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What You Should Know About Vagina Yeast Infection

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What You Should Know About Vagina Yeast Infection

What You Should Know About Vagina Yeast Infection

Some call it toilet infection, some call it thrush. There are different local names for Vagina yeast Infection.

Vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva. It is also called vaginal candidiasis.

Symptoms

Symptoms include

  • Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva
  • A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating
  • Redness and swelling of the vulva
  • Vaginal pain and soreness
  • Vaginal rash
  • Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance
  • Watery vaginal discharge

Possible Causes include antibiotic use, increased estrogen levels, uncontrolled diabetes and a possibly impaired immune system.

Prevention

In order to prevent Vagina Yeast Infection, here are a couple of things to avoid

  • Tight-fitting pantyhose
  • Douching
  • Scented feminine products
  • Hot tubs and very hot baths
  • Unnecessary antibiotic use
  • Staying in wet clothes for a long period of time

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