What is vaginal yeast infection?
Yeast is a fungus that thrives in the vagina. All women have a healthy amount of yeast; however when they begin to increase and multiply in numbers that are too large they cause an infection. The infections cause a lot of harm and uneasiness and are common. The treatment, fortunately, is very simple and cures the condition quickly.
What are the causes of the yeast infection?
High estrogen levels cause a hormonal imbalance and this causes the infection. This happens during pregnancy where your estrogen levels are high or when you are under medication for diabetes or HIV.
What are the symptoms of the yeast infection?
If you are suffering from the infection you will experience itching sensations in the vaginal area, it will tend to give out a milky white discharge that cause soreness. You will feel a burning sensation when you urinate or have sexual intercourse. You will experience these symptoms a week before your menstrual cycle.
How can you cure this infection?
There are several precautionary as well as preventive measures that you can take to keep yourself free of the infection. If the symptoms are not causing too much discomfort then you might want to wait until they clear to figure out what your next step needs to be.
If you experience all the symptoms then you need to work on treating the infection.
To start with you must keep your vagina dry and devoid of moisture to prevent the infection from spreading. Use an anti fungal cream of a suppository that you can use in your vagina. Anti fungal tablets that are taken orally are a good idea as well.
If you are pregnant then you need to make sure that you consult with a doctor before you can take any medication or alternative treatments for the infection.