Vaginal yeast infection symptoms commonly include: Itching in the vaginal area and around the vulva (the opening of the vagina) Swelling of the vulva. White or gray vaginal discharge that may be thick (sometimes described as looking like cottage cheese) but does not have a bad smell.
Likewise, what causes chronic yeast infections?
The fungus Candida is a naturally occurring microorganism in the vaginal area. This leads to an overgrowth of yeast, which causes the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections. Several factors can cause a yeast infection, including: antibiotics (they decrease the amount of Lactobacillus [“good bacteria”] in the vagina)
How do you prevent a yeast infection?
Don't freak out, and read up on the eight ways you can prevent yeast infections.
- Consume More Probiotics.
- Switch To A Birth Control That Doesn't Contain Estrogen.
- Wear Cotton Underwear.
- Stay Away From Scented Feminine Hygiene Products And Soaps.
- Clean Your Vagina Often.
- Consider Natural Remedies.
- Sleep More.
- Eat A Healthy Diet.
Do tampons give you yeast infections?
Even though your period leaves your vagina really moist, and it's warm there to start with, and this is the perfect environment for yeast to grow, since your tampon is absorbing most of the moisture you aren't that likely to get a yeast infection from using a tampon. In my experience, tampons haven't been the cause.