Frequently Asked Questions About Vaginal Yeast Infection (VYI)
Itchiness is a common symptom of a yeast infection, so you might be right. Take a look at our symptoms page to see if you have any of the other common symptoms.
If you get a yeast infection once it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get it again. However, to help prevent reoccurrence you may need to make some simple changes to your lifestyle. For example, you should avoid using deodorants and perfumed products around your intimate area and make sure to change your underwear after working out. Click here for more top tips on preventing a vaginal yeast infection.
If this is your first time you have had a yeast infection visit a doctor to seek the appropriate treatment. If you have had a VYI before and recognize the symptoms, you can easily treat it at home. Click here to see our full range of products.
A VYI is not a sexually transmitted infection, however if you are having sex with the same person (male or female) you can pass it back and forth as men can get a yeast infection too. If your male partner has a yeast infection he should see a doctor for treatment.
Not necessarily, everyone is different so it varies from person to person, however about one in three women who take antibiotics get a VYI. Antibiotics lower the levels of the good bacteria in your vagina which provides an opportunity for the fungus Candida albicans to increase, which can then develop into a vaginal yeast infection.
All of our VYI treatments are equally effective at treating your infection. As some people prefer different types of applications however, we’ve developed a range of applications ranging from a pill you swallow to a ComforTab, to an internal cream so everyone can find a treatment they’re comfortable with. Click here to see our full range of products.
The common vaginal yeast infection is a type of vaginosis – an inflammation of your vagina. Both fungus and bacteria naturally live in your vagina, but when the fungus Candida albicans increases, it can cause an infection. This fungus may increase when your immune system is weak or when good bacteria (called lactobacilli) can’t keep the fungus under control. Learn more here