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Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal Yeast Infection (Vaginal Thrush)

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      A yeast infection is a common fungal infection caused by a group of 60-70 microscopic yeasts (a type of fungi) -  of which the most common is Candida albicans, which lives in the bowel but can easily be transferred from the anus to the  vagina;

 

      Candida albicans resides in various moist parts of our bodies – where it is normally controlled by native bacteria and by the bodys immune system

 

      Small amounts of problem-free yeast are often carried on skin and mucous membranes – E.g.  mouth, throat, gut, vagina (found in 25% of women usually without symptoms), near the anus, and in warm, damp skin folds. 

 

      Yeast can infect many parts of the body - causing localized effects, such as oral or vaginal thrush, or or it can develop and have even more serious systemic effects:

 

Candidiasis

 

 

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