Candida Overgrowth is one of the most common forms of yeast infection, which often appears in either the mouth or the genital area. And for good reason: these two places are the moistest and most humid places in the body. They are also a place where there is a bodily exchange of fluid from both kissing and sex. If not cleaned properly, bacteria can propagate and grow in these places. Women’s vagina, for example, is a common place where Candida grows.
When there’s a yeast infection due to Candida then, it can still be treated as a yeast infection. However, there are times that the candida multiplies severely. This is when it becomes a disease known as candidiasis. And when it does, sometimes people need to be rushed to the hospital in order to have it monitored.
If not treated immediately, it can cause a variety of problems. Sometimes, candida can also end up entering the bloodstream which may make the situation life-threatening. Other times, it can lead to lasting immune system damage which can set you up for another variety of infections.
Often times, the symptoms for this kind of yeast infection can vary. It varies in terms of where appears and on the individual. Most of the time, it appears in places that are humid and moist. Those are the kind of areas where fungal infections are most likely to grow.
- Yeast Infection (Genital Area – Vaginal) – This is when the vaginal area is not cleaned properly which allows the fungal and yeast infection to grow. However, there is still time to treat it as a yeast infection. It may look like bacterial vaginosis but it doesn’t respond to antibiotics as much as bacterial vaginosis.
- Urinary Tract Infection – There are rare cases that Urinary Tract Infection can be caused by Candida Overgrowth. This can occur when the Candida blocks the passageway for urinating and attracting more bacteria.
- Oral Thrush – This often occurs in people who have compromised immune systems. Candida will then develop inside the mouth where white spots will appear.
- Fatigue – Fatigue often occurs because of the vitamin deficiency of Vitamin B6. When the body is low on Vitamin B6, this makes the body more susceptible to yeast infection. It also includes magnesium deficiency which is often accompanied by a yeast infection.
How to Treat Yeast Infection
Treating this type on infection often requires you to go see the doctor. Why? The doctor will then prescribe antifungal cream which can get rid of the yeast infection. Depending on the severity and where the yeast infection is. However, there are other ways to help the antifungal medicine do its work:
- Limit carb and sugar intake -Like any other yeast infection, they feed on sugars and carbs. In order to stop the infection, change your diet into fewer sugars and carbs so they don’t grow any further. Stick to a high fiber, B6 rich diet in order to keep up energy and starve the yeast infection.
- Eat a lot of Garlic – Garlic has allicin which is good in fighting yeast infections.
- Use aloe vera – Aloe Vera is a common cure for those with skin diseases. But the antibacterial properties of aloe vera also help with the infection. Turning it into gel or cream helps soothe the irritated skin.
- Probiotics – Probiotics are also known as “good” bacteria which help fight off the bad bacteria. They also are effective against fungal infections. Often times, these probiotics will be supplied either as cream or as a pill. Although, it highly depends where the infection is.