Vaginal Yeast Infection, also known as Candidiasis, is a common female condition and yeast infections are largely caused by the fungus Candida. Vaginal Yeast Infections can spread by sexual contact but usually they aren't considered a sexually transmitted infection. Some of the common signs of Vaginal Yeast Infection include itching, burning, rash, soreness, pain during sex and large or small amounts of vaginal discharge.
HOW IS VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A Gynecologist diagnoses Vaginal Yeast Infection by examining the medical history of the patient. Next, the doctor performs a pelvic exam and takes a vaginal culture to confirm the diagnosis of Vaginal Yeast Infection.
HOW IS VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION TREATED?
The treatment of Vaginal Yeast Infection depends upon the severity of the disease and in most of the cases, the doctor prescribes antifungal cream, ointment, tablet or suppository.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some women find relief from yeast infection symptoms when eating yogurt or applying it vaginally.