Vaginal yeast infection

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Vaginal yeast infection

An overgrowth of fungus in the vaginal area.
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The unpleasant symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are more likely to strike in the summer and are especially uncomfortable when it is warm.
Gunter went on to explain that those who use garlic for their vaginal yeast infection are at risk of developing biofilms, microorganisms that can cause other bacterial issues.
A vaginal yeast infection causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness.
The sexpert also claims that most women (50-70 percent) who self treat for a vaginal yeast infection, never even had one to begin with, so you may be causing yourself unnecessary damage.
Vaginal yeast infection is a highly prevalent infection among women that causes many complications, including preterm labour, urinary tract infection, and reduced quality of life.
1 doctor-recommended over-the-counter vaginal yeast infection treatment, found that when it comes to dealing with yeast infections, the majority of young women are relying on advice that's not only wrong but also potentially harmful.
In fact, over 66% of women who self-diagnosed a vaginal yeast infection were wrong!
Most women--as many as 75 percent--will have at least one diagnosis of vaginal yeast infection during their lifetimes.
The most common types of Candida albicans are those which cause either a vaginal yeast infection in women or oral thrush which can infect anyone, including young babies.
Thus the vaginal yeast infection is just a symptom of a much more serious underlying condition, which really needs to be treated and cured if further problems are to be avoided and good health is the goal.
"A vaginal yeast infection would have a pH of 4.5 or less, whereas with a reading of 5.5 or 6, this is usually BV," Dr.