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The Dreaded Yeaster Bunny

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The Easter Bunny, a sweet creature.

A generous creature who brings feelings of joy to your family.

A creature who is not to be confused with his twin brother, THE DREADED YEASTER BUNNY! 

The Yeaster Bunny. A demonic beast. A twisted soul who brings you gifts of inflammation, intense itchiness, and a thick, white discharge.

Yeast infections are relatively common. According to the Mayo Clinic, 3 out of 4 women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives.

The cause of a yeast infection? The fungus Candida a.k.a the root of all evil. Antibiotics can also be a large contributor to yeast. Consider taking a probiotic when you are perscribed an antibiotic. As always check with your medical provider before taking anything you are unsure of.

Candida is associated with intense itching, swelling, and irritation. 

Vaginal Yeast Infections

 

In the case of a vaginal yeast infection, the candida fungus effects the vagina and tissues at the opening of the vagina. Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include thick vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation, and redness and irritation. 

Vaginal yeast infections are often self diagnosed but it's symptoms are very similar to those of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). We recommend visiting your gynecologist for a proper diagnosis. 

A single dose of an oral antifungal drug or application of an antifungal cream for one to three days cures mild infections. Complicated infections require longer-term treatment.

You can avoid vaginal yeast infections by practicing good hygiene, wearing properly fitting clothing, avoiding douching as well as overly scented soaps. Diet can also play a role.

Candidiasis of Skin and Nails

 

In the United States more than 3 million people per year experience an infection of the skin and nails caused by the candida fungus. This occurs in areas of the body that are exposed to moisture for long periods of time. Common areas affected include the skin between the fingers and toes, around the fingernails and toenails, and the groin. Symptoms of Candidiasis of Skin and Nails include a red rash at the site of infection. 

You can avoid candidiasis of the skin and nails by practicing good hygiene and keeping your skin dry. 

This infection can be treated with an antifungal medication applied to the affected area or may be taken by mouth.

Oral Thrush

 

Thrush is an infection where the Candida fungus accumulates in the mouth. Oral thrush is common in babies along with people who have immune deficiency. Certain medications such as steroid sprays for asthma can also cause oral thrush. 

Symptoms of oral thrush include white lesions on the tongue or inner cheeks, bad breath, burning mouth, dryness, white tongue and in some cases abnormality of taste or difficulty swallowing.

Oral thrush should be treated by a medical professional.

Don't let the Yeaster Bunny unleash his fury on you this Easter. Stick to celebrating with his brother, he is much less IRRITATING! 

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