What are yeast infection?

Vaginal yeast infections also called candidiasis is an infection caused due to the changes in the vaginal bacterial and yeast count. Some of the symptoms of a yeast infection include itching, swelling, thick thick discharge and irritation. Yeast infections are easily treatable. They are considered an STI but sexual contact can worsen the infection.


Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yeast-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20378999

https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/understanding-vaginal-yeast-infection-basics

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/5019-yeast-infections

https://www.healthline.com/health/vaginal-yeast-infection#symptoms

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