Having vaginal yeast infection is very common but it can be easily treated, and you should make sure to recognize these signs down there, and also find out on how to minimize the chances of a recurrence.
-Why vaginal yeast infections happen
Your genital organ wants to be in balance, and if you get an overgrowth of the fungus candida down there you might get a yeast infection, and it is very common, almost three quarters of women will get saddled with one in their lifetime, but being pregnant, having uncontrolled diabetes, hormonal birth control, douching or some other vaginal cleansing products and also taking antibiotics may make you more susceptible to them, as the federal Office on Woman's Health has noted.
-Your vagina is itchy
You should talk to your gynecologist if you are itching a lot down there, and her first thought will be a yeast infection, says Chicago gynecologist Wendy Goodall McDonald, of Dr. Every Woman. Itching will be bothersome enough to make you want to scoot around in your seat, she noted.
-You think you're itchy on the inside
It cmight be so bad that patients often tell Dr. McDonald that they feel "itchy on the inside. Although that can be your experience, it's not exactly medically correct. Symptoms of yeast infection like itchiness affect the outer vaginal skin.
-There's a lot of redness
If you are suspecting yeast infection it is time to whip out a handheld mirror, Dr. McDonald has recommended. You might be able to see redness and swelling, or the skin may look a little raw and skin may also be broken if you've been scratching a lot.
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