yeast infection


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 Oteseconazole, the active ingredient in Vivjoa, inhibits the fungal growth that causes a yeast infection and was designed to treat recurrent infections, specifically. Serena Coady, SELF, 18 May 2022 The average vaginal yeast infection can usually be treated with over-the-counter antifungal medication, like Monistat or Vagisil, both of which are vaginal creams. Serena Coady, SELF, 18 May 2022 Doctors diagnosed Bianca with viruses, a bacterial infection and a yeast infection, but none of the treatments seemed to address a greater underlying issue. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2022 This can disrupt your vagina’s natural bacterial makeup, which may lead to a yeast infection. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 2 May 2022 And there are a lot of things that can account for this outside of chlamydia, according to the Cleveland Clinic, including a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Rozalynn S. Frazier, SELF, 20 Jan. 2022 This versatile shower gel harnesses the power of tea tree oil to fight body odor, acne, athlete’s foot, jock itch, dandruff, eczema, and yeast infection, while also soothing and moisturizing dry skin. The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 Candidiasis is a yeast infection that does occur in the intestinal tract. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 Discharge that suddenly seems cottage-cheese-like can point to a yeast infection, while discharge that turns gray or green, or comes with a strange odor can hint at something like bacterial vaginosis or an STI like chlamydia. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of yeast infection

1966, in the meaning defined above

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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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