I always share things with you. I share my weightloss journey, I share my spinal surgery, I share my lipo journey, my endoscopy procedure and now this. Yeast infection and Urinary tract infection.
You know I really like to write about my life here. Simon might not like it but I don’t mind because I really treat this space as a diary. =P
Well yes today’s topic is kinda awkward but I think it is good for me to share. Especially for you girls who never got the above 2 infections before, all the more you need to read this post.
So what is Yeast Infection and Urinary tract infection?
Vaginal yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are a common female condition. Yeast infections are caused by the fungus Candida. This fungus is associated with intense itching, swelling, and irritation.
UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), develop when bacteria enter the urethra and travel up into the bladder.
I got both of them before and it is definitely not fun. It’s uncomfortable, sucky and depressing. You will experience pain for UTI, but yeast infection? It’s another story. It is disgusting and extremely itchy. You know that hokkien word, ‘gao wei’? Yes super gaowei!!!
They say once you get UTI, it’s easy for you to get it again. I think my highest record was 3 times a year. I didn’t get for this and last year and I am hoping for it to stay this way. As for yeast infection, it happened late last year. Very funny why so many things start to happen once I hit mid 20s, it’s like my body is not mine anymore.
Yeast Infection is super disgusting by the way, other than the itch, your vjj will swell and you will have thick yellowish greyish discharge that smells like bread (yeast). Yes I am serious. Can you imagine that? The discharge, the itch, the discomfort? Although it is not painful, it is mentally torturing.
I don’t know why I am so unlucky, honestly. I am clean and hygienic. I am quite ocd when it comes to my body.
Anyway I didn’t see a doctor because I was embarrassed. It’s such a private thing and I have no idea how to tell the doctor. And so I went to google to seek help and I found out that probiotics will help to get rid of yeast infection. Some of the methods are quite gross where they ask you to apply yogurt on your vjj, or IN your vjj but I did nothing of those. What I did was just drinking Yakult or Vitagen or any other probiotic drinks and it a.c.t.u.a.l.l.y works!
It didn’t take me long to get rid of that infection, about 2 days? and I’m back to normal again. I think my condition is not that bad yet that’s why I could recover so fast.
Yeast infection is likely to act up just before or after your menstrual period so during this period you might want to drink more yakult/vitagen.
As for Urinary tract infection. This is not as disgusting as yeast but it is super uncomfortable. Depending on how bad your condition is, you may see blood when you pee. You constantly have the urge to pee but either there is nothing or only a few drops when you go to the toilet. If you experience something like this, please see a doctor immediately. If the bacteria travel up to the kidney it will be too late!
Doctor will give you antibiotics for sure and also some other medications. During this time when you pee, it will be in a orangey red color. Another way to speed up the recovery process is to drink lots of water and cranberry juice. But this doesn’t stop you from going to the doctor, remember that.
UTI takes about 4-5 days to recover so you really have to be very patient during this period.
I think I’m done with this post, for more information please consult google. Hope this short post helps a little for people who don’t know what the 2 conditions are. Please also note that this is solely based on my own experience. My home remedy is to help you feel better but doesn’t stop you from visiting the doctor. 🙂
I sincerely hope that you don’t get them too. *prayforyou*
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