A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva — the tissues at the vaginal opening. Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes. Many women experience at least two episodes. A vaginal yeast infection isn't considered a sexually transmitted infection.
Vulvovaginal candidiasis | DermNet NZ
DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Updated by Dr Jannet Gomez, April Vulvovaginal candidiasis refers to vaginal and vulval symptoms caused by a yeast, most often Candida albicans.
NCBI Bookshelf. Rebecca Jeanmonod ; Donald Jeanmonod. Authors Rebecca Jeanmonod 1 ; Donald Jeanmonod 2. Vulvovaginitis, or inflammation of the vulva and vagina, most commonly occurs in reproductive-aged women and is usually secondary to infection.
Candidiasis is an infection caused by a yeast a type of fungus called Candida. Candida normally lives inside the body in places such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina and on skin without causing any problems. Sometimes Candida can multiply and cause an infection if the environment inside the vagina changes in a way that encourages its growth.