VAGINAL YEAST INFECTIONS

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CAUSE

Yeast (also known as fungus) is normally present on most body surfaces, especially wet ones.  The normal bacteria, acid content, sugar content, temperature and other factors keep the yeast from growing out of control. When these factors are changed, then the yeast can grow too much and cause problems. The most common causes of this are:

  1. Antibiotics
  2. Excessive moisture
  3. Excessive heat
  4. Improper hygiene methods
  5. Often they just happen

 TREATMENT and PREVENTION

The basic goal of treatment is to restore the normal environment to keep the yeast under control and anti-fungal medications. Please recognize that the following treatment measures may not result in a cure until any antibiotics are finished, but they should prevent worsening. DO NOT STOP THE ANTIBIOTICS WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR PHYSICIAN FIRST.

    1. REDUCE MOISTURE

    2. PREVENT IRRITATION OF THE VAGINA

3. MEDICAL TREATMENT

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