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Untreated Yeast Infection

Untreated Yeast Infection

Yeast infections do not show symptoms in the initial phase for a certain period of time, and thus they go unnoticed and untreated. Most of the time we don’t think about the possibility of a yeast infection that we may have, instead, what we end up doing is start scratching if it gets a bit irritating down there. This gives us relief for the time being, and then we leave the infection as it is without any medication or applying any home remedies. We think that it will go away and cure up at its own accord, but that is far from the truth.

Untreated yeast infection in most of the cases can worsen up and becomes a chronic infection, and can even keep reoccurring. When a person suffering from such fungal infections goes the doctor, then takes the required medicines, and then realizes that the medication isn’t working, as till then the yeast infection in their body’s have completely established in the infected area by letting out it’s hyphae into the vaginal tissue. The area becomes harsh, swells up; the itching becomes intense leading to pain and discomfort. Moreover the embarrassing vaginal smell due to the infection leads to insecurity and hampers the sexual life. All of these factors make it vitally important to not leave a yeast infection untreated, and to seek remedies immediately.
 

Consequences of Untreated Yeast Infection:

If we leave the yeast infection untreated then the consequences becomes severe. Endometriosis is one of the major consequences of chronic fungal infections. It may also lead to infertility in some rare cases.

Yeast is the micro-organism which mainly thrives in the wet and moist regions of our body, and is opportunistic in nature. Whenever they get conducive environments and adequate feed, they start proliferating, and if no proper treatment done, the yeast can suppress the immune system. So the infection will easily spread to the other parts of the body. As the immune system is suppressed then the vulnerability of other ailments and diseases also increases. Untreated yeast infection will affect the normal life of a person as he or she will feel pain and discomfort while urinating and during sexual intercourse. It may hamper their relationship as well.

A person may also develop yeast infection during their menstrual cycle, and that should be taken care of immediately, as leaving it untreated may help the infection to spread to the intestine which can cause irregular bowel movements, bloating and diarrhoea along with many other symptoms which are unpleasant.

You should try not to conceive a child during an untreated yeast infection because it may bring on a difficult pregnancy and it won’t provide a friendly environment for the sperm as the pH levels in the vaginal tract are not balanced during such an infection.

According to Dr. Eric Bekker untreated yeast infection can cause a lot of issues in women. He says that most patients suffering from yeast infections tends to think of this itch and discomfort as something temporary, which if treated with Fluconazole  and Monstat will not recur. This is untrue in many cases. He insists on getting it treated once and for all, as yeast infections has been linked to endometrosis, which in turn is linked to infertility. It is not implied that yeast infection can cause infertility but it is better to be safe than sorry and treat yeast infection without any delay. Dr. Bekker does highlight some key concerns, but the most fatal form of yeast infection occurs when it enters the blood stream, with many deaths being reported in such cases.
 

Some Rare Side Effects of Yeast infection:

Some of the uncommon side effects include problems in the mouth like blisters and sores, mood swings, headaches, gastro-intestinal difficulties, tiredness and fatigue. Moreover, in most cases it is seen that the symptoms of any fungal infection is similar to the symptoms of other diseases also, so it is very important to show the doctor immediately to find the root of the cause.

Some of the symptoms that occur when we leave a yeast infection untreated are:

  • Oral yeast infection that is commonly known as thrush. In which we can observe a creamy white or yellowish spot on the mouth or the tongue.

  • Vaginal yeast infection in which a cottage cheese like discharge in seen from the vagina that has a fishy smell.

  • Babies develop yeast infections in the area which remain covered with diaper for a long time. Red rashes and little bumps are seen on the skin.

  • Yeast infection untreated in men can cause penile inflammation, and jock itching.

 

Treatment of the Untreated Yeast infection:

Yeast infections can be treated easily by home-made remedies and a Candida detox diet should be maintained. Anti-fungal creams and suppositories can also be used that can cure the infection. Other than topical treatments holistic programs are also necessary for eradicating the yeast infection. So do not ignore any constant yeast infection, because the consequences may become more severe and may lead to a variety of other different health problems. Normally, yeast infections are quite easy to manage and prevent if detected during early stages. So don’t delay, and seek treatment today!
 

Yogurt and Candida:

Yeast Infection and YoghurtYogurt that is rich in live Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria can help both the vagina and gastrointestinal tract fight of Candida. If you are prone to suffering from recurrent Candida infections than acidophilus yogurt can help to reduce the frequency of Candida infection recurrence. This is due to the fact that yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, when ingested, will introduce the bacteria that can survive the gastric acid into the intestines and begin to fight off Candida in the intestines.
 

Once the Lactobacillus acidophilus present in the yogurt have colonized the gastrointestinal tract, they will make their way to the rectum. Once the Lactobacillus acidophilus have colonized the rectum, they will migrate into the vagina. Once in the vagina Lactobacillus acidophilus can start to consume excess sugars and produce lactic acid.
A study done in the 1970’s at Michigan State University was done on 98 women who were plagued by repeat bouts of vaginitis. Of the 98 women who suffered from repeated attacks of vaginitis, all of them had yeast in their stools. If Candida was Candida was cultured from the vagina it was always found in the stools. And, if Candida was not found in the stools it was never found in the vagina. The study suggested that Candida in the gastrointestinal tract was the causal factor in recurrent episodes of vaginal Candidiasis. The study stated that a definite cure for vaginitis would be impossible unless signs of Candida were eliminated from the gut first.
 
 

References:
Can Men Get Yeast Infections? Book by Renee Benzaim – 2012
 

Yeast Infections: Causes, Cures and Symptoms – Book by J. D. Rockefeller – 2015
 

Pocket Guide to Fungal Infection Book by Malcolm D. Richardson and ‎Elizabeth M. Johnson – 2008
 

Conquering Yeast Infections – Book by S. Colet Lahoz – 1996

 

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