Vaginal Yeast Infection
Vaginal yeast infection, or vaginal candidiasis, is a fungal infection is a very common infection in women that is estimated to affect 75 out of 100.
Vaginal yeast infection, or vaginal candidiasis, is a fungal infection that is a very common infection in women.
It is estimated to affect 75 out of 100 women once in their lifetime.
Bacteria and some yeast cells are contained in a healthy vaginal. When there is an imbalance of those bacteria and yeast cells, it will cause the vaginal to get infected.
Although vaginal yeast infections are not a sexually transmitted disease (STD), sexual contact may promote the spread of the disease.
Usually, you will experience swelling, pain, and unusual vaginal discharge.
What are the Causes of Vaginal Yeast Infection?
When a fungus called candida overgrow, it can cause a yeast infection. Candida is present in the mouth, throat, gut, penis, and vagina.
Ladies with unprotected sex may get infected by their partner who has a penile yeast infection.
Other causes of vaginal yeast infection can be associated with are the use of certain antibiotics, pregnancy, uncontrol diabetes,
a weak immune system, stress, or hormonal imbalance.
What are Some of the Common Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection:
- Vaginal itching
- Pain during sex
- Pain during urinating
- Abnormal vaginal discharge (Usually Thick, white, cheesy)
- Redness and swelling
How is Vaginal Yeast Infection Diagnosed and Treated?
Your doctor may take a sample of your discharge to confirm the yeast infection. In most cases, you will be prescribed oral or topical antifungal medications.
What Happens if I Have a Recurring Vaginal Yeast Infection?
If you have vaginal yeast infection several times within a year, the possible causes are:
- The previous yeast infection wasn't completely treated.
- Back and forth transmission.
- Having a weakened immune system
- Sexual activity
- Poor hygiene
- Using the other medication
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