What is the primary cause of vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections. Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection.

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Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Overgrowth of yeast. Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole). Read more...
Low immunity. Imbalance of good intestinal bacteria and lowered immunity cause vaginal yeast infection. Taking a good probiotic such as MegaFoods MegaFlora plus, vitamin D3 10k IU/day, and a zinc supplement 25 mg/day might help to treat and prevent yeast infection. This may also help avoid meds. Read more...

Does vaginal yeast infection usually cause many symptoms?

Burning. It will cause itching or burning, sometimes with urination or sexual activity. It is easily treatable with over the counter medications such as gyn lotrimin (clotrimazole). Read more...

Can a vaginal yeast infection not cause itching?

Yes. There is yeast in the vagina frequently which isn't causing any symptoms. Vaginal yeast infections only need to be treated if it is causing uncomfortable itching. Read more...