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Yeast Infection Picture
Various conditions, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), can cause vaginal symptoms similar to those of a yeast infection. If you need help determining which condition you have, see the Check Your Symptoms section of the topic Vaginal Problems.
Vaginal Yeast Infection Defined
A vaginal yeast infection is an excess growth of yeast cells in the vagina. Yeast infections are very common in women of childbearing age but can occur at any age. Although they can very uncomfortable, vaginal yeast infections rarely lead to serious health problems.
Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection
The most common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are:
- Vaginal itching.
- Irritated genital skin.
- Pain or burning in the genital area with urination or sexual intercourse.
- In some cases, white vaginal discharge that is usually curdlike and odorless. Some women have no noticeable discharge.
- Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are more likely to occur during the week before a menstrual period.
Causes of a Vaginal Yeast Infection
A healthy vagina normally contains many bacteria and small numbers of yeast cells. The most common bacteria found in the vagina, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help prevent other organisms, such as yeast, from growing in excess and causing an infection. About 70% to 90% of yeast infections are caused by a strain of yeast called Candida albicans.
When there is a change in the normal balance of organisms in the vagina, yeast can overgrow, causing symptoms. This imbalance can be caused by many factors, including use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for other conditions, high estrogen levels (as during pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy), or certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or HIV infection.
Diagnosis of Vaginal Yeast Infection
Vaginal itching and a white vaginal discharge that is odorless and looks like cottage cheese are classic signs of a vaginal yeast infection. However, it's easy to misdiagnose a vaginal infection. If your symptoms are not typical of a yeast infection, you aren't certain of your diagnosis, or you're pregnant and have symptoms, see your health professional. A vaginal exam and possibly a culture of vaginal discharge can help diagnose whether another type of organism is present.
Treatment of Vaginal Yeast Infection
A vaginal yeast infection is usually treated with a vaginal antifungal cream, tablet, or suppository for several days. While some women prefer taking a tablet by mouth, oral treatment may be reserved for recurrent infection that may be caused by yeast throughout the body. This is mainly because oral medication affects the entire body, and vaginal treatment limits its effect to the genital area. Oral antifungal medication can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, and abdominal pain; vaginal treatment is unlikely to cause side effects.
Nonprescription vaginal medications are available for treating vaginal yeast infection; vaginal boric acid capsules are another option. If you have had a vaginal yeast infection before, are not pregnant, and are certain your present symptoms are the same as during the previous infection, you can self-treat your infection. If you have a yeast infection that keeps returning despite treatment, see your health professional. A recurring yeast infection can be a sign of another health problem.
Yeast infections are common during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, do not use any medication without first discussing your symptoms with your health professional.
Reoccurrence of Vaginal Yeast Infections
Yes. A yeast infection is considered to be recurrent if you have four or more infections that cause symptoms and are unrelated to antibiotic use within 1 year. Severe or persistent yeast infections are a problem for about 5% of affected women and can be related to diabetes, pregnancy, or another health condition.
If you have a recurrent vaginal yeast infection, your health professional may do a culture to confirm that yeast is present. You may also be tested for certain conditions that could be making you more vulnerable to yeast overgrowth, such as diabetes or HIV infection.
Section 5: Editorials & Opinions
User Comments & Testimonials
Hello Utopia Silver!!
Thank you so much for CS. I ordered a generator and have been making my own CS with good results. When I ordered my first bottle of CS, I was experiencing recurrent yeast infections and my face was breaking out with blemishes as if I were an adolescent, and I haven't been an adolescent for over 35 years. Anyway, the CS cleared up the yeast infection and my face doesn't break out as much, but when it does, I apply the CS. And what used to take more than a week to heal, cleared up in a matter of days. I am trying to get my family members to try it as some of them suffer with allergies throughout the year. So God bless you in what you are doing to help mankind.
I started taking colloidal silver about 2 1/2 years ago. I use to suffer from sinusitis and chronic throat infections all the time. I can say that I have not had anything that has caused me to see a doctor since then, including yeast infections. If I start having allergy symptoms, which used to lead to sinus infections, I take a little extra silver for a few days and the symptoms go away. My husband had a real big boil that was on his back. It was about 2 inches long. I put the solution on topically and it disappeared within several days. Recently my daughter and I had a dental visit for checkups. My daughter had never seen a dentist before. She is six years old. I had not been in six years myself. We were in and out of the office in 15 minutes! He didn't even have to scrape off any plaque on either of us. Our teeth are in great shape. No cavities! I know it is because we faithfully swish our mouths with colloidal silver after brushing our teeth. We do this both in the morning and before going to bed. I am so thankful for this product and am convinced that God blessed us with colloidal silver to cover all our medical needs. The only expense for us was buying a generator for ourselves to make it. Now we only pay for a gallon of distilled water every couple of months . We don't carry insurance, because of how expensive it is. Besides, now we have the best insurance in taking colloidal silver.
