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Yeast Infections

Yeast Infections

Yeast infection, also known as vaginal candidiasis, occurs when there is an overgrowth of the yeast called Candida that normally lives in the vagina. Yeast infections can occur if you’re taking antibiotics, if you have high levels of estrogen (for instance, during pregnancy), if you have uncontrolled diabetes, or if your immune system is suppressed. You are also at higher risk for vaginal yeast infections if you are under stress from a poor diet, lack of sleep, or illness, or if you are taking an oral contraceptive pill.

Newborns can also have vaginal inflammation and discharge for the first couple weeks of life, caused by exposure to the mother’s estrogen just prior to birth.

Have you experienced…

  • Vaginal Burning
  • Vaginal Itching
  • Vaginal Soreness
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Pain During Intercourse

Treatment

Our treatment protocols for yeast infection include compounded boric acid capsules.