Although pathogens of thrush can be transmitted sexually, in most cases, the disease is not related to sexual contact. The cause of thrush is a yeast-like fungus genus Candida. In essence, it is harmless, and together with other microorganisms involved in metabolic processes. It can be found in the body of each woman, usually into the vagina and mouth, intestine or skin. Under the influence of certain factors the fungus becomes aggressive, brings a lot of troubles.
The development of infection by the following factors:
Changes in hormonal balance;
Diseases, sexually transmitted diseases;
Birth control pills;
The symptoms of thrush
Symptoms of thrush often appear a few days before the onset of menstruation. If thrush is localized on the genitals, then the following symptoms:
Sharp strong burning sensation in the genital area. Amplified in the night, and after a hot bath.
Genitals acquire a bright red color.
The mucous membrane of the external genitalia is inflamed, it starts to hurt.
Allocation for thrush abundant, an odor do not have.
Urine may cause pain during urination.
During intercourse, pain from touching the inflamed mucosa.
Treatment the Thrush
Treatment should begin with a visit to the doctor. Even if you already have experience in the treatment of thrush, you should at least clarify the diagnosis. After all, similar symptoms often cause other diseases, sexually transmitted diseases.
Before you go to the doctor, follow simple rules that will help you a little to reduce symptoms of thrush. At the slightest suspicion of the appearance of of thrush cancel all sexual contacts.
Try to wash more often. The water should be alkaline or possess disinfecting properties. To do this, add to water a little soda or furatsilina. Do not wash away with soap - this increases the itch. It may help to use baby powder - it is somewhat relieve itching.
Correct diet: hot spices intensify itching, a burning in the perineum; sweet, bakery, food and beverages containing yeast, create an ideal environment for the development of harmful pathogens thrush. Therefore, from these products should refrain. No limits can be consumed fruit, vegetables, all derivatives of milk and grains.
One should not forget that without treatment is possible complications:
inflammation of the urethra, bladder;
the spread of infection beyond the genital organs, including the defeat of large areas of skin and mucous membranes;
transmission of infection from mother to child during childbirth.
How to prevent thrush?
Eat by a balanced, eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.
Wear cotton and avoid tight clothes. Cotton underwear can prevent the formation of moisture in the genital area. Such clothing like leggings, tights, and tight jeans enhance the formation of moisture in the genital area.
Keep the vaginal area clean. Use mild soap and odorless. Wipe dry with a towel.
After using the toilet, wipe to avoid spreading yeast from the anus to the vagina.
Control of a diabetes. Good control of blood sugar levels reduces the risk of of thrush anywhere in the body.
Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics. Antibiotics may alter the normal balance of organisms in the vagina, causing thrush.
Avoid female sprays, talc or perfumes in the vagina, which may affect the normal balance of organisms. Do not use perfumed toilet paper and deodorized tampons.
Avoid douching. Douching may alter the normal balance of vaginal organisms. Douching can also spread other types of infections from the vagina into the uterus and fallopian tubes, causing inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs.
Regular comprehensive preventive examinations are intended not only to identify risk factors and detect the health problems, but also to develop an individual plan treatment of violations and prevention.
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