Vaginal candidiasis

9 Jul 2020

The cases of patients with vaginal candidiasis or what is the same, candidaalbicans (CA), multiplies in summer due to factors such as vaginal sweating, swimming in pools with excess chlorine, constant contact with the wet swimsuit or bikini, etc.

What is vaginal candidiasis?

It is estimated that three out of four women suffer from candidiasis at some time in their life. It is an infection of the vagina, mainly due to the candida albicans fungus. It is a common type of fungus that is often found in small amounts in: the vagina, mouth, digestive tract and skin; In most cases it does not cause any infection or symptoms. When the amount of fungus increases then it becomes candidiasis.

What symptoms are the most frequent and how can we prevent it?

If you feel that you suffer from any of these symptoms, we advise you to visit your gynecologist quickly:

  • Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva.
  • Burning sensation, especially when having sex or urinating.
  • Redness or inflammation of the vulva.
  • Flow whitish, thick and odorless.
  • Aqueous vaginal discharge

You cannot prevent 100% from getting a thrush infection but you can prevent and reduce the risk with some advice.

  • Use cotton garments.
  • Avoid synthetic and tight clothes.
  • Take care of intimate hygiene: use soaps with neutral pH.
  • Avoid the use of salva-slips.

Candidiasis is not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD), that is, it is not spread through sexual intercourse. However, some men may have some symptoms after having had sexual contact with an infected partner. These symptoms may include itching, rash or irritation of the penis.

In case of any of these symptoms, contact our specialists.

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