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GSE Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal Yeast Infection (Vaginal Thrush)

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 thevagina;

Candida albicans resides in various moist parts of ourbodies.    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.   Causes localized effects, such as oral or vaginal thrush, or or it can develop and have even more serious systemic effects:


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