If you’ve ever had a yeast infection, you’re probably all too familiar with the frustration and discomfort they cause—not to mention the damper they can put on your sex life. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, and are associated with itching and burning, with or without a vaginal discharge commonly compared to cottage cheese. Though more common in females, men aren’t immune; males with genital yeast may be asymptomatic or experience an itchy rash on the penis. Oral yeast is associated with a throat coated in a white layer and mouth soreness. Other related symptoms with chronic yeast infections include abdominal gas or bloating, indigestion, nasal congestion or sinus problems, bad breath, skin rashes, increased allergies and chemical sensitivities, rectal itching, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, headaches, and sugar cravings. The good news is that you can fix it, oftentimes using 100% natural remedies.
The proper diagnosis of yeast infections is important to ensure effective treatment. But no matter the type or manifestation of your yeast infection, you can rid yourself of this pesky bug for good with these five simple steps: