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Vaginal yeast infections are very common, and you may experience for several times throughout your life. You will feel uncomfortable when you get an infection. The vagina is swollen, painful, and creates a discharge. Here is everything you need to know about vaginal yeast infections and how to treat it.

What is a vaginal yeast infection?

yeast infection

A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection, which is also known as “vaginal candidiasis”. A healthy vagina contains bacteria and yeast cells. When the balance of bacteria and yeast changes, the yeast cells can multiply. It causes irritation, discharge, and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva.

Yeast Infection Symptoms

Yeast Infection Symptoms

Yeast infection symptoms can range from mild to moderate and include:

  • An itchy sensation in the vagina and vulva
  • A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating
  • Redness and swelling of the vulva
  • Vaginal pain and soreness
  • Vaginal rash
  • Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance
  • Watery vaginal discharge
how to prevent yeast infection
yeast infection: prevention

Home Remedies for Yeast Infection

  • Eat sugar-free yogurt and drink a spoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a glass of water on a regular basis
  • Increase intake of vitamin C
  • Apply pure, organic coconut oil to the affected area

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