Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infection, a.k.a. candidiasis, is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva - the tissues at the vaginal opening. It's a type of vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina.
Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A healthy vagina has many bacteria and a small number of yeast. The most common bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help keep other organisms like the yeast under control. When something happens to change the balance of these organisms, yeast can grow too much and cause symptoms.
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