A vaginal yeast infection (also called candidiasis) is casued by an excess growth of yeast organisms in the vagina.
Common symptoms of a yeast infection are:
vaginal itching (often severe)white, curdy and odorless dischargepain during urinationpain during intercoursered and irritated skin around the labia
Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable (to say the least!) but rarely cause any serious problems. However, it is important to have the infection treated so you don't pass it along to your baby during delivery in the form of thrush (yeast infection of the mouth). Check with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
You can help to prevent yeast infections by:
eating yogurtwearing cotton or cotton lined underwearavoiding tight fitting pants & undergarmentsavoiding feminine talcs, sprays or perfumes in your vaginal areanot douchingwiping from front to back after using the toilet
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