Understanding Yeast Infection in Women!

By HealthSignz | Published: November 11th, 2017

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Experienced by most of the women once in their lifetime, but known just as an infection rather than a yeast infection. Read further for a better understanding!

In women, yeast infection is generally caused by the fungus Candida albicans. Other than oral-genital contact, the vaginal yeast infection has been attributed to many risk factors like diabetes, unhealthy diet, lack of sleep, excessive use of antibiotics, and much more. Therefore, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of vaginal yeast infection. A few being:

  • Vaginal pain, soreness, and watery vaginal discharge
  • Itching and irritation in the vagina and the tissues at the vaginal opening (vulva)
  • Redness and swelling of the vulva
  • Vaginal rash
  • A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urination

To conclude, it is very important to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation to avoid such infections. However, if you observe any of the above signs and symptoms, then immediately contact your healthcare provider for correct and timely diagnosis and treatment.

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