When a woman becomes pregnant, there are many risks and infections to which she is exposed from that moment on. Since then, you will have to take care of your body not only for your own health, but also for that of your child who is gestating. The vaginal candidiasis is one of these infectious diseases that women can contract during pregnancy , so in PregDream tell you what it is, its risks, how often it occurs and what their treatment.
WHAT IS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION?
This type of vaginal infection is very common in pregnant women and consists of small fungi, Candida albicans, imperceptible to our eyes that inhabit the vagina causing this disease. These organisms are usually present in this part of our body, however, the problem occurs when they reproduce and we have more than normal . So our body has the need to get rid of them for its normal functioning, but we already have too many.
CONSTANT ITCHING AND ABNORMAL VAGINAL DISCHARGE ALERT US TO CANDIDIASIS
The treatment is simple and effective, so your baby will be recovered very soon and without risks. Even some children at birth have this disease even if the mother does not have vaginal yeast infection at the time. So, simply treat vaginal yeast infection at the first signs of infection and you and your baby will be fine soon.
WHY DO I HAVE VAGINAL YEAST INFECTIONS AND HOW TO TREAT IT?
When a woman is pregnant she generates more hormones and estrogens than when she is not. This will slightly alter the Ph of vaginal secretions , thus facilitating the appearance and rapid growth of fungi and infection in the vagina.
Taking certain medications, such as antibiotics, which help vaginal yeast grow larger than normal, can also affect the growth and expansion of vaginal yeast infections during pregnancy.
To prevent this infectious disease we must follow the following tips:
– Use cotton underwear instead of synthetic, because the obstruction of the vaginal area facilitates the appearance of fungus.
– We should never apply, and less while pregnant, soaps or colonies in the vaginal area, since they could irritate it.
– We must keep the genital area always clean , only with water or using special soaps, and dry. If you see that the panties are wet or very dirty, we must change them as many times as necessary in order not to help the infection or appearance of these microorganisms.
– Eating yogurts , which have live cultures that help keep fungi in our body at bay, we will contribute greatly to not growing or reproducing so quickly, thus being able to control, in part, the appearance of vaginal yeast infection.
If you think you have this disease, you should go to your gynecologist as soon as possible. Do not let many days pass from the first symptoms until you go to the doctor , since in this way what you can be doing is favoring the reproduction of fungi and making it the most difficult disease to alleviate. Your gynecologist will look at the affected area and may take a sample of the excess flow for analysis.
This disease occurs in pregnant women due to increased hormones and estrogens or perhaps due to taking antibiotics, but it is not a sexually transmitted disease . On the other hand, if when we have it we have sex with our partner without protection, he will begin to have symptoms such as itching or stinging, and also the fungus will pass to us again.
Once the doctor has identified your disease, he will prescribe a suitable medicine for this type of fungus. Unfortunately, there is no other way to get rid of this disease than by taking medicine . However, your doctor is a professional and will only prescribe medications that cannot adversely affect you during pregnancy , without risk to you or your baby.
Normally these medicines come in the form of a cream or vaginal suppository and their use depends on between 1 to 7 days depending on each specific case. Just remembering to apply the medication the times indicated will be enough for you to forget about vaginal yeast infection without further problems. If the discomfort continues after the treatment ordered by your doctor has finished, you should return to his office so that he can examine you again and detect if you really had this disease.