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Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment

Vaginal Yeast Infection Overview

Yeast infections are overgrowths of normally growing fungi in the vagina. Overgrowth inflames the vagina and creates discharge, odor, irritation, and/or itching. Normally growing bacteria in the body typically keep yeast fungi in check. If the natural balance of microorganisms is upset, the yeast may grow out of control. This is so common that 75% of all women experience a yeast infection at some time in their lives. Disruption of this natural balance may occur with any of the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Use of douches or feminine hygiene sprays
  • Tight or noncotton underwear
  • Hormonal changes
  • Ovulation
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy

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