What Happens if a Yeast Infection is left Untreated?

Aug 19, 2011

Quick Bites:

Yeast infection is mainly caused by overgrowth of Candida species of yeast. It can be on skin, vagina or inside mouth.


  • Oral thrush: Yeast infection inside mouth.
  • Vaginitis: It is vaginal yeast infection.
  • Tinea versicolor or intertrigo: When occur on skin surface.

Initially there are only few symptoms of yeast infection. Some of them are pain, soreness and a thick, white discharge. At this stage, it can be easily treated by directly applying any topical anti-fungal medication. Even though, untreated yeast infections can go on their own, but it doesn’t happen in all the cases. So the best way is to consult your doctor and get correct diagnoses and effective treatment.


Consequences of Leaving a Yeast Infection Untreated


Leaving an untreated yeast infection means that you are expecting your immune system to take care of infection on its own. This will weaken your immune system. It is important to apply an antifungal cream to cure yeast infection. If the real cause is not detected then even treated yeast condition can get out of control.


An untreated yeast infection can get very bad. The very first thing that will happen is that the yeasts will keep on multiplying and the condition will certainly get worst. The infection could pass to the intestinal tract making discomfort and itching even worst. Previously present symptoms increase in intensity and you can experience the following symptoms:


  • Memory loss and Loss of concentration.
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Irritability.
  • Flu-Like Signs.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Bloating and gas
  • Insomnia and short attention span
  • Food Allergies
  • Constipation
  • You will face difficulty in having sex with your partner.

Beside this, it may happen that the infection that you leave untreated is not actually a yeast infection. Don’t ever make diagnosis on your suspicion; one must always consult doctor for correct diagnosis. If you leave an infection that is more severe than yeast infection can lead to serious consequences.


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