A yeast infection is a fungal infection caused by a yeast-like fungus called Candida or Monilia. This fungus resides typically in one's body (the immune system keeps this fungus under control usually). If you get sick or are taking antibiotics, then this fungus can become an infection because your body’s natural defense is decreased.
Many gap year students don’t hydrate enough or are unaware of how to prevent yeast infections, therefore, it is common among them.
What causes a yeast infection?
Many things can cause yeast infections; here are a few examples:
Every infection is different, and the treatment varies according to the severity of your symptoms. Doctors might ask you to go to the local lab and do a urine sample or a vaginal swab. Based on the results, then a doctor might prescribe an antibiotic.
The best thing you can do is try to avoid getting yeast infections; here are some useful tips:
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