Yeast is a kind of fungus, which is available in small numbers in the vagina. Basically, they are harmless. But when the number of this goes out of control then it causes a vaginal yeast infection, which also known as Candidiasis. It’s very common for women. A healthy vagina also contains some bacteria and yeast that remain in balance. Lactobacillus bacteria maintain this balance.
When the balance between them disturbed, then it causes Candidiasis. 75% of women will experience this infection in their life. The main symptoms are itching, burning, unusual discharge and having pain during sex or during urination. This infection is not a sexually oriented infection. Women, who are not active in sex, can also have this infection. But this infection can be spared by sexual activities. Candida Albicans named fungus is responsible for vaginal yeast infections.
Symptoms Of Yeast Infection: Vaginal yeast infection has some common symptoms. Such are Vaginal itching Blazing during urination or sex Lump around the vagina Having pain during sex Soreness Redness Rashes The vaginal area becomes whitish. In some cases the discharge may be like cottage cheese, in others, it may be watery. The more time you spent without treatment, the symptoms will be more visible.