Why You Still Have Yeast Infection Symptoms Even After Treatment!

Published: 22nd January 2010
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Yeast infection symptoms are a painful enough experience to go through the first time but for some women they are a regular occurring nightmare even after they follow through religiously with treatments such as Monistat, Diflucan and Canesten. But why do these antifungal drugs fail at tackling yeast infections permanently? Read on and discover the reason why.

The infection occurs when Candida which is a form of yeast grows out of control. It affects many different parts of the body but the most common form of manifestation occurs in the vagina. They are particularly frequent just before or after menstruation, during pregnancy and during menopause because of the changes in the vaginal pH.

Common yeast infection symptoms experienced by women include:

* Vaginal itching which can become very persistent

* A thick white or yellow vaginal discharge which only has a slight smell of yeast (note the vaginal discharge does not have a fishy smell, this is where the difference lies between bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infections).

* Rawness and redness of the vulva (area around the vagina)

* A burning sensation when urinating

* Discomfort during sexual intercourse.

The secret to getting rid of yeast infection symptoms is to address the cause of the candida overgrowth. Antifungal medication does not address this issue. They are designed to address the symptoms and while this treatment does work for some women, especially if this is their very first vaginal yeast infections, almost 3 out of every 4 women experience another infection in just a couple of weeks time. This can become very frustrating. Other main symptoms start to arise as yeast spreads such as fatigue, depression, muscle aches, headaches, constipation and skin irritation.

Standard medication is a form of antibiotic; antibiotics kill off good bacteria making it easy for yeast to grow. By feeding your body with more antibiotics you feed yeast creating a vicious cycle. To stop yeast from overgrowing you need to stop the use of antibiotics, change your diet and eliminate or greatly reduce foods that feed yeast such as: all sugary foods, coffee, alcohol, dairy products, refined carbohydrates and eat more fresh vegetables and fruit. You can then slowly reintroduce these in your body.

To get rid of painful yeast infection symptoms such as vaginal itching and irritation, use natural remedies such as any of these: tea tree oil, acidophilus cultures, gential violet, oregano oil, garlic and vinegar - these alone are stronger and more effective than some of the standard antifungal medication.


There is a sure fire way that is guaranteed to cure yeast infection and vaginal odor within 12 hours even after conventional yeast infection treatment failed. If you have been desperately looking around for a cure to get rid of yeast infection or vaginal odor then this is the most important message you will ever read- Home Remedies For Yeast Infection.

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