Symptoms of Yeast Infection

By Katharine Paljug @YourCareE
November 02, 2023
Symptoms of Yeast Infection

Two thirds of women and many men will have a yeast infection, many more than one. Learn to recognize the symptoms of yeast infection and understand its causes.

A yeast infection is an infection by the fungus Candida. Another name for a yeast infection is thrush.

Yeast infections most commonly affect the tissue in the vagina and vulva, but some yeast infections occur in the mouth (an oral yeast infection). Men can also have yeast infections in their genitals or other areas of their bodies.

What causes yeast infections?

Normally, the bacteria and yeast inside your body keep each other in check, preventing inflammation and infection. The bacteria Lactobacillus, in particular, help limit the growth of yeast in your body.

When the balance between yeast and bacteria changes, however, yeast can grow and spread too rapidly, causing an infection.


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November 02, 2023

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN