Vaginal discharge that is whitish, thick, cheesy, or feels like yogurt, is often due to yeast infection or vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Yeast infection of the vagina or vulvovaginal candidiasis is said to happen when the healthy yeast which are normal flora (usually lives) in your vagina grows out of control.

Studies shows that 9 out of every 10 women will have a yeast infection at some point in their life time.

Possible Causes Of Yeast Infection?

1. Antibiotics Abuse: This lowers the amount of lactobacillus (the normal flora in the vagina) allowing the yeast to outgrow.

2. Douching

3. Hormone imbalance

4. Weak immune system e.g. diabetes, stress, lack of sleep, pregnancy, cancer, HIV/AIDS.

5 Common Symptoms Of Vaginal Yeast Infection

1. Vaginal discharge: usually thick, whitish, and looked like cheese

2. Vaginal itching

3. Vaginal redness

Photo Credit: Getty, illustrating Vaginal Redness

4. Vaginal irritation

5. Burning sensation in your vagina

You can treat your vaginal yeast infection with over-the-counter vaginal antifungal creams such as miconazole.

Using an antifungal cream for 1 to 3 days should cure mild infections, but complicated infections may need longer-term treatment.

If your yeast infection symptoms don’t improve after 14 days, or occur more than 3 times a year, see your doctor.

There’s no need to treat the male partner who isn’t showing symptoms.

CREDIT: @firstdoctorr

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