All you need to know about: Yeast Infections

Hey Beauty! Most of us (if not all of us) have been there. That ridiculous itching sensation and white clumpy discharge are so annoying! Yup, we're talking about yeast infections. The truth is 75% of us will come a yeast infection, and not only once but twice on average. Don't worry beauty, here is what you need to know and 3 things you can do about your candidiasis.


What is a yeast infection, and why do we get them?


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There are various types of yeast infections. Today we will be discussing vaginal yeast infections. This is also called candidiasis. Like the name suggests, the condition effects the vagina. Signs of a yeast infection are; white cottage cheese like discharge, irritation or intense itchiness of the vulva and the vagina.


Candidiasis is not classified as a sexually transmitted infection, says Mayo Clinic " But, there's an increased risk of vaginal yeast infection at the time of first regular sexual activity. There's also some evidence that infections may be linked to mouth to genital contact (oral-genital sex)."


An imbalance between the yeast and bacteria present in the vagina results in the infection, which could be due to;

  • Weak immune system

  • Pregnancy

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • Stress

  • Candida Bacteria Imbalance

How to get rid of a yeast infection?


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The best way to get rid of your candidiasis is the visit your local doctor. Mother Nature's Assistance will always encourage our beauties to seek professional medical assistance. However, if you are unable to see a doctor as soon as you would like, here are a few alternatives;

  • Anti-itch wipes and creams.

  • Antifungals: (Available as creams or tablets, clears the yeast infection.)

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Helps balance your pH

  • Wear clean underwear (panties)

  • Keep the area (vagina) dry

  • Use gentle feminine washes with essential oils. Like our Lavender Feminine Foam Wash.


How to avoid a yeast infection?



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Now we know what causes and what get rid of a vaginal yeast infection. Let's talk about how to avoid it in the first place. Below is a list of preventions we can do today to lower the risk of a yeast infection.

  • After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid the spread of yeast or bacteria from anus to the vagina or urinary tract.

  • Wear underwear that does not retain moisture.

  • Keep the genital areas dry.


Conclusion


You shouldn't feel ashamed if you have a vaginal yeast infection. It happens to 3 out of 4 women. There are a number of reasons as to why you have gotten the infection. It could be stress related, an pH imbalance or something else. The important thing is that you can treat and avoid it!






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