Vaginal and Yeast Infections

Vaginal and Yeast Infections

Vaginal yeast infections, also known as Candidal Vulvovaginitis , have high growth of yeast in the vagina, which results in irritation. The most common symptoms are vaginal itching, which can be severe. Other symptoms include irritation of urine, a thick, white vaginal discharge that usually does not smell bad, pain during sex and redness around the vagina. Symptoms often get worse before a woman's duration.

Vaginal yeast infections are due to the excessive increase of the kidneys. These yeast are normally present in a small number of the vagina. It has not been classified as a sexually transmitted infection; However, this may occur more often in those people who are often sexually active. Risk factors include antibiotics, pregnancy, diabetes, and HIV / AIDS. Consumption of a high diet in ordinary sugar can also play a role. Factors of tight clothes, underwear types and personal hygiene are not visible. Diagnosis is by examining a sample of vaginal discharge. As the symptoms are similar to those of sexually transmitted infections, chlamydia gonorrhea, testing can be recommended.

Despite the lack of evidence, wearing cotton underwear and loose fitting clothes is often recommended as a preventive measure. It is also recommended to avoid dry and fragrant hygiene products. Treatment is with an antifungal drug. It can be either in the form of clotrimazole cream or oral medicines such as fluconazole. Probiotics were not found to be useful for active infections.

About 75% of women have at least one vaginal yeast infection in their life, while at least half of them are in almost half. There are more than three infections in about 5% in one year. This is the second most common cause of vaginal inflammation after bacterial vaginosis.

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