yeast infection

noun

Definition of yeast infection

: infection of the vagina with an overgrowth of a normally present candidal fungus (Candida albicans) that is characterized by a discharge and inflammation broadly : an infection (such as thrush) caused by a yeast fungus or a yeast-like fungus

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Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who's ever sat around for too long in a wet swimsuit knows the annoyance of a summer yeast infection, for instance. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "The Truth About ‘Winterising’ Your Vagina," 22 Nov. 2020 But is using coconut oil as lube a good idea? Vaginal dryness can result from a number of things, everything from a yeast infection to menopause, the latter of which decreases the body's estrogen levels. Michella Oré, Glamour, "Is Using Coconut Oil As Lube Safe?," 12 Nov. 2020 Here are some common yeast infection causes to keep on your radar: 1. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "8 Yeast Infection Causes That Should Be on Your Radar," 6 Oct. 2020 Signs of bacterial vaginosis often mimic other vaginal conditions, such as a yeast infection. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Penis microbes may contribute to a common yet serious vaginal infection, study finds," 4 Aug. 2020 The Candida Diet, suggested to help resolve yeast infection symptoms and starve the sugars that supporters of the diet claim feed Candida, has been around for decades. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "The Candida Diet Has Been Around for Decades, But Is It Good for You?," 15 June 2020 Three out of four women are diagnosed with a yeast infection at some point in their life, according to a recent survey. Redbook, "12 Shocking Things You Didn't Know About Yeast Infections," 17 Aug. 2017 The Zymox Otic Pet Ear Treatment is an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial, fungal, and yeast infections, cleaning and treating your dog’s ear issues with a once-daily treatment. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "20 must-have products for new dog owners," 28 May 2020 Plus, wet undies, like yeast infections, are totally uncomfortable. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "When Was The Last Time You Changed Your Underwear?," 20 May 2020

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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yeast infection

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yeast infection

US, medical : a disease that affects the vagina and that is caused by a fungus

yeast infection

noun

Medical Definition of yeast infection

: an infection of the vagina with an overgrowth of a yeastlike fungus of the genus Candida (C. albicans) normally present in the vaginal flora and characterized by vaginal discharge and vulvovaginitis broadly : an infection (as thrush or tinea versicolor) caused by a yeast or yeastlike fungus

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