Thank you so much,
From Rev. Ruth Koch
Such great things are happening because of taking colloidal silver. My hair was thinning around face and taking colloidal silver. It is all growing in. I had a growth on my wrists. I just rubbed colloidal silver on it every night. After two weeks it was totally gone. Praise the Lord. I also took it internally. I also had a big wart removed from my head. Sinus is healed. Yeast infection I have had for years from antibiotics was totally healed. No more. That was the same time as the growth on wrists. Pain in knees and ankles completely gone. I give the Lord and colloidal silver all the Glory. Medicine and antibiotics can't cure it has been proven. My husband had prostate and bladder surgery and started swelling. He took 3 ounces of the colloidal silver and all the swelling and distention left. He locally applied to his shoulder where he had a pin in his shoulder for years. Got very painful. He applied it locally and all the pain left. His eyes are so much better and he sprays it in his eyes every night. His strength and energy has so increased. Praise the Lord!. There are so many testimonies from church people that we got to take colloidal silver. From edema in feet and legs. Asthma, growths gone, Diabetes better. Throats healed. Arthritis gone. I could go on and on. Praise to the Lord. Keep up the work, brother Bill. Antibiotics are not the answer. Colloidal silver is.
In Him, our Blessed Jesus,
Rev. Ruth and Raymond Koch,
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Is the silver safe to take everyday?????
[EDITORS NOTE: I have taken it daily for 3 years with the only side effect being perfect health!]
I have noticed my hair is looking great, had a place that lost my hair, the hair dresser told me this trip that had new hair growing. My blood pressure is better than it's ever been. First summer that I haven't had a yeast infection and it cleared my kidney infection right out. I have a sugar problem and it seems better. Most of my boils have cleared up. I am feeling much better. Would like to find an outlet for product other than our local health food store, maybe a wholesale dealership. They are getting $25.00 for a 2 oz. bottle and $40.42 on a 4 oz. bottle. Is this about right???
I, too checked out colloidal silver on advice from a friend, when i was being attacked from the inside by yeast. I had developed candida from a combination of pregnancy and lifestyle and was experiencing a total shutdown of my immune system, due to steroid and antibiotic therapy. It was a mess!.. I tried the colloidal silver and not only did my symptoms go away but wrinkles went away on my face! Now I use it for everything. With a dose of acidophilus I feel balanced and am balanced with my intestinal flora. I suggest it to all my friends. Even the health food store has upped the price of the stuff, now that I've made it a new best-seller. Weird and amazing thing you have there!
We put some colloidal silver on the baby's yeast rash and the next morning her skin was completely smooth and free of the rash.
God bless you,
BrookCherith (my net name)
Hi, This finds me well, much better than before started the CS, blood pressure is better than it's every been. Haven't had any yeast infection all summer and I feel better.
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I suffered from a skin rash that was determined to be a Candida yeast infection by a local dermatologist. I used numerous topical medicated ointments and over the counter remedies. I found out about the Colloidal Silver by Internet months before I was brave enough to try it. After 5 doses in 8 weeks of Diflucan, I decided what the heck. I purchased Colloidal Silver from a local health food store. I followed their recommendations for treating the yeast and after 5 days was cleared. I remain on colloidal silver (4 months now), 1 tbsp daily and the yeast has not returned. After 18 months of constant aggravation, I'm very impressed by colloidal silver. My husband was so impressed that he started taking it for a sinus infection that he had taken 3 rounds of antibiotics to clear without success. After 3 doses of the colloidal silver he even noticed that he wasn't snoring at night and was much more rested upon awakening. We are both faithful and have shared our experiences with grateful friends. Out next step is to purchase the equipment to produce our own.
Cynthia S. Loughridge, Chief Clerk
About five + years ago I bought 2oz of colloidal silver for my little dog. She was old, blind and dying , I knew it, but still wanted to help her anyway I could. A few drops in her water daily helped a lot, and she seemed to have more life for a while. Two years later she died at 19 - she had a great life. For whatever reason I completely for got about the colloidal silver bottle. And just never threw it away.
Fast foreward two+years. I personally developed a serious yeast infection recently as a result of taking antibiotics for the flu. Never having had it before in my life,(I'm 75yrs.) I was completely unaware of the itch that comes with it. It physically drove me crazy. So at 2:30am one night, after having tried everything including in desperation a topical wash with tahitian NONO juice (which helped calm the itch), I got up and and typed 'yeast infection treatments' into my computer and up came your site with the recommendation of 'colloidal silver'. I was totally dumbfounded, went on an immediate search (remembering the name - but not why I even had it) and found I still had the bottle. I immediately took some in water and also used it topically. It literally saved my life that night.
I don't know what the shelf life of the product is but after at least 5years it is still working. Many, many thanks for the help I found on your site. If you have any information on 'shelf life', I hope to find it in your newsletter sometime.
PS. Please feel free to use this short testimonial as you see fit.
Again, Many, many thanks.
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Hi, My name is Rose. I heard about your silver two weeks ago from my brother. I went to the GNC health store and bought 2oz. just to try it out for several reasons. cough, yeast infections, fatigue, pain in legs and hip, sinus drainage and depression. I feel so much better now with energy and very little problems. I have told many friends about the silver. It works!!!!!!!! Rose from Greenville, S.C. 29617
[So many people start with someone else's product and come to us after they realize how well cs works and how much cheaper, fresher and more effective our products are]
Hi everyone, enjoy reading about this. Still using the product. It's helped me in a number of ways on the inside and on the outside. My boils have cleared. The yeast infection that I have had year after year every summer all my life has not even come around this summer. Not one single case. A super product.