Why do women get yeast infections.?

Fungal infections. Infections from fungi or overgrowth of yeast can occur in many parts of the body. The warm moist areas, like a woman's vagina, are the environments that promote growth and can lead to symptoms.

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Why do women in general get yeast infections and what causes it?

See below. Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. Read more...

Do women get yeast infections?

Normal flora... Most cases of yeast infection are caused by overgrowth of normal yeast (candida) in the vagina. When an imbalance occurs, such as when the normal acidity of the vagina changes or when hormonal balance changes, yeast can multiply and build up. When this happens, symptoms of an infection may happen. Symptoms include itching and cheesy discharge. Less commonly, yeasts can be spread sexually. Read more...

Can women get yeast infections around the vulval area or just farther inside the vagina?

Both. Can be both when treat inside vagina i frequently to take some of the cream and apply around outside if having any symptoms there. Read more...

Do men get yeast infections like women do?

Yes. Yeast infections are fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes. Yeast normally likes to grow in dark, warm, damp enviroments. Usually in men, the yeast will grow externally and is known as jock itch. Any patches of redness that itches on the skin, i would have a clinician check out. Read more...

Is it common for a female to get yeast infection or warts?

Family practice . Yeast infections are more common then venerial warts. You have to be exposed to someone with warts to get them. Yeast infections come when you take antibiotics or when your immune system is down. A female's anatomy is such that it easier for contamination. Read more...

My dr said I'm one of the 5% of women who get yeast infections does this mean I have to live with it forever or can it be treated?

Vaginal yeast infxn. Everyone has yeast, it's just a matter of proportion & control. Many vaginal anti-yeast medications are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. If that doesn't work, go see your doc for evaluation. Some steroid inhalers can also cause oral yeast infections if you don't rinse thoroughly after use (so always rinse your mouth after using steroid inhaler!). Read more...

What do you get female yeast infection from?

Yourself. A vaginal yeast infection is really just an overgrowth of the yeast that is usually present in low numbers in the vagina. When that yeast overgrows, you begin to have the typical symptoms - discharge, itching, urinary frequency, pain with sex, etc. Read more...