A lumpy, white vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese;
Vaginal soreness, irritation or burning, especially during intercourse;
Redness around the vagina.
If you’re experiencing frequently recurring infections, abdominal pain, fever, foul-smelling or greenish, grayish vaginal discharge, you may have another type of infection (STIs) and should consult your doctor.
Yeast infection causes
There are a number of factors that can cause a yeast infection, including:
Antibiotics – Antibiotics are designed to destroy disease-causing organisms. Unfortunately, antibiotics can also kill some of the bacteria found in the vagina. When this happens, an overgrowth of Candida organisms (a yeast infection) may occur.
Diabetes – The vagina may experience an increase in available sugar when your blood sugar is not well controlled, thereby allowing yeast to grow more rapidly.
Menstruation – Changes in hormone levels in the vagina during menstruation may contribute to yeast infections.
Pregnancy – As levels of estrogen increase during pregnancy, the chance of a yeast infection increases until the time of delivery.
Hygiene – Vaginal deodorants, perfumed soaps, bubble baths or douching may cause vaginal irritation and upset the normal balance.
Clothing – Tight jeans, wet bathing suits, nylon underwear and panty-hose can retain heat and moisture, creating an environment that encourages the growth of yeast.
Yeast infection discharge
Yeast infection treatment
Monists is a popular treatment for yeast vaginal infection. When treating with either MONISTAT* 1, 3 or 7 Day, if your symptoms do not improve in 3 days, or you still have symptoms after 7 days, you should call your doctor.
Here are a few tips to help you prevent getting a yeast vaginal infection, or to avoid one from keep coming back:
Wear cotton or other natural fabric underclothes that “breathe”.
Dry your genital area thoroughly after swimming or bathing.
Try to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet.
Avoid using douches, feminine hygiene sprays and perfumed soaps.
Avoid stressful situations.
Check with your doctor about using MONISTAT* miconazole nitrate when taking antibiotics.
What exactly is a vaginal yeast infection?
Yeast vaginal infection is a condition caused most commonly by an overgrowth of yeast called Candida. Candida is always present in/on your body. When an imbalance occurs, perhaps due to a change in the pH balance of the vagina or a change in your hormonal balance, Candida can multiply excessively and you may experience symptoms known as a yeast vaginal infection. (extracts from monistat.ca)
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Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.