Vaginal Candidiasis: what is it
and how to fight it?
The vaginal infection caused by
candida (fungus) is favored by some factors such as the use of antibiotics,
corticoids, contraceptive pill, pregnancy, diabetes, too tight underwear,
immersions in high chlorinated swimming pools, the use of pantiliners of
synthetic fabric, and allergies to perfumes or local soaps called “intimate”.
It is a very common infection, a high number of women in the world suffer
from it unfailingly along their lives. In fact, this fungus is always
present in our skins and digestive tract, but it is controlled by other non-pathological
In the same way, they live in the vagina without necessarily infecting it.
In order for them to infect, the biological equilibrium has to be broken,
allowing these usual inhabitants to become aggressive enough to infect the
vagina. If this occurs, symptoms appear at the beginning many times as
slight pains that start increasing later on. They are: ardor and itching in
the vagina, white and dense flow as sour milk or yogurt, irritation and
vulvar reddening. These pains become worse when menstruation comes closer
and many times the interest in sex is lost since after the coitus the
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