Yeast Infection Symptoms
Yeast infection symptoms depend on the particular type of infection you have. For each type listed below there may be other ailments that exhibit symptoms that are very similar to yeast infection. Therefore, if you have access to professional medical services it's a good idea to get a clinical diagnosis, especially if it's your first encounter with yeast infection.
A doctor or clinic will typically swipe a sample from the affected area and can actually see and identify yeast cells under a microscope. Once diagnosed, it should be easy to confidently identify yeast infection symptoms if it ever reoccurs.
Yeast Infection Symptoms - Vaginal Yeast Infection
Nearly 75% of all women will encounter atleast one episode of vaginal yeast infection. Special caution should be made when diagnosing a vaginal infection since there are a number of vaginal diseases - some quite serious - that may have similar symptoms. If in doubt, see your doctor right away.
Typical yeast infection symptoms for a vaginal infection are:
- intense vaginal itching - the MAIN symptom
- vaginal burning and irritation
- pain during urination
- pain during sexual intercourse
- abnormal vaginal discharge
Discharge color can vary from thick white or light-gray. Consistancy is often described as similar to 'cottage-cheese' although often it may be watery.
Male Yeast Infection
Yeast infection on the male genitals is sometimes called Balanitis. Symptoms are itchy and sore areas on of the head of the penis. Men with foreskin sometimes develop symptoms that are similar to the yeasty vaginal discharge described above for women.
IMPORTANT: Special caution should be made when diagnosing any genital infection since there are a number of serius diseases that may have similar symptoms. If in doubt, see your doctor right away.
Yeast Infection Symptoms - Oral Yeast Infection or 'Thrush'
A Candida infection in the mouth is sometimes called "thrush." Symptoms include painful white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat. Again, because other infections cause similar symptoms, it's important to go to a doctor for an accurate diagnosis if you haven't encountered the condition before.
Infant/Baby Yeast Infection
Babies sometimes get oral yeast infection or thrush symptoms. If they're nursing, they can easily infect the mother's nipples. Baby thrush appears as white patches in the mouth. Baby thrush may also be involved in diaper rash.
Yeast Infection Symptoms - Systemic Yeast Infection
Systemic yeast infection (candidiasis) is extremely rare in normal, healthy people. Untreated, it can be life-threatening. The symptoms vary widely. Most people who suffer from the systemic form of candidiasis have underlying defects in their immune system.
IMPORTANT: If your condition worsens or continues without improvement you should seek professional medical attention right away.