Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

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Ailment: Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)


Pronunciation: (kan-duh-dai-uh-suhs)


Description: An infection caused by the overgrowth of fungus or penetration of fungus in the vaginal cell layers, resulting in irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva. [Source: Mayo  Clinic]


Symptoms: Itching, irritation, burning sensation during sexual activity, swelling, and thick, white vaginal discharge with the appearance of cottage cheese


Private Packs Temperature Recommendations: Cold


Did you know: Three out of four women will have a yeast infection at some point in their life. Almost half of women have two or more infections. [Source: Office of Women’s Health and National Center for Biotechnology]


Resources

https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/vaginal-yeast-infections#18

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/candidiasis/genital/index.html


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