You have natural defenses…, And That Includes Battling the Candida Growth, as well..!
As suggested, your body has natural defense mechanisms that will under normal circumstances protect you against any form of Candiasis infection.
Firstly, in order for yeast to successfully invade and infect your body, there has to be a ‘doorway’ or ‘gateway’ through which they can enter. A simple example of exactly such a ‘gateway’ would be a cut or abrasion on your skin.
However, millions of people all over the world suffer skin cuts and abrasions every day – children for example fall over and skin their knees with monotonous regularity – and yet the majority of these people do not suffer yeast infections, or indeed any kind of infection at all. This immediately indicates that the ‘doorway’ argument of itself is not sufficient to explain yeast infections.
The second consideration is that your skin is covered with many millions of microbes and bacteria, and not all of them are Candida albicans cells.
In fact, many of the bacteria on your skin are in direct conflict with Candida for every source of nutrition, and these so-called ‘good’ bacteria are more often than not stronger than the yeast cells. In these
circumstances, although there is a doorway to a new source of nutrition, it is these ‘good’ (non-infectious) bacteria cells that appropriate this particular source of food for themselves and, consequently, there is no infection.
Your body also produces antibodies, and while these antibodies are not in themselves capable of attacking the Candida cells, they do provide assistance to the ‘good’ bacteria on your skin that helps them to do so.
Finally, if your body’s immune system is in tiptop condition, then that single fact significantly reduces the chances of a yeast infection taking a hold. This is an extremely important point to remember, because any immune system weakness is generally considered to be a very significant factor in deciding why some people are more prone to yeast infections than others.
However, as you can see, your body has several different ways of defending itself against all forms of infection including Candiasis, and this is why in the vast majority of situations, infection is unlikely to set in.
How does yeast mold get its nutrition?
While it is a single yeast cell, Candida albicans is going to cause no problems whatsoever, but as soon as a suitable source of nutrition is found, then millions of such cells will cluster together in order to absorb as much nutrition from that food source as possible.
Fungi do not have stomachs in the way that animals do. In contrast, all fungi live within their food and absorb the goodness from it using what are known as hyphae (hypha in the singular).
Simply described, these are branch or root like extensions that the fungus sinks into the food source in order to be able to absorb as much nutrition from it as possible. This is a common characteristic of all fungi, which is why when you pick a mushroom or find a truffle, you might notice that it has root like extensions of something akin to cobweb consistency sunk deep into the source of nutrition on which it is living.
If you are unfamiliar with this concept, you can see an example of these edible puffballs that have sunk hyphae into the trunk of a decaying tree:
The bad news is that this is exactly what happens when you have a yeast infection anywhere on your body!
The yeast mold burrows hyphae down into your skin in between your skin cells and then proceeds to apply the hydrolytic enzymes which it needs to secrete to turn your skin matter and the serum in your blood into a substance which will nourish the yeast mold cells so that they can thrive and proliferate.
These hyphae will burrow as deep as they can in order to absorb as much nutrition as they are able to find, and will continue to do so for as long as they are allowed to continue with their invasive behavior.
I am certain that this notion of having some foreign organism burrowing down underneath your skin is a singularly unpleasant one, but the critical thing to understand from this is that a yeast infection does not take place only on the surface of your skin.
Irrespective of the kind of yeast infection that you have managed to contract, and without any reference to the part of your body that is infected, the same thing always applies. Under any patch of infected skin, there are yeast cells burrowing away, and your job is to prevent them doing so as quickly and as effectively as you can.
What Are Some of The Most Prescribed Drugs Treatments For Yeast Infection?
What is the treatment for vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?
Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis may be treated with antifungal medications that are applied topically in and around the vagina or with antifungal medications taken by mouth. Sometimes, mixed infections with more than one microbe can require combinations of treatments.
Topically applied antifungal creams include:
- butoconazole (Femstat 3),
- clotrimazole (Lotrimin),
- miconazole (Monistat), and
- terconazole (Terazol 3).
The over-the-counter topical treatments are an option for some women when yeast is the cause of the infection. However, it should be noted that infection other than yeast can cause similar symptoms. These include bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. If symptoms are not eliminated by over-the-counter products, women should see their doctor for evaluation.
Antifungal medications that are also available as vaginal tablets include:
- clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex),
- miconazole (Monistat; Micatin),
- terconazole (Terazol), and
- nystatin (Mycostatin)
Oral medications for yeast vaginitis and vulvitis include fluconazole (Diflucan).
Again, these drugs is NOT something we recommended. The Yeats Infection runs much deeper, and most of the Drugs will simply suppress the symptoms of the Yeast Infection.
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