Are you feeling hot, hot, HOT? And not in the good way either. We’ve all experienced the symptoms of a yeast infection – itching, burning and soreness. But can they really cause fever too? Here’s what we know.
What is a Yeast Infection?
If this is your first time getting one of these pesky infections let’s do some quick background. A yeast infection is an overgrowth of fungus in the vagina that causes irritation and inflammation.
There are many reasons why someone might get an infection down there (tight clothing, antibiotics) but one thing we do know for sure is how to cure it.
The Signs and Symptoms
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to notice when you’ve got yourself into something icky. If you experience any or all of these symptoms then get ready for some fun:
- White vaginal discharge
- Redness or swelling
These symptoms may come with having intercourse as well. Don’t worry though! With treatment they’ll disappear faster than socks on laundry day.
So Can You Have a Fever Too?
All this talk about dim lighting and sexual relationships however does little to answer our question at hand: Is fever possible during bouts with yeast infections?
The simple answer is yes, it’s possible under certain circumstances, like if left untreated for long periods while significantly affecting other parts/systems/bodily functions; otherwise “NO”.
But hold up buttercup because only around 10% [^1]of women reported experiencing any type of fever-like symptom associated with their candida overgrowth.
Isolated cases including flu-like responses would make more sense especially in severe recurrence cases latching onto individuals whose immune system isn’t fully robust enough to fend off — NOT just between the typical male-female intimate context.
Whether you are a regular visitor or new here, take note of the above signs and symptoms so you know when something isn’t right down there.
What Causes a Fever in Yeast Infection?
The yeast that causes infections do not usually cause fever. So if your temperature starts to rise it may be due to an underlying condition like:
- Bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis
- STDs/STIs (Sexually transmitted diseases/infections)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- UTI (Urinary tract infection)
These can all produce similar symptoms, especially early on when trying to understand what specific ailment is occurring.
When Should You Seek Medical Attention?
As we’ve established (or maybe not) having one doesn’t need hospitalization but said ailments can get worse so seeking immediate medical help would always be preferable.
It’s important to seek professional help if you notice these additional red flags alongside typical strain-related troubles stemming from candida presence:
- A persistent fever over 101 °F
- Vaginal discharge with abnormal features such as green/yellowish coloring & strong unpleasant odors
- Heavy bleeding/pain during menstruation
- Symptoms persisting despite medical attention
Also make sure your doctor knows each and everything about your current circumstances regarding any potentially infective encounters had beforehand since some people contract STIs without knowing due for varying reasons thus rendering home medicines/treatments unfit.
If you want lower risks of future bouts make sure practice safe sex habits, avoid tight clothes (let yourself breathe down under) and abstain from douches/dietary changes unless suggested by a pharmacist/professional team member who will provide prerequisite information while taking necessary precautions.
Just follow up with prompt hygiene practices including cleaning/wiping after bathroom visits/down there after sexual adventures with pleasure helpers.
To wrap things up, we know that yeast infections can cause vaginal discomforts such as itching and burning. The possibility of a resultant fever is also there but not so common unless conditioned in rare scenarios where infection isn’t treated quickly.
Also remember any additional accompanying symptoms beyond basics may require medical attention from healthcare professionals who possess expertise to treat these obstacles the right way.
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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