Yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis (BV) are two common vaginal infections that can cause discomfort and disrupt the intimate well-being of women. This week we provide insights into yeast infections and BV, empowering women to maintain optimal vaginal health.
Yeast infections, also known as vaginal candidiasis, occur when there is an overgrowth of the fungus Candida in the vagina. Symptoms may include itching, burning, redness, and a thick, white, cottage cheese-like discharge. Yeast infections are typically not sexually transmitted.
Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance in the vaginal bacteria. The normally dominant Lactobacillus bacteria decrease, allowing other bacteria to proliferate. Symptoms may include a thin, grayish-white discharge with a strong, fishy odor. Unlike yeast infections, BV is not caused by a specific pathogen and can occur even in women who are not sexually active.
Yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis are common vaginal infections that can cause discomfort and disrupt daily life. By understanding the differences between the two and adopting preventive strategies, you can reduce your risk of developing these conditions!
If symptoms arise or persist, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Radish doctor to ensure accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Remember, maintaining good vaginal health involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing safe sexual behaviors, and seeking professional guidance when needed.
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