Vaginal Yeast Infections

There are many different problems that a woman can go through. The fact that we have PMS every month is enough pain, bloating, and irritation for us. Unfortunately we also have to worry about other problems one of the more common being vaginal yeast infections. If you have never experienced a yeast infection than you are not missing out on anything and you should be grateful. If you have then you know just how annoying and sometimes painful this problem can be.

A vaginal yeast infection is the irritation of and around the vagina area. It is caused when there is too much Candida. Candida is a bacteria or yeast that lives in the vagina in usually small amounts – but when too many of it grows it can cause an infection.


– Redness, burning, and sometimes swelling around the vagina area
– Discomfort and sometimes pain during sex
– Pain when urinating
– Vaginal discharge that is thick and white – but it doesn’t smell

Some women may not have all of these symptoms and some will have it more severe than others.

How Do You Get Yeast Infections:

– Lack of sleep
– Stress
– Pregnancy
– Birth control pills
– Getting sick
– Bad diet and eating too much sugar
– Having a period (menstrual cycle)
– Taking antibiotics
– Steroid medicines
– Certain diseases

These things can change the acidity of the vagina – which can then increase your chances to have a yeast infection.

Should You Consult Your Doctor:

Yes. It is important that you diagnose the problem correctly. If you think you have a yeast infection make an appointment and let them confirm it for you. They will usually recommend over the counter medicine (Monistat, Vagisil, etc.). Using these medicines when you think you have a yeast infection – but don’t really – could cause one and even make it worse than it would have been.Monistat

Can I Still Have Sex During A Yeast Infection:

No. You need to be careful and avoid contact in that area with your partner. It is rare that men can get a rash from a woman who has a yeast infection – but it isn’t impossible. If you do have sex before you realized your problem and he shows signs of problems he needs to see his doctor right away.

How Do I Avoid Getting Another Infection:

– Change out your pad or tampon often during menstrual cycle
– Don’t use douches
– Avoid hygiene products that are scented (sprays, pads, tampons, and bubble bath)
– Change wet swimsuits or exercise clothes quickly after use
– Wear cotton underwear
– Avoid wearing tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers.

2 thoughts on “Vaginal Yeast Infections”

  1. I agree that using over-the-counter meds, especially topical, can be just as dangerous as they seem helpful. I’ve been taking probiotics daily. Since I’ve started, I’ve gone more than a year without even showing symptoms of one! Taking herbal supplements and multivitamins for bacterial infections is a natural method, and avoids medications with long, scary ingredient names in them! Hope this helps some.

  2. I agree with Eleanor on this one, for sure… I much prefer preventative action/supplementation to having to deal with the real thing. Every time I have had a yeast infection I had worn myself out, I was totally stressed and was not taking care to make sure I was eating right. This still happens of course (STRESSSSS), but my diet’s better, and of course that helps in all kinds of ways. And, well, sometimes a girl just has to resign herself cotton undies.

    thanks for the post

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