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Vaginal Yeast infections

Vaginal Yeast infections: A vaginal yeast infection is a type of vaginitis that is inflammation of the vagina characterised by vaginal irritation, intense itchiness and vaginal discharge. A vaginal yeast infection affects your vagina and the tissues at the opening to your vagina (vulva).

Vaginal yeast infection is very common. A vaginal yeast infection is not considered a sexually transmitted infection although the fungus that causes the condition can be spread through oral-genital contact. Simple treatment is usually effective unless you have recurrent yeast infections that are four or more in a single year.

If you display the symptoms of vaginal thrush for the very first time, it is recommended that you visit a doctor, especially if you experience pain. This is because the symptoms of vaginal thrush are sometimes similar to those of a number of skin conditions and, occasionally, a sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, your doctor will be able to diagnose you correctly.



Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

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