A yeast infection is also recognized as a “candida overgrowth” Candida is a kind of yeast that usually hangs out in your body in minor amounts. If it gets a slight out of control—like if the acidity of your vagina changes or your hormones is thrown out of whack—an imbalance can occur and, voila, yeast infection. Many women around the world have faced this problem, at least once in their lifetime. It is painful, uncomfortable and downright annoying. It is a very common infection but strong enough to jeopardize the normal life of any woman. And the most irritating part is this infection tends to come back again and again if vaginal health is not maintained properly. It is a fungal infection formed by the same fungi yeast which is grown outdoors and is used to ferment many food items. When the fungi grow inside your body it leads to infection by taking over the good bacteria residing in the mucosa of the vagina. When the natural pH balance of the vagina is lost, the instance of yeast infection becomes more common. Hormonal imbalance, antibiotic treatments, low immunity, and poor hygiene also might lead to yeast infection.
Vaginal yeast infection symptoms: This infection is embarrassing, painful and frustrating for any woman. Normally the symptoms include vaginal itching, thick, clumpy white discharge that looks like cottage cheese, a strange, bread-like odor, and a burning sensation during urination and intercourse.
Prevention: • Avoid douching.
• Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting pants or skirts.
• Avoid tight-fitting underwear or pantyhose.
• Change out of wet clothes, such as swimsuits or workout attire, as soon as possible.
• Stay out of hot tubs or very hot baths.
Maintain hygiene: Yeast grows in a moist and warm environment so keep things dry and airy will prevent a yeast infection from recurring. Pay attention to what you wear. Avoid tight-fitting, damp and dirty pants.
If you’ve been treated for yeast infection in the past, consult your doctor today! If you face discharge with severe itching, it is best to consult a doctor immediately and check for vaginal infection” recommended Dr. Rimmy Singla (Founder Singla Mediclinic), Senior Consultant Laparoscopic Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, IVF& Infertility Specialist.