The earlier you find a suitable candida treatment the quicker and more efficient the treatment is. Therefore I’ve compiled a short list of Candida Symptoms to help anyone who thinks they might have Candida to self diagnose and hence start Candida treatment early enough:
Itching and Burning around the Vagina
The vagina and surrounding area often becomes inflamed and irritated during a yeast infection. These areas also become extremely itchy with an overwhelming urge to scratch the infected areas. Unfortunately scratching results in the area becoming even more irritated and inflamed and so a vicious circle begins.
Experiencing pain when urinating or having sex
The pain that is often experienced when going to the toilet or having sex is caused by the inflamed vaginal mucosa and genital parts. A similar pain is also experienced during a urinary tract infection (UTI) but a good way to tell the two apart is to ascertain where the pain stops and starts. The pain caused by a UTI will increase towards the end of urinating whereas the pain caused by a yeast infection will be consistent throughout.
Foul Odour coming from the Vagina
Other candida symptoms include a foul cheese like odour from the vagina is a classic symptom of a yeast infection. The odour does not smell fishy but smells more like fermented cheese or bread. A fishy smell indicates a bacterial infection whereas a fermented smell indicates a yeast infection. Where a bacterial infection coincides with a yeast infection, medical advice should be sought from a doctor.
Vaginal discharge that is white or yellow
There is often white or light yellow discharge from the vagina during a yeast infection. The discharge consistency can range from creamy to thick and this is what causes the odour described above and this requires some form of candida treatment.