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Don't Play A Guessing Game With Yeast Infection - If You're Not Sure Seek Professional Advice!

Aug 17, 2007
Should yeast infection symptoms be treated at home or should you seek proper medical advice. You'll get a good argument either way. If you are experiencing the symptoms of yeast infection for the first time then most certainly, you should see your doctor.

If you have been through an episode of yeast infection then over the counter medications will usually do the trick. Home remedies are proving to be more and more popular particularly for women who catch the symptoms.

What Are The Symptoms?

These are symptoms associated with yeast infection:

- intense itching and burning sensation in the vagina
- discharge from the vagina from white to yellow in color and usually thick in nature
- an unpleasant odor

What To Do?

Okay, this is where it can get a little tricky because with most infections of this nature, self diagnosis and treatment is usually frowned upon by the medical profession. Why? Because the incidence of mis-diagnose is not surprisingly high.

The danger with diagnosing oneself is to mistake a yeast infection for something else and then rushing out to the local pharmacy to buy medication to treat it. The problem with this is two-fold:

- treating your condition with yeast infection medication when in fact the condition could actually be something a little more serious or,

- creating resistance yeast strains to drug treatment making it difficult to clear up when in fact you next have the symptoms.

For women who contract it the first time then definately seek medical opinion. More experienced women who have experienced the symptoms in the past will usually be better equipped to recognize the infection and better able to diagnose and treat it. But in the end, the safest way home is to make an appointment to see your doctor.

Home Remedy For Yeast Infection

Home remedies are encouraged only during the first signs of symptoms. Probably the best known home remedy is natural yoghurt. Yoghurt contains lactobcillus acidophillus which is very effective at killing off yeast.
Smearing natural yoghurt onto a tampon before placing it in the vagina or applying it directly into the affected area via a syringe are two application methods. Garlic and teatree oil preparations are two other well known home remedies. Again, these remedies should only be used very early in the symptoms stage and if you are not sure, then it's off to the doctor for more advice.

Being Sensible

Yeast infection was an issue which was hardly ever talked about just a few years ago given it's rather personal nature. Now, it's not difficult to find information on the subject particularly with the advent of the internet. It's imperitive you understand the the symptoms and don't assume every time there is a burning or itching sensation down below that yeast infection is at play. If you are even remotely unsure, seek proper medical advice.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Learn why self diagnosing for yeast infection can seriously compromise your health! Plus, read the latest infection related news and reviews at:http://www.yourinfectionsite.com
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