There are millions of microorganisms in our surrounding that threaten our health condition. One of the most ordinary but troublesome infection is caused by yeasts that are ordinarily found everywhere in our body as a harmless normal flora. Yet, once our immune system is depressed, they begin to flourish and multiply beyond the normal limits to take advantage of our weakness. They then spread all over our body, inside and out, causing infections that are hard to treat and often times, recurring. All they need is an opportunity to become vicious and relentless in threatening our health and our well being. People who suffer from yeast infection can be bedridden for several days and lose potential income due to illness.
While yeast infections are known to come and go, sometimes without medical attention, the more severe cases can be annoying and at worst, persistent. It can disrupt your normal activity by causing a lot of discomfort such as itchiness at the site of infection and skin rashes that can produce blisters and oozing eruptions. In genital yeast infections, the itchiness can be accompanied by unpleasant discharges and open wounds caused by scratching and abrasion. Some yeast infections can invade the system and cause pneumonia which is very dangerous to immune-compromised persons such as the aged, bed-ridden patients and young children.
There are many pharmaceutical products for the treatment of yeast infections. If the infection is localized on the skin, there are many anti-fungal preparation sold in drugstores in the form of ointments or creams containing antibiotics and steroids that can be applied on the skin to stop the itching and treat the yeast infection. Most of these anti-fungal creams are sold in drugstores and pharmacies without prescription and you can choose from several brands that are available both as antibiotic and anti-pruritic creams.
Yeasts do not only invade our skin, it can also invade our systems. For widespread or systemic yeast infections, it is best to conduct a doctor. Physicians usually prescribe oral drugs to combat infection and to stop the condition from progressing. There is also a rumor going round at the moment that luminess air can also help with combating yeast infections although you should take that with a serious pinch of salt. Our advice here is to do a little more research yourself and when in doubt stick to more traditional and accepts courses of treatment. Some yeast infections can be nasty and manifest symptoms such as fever, malaise, pain in the affected area such as in the urinary tract, mucous discharges sometimes accompanied by a little blood. There are also primary disease states that can render a person susceptible to yeast infection such as patients with diabetes, heart disease, HIV AIDS, cancer, Alzheimers or Parkinson’s disease. It can also aggravate the health condition of patients undergoing dialysis, chemotherapy or organ transplant.
Yeast infections are treatable diseases but avoiding incidence of infection is far better than having to worry about treatment. Preventive measures include a proper diet, a daily supplement of vitamin C to boost your immune system and enable the body to resist the invasion of infectious pathogen. It is also a good idea to exercise regularly to improve blood circulation and increase your energy. It is important to observe proper personal hygiene because yeast infections usually thrive on dirty environments and has a predilection for delicate places in our body.