What is dangerous thrush?
One of the most common diseases in women can be called thrush. The causes of the disease can be very different, and the treatment depends on the severity.
To the question, all doctors answer in the negative. Like any other disease thrush need to timely detect and begin treatment.
How to identify thrush?
First you need to understand what is thrush to make sure that this particular disease causes discomfort. Thrush, or candidiasis, is an infectious disease caused by a fungus called Candida. It is possible to detect such fungi in the oral cavity and in the intestines of humans.
Why does thrush start?
Fungi such as Candida are present in the body of any healthy person, but the disease begins when the immune system is weakened. With a decrease in total or local immunity, fungi begin to actively proliferate, a large number of them and causes thrush.
The chances of getting sick increase if a person has been treated with antibiotics: they violate both the intestinal microflora and the vaginal microflora. Also, the risk of disease will be higher if:
- hormones are disturbed in the body;
- during pregnancy;
- for diseases: diabetes, thyroid disease;
- for any chronic diseases.
Symptoms of thrush
To detect thrush and time to start treatment, you should pay attention to the main symptoms of the disease:
- itching, burning;
- white cheesy discharge;
- redness of the mucosa.
If you experience these symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor to begin treatment as soon as possible.
Who can get thrush?
Do not assume that thrush is only a female disease. It can also occur in children and men. Immediately it should be noted that the disease can be transmitted sexually through unprotected intercourse. To protect yourself it is necessary to use external contraceptives - condoms.
How is thrush transmitted?
The disease is transmitted not only during unprotected sexual intercourse, although this is the main mode of transmission, but also through personal hygiene products — towels, dishes, bed linen. It is important to wash the dishes thoroughly, wash and iron the bedding, then the microorganisms will die and the chances of getting sick will be zero.
Thrush in children
In children, thrush is most often manifested as the formation of white plaque in the oral cavity - on the tongue, gums and the inner surface of the lips. This form of the disease is called candidal stomatitis.
Candida dermatitis may be another type of thrush in children. In this case, the child has a rash in the groin or neck. Pimples can appear if the baby is hot and his skin is sweating under a diaper or under a warm diaper.
Consequences of thrush
As a rule, the disease has no negative consequences if the treatment was done on time. In rare cases, there are relapses of thrush with low immunity.
It is especially important to remember the timely treatment of chronic thrush in women. A chronic disease can disrupt intimate life and create the danger of contracting a baby's thrush during childbirth.
Why is thrush dangerous?
Like any other disease, thrush causes discomfort and inconvenience. A thrush during pregnancy is especially dangerous if proper treatment is not taken on time. In this case, the baby can become infected with fungi during childbirth.
If symptoms occur, consult a doctor immediately. There are many drugs that do an excellent job with thrush fungi and are absolutely safe to take during pregnancy.
How to protect yourself from the disease?
It is important to remember that you can protect your body from the disease by following simple guidelines:
- course of restoration of the microflora of the body after taking antibiotics;
- vitamin complexes to maintain immunity;
- the use of special means for intimate hygiene;
- underwear made of natural fabric.
Careful attention to your body and taking care of it will help avoid any disease, including thrush.