Re: Yeast infection taking over my life!
Hi I'm sorry to about the problems that you been having. Maybe I can help. Antibiotics can cause vaginal yeast infections. This occurs when the antibiotics kill off the beneficial bacteria of the vagina which can lead to an overgrowth of yeast. A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina. But when too much yeast grows, you can get an infection. The signs of a vaginal yeast infection and the most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include: Burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva, pain when passing urine, pain during sex, soreness, a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell, a rash on the vagina. You may only have a few of these symptoms. They may be mild or severe. Many things can raise your risk of a vaginal yeast infection, such as: Stress, lack of sleep, Illness, poor eating habits, including eating extreme amounts of sugary foods, pregnancy, having your period, taking certain medicines, including birth control pills, antibiotics, and steroids, diseases such as poorly controlled diabetes and HIV/AIDS, hormonal changes during your periods. To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can: Avoid douches, avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath, sprays, pads, and tampons, change tampons and pads often during your period, avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers, wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch, change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes as soon as you can, avoid hot tubs and very hot baths. You can take the Vagisil Screening Kit for vaginal infections. Itching, Buring, Unpleasant odor, Unusual discharge are for the symptoms for a yeast infection. Monistat 3 is the 3-day treatments can cure yeast infections.