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Yeast Infection

What’s the Difference Between a Yeast Infection and a UTI?

A yeast infection is a type of vaginitis, which affects the vulva and vagina, while a urinary tract infection (UTI) affects the bladder and urethra. Though these conditions occur in different areas of the body, they are close enough that one might be mistaken for the other if you don’t…

Can Men Get a Yeast Infection?

Yes, men can get yeast infections. Though yeast infections are less common in men than in women, they can occur if there is an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans on the body. Candida is very common. You probably have a small amount on your skin, in your digestive tract,…

How Do You Prevent a Yeast Infection?

You can’t always prevent yeast infections, but you can decrease your chances of getting them by practicing good vaginal hygiene, avoiding irritating products, wearing the right clothing, and taking care of your health. Mindful habits will help your body maintain a healthy balance of Candida in the vagina and avoid…

What Is the Treatment for a Yeast Infection?

Yeast infections are typically easy to treat with an antifungal suppository or cream. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans in the vagina. Treatments focus on reducing this yeast and restoring the delicate balance of bacteria that’s found here. What Over-the-Counter Treatments are Available for…

How Do You Get a Yeast Infection?

You get a yeast infection when you experience an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans in the vagina. The vagina naturally contains a small amount of Candida balanced with a bacteria known as lactobacillus. When there’s an imbalance, you can experience a yeast infection. What Increases the Chance of Getting…

What Are the Symptoms of a Yeast Infection?

Common symptoms of a yeast infection include itching and burning of the vagina and vulva and a white discharge that can resemble cottage cheese. Yeast infections are very common, as about 75% of women get at least one infection at some point in their lives and about half…

What Is a Yeast Infection?

Yeast infections are overgrowths of the fungus Candida that can affect various parts of the body but commonly occur in the vagina. Candida and other microorganisms often live in the vagina in tolerable numbers. When something triggers those numbers to increase, however, you can experience an infection. Signs of a Yeast Infection The most…

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