Treating and Preventing Vaginal Yeast Infections

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infection is a wide spread discharge in vagina caused by fungus. Nearly 75 % of women experience vaginal discharge of this type once in life, but most meet with vaginal fungus more than twice. Vaginal fungus is usually expressed in itching, swelling, and burning in the skin that surrounds your vagina and in vagina itself. The other symptoms may include white flows from vagina and pain during sex.

The reasons of vaginal yeast infections may be:

  • Irritations of vagina;
  • The acidic imbalance in the vagina;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Antibiotics;
  • Birth control pills;
  • Diabetes;
  • Steroids;
  • Non-natural lingerie (pants).

Vaginal yeast infection can be a sign of more serious infection, and maybe STD. However, vaginal yeast infection is not a sexually transmitted disease itself.

If you want to avoid vaginal, avoid irritating your vagina: do not use douche sprays and soup for vaginal hygiene, just water; wear cotton pants; wipe from front to back after attending a toilette; do not have sex without lubrication. Some other tips for preventing vaginal yeast infections: ask your doctor about yoghurts or some pills you could take while you are treating with antibiotics to avoid fungus; always change your wet swimming suit directly after swimming; always change pants – two times every day.

In case you suspect vaginal yeast infection, i.e. you have itching or irritation in vagina, revert to your doctor at once. The doctor will examine you, ask about the symptoms, will take a material for the lab test from vagina and only after this the doctor will be able to tell if it is vaginal yeast infection.

There are several options for treatment of vaginal yeast infections: you may take pills like Diflucan or treat with vaginal inserted suppositories. Be cautious in self-treatment. Even if you have already had vaginal yeast infections, know all of the symptoms and how it is treated it is better to visit your doctor first and pass a lab test. In this way you will avoid the situation in which you possibly will be treating quite another infection instead of vaginal yeast infection. Look after yourself and be healthy!

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