Account Options Sign in. Alle Stufen. Zur Wunschliste hinzufügen. Vaginal yeast infection facts Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. The main symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching, but burning, discharge, and pain with urination or intercourse can also occur. Treatment involves topical or oral antifungal medications.
Many physicians, midwives and lactation consultants still believe that yeasts particularly Candida spp. Nipple swabs and nipple biopsy samples were also collected from the participating women. Results showed that the role played by yeasts in breast and nipple pain is, if any, marginal. In contrast, our results strongly support that coagulase-negative staphylococci and streptococci mainly from the mitis and salivarius groups are the agents responsible for such cases. Lactation is probably the only bodily function for which modern medicine has almost no training, protocol or scientifically-acquired knowledge. When women suffer painful breastfeeding, they usually have to face the dilemma of continuing despite the pain or giving it up, preventing mothers and infants from getting the well-recognized health benefits associated to breastfeeding [ 1 — 3 ]. In practice, it is very unusual that they are offered the option of clinical tests including milk analysis and antibiogram in order to know the pain etiopathogenesis or to guide the therapeutic approach.
Mammary candidiasis: A medical condition without scientific evidence?
Breastfeeding has been demonstrated to have many benefits for both mother and child. Nipple pain in the breastfeeding woman is a common complaint; it is the second most common cause of breastfeeding discontinuation in the first six months after childbirth. This case report addresses the characteristics of breast pain induced by Candida mastitis and the risk factors for and treatment of mastitis. Educating family physicians and other clinicians about how to recognize and treat this often difficult-to-eradicate infection will hopefully increase the percentage of mothers who breastfeed their infants through the first six months of life.