Immune System Complaints
- Sensitivities to certain foods or chemicals
- Low immune function
Past History Of
- Chronic yeast infections
- Chronic antibiotic use for infections or acne
- Using oral birth control pills or steroids
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Eczema or psoriasis
Other Symptoms or Conditions
- Menstrual irregularities like pain, bleeding, etc.
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Craving for foods rich in carbohydrates or yeast
- Toenail fungus
Yeast infections affect people differently. Hence, this list of symptoms is very broad and can mimic symptoms associated with other conditions. If you are experiencing more than one of these symptoms, you should take a simple yeast test. It only takes 15 minutes and requires a glass of water and your saliva.
The Simple Yeast Test
Take a clear glass of water and spit into it within 30 minutes of waking up. Make sure you build up a bunch of saliva, but just saliva from your mouth – don’t cough up anything. Do this before you rinse, spit or put anything into your mouth. Then wait for 15 minutes.
Your saliva will float on the surface of the water, which is normal. However, if you see cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass like sediment, you may be seeing colonies of yeast. You may also see the saliva on the top with tiny strings that start to hang down that may look like jellyfish, hair, or spider legs, or suspended specks of yeast floating in the middle of the glass.