops a white discharge and vaginal itching, her doctor often diagnoses yeast infection, even though he may be wrong because every healthy woman has yeast in her vagina and cultures of the vagina almost always grow yeast, even in women who have no symptoms at all. A doctor diagnoses yeast by inserting a cotton swab into the vagina, placing it in a drop of water and examining the fluid for yeast under a microscope.
Candida causes can be determined by the actual symptoms. Therefore, before you determine what to do to treat Candida; you have to know its origin. A yeast infection occurs when the Candida albicans or more commonly know as fungus, begins to grow in the vagina. In addition, candidiasis can usually be found the oral cavity, known as oral thrush; folds of skin in the diaper area or diaper rash; and the nipples during breastfeeding.
While there is a natural remedy for candidiasis, you may wish to check with your doctor to determine the extent of the infection. If you prefer a more natural cure for yeast infection, you can use tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract, both of which have known to cure this infection without undue side effects. There are also several sources of natural remedies found on the internet, some purportedly quick, guaranteed results.
Vaginal yeast infections can range from downright embarrassing to very painful. To counter these yeast infection signs there are a number of medications that you can try. These medications can be taken in the form of home remedies, prescription drugs and over the counter relief like Monistat 7.
Vaginal itching - How many women have found them self in a situation where the urge to relieve an itch around their private parts becomes so unbearable that they had to leave the room to relieve the urge (scratch) so not to cause embarrassment to them self or that of others in their company.
Causes behind vaginal itching are varied but most common known are chemical irritants contained in certain products. Content based chemicals that come in contact with the skin which encourage irritation are detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, douches, contraceptive foams or jellies.
Piper Betle Leaf - Active ingredient of Piper Betle Leaf is Piperine, for the synthesis of anti-oxidant enzymes.Present study revealed that the presence of the extract of Piperine inhibit the radiation induced lipid peroxidation process effectively. It has the ability to scavenge free radicals involved in the initiation and propagation steps. It protects vaginal tissues from damages and neutralizes free radicals due to overgrowth of vagina flora.
Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms
Many symptoms of yeast infections can also be considered "normal" for some women. This is why many yeast infections can go unnoticed. However, if there is even a small inkling that a woman has an infection, it is best to go see your doctor for it, if you truly cannot tell.
There tend to be four major symptoms of a yeast infection. These are:
�vaginal itching and soreness
�a thick, white cheese like discharge that may smell yeasty
�"Burning" discomfort around the vaginal opening - especially if urine (a natural acid) touches it.
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