A fungal infection of the vagina (vaginal fungus) can make itself felt by itching, burning and discharge. The area around the vaginal entrance and labia can also become inflamed. Sometimes the infection does not cause any discomfort at all.
In the case of a vaginal fungus, yeast fungi have multiplied in the vagina and triggered inflammation. In addition to bacterial infections (bacterial vaginosis), infections caused by yeast fungi are among the most common causes of inflammation of the vagina and external genital organs.
In certain phases, women are particularly susceptible to a fungal infection of the vagina – for example, in pregnancy. But also a weakened immune system and taking certain medications can increase the risk of vaginal fungus.
Often a short treatment with vaginal suppositories or creams is enough to let the fungal infection subside. Sometimes tablets are also useful.
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