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How to Identify the Various Types of Yeast Infections

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Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a type of yeast infection that develops inside of the mouth. People that wear dentures or smoke are more susceptible to develop oral thrush than those who don’t. This problem can be very painful and can even cause problems with eating and drinking. Symptoms of oral thrush include: white lesions or patches on the tongue or inside of the cheeks that may become painful and even bleed, a thick coating covering the top of the tongue, loss of taste, and cracking red skin in the corners of the mouth. If oral thrush is not treated properly, it may spread to the throat and esophagus causing more severe problems.


Systemic Yeast Infection

Systemic candidiasis is when a yeast infection enters into the blood stream. This type of infection is typically found in people suffering from A.I.D.S. or Cancer. When this happens, the infection can spread to other organs, including the brain and can even be fatal. Symptoms of systemic candidiasis can include a fever, decreased blood pressure, an increase in heart rate, multi-organ failure, and meningitis. This is the most serious type of yeast infection and needs to be treated immediately.

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1 Comment

  1. Tiffany

    April 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    great article!! Also good hygiene can really decrease the odd of getting a yeast infection. Clean, dry skin and weight loss also will discourage the yeast infections. Additionally Clean teeth and avoidance of sugary foods helps prevent oral yeast infections. The tips below can be really helpful to prevent genital yeast infection

    avoid douches
    always dry the genital area with a clean towel, after cleansing
    avoid scented hygiene products
    change tampons and pads often during your period
    wear cotton underwear and also pantyhose with a cotton crotch
    avoid tight underwear and clothes made of synthetic fibers
    avoid hot tubs
    change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes as soon as possible

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