Thrush ( Candidiasis ) symptoms

August 12, 2017 17:50 | Symptoms Of Disease

Entitled «thrush» candidiasis known since the time of Hippocrates.This disease is not dangerous, but extremely unpleasant.Alas, the annual incidence of thrush both in our country and around the world is increasing.

The most common causes candidiasis Candida albicans .Candida albicans - oval, breeding budding yeast-like fungi and sporulation.Normally, candida - representatives of the resident microflora of the mouth mucous membranes, gastrointestinal tract (normally at the bacteriological examination of stool Candida albicans content does not exceed 104 cfu / ml) and female urinary organs.The main reason for Candida infection - immunosuppression associated with chemotherapy of malignant tumors or organ transplants.The second most common cause of systemic candidiasis - extensive burns, extensive surgery, particularly abdominal.

Candidiasis (synonym: athlete's foot yeast) - mycosis is caused by yeast fungi genus.Candidiasis can affect the internal organs, most commonly the respiratory tract (recurren

t inflammation of the lungs) and digestive tract, and skin (moist eczema, dermatitis, etc.), Mucous membranes of the oral cavity, tonsils, vagina.

Candidiasis, growing in the vagina (usually known as thrush) occurs frequently, has a tendency to relapse, but is not a serious disease.However, drug addicts and people with compromised immune systems, as well as people with severe diseases of Candida fungi can get into the blood and to strike the kidney, heart, brain, although this is rare.

main cause of "thrush" is a state of reduced immunity and the violation of the protective role of normal vaginal microflora.The appearance of the disease can be triggered by pregnancy, diabetes, prolonged use of antibiotics, anemia, stress and psychological overload.

In women the most common symptoms are moderate or abundant thick white ( "curdled"), vaginal discharge, swelling of the external genitals, pain or burning during urination, severe itching, burning sensation in the genital area and the anus.The itching is usually worse during sleep or after water treatment and sexual intercourse.In men, the yeast fungi can cause inflammation of the glans and foreskin.


If you suffered such trouble as candidiasis, take warm sitz baths with the addition of sea salt: you need 100 grams of salt in 5-6 liters of water.Duration of treatment - 10-15 minutes.

Under normal conditions, the relative health when the friendly acidophilus Lactobacillus effectively support your immune system in "working order" and successfully suppress pathogens, trying to get inside your body, fungi Candida live peacefully in most of the mucous membranes of the body, where they are kept "incheck "lactobacillus acidophilus favorable.

However, it should be noted that sometimes in early childhood, there is a rapid growth of the fungus Candida is a result of "innocent" of the disease, often occurring in infancy.It's - a thrush.Its medical name: thrush;sometimes in children and in adults found another form of fungal candida infection: vaginal yeast infection.If a woman before or during pregnancy was a "trifling" disease, then it must be treated immediately.

During pregnancy, it is desirable to use alternative methods:

herbs (such as cat's claw);

chlorophyllin and propolis;

proper homeopathy.

Do not forget after the treatment to restore a healthy microflora by means of biologically active agents.

Standard treatments for many types of candidiasis - is the use of an antifungal drug "Nystatin".But it is necessary and to limit the diet products containing: yeast (sugar, bread, etc.).

These methods help to suppress or to starve the yeast poisonous, but they do not act on the true, hidden situation, which gave rise to the above condition, namely, the destruction of healthy microflora, especially lactic acid bacteria.So in addition to standard treatment should definitely connect lactic acid products and specialty supplements containing acidophilus lactic acid (lactic acid bacteria, to help restore a healthy microflora. Do not forget that these drugs must be guaranteed quality, containing a sufficiently large number of live bacteria with a precise duration.

treatment is carried out with the help of antifungal drugs, which are often added funds directed to treatment of opportunistic diseases and the elimination of predisposing factors.