Yeast infections are very common that 75% of women are experienced during their lifetime. It not only affects by women; men can also get affected by yeast infection. Here are all you need to know about the causes, symptoms and prevention of yeast infections.
Causes of Yeast infections
It is normal and healthy when your vagina has small amounts of yeast. But when the yeast grows out of control, you can get an infection. The causes of yeast growth can be the changes in hormone levels, medicines, pregnancy, stress to the immune system.
Symptoms of Yeast infections
The most common symptom of yeast infections is vaginal itching. The other symptoms can also include thick, white and clumpy vaginal discharge, burning and pain during urination or sex, redness and rash. The length of time that you get affected depends on how severe your infections are.
Prevention of yeast infections
We know that it is common to have yeast infections, but there are still some actions we can do to lower the risk of getting this infection. Firstly, you can wear underwear made from cotton that helps keep your vaginal dry and doesn’t hold in warmth. Also, you can avoid tight underwear and pantyhose pants or jeans to reduce the risk. Then, changing wet clothing and avoiding hot tubs and baths can be the preventions of getting yeast infections as well.