A vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is a fungal infection. When the balance of bacteria and yeast cells in the vagina changes, the yeast cells can multiply and cause an infection. 3 out of 4 women can get a yeast infection at some point in their life. The yeast infection is not considered to be transmitted by sexual intercourse, but the risk of developing an infection is higher because bacteria can be introduced during sexual activity. Earlier diagnosis and treatment can cure yeast infections.
Read on to learn about yeast infection, their symptoms, and treatment.
Why Does My Yeast Infection Often Comes Back?
While 75% of women get one yeast infection in their lifetime, 8% of women get more than four a year. The fungus candida albicans causes most yeast infections. While other fungal types can also cause yeast infections, antifungal treatment is only effective for the infection caused by the candida albicans.
Here are a few reasons that contribute to acquiring yeast infections: