There are five types of yeast infections, and a person is bound to suffer from at least one of this during their lifetime. As many stereotypes, women are more prone to these types of yeast infections. But what women and men don’t know is that men are equally susceptible to these infections as women. To better have a better grip and knowledge regarding the various types of yeast infections, I will discuss the six types that can harm a person, whether it is a man or a woman.
A type of yeast that normally exists in the human body is the candida albicans. By managing to keep their populations at a normal level by establishing pH balance, prevents any fungi or microscopic bacteria to develop and cause any kind of problem and health issues in our body, especially the dreaded various types of yeast infections. But no matter how much we try and manage to keep their populations at hand, there are certain conditions that can trigger their managed population to somewhat increase and reach uncontrollable state – and that is the time that you know you’re in trouble and at risk for at least one type of yeast infection – those certain conditions are as follows: sudden changes in the mucous membranes, fishy smelling discharge from the vagina which can be excessive, oral and intestinal problems and issues.
The first type of yeast infection is the mouth or oral yeast infection. This type of yeast infection is the most common among others, and can happen to whatever gender. They are commonly identified to as thrush. Thrush exhibits the creamy white and/or yellow substance in the mouth and tongue. This type of oral yeast infection can develop into other oral infections such are hyperplasia, the infection that causes discolored patches on the palates and tongue; angular cheilitis on which red cracks on the corner of the mouth are visible; and erythematous, wherein pinkish to reddish blotches and cracks are present on the palates and can also appear to be peeling.
Another type of yeast infection can be normally seen on the dark and moist parts of our body which are the armpits, and on women’s case, under the breasts. This type of yeast infection is often caused by regularly applying deodorants and anti-perspirants. They can be relieved by applying those regular anti-fungal creams. The third type of yeast infection happens to women only; the vaginal yeast infection. The common symptoms for this type of yeast infection are the frequent itching in the vaginal area, the feeling of tenderness and burning, and the excessive vaginal discharge that is fishy-smelling and resembles the color of a cottage cheese.
Yeast infections exclusively for the men are also existent. The penis, crotch and feet are the parts of a man’s body that is commonly infected by this type of yeast infection. This infection is characterized by athlete’s foot (if the infection is foot-based), and jock’s itch. The last type of yeast infection is acquired by the infants and babies; this type of yeast infection is normally suffered by babies born from or is breastfed by infected mothers. This infant infection is mostly characterized by reddish patches similar and is often mistaken to as diaper rash, thrush and or any other oral yeast infection.
The various types of yeast infections just show that we must always be hygienic. Once you suspected or experienced one or more of this symptoms, immediate medical assistance and help is encouraged to prevent further infections that can arouse from these simple types of yeast infections. Luckily, there are holistic and over-the-counter medications which can help you prevent and/or treat these various types of yeast infections.