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Yeast Infection | How To Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection (Medical Tips)
Yeast Infection thrush! Learn How To Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection with my Medical Tips!
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▶ In this video:
00:37 Symptoms of Yeast Infection or Thrush?
02:30 How To Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection?
05:40 How To Treat A Yeast Infection Or Thrush?
07:51 What Causes A Yeast Infection Or Thrush?
08:18 When To Seek Medical Advice For Yeast Infection?
YEAST INFECTION OR THRUSH SYMPTOMS:
So, let’s begin with what vaginal thrush is. Now, we all have a lot of germs on or inside us all the time. Some of these germs are beneficial to us; for example, 'friendly' bacteria in the stomach, which can aid in food digestion. We also have many others, and unless they develop rapidly, they usually do not produce any harm or symptoms.
One of these germs is a fungus, which is a yeast family known as Candida. Fungi prefer warm, moist, airless environments, and a vagina is an ideal environment for them.
Candida are often found on the skin and in the vaginal region in small amounts. Most of the time, they aren't a source of concern. However, they can multiply and produce symptoms.
So, Vaginal thrush is known as a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point. And it can be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but can usually be treated with medication available from pharmacies or on prescription from your GP.
You do not always need a test to diagnose vaginal thrush. The diagnosis is often based on typical signs and symptoms
It is important that you do not assume that a vaginal discharge is thrush. There can be other causes of vaginal discharge, so it is always best to speak to a healthcare professional if you are concerned about this. So in the case for spotting vaginal thrush, the common symptoms to look out for include:
- Itching and soreness around the entrance of the vagina
- Vaginal discharge – this is usually odourless and may be thick and white or thin and watery
- Pain during sex or after sex
- A stinging sensation when peeing
- Skin around the vagina being red, swollen or cracked
YEAST INFECTION OR THRUSH CAUSES:
Vaginal thrush is caused by yeasts from a group of fungi called Candida.Many women have Candida in their vagina without it causing any problems, but thrush can develop if the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and Candida grows.
You're more likely to get thrush if you:
- Are in your twenties and thirties – thrush is less common in girls who haven't started their periods and women who have been through the menopause
- Have sex when you're not fully aroused or you're worried it may hurt – this can lead to vaginal dryness and tightness during sex, which can trigger thrush
- Take antibiotics
- Have poorly controlled diabetes
- Have a weakened immune system
WHEN TO SPEAK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL:
If you've had thrush before and think you have it again, you can normally treat it with medicines bought from your pharmacy. I would recommend to get medical advice from your GP, pharmacist or a sexual health clinic if:
- You have thrush for the first time
- You're under the age of 16 or over 60
- You're pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have unusual symptoms, such as coloured or smelly vaginal discharge, or sores on the skin around your vagina
- You have abnormal vaginal bleeding or pain in your lower stomach
- You've had two episodes of thrush within the last six months
- You've reacted badly to antifungal treatment in the past, or it didn't work
- You or your partner have previously had a sexually transmitted infection and you think it might have returned
- Your symptoms don't improve after 7-14 days of treatment
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.