The scientific name of yeast infection is Candidiasis.  Yeast is in our bodies including our nails, underarm, mouths, abdomen, and other part of the body that has skin folds.  Yeast is also found in women under the breasts and vagina.  The yeast infection strikes when the the yeast count increases more than the normal level. Yeast infection causes our bodies to produce too much yeast and triggered by a fungus called Candida Albicans.  This fungus thrives in moist area and results in severe itching in the affected area.

Common Yeast Infections

The most common types are – vaginal yeast infections, thrush yeast infection, diaper rashes yeast infection and nail bed yeast infection.

Nail bed Yeast Infection

  • Yeast infection occurs on the skin under the nails.
  • Nail bed infections happens when the hands are exposed to water frequently
  • when a manicure had been badly done
  • Effects include – area around the nail will appear red and swollen, fingernail to separate from the skin and turns the nail bed into an ugly shade of yellow or white.

Vaginal Yeast Infection

  • Yeast infection in women that is caused by abnormal growth of yeast in the vagina resulting in vaginal burning, itching and discharge.
  • Caused by taking antibiotics and steroids but it can also be prompted by pregnancy, sperm, diabetes and taking birth control pills.
  • Yeast infections happens more to women after their menopause.
  • Symptoms of vaginal yeast infection is white cheesy discharge from the vagina

Thrush Yeast Infection

  • Yeast infection of the mouth.
  • Occur to people when they take anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics or birth control pills.
  • Also occurs in smoker or wear dentures that are either too loose or too tight.
  • Mothers can also get thrush from their babies through breastfeeding.
  • Other symptoms of thrush include having trouble swallowing and fever especially if the infection has spread to the throat

Diaper Rash

  • Diaper rashes can also be caused by yeast infection
  • Happens to babies not older than two years old and to adults who use diapers.
  • It infects the area where the diaper meets the skin.
  • Diaper rashes appear as bright red splotches in the skin and it can occur after taking antibiotics.

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