The term yeast "infection" can be a little misleading. The word infection is usually used when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the body. With yeast infections, however, there is also an overgrowth although instead of bacteria like a typical infection a yeast infection is an overgrowth of the naturally occurring yeast in the body.
Every person has a fixed amount of yeast present in the body. It is found that when your body is under normal condition, the percentage of the yeast present in your body gets increased. The yeast that is already present in your body does not produce any harm effect on the body. Vaginal yeast infection is the most common type of infection.
It is found that this particular type of infection takes place mostly in women when compared with the men. There are chances that it can be also transferred to the partners at the time of having intercourse. It is not like that this infection only affects a single part of the body but they can be spread to other parts also. The different symptoms that show this particular infection are itching, discharge, painful urination and many more.
The Yeast infections named as systematic yeast infection has a variety of symptoms that are mostly vague and can be pointed out. Some of the common symptoms that shows the overgrowth of the yeast are fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, profuse sweating, anxiety, eczema, numbness in your fingers, feet and many more. If you have an overgrowth, there are chances that you have to suffer all of them or you may suffer from some.
Yeast infections can usually be treated at home successfully, although you should be certain that you have a yeast infection and not a vaginal infection or other illness before you attempt to treat it yourself. Over the counter yeast infection creams are not always affective in treating yeast infections and can leave some resistant yeast behind.
In the body there is less resistant yeast that leaves a huge space for the yeast that have a great resistance power. This particular type of yeast grows and gets expanded in the body. When you will apply the cream for the next time, you will see that the number of resistance yeast gets increased.