Vaginal Fungal Infection Overview
Another name for Vaginal Fungal Infection is Yeast Vaginitis.
What is yeast vaginitis?
A woman with yeast vaginitis has inflammation of the vagina caused by a fungal infection. Yeast vaginitis is a common infection that resolves quickly with treatment. About 20 million women in the US develop vaginal yeast infections each year.
What are the symptoms of yeast vaginitis?
Symptoms of yeast vaginitis include a white vaginal discharge and vaginal itching. Additional symptoms of yeast vaginitis may include vaginal redness or pain, as well as a groin rash.
How does the doctor treat yeast vaginitis?
Treatment for yeast vaginitis includes vaginal creams or suppositories that contain antifungal medication, as well as oral antifungal medications.
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