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Yeast Infection Symptom






Brian Carter, acupuncturist, herbalist, and author

Brian B. Carter, MS, LAc
Founder, PulseMed.org

Yeast Infection Symptom
By Brian Carter, MS, LAc

Brian is the founder of the Pulse of Oriental Medicine. He teaches at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and maintains a private practice in San Diego, California, and is the author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure.

Your yeast infection symptom comes from a yeast called candida (can-DEED-uh). Like any fungus, moist environments encourage its growth, e.g. the webs of fingers and toes, nails, genitals, and folds of skin.

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The most commonly thought of type is the vaginal yeast infection symptom:

  • In 20-50% of women who have vaginal candida, there is no yeast infection symptom!
  • The most common vaginal yeast infection symptom is an intense itching in the vagina or on the vulva.
  • Other vaginal yeast infection symptom possibilities are burning, soreness, or irritation of the vulva, a thick white curd-like or "cottage cheese" discharge without odor.
  • One particularly disconcerting yeast infection symptom is dyspareunia, which is pain during sex.
  • Dysuria, or pain on urination, can be another vaginal yeast infection symptom.
  • There may also be redness and swelling of the vulva as a vaginal yeast infection symptom.

Another yeast infection symptom group is called Oral thrush, which features white plaques that firmly adhere to the oral mucosa. This is a painless, often recurring yeast infection symptom of the mouth and throat. This yeast infection symptom is common in babies, young children, and the elderly, but can affect all ages.

Men can get Balanitis, a less common but equally irritating male yeast infection symptom of the penis.

Obese people can get a yeast infection symptom in their large skin folds called intertrigo.

If your yeast infection symptom is a rash, it will be red, itchy, eroded, it will scale and crust, can appear in the mouth, vagina, armpits, genital areas, and between the fingers and toes.

In the digestive system, ulcers of the lower esophagus.

People with diabetes, AIDS, and other immune system problems can get systemic yeast infections. The yeast infection symptom of these immunocompromised patients include fever, feeling unwell, retinal abscess, and inflammation of the heart.

Controversial: Many investigators suggest that food allergy, migraine, irritable bowel, asthma, indigestion and gas, depression related to PMS, vaginitis and chronic fatigue might be yeast infection symptom due to an intestinal overgrowth of Candida.

A systemic yeast infection symptom is severe muscle tenderness.

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