What is Candida?

Introduction

Linda Allen, the author of the #1 eBook on how to get rid of yeast infection for good, experienced candida. She personally experienced the pain and suffering of the symptoms of recurrent candida infection for years. This moved her to find a real solution to the candida problem. She produced a best seller in her eBook. She took back her self-confidence. Click on My review for an honest review of her ebook.for details.

What is Candida ?

What is Candida? It is a fungus that is always present in the vagina, intestinal track and warm and moist parts of the body. The problem arises when the fungi called Candida albicans grow out of control in these areas.

Vaginal Yeast Infection

75% percent of woman suffer at least one bout of yeast infection during their lifetime. Frequent bouts are not uncommon.

A common symptom is constant vaginal itching, vaginal burning and soreness in and around the vagina.

Other symptoms are


  • Swelling of the vagina and vulva, burning and redness in the area, pain during urination and during sex.
  • There’s also the presence of a white discharge from the vagina which looks like cottage cheese but does not carry a bad smell.
  • It is not uncommon to have a rash around your vaginal area.

These yeast infection symptoms can be severe or mild.

If you experience the above mentioned symptoms and suspect that you have vaginal yeast infection you should see a doctor because these symptoms have some similarity with some sexually transmitted diseases.

The doctor will be able to diagnose what really is the problem. He takes a swab fluid sample from the vagina and examines it under the microscope. He will then be able to determine if it is indeed a candida yeast infection.

It is very important to get the correct yeast infection diagnosis; a high percentage of women who buy over the counter medication to get rid of candida do not in fact have vaginal yeast infection. The risk is – the infection that they really have can get worse and cause a lot of problems.

Cause of Vaginal Yeast infection

Some of the causes are

  • the result of illness,
  • lack of sleep,
  • having sugary diet,
  • too much stress,
  • pregnancy,
  • taking too much antibiotics which kills off the good bacteria and causes an imbalance,
  • birth control pills
  • and some hormonal changes which occur during menstruation.

Can Sex Cause a Candida Yeast Infection?

Yes, you can get this infection from having sex, but is not common.. If your immune system is weak it can occur. Uncircumcised men are at a higher risk.

Some Precautions to Prevent Candida Abicans Overgrowth

Do not make it a habit of wearing tight underwear made of synthetic material.

  • Make it a habit of wearing cotton underwear and if you wear pantyhose it must have a cotton crotch.
  •  Candida yeast infection likes warm and wet areas, so get out of sweaty clothes after you exercise and wet swimsuits.
  •  Tampons and pads must be changed regularly.
  •  Don’t douche.

Treatment of Candida Yeast infection

Over-the-counter drugs cure candida yeast infection on a temporary basis. To prevent recurrent yeast infection get a permanent cure by following the guidelines documented in Linda Allen’s eBook

Candida Medicine – Over the Counter Drugs (OTC)

Candida Sufferer

The first move candida treatment for most women is the drug store to purchase over-the-counter anti-candida medication. These anti-fungal medicines are usually in the form of sprays, tablets, creams etc. depending on the severity of the fungal infection and where it is located. Some of the names are, Mycelex, Monistat, Lottimin, Micatin, Terazol You may be familiar withe some of them,

The duration of the course is usually printed after the name on the pack. If you are using any of them, it is important that you complete the course even if the symptoms ease.

Some of the above mentioned medications can be over the counter or by prescription.

Note: These OTC drugs have side effects and provide only temporary relief in curbing the yeast overgrowth. The candida fungal infection re-occures. Because of this many women are now seeking ways in getting rid of yeast infection naturally using home remedies.

Linden Allen addresses these natural home remedies cures in her famous eBook Yeast Infection No More.

Home Remedies for Candida

1

Change Your Diet to a Candida Diet

Some people chose and consume foods which cause the candida fungi to grow and overgrow resulting in yeast infection. Use a yeast free diet. as a remedy.

To avoid this you should be able to read and understand the nutrition food label on food products.

You must avoid sugary foods including those ending with ‘ose‘ (fructose) up front on the food label. These include cookes, ice cream, artificial sweeteners, some tinned foods (check the label), refines carbohydrates, all processed foods, energy drinks.

Eat lean meats and fatty fish preferable organic,which should not contain antibiotics, pesticides and hormones

2

Change Your Lifestyle to reduce Stress

Stress makes you vulnerable to getting yeast in the body. It lowers your immune system and causes candida abicans overgrowth. Exercise regularly and get enough sleep. All of this is explained in detail in Linda Allen’s eBook.

3

Take Probiotics

Know the relationship between probiotics and yeast infection and take the best probiotic for candida. Probiotics contain live friendly bacteria and help to replace the beneficial bacteria in your body. They come in capsule, tablet, liquid and powder forms.

Natural yogurt contains the live cultures that your body needs. Make sure it is the kind that does not contain , sugar, fruit, c and other additives. It must contain lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria, the best probiotic for candida.

The natural yogurt can be be applied on the site of the infection and inside the vagina overnight.

4

Herbal Home Remedies for candida

Many herbs have natural properties that get rid of the symptoms of a vaginal infection and prevent further infections by the candida fungus. Here’s a small sample:-

  • Cinnamon
  • Golden seal
  • camomile
  • myrrh
  • black walnut
  • pau d’arco
  • turmeric

Get them at a health food store.

5

Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw apple vinegar that has not been distilled kills candida growth by rebalancing the pH. value in the gut. Use 2 to 3 teaspoons of the cider in a large glass of water 2 to 3 times daily. it can also be used by putting half a cup in a warm bath and applying the water to the affected areas for about 20 minutes.

6

Garlic and Yeast Infections

Use raw garlic because of its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Eat it raw or use topically by peeling, crushing and applying over the affected area.

7

Use Coconut Oil for Candida

Virgin coconut oil is high in caprylic and lauric acid which gives it powerful antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties to fight and kill yeast infection. make it an ingredient in your diet and your cooking. Male sure it is virgin and not hydrogenated.

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