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What is a yeast infection and how can you get free of it? If you’ve never before even heard of yeast infection and you’re all of a sudden told by your doctor that you have one, what are you supposed to do? Not much Apparently until you can know and realise what you’re up against.

To begin with, it can be declared that a yeast infection is not a very serious condition, though in some cases a repeated yeast infection can be a symptom of an underlying condition.

A yeast infection is a bacterial infection which can occur due to any number of reasons, but the most common ones being that of transfer through intimate intercourse, a regular practise of antibiotics or steroids, and the wrong diet.

You also have such factors as pregnancy, stress, the wrong clothing, hormonal imbalances, and the use of scented feminine hygienics products and douches.

These are only the most common causes for a yeast contagion to occur. There are others such as a weakened resistant system, through a sexually transmitted disease, and if you have extended contact with semen.

It should be notable at this point that though a yeast infection can be inherited from one partner to another during intimate intercourse, it is not classified as being an STD, or a sexually transmitted disease.

A yeast infection can be cured with prescription drug medications, and lately with otc medications, but there is a chance that it could occur again, especially if you don’t take any incumbrance measures, or you are subjected to it again without your knowledge usually through sexual relation with an infected partner.

Symptoms of a yeast infection will commonly make itself well known, and you should confer with a doctor instantly to rule out any other condition as being the cause for the condition.

Symptoms can sometimes let in vivid and unbearable itching, rash, a burn sensation, vaginal discharge, and hurting during intimate intercourse. You might also notice a slight swelling of the vulva, redness about the affected area, and the need for frequent urination.

The vaginal discharge which was mentioned above is a well known identifying signal of a yeast infection. It can occur as a thin liquid or milky substance with an egg white appearance, it can be steadfastly and yellowish, or it can have a cottage cheese-like texture to it.

The vaginal discharge might also have an odor accompanying it, and this can incline to be acrid and very pungent, sometimes with a sulfuric smell to it. It can also be quite odourless and in quite a a few cases you will only get a slight yeasty smell... to find more on this topic, please check our web site by clicking on our link below...

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Author's Bio: 

Michael Malega presents several Yeast Infection articles for your information. You can visit Michael's web site at: Yeast Infection