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Posted by: keke | 2008-12-01

yeast infection

Everytime after menstruation or before menstruation my private parts become itchy...and i get a discharge thats thick and yellow smells like sour grapes...i went to a clinic to check if i didnt have an sti and was told that i have yeast infection. what is this yeast infection and what causes it and how can i prevent it?

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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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Posted by: Hartie | 2015-05-28

I have this yeast green coming out from my vagina I hve realise everytime after I hve sex with my partner I experienced it. I went to see a doctor he give me the clotrimazole usp. It has help I breakup with my boyfriend because of this. Will this happen again in future if I find another partner

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