Our expert says:
Vaginal yeast infection is an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans in the vagina. Many women have yeast as part of their normal vagina ‘contents’ but when something happens to upset the vaginal environment, yeast can grow and cause problems (such as taking a course of antibiotics).<br><br>The treatment of yeast infection can be obtained at any pharmacy but this treatment also requires several lifestyle changes to prevent its reoccurrence such as:<br>- you should only wear cotton underwear<br>- add yoghurt to your diet or supplement your diet with probiotics<br>- use lots of lubricant during sex to minimise irritation of the vagina<br>- avoid bathing with bath oils and bubble-bath<br><br>If the irritation persists, please see a medical doctor<br>
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