Yeast infections are very common. A yeast infection occurs when there is overgrowth of the normal yeast in the vagina. Yeast is always present in and on the body but in small amounts.
Your genitals may itch or burn, and see “cottage cheese-like” vaginal discharge. Your genitals may look red and swollen.
A pelvic exam and testing of the discharge to look for overgrowth of fungus.
For yeast infections use antifungal creams. Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid tight fitting clothes, panty hose and soaps. Do not use a vaginal douche.
Untreated yeast infection can be transmitted to other partners. Also, an untreated infection can cause discomfort. It can cause vulvovaginitis, an inflammation or infection of the vulva or vagina.
Keep your vulva clean but avoid strong soaps and perfumes in your genitals. Clean your genitals very well after using the toilet wiping from front to back. Do not use vaginal douche.