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We will focus on a problem called yeast infection, which canbe made more serious if it becomes chronic. Body is covered with the yeast, which is a fungus, but the internal systems of the human body keep the quantityof yeast in control. Yeast overgrowth can be started off by the vagina acidity.But the yeast is more powerful if the level of acidity is lower than normal andthis makes way for the creation of the yeast infection.


There are several possible causes associated with the repeated yeast infectionand if this is something that troubles you, you need to be persistent and findthe exact cause. The yeast infection development can be aided by wearingmoisture retaining and tight underwear, use of scented feminine products forhygiene (like pads, tampons and sprays) and douching and other personal habits.Also, a wet bathing suit or keeping on clothes made fromsynthetic materials after exercising can lead to yeast infection. Repeatedyeast infection can be created due to presence of medical conditions. Thisproblem is more present among women who use birth control pills, medicationswith estrogen, women who are overweight or have diabetes. But basically, every woman onthe planet can be affected by the yeast infection. Chances of developing vaginal yeast infection are higher in those who are using steroids or antibiotics due to presenceof other infection. Immune system can be compromised due to illnesses such asHIV, for example, and this can lay the foundation to many problems among which is a chronicyeast infection.


The doctor must be visited if the yeast infection returns several times over one year. The full examination must be conducted in this case inorder to find the proper cause and conduct several treatments in order to findappropriate one. Know that abnormal number of yeast infections within a year is three andif this happens when you visit the doctor, the doctor must find out if theresistant or rare form of yeast string is causing the problem. There arechances the treatment first conducted won't be appropriate, so usually ifa case is severe, multiple dosages are given, and then are given medicationsthat prevent the infection from returning, and this part is called suppressivetherapy. If this does not prevent the problem from returning, the woman needs tovisit the hospital.

Similar Infections

Trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis are some of theinfection that can cause the problem and symptoms related to vaginal yeastinfection. All of these infections cause vaginal discharge, discomfort anditching, but finding out which of these infections is causing the problem is abit difficult and only professionals can do this. Physical examination andsymptoms are not enough to confirm which of these infections are present, sospecial tests must be conducted to determine this.

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