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Jan
20

Candida Symptoms In Women

When an infection is present there are a number of things that could have caused it. When it comes to Candida, women tend to get infections more than men. The Candida symptoms in women can be pretty easy to point out though, especially with those infections in the vagina. A yeast infection is caused by Candida and the symptoms of that are pretty straight forward.

Common Candida symptoms in women

• White-yellow colored discharge with a sour smell
• Itching
• Redness
Swelling
• Soreness
• Pain during urination
• Pain during sex

For treatment for these Candida symptoms you can either choose anti fungal creams or vaginal suppositories. Both options are easy to follow but the suppositories are obviously the cleanest option of the two. If your vaginal Candida infection is severe enough you may have to visit your physician or OBGYN so that they can give you a stronger prescription drug. The prescription could be cream, suppositories or even oral tablets which can be a great way to attack the infection from the inside.

Women can also get a Candida infection inside of their mouths which is more commonly known as Thrush. Thrush will cause you to have white, slightly raised bumps appearing your tongue, throat or gums. You may also have trouble swallowing and may even get a fever. These Candida symptoms are usually taken care of by either an oral tablet or spray treatments. A lot of people also choose some natural oils to place on the inside of the mouth as well.

But what about testing for Candida symptoms in women? There are easy ways to test yourself at home for the Candida fungus without having to pay for expensive test kits or for your physician to check you out. When you wake up in the morning do not put anything in your mouth, including water and mouthwash. Go to your kitchen and get a clear glass and then fill it almost full with water. You will need to work up some saliva in your mouth until you are able to spit a good amount into the glass of water. Signs of Candida will show up within 15 minutes of doing this test if you do have the infection. If you notice that your saliva is turning into string looking shapes that move throughout the water then you probably have the infection. After an hour if your saliva is still sitting on top of the water then your body is yeast free. This is a simple test that just takes a few minutes of your time.

Women seem to be at a much high risk for developing some type of Candida infection so we have to make sure we keep our bodies clean and dry. The fungus is attracted to moisture and heat so if you keep every part of your body dry and clean then you should have no problem keep the infection off. However, there are some medications and illnesses that can cause Candida infections without us being able to stop it.