What causes yeast infection during pregnancy?

Yeast infections are very common in pregnant women as well as with women generally. One of the causes of yeast infection during pregnancy is the medication in the form of antibiotics that the pregnant woman may be required to take. A yeast infection usually occurs when the growth of the naturally present fungus tends to go beyond the required amounts. Causes of yeast infection during pregnancy also include the changes in the hormone levels that occur during pregnancy. This is mostly because the levels of estrogen increase tremendously. Some of the symptoms of yeast infection during pregnancy are burning and itching sensation as well as experiencing pain during intercourse. Pregnant women tend to indulge in foods that are high in sugar or those that contain white flour. These refined carbohydrates tend to provide a conducive environment for yeast infections. One of the ways to achive quick relief from yeast infection is to consume yogurt. The bacteria present in yogurt is known to fight yeast infections effectively. You could also dip a tampon in some plain yogurt and insert it in the vagina for a quick relief from yeast infection. Applying some yogurt on the outside of the vagina could also help.

answered by G R

One of the safest home remedies for yeast infection during pregnancy is applying fresh yogurt on the infected area. Yogurt not only helps in relieving the irritation and itching caused by the yeast infection but it also helps in curing the problem completely. Regular consumption of yogurt during pregnancy helps in maintaining a proper balance of the good bacteria in the body which are helpful in fighting other harmful organisms. Another one of the good homemade cures for yeast infection during pregnancy is diluted tea tree oil which can be applied on the affected area.

A sitz bath in water mixed with apple cider vinegar is another effective way to get rid of yeast infection. One of the other effective home remedies for yeast infection during pregnancy is application of honey on the infection site for at least 15-20 minutes. A simple 15-20 minute body soak in a cool bath is also a great way to get rid of the discomfort and pain caused by yeast infection. Regular consumption of garlic is also considered safe and very effective for treating yeast infection during pregnancy. Other than homemade cures for yeast infection maintaining good hygiene during pregnancy can also help prevent and treat yeast infection.

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How can a pregnant lady treat yeast infection?

Yeast infection could affect a woman anytime in her life. Improper hygiene is known to be one of the major causes of yeast infection. Women with yeast infections tend to report itching, irritation and the passage of a whitish and often foul smelling discharge. A vaginal yeast infection can be passed onto the baby if the baby is born through the natural process of delivery. It is therefore best to cure the condition as soon as possible. When it comes to yeast infection during pregnancy treatment, it should be noted that all oral medications are to be avoided. Instead, the doctor who is treating yeast infection during pregnancy will prescribe topical creams or ointments.

These topical creams and ointments will help to cure the condition. Besides this there are certain personal measures that one could take to treat the condition. Firstly, the genital area must be regularly cleaned, washed and, most importantly, dried as moisture is one of the factors that lead to fungal growth. Wearing loose, cotton clothes as well as undergarments will also help in keeping infection at bay. A balanced diet should be followed so that one does not consume too much sugar, something that is known to help fungus develop.

answered by A S

What are the symptoms of yeast infection during pregnancy?

Many women develop yeast infection during pregnancy and this could be because of the raised levels of estrogen in a woman's body which could accelerate the growth of yeast. Some of the most common symptoms of yeast infection during pregnancy are irritation, itching, soreness, redness and burning sensation in the vagina. Another common symptom could be an odorless, creamy, white or cheesy vaginal discharge. Many women also experience a burning sensation while passing urine which again can be a result of yeast infection. Pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse can be another one of the symptoms of yeast infection during pregnancy. Taking care of what you eat can be a big help in preventing yeast infection during pregnancy and even otherwise.

While following a diet to prevent yeast infections it is very important to avoid foods which can encourage the growth of yeast. These would include foods such as sweets, fruits, juices and artificial sweeteners, cereals, pastas, baked products, nuts and seeds, legumes like peas and beans and beverages like alcohol, caffeinated and soft drinks. Instead in a diet to prevent yeast infections one must include foods like onions, garlic, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, kale, celery and ginger root which can deter the growth of yeast and prevent yeast infections.

answered by G M

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