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Some Things To Know About Treating Chronic Yeast Infections

May 7, 2008
There are several kinds of yeast infections which one can get, and all of them can return time and time again, resulting in them becoming chronic yeast infections. Yeast infections not only occur on your skin, but in your mouth and throat, as well as in the groin area, the gastrointestinal tract and around the area where a diaper is worn on young children.

Medical experts agree that around 75% of all women are likely to suffer from one form or another of yeast infection at some point in their lives. Plus this infection is not just limited to women and young children but men can also be affected by it as well. They will mainly suffer around the groin area and is commonly referred to as male yeast infection. It is crucial that one remembers that this kind of infection can easily be transmitted between two people through sexual intercourse. It is therefore important that if you discover that either you or your partner have any kind of chronic yeast infections you seek medical attention immediately. Also whilst you or your partner are undergoing treatment for the infection you should stop all sexual contact until the infection has been successfully treated. By doing this you will prevent yourselves from passing the infection backwards and forwards between each other.

If you find that the thrush (yeast infection) you have in your mouth and throat is reoccurring, then you doctor will prescribe some type of antifungal mouth rinse, lozenges or tablets for treating chronic yeast infections. It is also important that whilst treatment is ongoing that you purchase a new tooth brush, plus once treatment has been successfully completed you then purchase another new toothbrush. By doing this you will actually prevent the yeast infection from being introduced back into your mouth again.

If you have a child who has chronic yeast infection of the mouth or throat, again you should replace their toothbrush as you would yours. It is also important that you sterilize, replace or wash with hot soapy water any toys or other items that your child likes to chew on or which they put in their mouth.

The most common kinds of chronic yeast infections people suffer from are those which affect the skin. The most often occur in areas of the body which are warm and moist, including under the arms, on or under breasts, or in skin folds. If you do suffer from such infections on your skin then it is important that the area which is affected be kept as dry as possible. Also if you can it preferable to wear cotton clothing that is loose fitting.

If you choose to wear tight fitting or materials made from synthetic products it will only cause you to sweat more and this will provide the ideal breeding ground (moist and warm) in which chronic yeast infections thrive. Should you happen to suffer from any chronic yeast infections around the skin folds then it may be worthwhile using a antifungal powder rather than cream. The powder is able to not only treat the condition, but also prevent the buildup of sweat in the area.

It does not matter what types of chronic yeast infections you are dealing with, there are plenty of medical studies which show that eating yogurt that contains active cultures, are extremely effective at helping to prevent yeast infections. Especially if they are eating on a daily basis. So if you haven't then why not start including one of the many active culture yogurts available into your diet each day.

Another thing which has been proved successfully by medical experts as a way of dealing with chronic yeast infections is through including probiotics in a sufferer's diet. Probiotics are actually live micro-organisms which are very similar to active cultures that are to be found in natural yogurts and which can help to regulate the level of micro-organisms found in your body. By taking probiotics as part of your diet you will actually be able to keep these organisms under control and so help to bring chronic yeast infections under control as well.

If you do find that you may be suffering from some form of chronic yeast infections then you need to seek medical assistance as soon as you can. By visiting your doctor he will quickly be able to evaluate how severe yours is and then prescribe the right course of treatment for dealing with it and preventing a reoccurrence.
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