There are several symptoms you can expect once you have yeast infection and in men, penile yeast infections common and the symptoms will include itching, whitish patches on the penile shaft, a discharge and discomfort having sex and while urinating. In women who have yeast infection of the vagina, they will experience soreness, itching, pain during sex and while urinating, a whitish discharge and others. Once you notice the symptoms, do not look for a yeast infection immediately because you are not totally sure of the infection present. Confirm with a doctor who will then recommend a suitable yeast infection relief. There are several yeast infection reliefs and they can be natural reliefs or more contemporary ones.
The most common natural yeast infection relief is the use of yogurt. Taking a lot of yogurt will keep a balance of the bacteria in the body helping get rid of unwanted numbers of yeast. The yeast contains a friendly bacterium called lactobacillus acidophilus and when applied to the affected area like vagina, the yeast will be killed and therefore bringing a relief to your yeast infection. Other home remedies that can be administered in the same way are garlic, honey, vinegar, tea tree oil and the list goes on. Boric acid is known to be very toxic and you need to seek medical help while considering this treatment. Make sure that you administer it in a safe way. Another yeast infection relief that might be harmful to pregnant women is diflucan.
The more contemporary reliefs include anti fungal creams, ointments, tablets and suppositories. You can buy many without a prescription from the doctor. It is not advised for you to self medicate if you are not sure of the condition you have. You might be treating a wrong disease which has similar symptoms. Such a disease could be a bacterial infection of the vagina, it could also be a kidney infection and many more conditions. Take time to get all the information you need. Do not rely on certain reliefs to totally cure you. Let a qualified medically trained person give you the guidelines you need to make a good decision.
By: Peter Gitundu
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