A person suffering from yeast infection finds a great deal of solace from the over the counter chemists. These chemists make profit by not only selling over the counter drugs, but also yeast infection tests over the counter. Many people are tempted to make use of these tests, as they can be conducted right at home and are quite cheap as compared to professional diagnosis. However, before you succumb to the lure of these home tests, there are a few things that you should take into consideration.
Yeast infection and tests
Yeast infection is caused due to the excess growth of the Candida fungus. This excess growth is triggered due to many factors including hormonal imbalance, stress, presence of other chronic diseases, use of antibiotics and many more such factors. A person first learns about this condition due to the common symptoms associated with yeast infection including soreness, redness and inflammation, pelvic pain and so on. Once the person understands these symptoms, he or she is reluctant to immediately fix an appointment with the doctor either due to lack of time or because of the expenses. Hence, for many people a visit to the medical stores is on the cards in order to purchase yeast infection tests over the counter.
These home tests are aimed at giving you a tentative idea about your condition. Usually, these tests aim at figuring out the pH levels in your body. Hence, you are required to put a few drops of your blood on the pH strip. Some companies require you to mail the strips to the given address. The company then follows a few steps to arrive at the final results. The accuracy of the diagnosis is not 100% and yeast infection treatment should not begin until and unless the diagnosis is 100% conformed. Hence, if the test results come out positive make sure that you fix an appointment with a professional before you get treatment.
The risks of over the counter tests:
There are many risks associated with the use of yeast infection tests over the counter. To begin with, the results are not reliable. Hence, if the real problem goes undetected, complication in the future will be inevitable. Another problem is that the tests may or may not be prepared by taking into consideration all possible yeast infection factors. Therefore, discrepancies may arise in the tests and in professional diagnosis. Many tests are also not certified or tested. Therefore, they are unsafe to use. Hence, though there are many advantages of these over the counter tests, the shortcomings and the risks are even more prominent. Hence, it is essential that diagnosis is done only by professionals in the field.
Just the way expertise is needed to test yeast infection, in the same way an in dept understanding and insight is essential in order to treat this condition. This is a task at which the conventional medicine fails dismally. Hence, when it comes to eliminating yeast infection, only natural and intelligent treatment provided by the holistic approach is needed. Holistic approach is efficient in conquering yeast infection as it eliminates the root cause of the disease. It is also natural and safe and hence devoid of side effects. With its comprehensive and multidimensional plan of treatment, holistic approach is also the only way of getting freedom from yeast infection. Hence, after diagnosis, get treatment only with the help of holistic approach.