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Having a yeast infection can make the ordinary discomforts women routinely endure (thong underwear, anyone?) seem like a walk in the park. A yeast infection can make simply walking in a straight line a heroic task. If you've ever suffered from a yeast infection, at least you know you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA, seventy-five percent of all women experience at least one vaginal candida or "yeast" infection during their lifetime. The signs of a yeast infection include the following: Vaginal itching Vaginal burning and soreness Thick whitish vaginal discharge Pain or discomfort during intercourse. Vaginal itching Vaginal burning and soreness Thick whitish vaginal discharge Pain or discomfort during intercourse The good news is that a yeast infection is not dangerous. It is usually not sexually transmitted. It does not spread to the ovaries or uterus. And it does not cause infertility. Yeast's Preferred Environment "Y...
Mouth and throat sores, also called mucositis, look like ulcers and can be red and swollen. Pain from these sores can affect your ability to eat, drink, chew, swallow, and talk. If your immune system is suppressed, you may be more likely to get an oral yeast infection. Oral yeast infections can cause mouth and throat sores and can make any sores you have worse. An oral yeast infection looks like you have a coating of cottage cheese inside your mouth.
Some breast cancer treatments may cause mouth and throat sores:
Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab)
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatanib)
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab)
Managing mouth and throat sores
Avoid spicy, hot, or acidic foods and drinks -- they can further irritate your condition.
Try cold milk products to help soothe the painful areas.
Eat cold sour cream before meals to coat your mouth and throat and ease discomfort.
Frequently rinse your mouth with salt water or...
Our bodies naturally grow yeast within our bodies. Our immune system regulates the growth of yeast and keeps it to a minimum. However, when certain bacteria are killed through the use of antibiotics, yeast growth becomes more pronounced and can cause yeast infections. These infections are normally found in the vagina, on the skin or nails, Anti-fungal treatment is used to treat these infections. Proponents of this treatment believe that yeast infections compromise our natural immune system. This causes a susceptibility to ADHD and other mental illnesses as well as other diseases. Candida yeast treatment includes anti-fungal medications along with reducing sugar from your diet. In the article “Controversial Treatments for ADHD,” Dr. Sam Goldman and Barbara Ingersoll explain, “Although it is recognized that candida can cause infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin, there is little evidence to support the idea that it also causes the host of other illnesses list...
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