Vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina. It is most commonly due to the fungus Candida albicans. Most women have a vaginal yeast infection at some time. Candida albicans is a common type of fungus. It is often found in small amounts in the vagina , mouth, digestive tract, and on the skin.
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Vaginal flora , vaginal microbiota or vaginal microbiome are the microorganisms that colonize the vagina. The amount and type of bacteria present have significant implications for a woman's overall health. The primary colonizing bacteria of a healthy individual are of the genus Lactobacillus. Lactobacilli have been shown to inhibit in vitro growth of pathogenic microorganisms, e. Bacteroides fragilis , Escherichia coli , Gardnerella vaginalis , Mobiluncus spp. It is generally accepted that this is achieved mainly through the action of lactic acid. This usually reduces pathogens from infecting to the vaginal epithelium.
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A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva — the tissues at the vaginal opening. Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes. Many women experience at least two episodes.
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