A yeast infection is one such condition.
It is not only uncomfortable but also quite unpleasant and therefore almost impossible to ignore.
It is not really painful but when you are inflicted by it all you want is to make it end because you will not really be able to completely concentrate on anything else.
Of course the milder inflictions do go quite unnoticed by a majority of people.
This can be a little dodgy because it may be mild right now but before you know it you can be inflicted by a full blown infection.
If you are aware of the symptoms then you might be able to cure it easily before it gets out of hand.
The most common symptom that most people complain of is itching, redness, swelling and soreness.
In some people there are reports of chaffing as well.
The most common area where this infection can affect is the genital area.
In women the infection affects the vaginal area or even the vagina itself.
In men it is in and around the penis.
If the itching is inside the vagina or the penis then it can be terribly uncomfortable because you can't very well take care of that itch too easily.
This infection is also characterized by the discharge of a white fluid.
This discharge is from the vagina in women and from the penis in men.
In severe cases the discharge has the consistency akin to cottage cheese.
Even though, like mentioned before, the condition is not fatal but severe cases have resulted in some mental problems.
There a number of treatments that you can use to help cure the problem.
Diet is a major factor.
Controlling your diet and eliminating foods that worsen the infection is the first step to curing the condition.
You should immediately cease the consumption of foods like yeast bread, sweets and refined carbohydrates temporarily.
The intake of alcohol also must be completely stopped, at least for the duration of the infection.
You should increase your water intake and switch to a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Once the condition has been cured completely you can start reintroducing the stopped foods slowly, hopefully one at a time over a period of time.
The diet control must be coupled with good hygiene.
The infected area must be kept as clean and dry as possible.
The use of scented soaps and body washes to wash the infected area must be stopped completely.
Also it is a good idea to switch to cotton underwear as wearing nylon can trap the dampness causing the infection to get worse.
All these remedial processes together will help to cure the infection quickly and permanently.