Vaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida albicans. Yeast infections are often recurrent, but are thankfully easy to treat.
It is unknown if sexual intercourse is a cause of yeast infections as there are inherent difficulties in studying it in that manner. However, there are things that seem to increase the likelihood of developing a yeast infection:
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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.