A yeast infection causes irritation and intense itchiness of the tissues at the vaginal opening and produces atypical discharge. The condition is very common, with up to 3 in 4 women likely to be affected at some point in their lives.
Anytime people have an issue in their genital area, they may be embarrassed to talk about it and, therefore, may not always seek medical help. Fortunately, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can effectively treat yeast infections without a trip to the doctor.
Here's everything you need to know about yeast infections, including symptoms, risk factors and treatments.