Do you think you might have a yeast infection? Maybe you even have some of the common Candida overgrowth symptoms. Here is an interesting thing you can do at home to see if you’ve got a yeast infection. This is called the Candida Spit Test or sometimes the Candida Saliva Test.
The Candida Spit Test
What you need:
- A clear glass of water
- About 1 hour
Now the theory goes that Candida will collect in your saliva during the night. So the first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning is to spit into a glass of water. It is important that you do this before you eat or drink anything since that might wash away the saliva in your mouth from the night before.
Then just leave the spit in the glass of water for the next hour.
When you come back, you might have a yeast infection if you notice one of the following three situations:
- You see small, stringy things hanging down from the saliva, which should be floating on top of the water. These are hyphea, and they make up the cellular structure of a yeast infection.
- Murky or splotchy spots that seem to float in the water neither floating on top or sinking to the bottom.
- The spit becomes cloudy and sinks to the bottom.
Also pay attention to how long it takes for any of these things to present themselves. The faster it happens, the more severe the infection. You might have a severe yeast infection if you notice any of the above conditions in 15 minutes or less.
If you don’t notice any of the above conditions, looks like you don’t have a yeast infection. Lucky you!
Now, of course, you should not take the Candida saliva test as a substitute for the advice of a medical professional when diagnosing a yeast infection, but the Candida spit test can help point you in the right direction.
In addition to the Candida saliva test, you should be on the lookout for these other symptoms of a yeast infection:
- Painful or constant urination
- Itching, redness, or pain in the affected area
- Pain during or following intercourse (if the affected area is your genitals)
- Any sort of cheese-like discharge that is either odorless or it may have a faint smell of baking yeast
You can use these common symptoms in conjunction with the Candida spit test to help you know if you’ve got a yeast infection.
Check out some of the other articles on this site to find great ways to treat a yeast infection with simple household items you’ve probably already got in your kitchen.
So, if you’re not sure you’ve got a yeast infection, go to bed tonight, and then try out the Candida saliva test first thing in the morning tomorrow. Remember, don’t eat or drink anything before you do this. The results of the test should give you a better idea of whether or not you’ve got something to worry about.