Blog / Can OYC Candida Treatments Cause Yeast Infections
Monday, 25 July 2011 at 08:04
Many women are now in the habit of using over the counter anti fungal creams when they aren't suffering from a yeast infection. These creams force the yeast to mutate into fungus, and it does this to protect itself from the active ingredient in the medication. This is the reason why you should never use any anti fungal treatment before you are diagnosed with a yeast infection.
Using OTC creams will make the yeast to mutate into fungus
Applying an over the counter yeast infection cure will cause the harmless Candida Albicans yeast living in your vagina to mutate. When this harmless organism mutates it turns into an aggressive fungus, and that is the point you'll be suffering from a yeast infection.
Once you have created a yeast infection from your OTC yeast cream it will no longer be effective at killing the yeast. By applying the cream before you had an infection you have unknowingly created a resistant yeast. This means you will now need something stronger to kill the yeast, and this is usually an oral anti fungal drug. Your health could start suffering badly if you need to take oral anti fungal drugs. These drugs have side effects, and they can also upset the natural chemical balance in your body, and that can encourage fungal overgrowth in some people.
Candida treatments don't prevent infections
Some women think that using anti fungal creams actually prevents a yeast infection. They think that they are keeping their vagina clean and free of fungus by using these creams when they don't need to. This is one of the downsides of these treatments being so freely available. Women have created resistant yeasts with these treatments when they didn't even need to use the treatment in the first place.
Your vagina is self cleaning and doesn't need anything put into it to keep it clean. If you do have something in your vagina that needs treatment then see your doctor first for a correct diagnosis.
Some women will look at a list of symptoms online and then diagnose their own infection. If they self diagnose a yeast infection, but they have something else then the real infection will just get worse while the anti fungal cream is being applied. This gets dangerous when they stop the treatment, and their symptoms return, and they think their yeast infection has returned. They then go out and get another yeast infection cure, and use it again. By this time the infection that they have misdiagnosed is still getting worse, and getting to the point where it could cause permanent damage to the kidneys or reproductive organs.
Always go to see your doctor for a diagnosis
Always get your doctor to diagnose your infection before you use any OTC yeast creams, and if you don't have an infection then you should stay well away from them.