Every woman undoubtedly has suffered from vaginal yeast infection throughout her life, even once, burning, thick vaginal discharge, and pain or stinging when urinating or having sexual intercourse. If you suffer from these symptoms, it is most likely that you have a vaginal yeast infection and it is recommended that you consult your family doctor.

This can affect all women in the world, regardless of their age, and even some women get yeast infections all the time.


In general, yeast infections are uncomfortable and obvious, especially when they are not being treated, and the symptoms keep getting worse. However, it is common for some people to not realize that they are having a vaginal yeast infection or think that it is another problem, such as a urinary tract infection, which can be the side effects of birth control pills or even which is the cause of irregular periods, or sexually transmitted diseases.

When the fungus multiplies, it can spread to different parts of the body and cause all kinds of problems. Just as you may experience a vaginal yeast infection caused by Candida albicans overgrowth on the genitals, so can this yeast control your digestive system. This is like a form of internal digestive candida infection causing symptoms such as digestive upset, fatigue, digestive upset and food cravings as well as changes in appetite.

Thus, then, vaginal yeast infections are produced by Candidiasis, this is a fungal infection, of any of the candida species, of which candidaalbicans is the most common.

The yeast produces various infections such as oral thrush and vaginitis , these infections are common in the human population. For a woman to acquire a vaginal infection, she does not necessarily have to have had sexual intercourse, this type of infection can be produced by several causes.

Causes of vaginal yeast

Vaginal fungi can be produced by different causes, the lifestyle that different women can lead, is one of the main responsible. These types of infections occur when there are alterations in the organism of the vagina, and the yeast grows excessively, which later causes an infection.

Antibiotics can kill normal bacteria in the vagina, allowing yeast to grow. Antibiotics used for acne, throat and ear infections, and even vaginal infections.

Excess weight, various contraceptives, diabetes, pregnancy, HIV infection, steroids, and very tight underwear, especially nylon or lycra. These materials prevent the vagina from breathing, and trap moisture and heat are the main reasons why you can get a vaginal infection.

How to avoid vaginal infections?

If you want to avoid vaginal yeast infections, you just have to follow the following instructions:

  • Avoid douching.
  • He wears cotton underwear and baggy pants.
  • Remove wet bathing suits and exercise clothes as soon as possible.
  • Avoid bathtubs with whirlpools
  • Avoid antibiotics unless you need it.

Correct treatment

The vaginal fungal infections are treated with vaginal creams, pills or vaginal suppositories are ingested, your doctor will tell you which option is best for you. For some women it is really uncomfortable to introduce cream into the vagina, for them, the best are the pills which you can easily ingest with a drink of water. Some vaginal creams are sold without prescription in pharmacies or drugstores.

If you use vaginal creams, it is recommended that you do not use tampons at all costs, as they absorb all the medication and you will not get improvements.

It is very important that before buying any of these medications you have an accurate diagnosis about your infection, the doctor is the one who will recommend which medication is the most appropriate for you and at once you can take advantage of it to clarify all the doubts you have.

I get vaginal yeast infections all the time. What do I do?

Some women get vaginal infections all the time , especially around every month, just before their menstrual period. This has a simple explanation, and it is because at those times of the month, the PH of your vagina changes.

Your doctor can give you instructions to follow every month before your menstrual period so that symptoms do not develop, your doctor can prescribe you to buy vaginal creams without a prescription every month or use creams and pills for a long time.

Having vaginal infections every month can also be attributed to a serious health problem, such as diabetes, therefore, it is important that you have the opinion of your specialist.

Do vaginal yeast infections cause serious health problems?

So far, these types of infections have not caused serious health problems, but the problem itself is the unpleasant sensation of the infection, so it is extremely convenient that it be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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