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What are yeast infection symptom And what causes it ?

What are yeast infection symptom And what causes it? Also what is a good way to get rid of one ?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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Yeast infections symptoms vary most of the time you'll have a discharge that smells like yeast, itching and burning, soreness, it will look red around the vaginal region and it can be clear to cottage cheese type discharge. What causes it, is moisture that is trapped around the vagina. A wet bathing suit can cause a yeast infection if one doesn't change right away, antibiotics, tight clothing, bubble baths, and anything that is not made from cotton. Eat/Take lactobacillus, which can be found in yogurt, this helps the microflora in the stomach, and also pills and this will help make probotics in the body. Also, when you buy yogurt make sure it says something like live active cultures. A good way to get rid of it is over-the-counter suppositories that you stick up in the vagina or AZO which you can take orally. If it gets worse then go to the ob/gyn and she will prescibe something stronger such as Terazol , which is a crean that you stick up your vagina for 3-7 days or 150 mg of Diflucan that can be taken orally. But if you have never had a yeast infection before, and you start to have symptoms please see the obgyn to reconfirm if this is an infection.Also you can get a yeast infection from perfumed soaps,birth control, stress, and also the change in hormone levels and maxi pads if you don't change them atlesast every 3-6 hours.
Answered: Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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