The symptoms of a yeast infection are typically brought on by a fungus in the Candida genus. Most frequently, the species Candida albicans, causes the infections. Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogens; which means it often attacks when a vulnerability allows it too. Candida albicans lives inside approximately 80% of people and usually does not cause any adverse health maladies. Candida albicans is a normal constituent of the microbiota present in the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and female genital tract. Unless conditions become conducive to the overgrowth of Candida, it is unlikely that Candidiasis will occur. Despite their typically benign presence, mycosis brought about by yeast is quite ubiquitous. Approximately 3 out of 4 women will develop a yeast infection during their lifetime.
The symptoms of a yeast infection depend largely on where the yeast infection has occurred. It logically follows that a yeast infection of the mouth will not exhibit exactly same symptoms as a yeast infection of the skin folds; although, there will be some strong similarities.
Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection
Vaginal yeast infections commonly produce a white vaginal discharge that is thick and has the consistency of cottage cheese.
Experiencing irritation and itching inside the vagina and at the vulva.
Redness and inflammation of the vulva
Experiencing a burning feeling while you are urinating or while you are having intercourse.