Yeast Infection Advisor is a team of experts devoted to providing reliable information to those who may be experiencing yeast related health problems and digestive problems of all kinds. Since 2003 our team has been helping people overcome health issues that traditional medicine can often overlook. We combine education and first-hand experience to ensure we give comprehensive insights to our readers.
Many experts have estimated that yeast infections and other fungi are
present in up to 85% of the population and go largely undiagnosed,
especially in men and children. These yeast infections are mostly
intestinal but can cause other diseases and not many doctors will
consider yeast as a cause. Women with chronic vaginal yeast are often
told that "some women just have more yeast than others, there is nothing
we can do".
Vaginal yeast infections in American women alone prompts them to spend over a billion dollars a year on over the counter creams and prescription medications. Many times these medications only provide a temporary solution and after a few weeks the infection returns. Eventually the yeast becomes resistant to these prescription medications and they do nothing at all.
Recurring vaginal yeast infections are most often caused by the fact that the woman also has intestinal yeast and is simply re-infecting herself,
because of the close proximity of the anus to the vagina. If you have
anal itching this is your clue that this is more than likely what is
happening. However, anal itching can be a symptom of parasite
infestation as well.
There are other causes of vaginal yeast infections including a partner that has skin yeast on his penis
and is infecting her during intercourse.
In the case of hyphael producing yeast’s, vaginal yeast infections will produce a white cottage cheesy discharge along with itching and quite often burning. Non hyphael producing yeasts will not produce a cottage cheesy discharge but will itch and sometimes burn. Neither one of these infections smells so if it does smell, it is bacterial vaginosis or both.
If these women's infections become chronic and won't go away no matter how many or what kinds of prescription drugs you take, you have to address the cause of the infection before you can get rid of it.
If you want to see what a vaginal yeast infection looks like, click here and scroll down to almost the bottom.
Male yeast infections can infect the intestines and in many cases yeast infections develop on the skin of the penis and are called Candida Balantitis. This is a much larger problem in uncircumcised males because the foreskin covers the glans and does not allow it to dry out. Yeast needs heat and moisture to grow and this is a very good environment for it to do so.
Both men and women can suffer from digestive problems from intestinal infections such as bloating, indigestion, constipation, loose stools and diarrhea. However, many of these symptoms can be caused by bad bacterial over growth, especially loose stools and diarrhea, in the intestine and not yeast. We have seen both occur on many stool test results as well.
Children’s yeast infections are no different from men and women's yeast infections. Little girls will get vaginal infections sometimes as a result of taking antibiotics. Little boys tend to exhibit more intestinal problems but can get skin yeast also. Babies can get oral infections known as thrush if the nursing mother has breast yeast.
Treating children's yeast infections is more or less the same but you do have to watch what you give them because some herbs are not suitable for children.
Skin yeast infections include tinea, ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch, dandruff, unexplained rashes and skin yeast from yeast itself. Anywhere there is moisture and heat yeast can grow on the skin.
Some skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis and unexplained skin rashes can also be a result of a toxic colon caused by the 79 toxins that intestinal yeast releases into the body. The body's detoxification system becomes over whelmed and the skin tries to dump the poisons out the pores and these unexplained skin conditions are the result.
There are a few skin yeast pictures here if you care to take a look.
Oral yeast infections can cause a white-coated tongue or lesions on the tongue and sides of the mouth. Scrapping these spots off will leave an open sore that quite often bleeds.
Sometimes the infection is also in the intestine and both will have to be treated to recover completely. These infections don't typically smell unless bad bacteria has also over grown in the mouth.
Oral yeast infections can infect the tongue, sides of the mouth and throat as shown by these pictures of oral infections.
Systemic yeast infection is considered to be a yeast infection in the blood stream and is life threatening. Yeast in the blood is very rare but is on the rise in patients with life threatening illnesses such as cancer. If not caught early and treated with the right medications it usually results in death.
Chronic intestinal yeast infections have been known to cause irritable bowel syndrome, Crohns disease, arthritis and gout, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and contribute to heart disease. But IBS and Crohns can also be caused by the foods you eat, mainly gluten containing grains and especially wheat.
You can review the ways to get tested here to find out what species of yeast is infecting you if you choose to. Typically, stool tests will test for good and bad bacteria, yeasts, parasites and other factors related to digestion. If anything pathogenic is found, they will run tests to see what kills it.
Candida Antibody Blood tests will tell you if you have an active infection or not or have had one in the past. If doing the IgM, IgG and IgA Antibody test, an elevated IgA reading tells you that you have an active infection somewhere on the mucous linings in your body.
You can also take the Yeast Infection Questionnaire here that will assess a score and probability of intestinal infection based on your answers.
Vaginal yeast infections can be diagnosed by your doctor with a swab and microscope analysis. Culturing the swab at a lab can determine species.
Different species of yeast respond to different medications. For instance, Diflucan is the most common prescription drug prescribed for yeast infections because it is fairly safe, but it does not work for every species of yeast. Candida glabrata for instance is extremely resistant to Fluconazole and is thought to be a genetic mutation to the drug. It also does not work well for intestinal yeast because it is so well absorbed into the blood stream.
In many cases you are better off to treat the infection naturally or in combination with your doctors recommendations. For instance, many studies suggest that using enzyme formulas that remove the yeast biofilm greatly enhances the prescription drugs effectiveness.
Everything we recommend on this website has been medically proven to either kill yeast or force it out. If we can't find a study proving the effectiveness of the particular suggestion, we will not recommend it... ever!
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We do have to be honest and admit that we don't know everything and are constantly learning more about this illness. But after working with hundreds of people since 2003, we think we have a pretty good understanding of yeast infections. At least these people and these people, and these, seem to think so.
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