Vaginal yeast infection is something most women experienced at one point of their lives. It turned out that the same infection caused by fungus called candida that affect the vagina can affect other parts of your body and make then itch and burn as well.
A typical yeast infection can be treated with oral prescription or local creams like what is used to treat vaginal yeast infection.
The fungus is not the only culprit for yeast infection, but when it outgrow its natural levels and the good bacteria found in the place can’t defeat it then the problem form.
Things that make the fungus thrive and cause problems include using too much antibiotics and washes, suppressed immune system, constant moisture like sweating or sitting in swimming suits for long periods of time.
Here are the other parts of the body yeast infection can affect.
Skin is one of the places yeast infection can form, but this type of infection mainly affect diabetic and immune compromised patients because their immunity can’t fight off the infection as fast as should be.
Having the skin moist for long periods of time can make it easy for fungus to live and multiply.
Under skin fold is another perfect environment for fungus to live, especially if the area is damp and dark. Usually a topical cram is used to treat the situation if it is a small area that has been affected.
If the area is large or the infection is spreading quickly oral medications can be prescribed.
Feet is another place yeast infection can appear. When you keep your feet sweating for long hours everyday in socks and shoes you give a chance for candida fungus to grow between your toes and cause infections. This make sure to keep your feet always dry and clean of excess moisture. Also avoid keeping wet socks on your feet for long time.
Yeast infection in the mouth is mainly found in babies that are bottles feeding or breast feeding because they still can’t swallow properly yet so the milk sit on their tongues and cause white patches of yeast infection.
The doctor will prescribe and oral cream to clear up the situation.
Moms who just started breastfeeding are prone to this problem, especially if the baby already got yeast infection on the tongue and mouth. Cracked nipples that occur for newly moms can add to the problem.
Yeast infection can also occur under the breasts because of excess sweating and staying in wet bras for long time.
Just like skin yeast infection a local antifungal cream would be prescribed if the infection is in one concentrated area.
If it spreads then oral capsules would be the solution.
The throat and esophagus can too be affected by yeast infection as a result of using oral medications to treat other problems with the esophagus or taking a strong course of antibiotics.
Patients with autoimmune diseases or immunocompromised are likely to get Thrush (esophagus yeast infection). Oral solution can be prescribed to clear the situation quickly.
Yeast infection can spread from the vagina to the butt when a woman is scratching the two places after each other.
Sweating or having a low hygienic routine for that area can tamp up the chances for contracting yeast infection.
To avoid this make sure to change your underwear frequently and only use cotton underwear.
The same cream used to treat vaginal yeast infection can be applied to the butt to get rid of the fungus and provide a relief.