Vaginal yeast infections can be very common. An organism called Candida albicans causes these infections. The vagina has a variety of bacteria as well as a small number of yeast cells. When these organisms become imbalanced, the yeast can grow too much, leading to the infection.
Although yeast infections are not typically serious in nature, they can cause a lot of discomforts. Symptoms such as inflammation, itchiness, pain, unpleasant discharge, and odor can interrupt daily life. The infections occur at the vagina and at the vulva.
Women who are pregnant, taking antibiotics, taking hormonal contraceptives, or who have diabetes are at higher risk for getting a vaginal yeast infection.
EZCare Clinic practitioners can give patients an assessment and diagnosis of the condition. This allows for quick and proper treatment. Women with a mild infection can relieve symptoms with an antifungal medication or with a topical antifungal cream. For more serious infections, long-term treatment is required.