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Yeast Infection of the vagina is also called "vaginal candidiasis" or "vaginal thrush". It is a fungal infection that causes the intense irritation and itchiness of the vagina and the vulva. It usually transfers through sexual contact while mouth to genital contact is also a common route of transmission. Its causes are multiple, however, the prominent ones are the overuse of antibiotics, pregnancy, impaired immune system, uncontrolled diabetes, and taking oral contraceptive pills.
Severe itching and irritation leading to vaginal sours and scarring of the surrounding tissue (uvula) is the major complication of this infection. It is a very common sexually transmitted infection as according to the CDC, 3 out of 4 i.e. 75% of all women will get this once in their lifetime. In the United States, approximately 28% of women aged 14-49 get a vaginal yeast infection yearly. Take the following quiz to find out if you could be suffering from a possible a vaginal yeast infection.
Yes. Vaginal yeast infections are easily treated.
Fungal. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida albicans.
Antifungal Medication. Oral, topical and suppository treatments are available.
Varies. Dependent entirely on the medication used.
Yes. Sexual activity can be resumed as soon as comfortable, however condom use is suggested until the infection is cured.
Yes. 40-45% of women will have more than one yeast infection in their lifetime.