Home » Health » Diseases and Conditions

Are There Any Other Names For Yeast Infection?

Jul 19, 2008
There are other names for a yeast infection. Some of these are "thrush", Candida Albicans, Candidiasis, Candida yeast overgrowth and even Candida Tropicalis. Whatever name you know it by you should know that yeast infection is the most common infection of all.

In fact, 80% of adult women have suffered or will suffer from vaginal yeast infection, and a high number of adults and even children suffer from one or another variant of yeast infection, since it can develop in any moist, warm area of our body. There are several things you should know about it.

The most common name for yeast infection is Candida Albicans. This is a fungus that is usually present in a healthy body. It is part of a delicate balance, when an abnormal event such as a hormonal or chemical imbalance occurs, the yeast goes out of control producing an infection. Your doctor may call it with a different name.

Some of the symptoms of the yeast infection are a smell of bread and cheese-like discard or liquid, as well as itching. When the yeast infection due to Candida Albican fungus happens in the vagina, it is called Vaginal Candidiasis or Monilial Vaginitis. Other parts of the body that may be affected by yeast infection is the mouth and oral cavity - gums, tongue and palate- certain areas of the skin and the digestive tract. Each of these are known under different names.

If you are suffering from vaginal candidiasis or yeast infection you should pay attention if you're sexually active. Although is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, in some cases - 15%, more or less -- male partners may show a rash on the penile area and it may even itch, after having sex with females suffering from yeast infection in their vagina. Vaginal candidiasis should be treated rightaway since it can be recurrent, even after treatment.

It is extremely important you seek professional help if you think you're suffering from yeast infection. Your doctor (whatever other names for yeast infection she knows it by) will give you the proper treatment for it. Some advice: to fend off vaginal candidiasis dry your vaginal area carefully after bathing and wear comfortable, loose fitting cotton underwear. You should understand that prevention is always better than cure. Knowing how to prevent the occurrence of yeast infection is more important than finding cure when it takes place.
About the Author
Cindy Heller is a professional writer. To learn more about other names for a yeast infection, please visit treat yeast infection.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 118
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources