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How To Tell If You Have A Yeast Infection

There is only one true way to tell if you have a yeast infection, and that is with a visit to your doctor. Many women though, would rather self diagnose themselves to save the embarrassment of the examination in the doctor’s surgery.

Yeast infection symptoms

It’s easy to tell if you’re suffering from a vaginal, bacterial or fungal infection just from the symptoms you can have. These include…

  • Rash on outer lips of the vagina
  • Vaginal itching and soreness
  • Painful urination
  • White vaginal discharge that has a yeast aroma
  • Pain when having sexual intercourse

Although these symptoms may make it obvious that you’re suffering from a yeast infection you need to visit your doctor in case you’re suffering from another vaginal infection. Any other infection that is not treated correctly and in time can cause permanent damage to your reproductive organs and/or your kidneys.

Your doctor will use a swab to test the culture that is infecting your vagina so you get an accurate diagnosis. Once you have that diagnosis you’ll be able to successfully cure your infection.

Monistat test

There is a test that a lot of women try that is with an OTC yeast infection treatment. The problem with this test is the OTC treatment can relieve symptoms of other vaginal infections as well as a yeast infection. So although the symptoms will be going, the real infection will still be getting worse, and will start to infect your fallopian tubes or kidneys if left too long.

Your health is very important to you. You can save yourself a lot of trouble in the future with a 10 minute visit to your doctor. It can be an embarrassing experience for a lot of women but that far outweighs the heartache of something bad happening like never being able to have more children, or suffering permanent kidney damage.

Will A Yeast Infection Clear On Its Own

A question I’ve seen asked a lot is, will a yeast infection clear on its own? I don’t know of, or have ever heard of a yeast infection clearing on its own, so I would say the answer to this is no. Read more below on what a yeast infection is, and what it can do to you if left untreated.

Yeast infections explained

We all have the Candida Albicans yeast living inside our bodies and on our skin. When one of your natural defenses in your body is compromised the usually harmless Candida will mutate when it is no longer kept under control. Although the yeast lives harmlessly in us all when it gets the chance it will start causing problems.

When the Candida mutates it turns into an aggressive fungus, and it’s this fungus that actually causes your yeast infection and its symptoms. If this fungus is left untreated it will just spread further until you decide to start attacking it with a cure.

Candida loves your skin cells

The symptoms that you get with your yeast infection are caused by the Candida fungus feeding on your skin cells. Left untreated the fungus will just dig deeper into your skin looking for fresh skin cells to feed on. This is when your itching will get more intense, and this burrowing deeper can prevent OTC yeast infection cures from thoroughly killing all of the yeast. This is because the cream will have trouble fully penetrating your skin to kill all of the fungus.

Intestinal yeast infections

Because you have a yeast infection in your vagina your body has become a natural host for the Candida which means it will probably be able to live anywhere in your body. Your intestines are another place where the Candida can survive easily because what you eat becomes food for the Candida if your diet is high in foods like sugar and bread.

When the Candida is in your intestines it will also feed on the cells of the walls of your intestines. When you start suffering from Candida overgrowth in your intestines you’ll first start suffering from digestive disorders like indigestion and gas/bloating. When this feeding on your intestinal walls continues eventually the Candida will perforate your intestines. When this happens you’ll start experiencing symptoms such as…

  • Concentration problems
  • Memory loss
  • Foggy brain
  • Lethargy/tiredness
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Chronic/recurrent vaginal yeast infections
  • And many more

Treating an intestinal yeast infection

Treating an intestinal yeast infection is a lot more difficult than treating a vaginal yeast infection. You need to…

  • Starve the yeast with a proper diet
  • Kill the yeast with anti fungals
  • Repopulate your intestines with friendly bacteria
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Rid your body of the Candida yeast for good

Get the advice from an expert

To fully rid your body of the Candida fungus will need the help of an expert. Sarah Summer is an expert at ridding the human body of the Candida yeast. Sarah has helped tens of thousands of men and women worldwide, including me. Sarah has an anti Candida program as well as one to one email support if you need it.

You can find out more about Sarah Summer and her anti Candida program here – Natural Cure For Yeast Infections.

If you treat your yeast infection in time, and find out the cause of your Candida overgrowth you should be able to cure yourself very quickly. But a yeast infection will never clear on its own.