A vaginal infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva — the tissues at the vaginal opening. It's a type of vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina. Yeast infection symptoms can range from mild to moderate and include:
• Itching and irritation in the vagina and the tissues at the vaginal opening (vulva)
• A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating
• Redness and swelling of the vulva
• Vaginal pain and soreness
• Vaginal rash
• Watery vaginal discharge
• Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance
HOW IS VAGINAL INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A gynaecologist would do a thorough inspection of the vaginal area and also do a culture test to rule out risks.
HOW IS VAGINAL INFECTION TREATED?
The following treatments are given:
1. Short-course vaginal therapy.
2. Single-dose oral medication.
3. Vaginal suppositories
DID YOU KNOW?
Some women find relief from yeast infection symptoms when eating yogurt or applying it vaginally.