Written by Anya Charlotte
Reviewed by Womenrx.org
Anya Charlotte

Reviewed by Womenrx.org

Written by Anya Charlotte

One of the common issues that one can come across is a vaginal yeast infection and this is likely to cause irritation and itching. 

Females end up having this problem and are likely to come across the signs and symptoms such as, 

  • Pain while urinating
  • Reddened and swollen vaginal tissues
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Itching or irritation around the vagina

Know the cause

The bacteria that cause infection is known as Candida and this micro-organism does live in the gastrointestinal tract. Usually when there are changes in the environment of the tract such issues are likely to occur. The factors that increase the chances of having those problems include,  

  • Weakened immune system

Usually, women who end up having a weakened immune system are at risk of developing those complications. At times, the therapies or medicines used to manage other ailments are likely to cause a negative impact.  

  • Hormonal tablets

The use of birth control pills, ring, and patches are likely to increase the chances of infection in females. These are the best contraceptives that are used to manage or prevent gestation to get rid of the problems.  

  • Antibiotics

Most of the remedies are designed in a manner that kills the bacteria yet those therapies do have the ability to cause or grow the infections. Some women are prone to the infection and they’re recommended to consider the consumption of antibiotics for any treatment.  

  • Sexual activity

Usually, there are no signs and symptoms that conclude the issues that occur due to sexually transmitted infections. There are probabilities that one does have minimal chances of having those issues, while it is commonly diagnosed in females who are active.  

  • Contraceptive devices

Different devices are used to ensure that conception can be avoided. Those devices do disturb the pH levels of the genitals. They do not have the ability to directly affect the genitals or the pH. Therefore, one needs to be aware of the problem and use the therapies to improve the conditions. 

Diagnosing the vaginal yeast infection

Women who have such type of infection need to know it can be well diagnosed by a team of experts. When it comes to considering the treatment under the guidance, swabbing the discharge and testing it under the microscope becomes necessary. This helps to know well about the discharge and the treatments that can be chosen to improve the condition. 


Women if do have an idea about the difference in discharge, and know the solution that can be considered, one can use it to manage the ailments without dealing with the complications. There are certain drawbacks of self-diagnosing the disorder, one needs to consider the right therapy only after seeking help to avoid the difficulties that occur due to diagnosis.