Why does one get a yeast infection?

June 5th, 2014 by Emily

Question: Why does one get a yeast infection?
Can you tell me what happens when one gets a yeast infection.

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Answer by john A
if u have dirty sex with dirty people

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10 Comments on “Why does one get a yeast infection?”

  1. mlgable says:

    We all have yeast aka Candidia bacteria in our body. When something throws off our body chemistry the back bacteria start to grow and overtake the good bacteria in our body causing a yeast infection. Yeast infections can be vaginal yeast, thrush of the mouth, athletes foot, jock itch, ringworm, c-diff, as well yeasty areas under abdominal folds or breasts etc.

  2. Liz E says:

    You can get one from taking antibiotics. It can be itchy, smell kinda bad, and have some discharge. If it’s your first one see your doctor. They also have a new product out that you can buy at the store to check to see if you have a yeast infection.

  3. angelac4531 says:

    Yeast is actually a normal part of your vaginal “world”, if you will. To put it simply, yeast is supposed to live in your vagina. There are other types of organisms that live there as well, and we have them all over our bodies. They help us remain healthy, and are NORMAL and GOOD. When you have a yeast infection, the yeast can overgrow, causing itching and sometimes a smelly discharge.

    To put the organisms back into balance so that you become healthy again, you can get a prescription from your physician for medication, and that will set everything back into place.

    Again, it’s normal and healthy to have these organisms. What is unhealthy is the imbalance of them and that’s where yeast infections can come from.

    I’m pretty confident in saying that yeast infections aren’t caused by having sex with someone. You can abstain from sex and still get a yeast infection just because you’ve been ill or have gotten sick. Imbalance like that can cause infections somewhere else in your body because your immune system is weaker.

  4. pretzypie says:

    Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Yeast are tiny organisms that normally live in small numbers on the skin and inside the vagina. The acidic environment of the vagina helps keep yeast from growing. If the vagina becomes less acidic, too many yeast can grow and cause a vaginal infection.

    The acidic balance of the vagina can be changed by your period, pregnancy, diabetes, some antibiotics, birth control pills and steroids. Moisture and irritation of the vagina also seem to encourage yeast to grow.

    Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable, but are usually not serious. Symptoms include the following:

    - Itching and burning in the vagina and around the vulva (the skin that surrounds your vagina).
    - A white vaginal discharge that may look like cottage cheese.
    - Pain during sexual intercourse.
    - Swelling of the vulva.

    Yeast infections are so common that 3/4 of women will have one at some time in their lives. Half of all women have more than one infection in their lives. If you have symptoms of a yeast infection, your doctor will probably want to talk to you about your symptoms and examine you to make sure a yeast infection is the cause.

    Yeast infections are usually treated with medicine that you put into your vagina. This medicine may be a cream that you insert in your vagina with a special applicator, or it may be a suppository that you put into your vagina and allow to dissolve on its own. Medicine in a cream form can also be put on your vulva to help relieve itching. Medicine in a pill form that you take by mouth is also available.

    Be sure to see your doctor if you have symptoms of a yeast infection. It’s very important to make sure you have a yeast infection before you start taking medicine without consulting your doctor. The symptoms of a yeast infection are also the symptoms of other infections, such as some STD’s. Treating yourself for a yeast infection when you actually have another type of infection may make the problem much worse.

    If you have often been diagnosed with yeast infections, talk to your doctor about using a medicine you can buy without a prescription.

    Here are some things you can do to help prevent another yeast infection:

    - Don’t wear tight-fitting or synthetic-fiber clothes.
    - Wear cotton panties.
    - Don’t wear pantyhose or leotards every day.
    - Wipe from front to back after using the toilet. This may help prevent the bacteria that normally live in your rectum from getting into your vagina.
    - Change out of wet swimsuits or other damp clothes as soon as you can.
    - Don’t douche or use feminine hygiene sprays, deodorant sanitary pads or tampons, or bubble bath, and avoid using colored or perfumed toilet paper. These items seem to affect the balance of acidity of the vagina and can lead to the symptoms of a yeast infection.

    Hope this helped answer your question. :)

  5. Liz S says:

    I think you answered my question in a inapporate way. Also you sound very young good luck to you

  6. Tanya says:

    Hi some effect of yeast infection:

    there’s an intense itching, burning sensation in your vagina and vulva. This itching is not always present, but can get really bad, so bad you can hardly walk.

    If there’s a clumpy white stuff. Some people compare the discharge to ricotta cheese, but it can range from thick and not clumpy to faintly yellow to thin and clear color.

    smells like bread or beer. In fact, it smells pretty much exactly like yeast, although the yeast used in brewing and baking is an entirely different species (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). No bacteria could smell like that, so it’s a great analysis.

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  7. Christina says:

    It’s the ph. balance in your body that is thrown off by something. It could be the way you wipe, the way you had sex, could be almost your period time that is when I would get them. I use to have chronic yeast infections as a kid, god those sucked, but as I got older I don’t get them each month anymore, which is nice. I use to get them every couple months until I found this product, I was so happy when I found it; I got tired of the itching, god the itching ☹ I just got tired of them all together, you could give it a go, it worked for me.
    http://womensgoodhealth.com/category/health-issues/reproductive-health/yeast-infections/

  8. Erick says:

    Vaginal yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, which, along with a few types of bacteria, are normally present in relatively small numbers in your crotch. Sometimes the yeast multiply rapidly and take over, causing a full-fledged yeast infection, or, in the heart-warming terminology of the medical establishment, candidiasis or monilia. This can be due to a change in the vaginal environment, injury, sexual transmission, or HIV. Common environmental disruptions that favor yeast include increased pH, increased heat and moisture, allergic reactions, elevated sugar levels, hormonal fluxes, and reductions in the populations of bacteria that are normally present. More about yeast infection: goo.gl/M5mxIl

  9. Keith says:

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  10. Nicole says:

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    If you practice good genital hygiene, you can help prevent infection:

    •Keep your vaginal area clean. Use mild, unscented soap and water. Rinse well.
    •After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading yeast or bacteria from your anus to the vagina or urinary tract.
    •Wear underwear that helps keep your genital area dry and doesn?t hold in warmth and moisture. One good choice is cotton underwear.
    •Avoid tight-fitting clothing, such as panty hose, and tight-fitting jeans. These may increase body heat and moisture in your genital area.
    •Change out of a wet swimsuit right away. Wearing a wet swimsuit for many hours may keep your genital area warm and moist.
    •Change pads or tampons often.
    •Dont douche or use deodorant tampons or feminine sprays, powders, or perfumes. These items can change the normal balance of organisms in your vagina.

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