What are Vaginal Yeast Infections?
The vagina naturally has a balance of healthy yeast and bacteria. A yeast infection, also referred to as "Vaginal Candidiasis," can happen if the yeast and bacteria balance is disrupted and there is an overgrowth of yeast (candida). 75% of people with vaginas are likely to have at least one yeast infection during their lifetime. Treatment for Yeast Infections require the use of a prescription anti-fungal, which is a one-time pill to treat the infection. There are also over-the-counter antifungal suppositories that go inside the vagina that must be applied for 1-5 days until the infection clears.
Yeast Infection symptoms can include:
- Redness around the vulva and vagina
- Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva
- Pain or a burning sensation during sex and urinations
- Thick discharge with a consistency similar to cottage cheese, sometimes having an odor similar to bread dough (think yeast in a literal sense)
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