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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Mason says painful urination is one of the most telltale yeast infection symptoms in women. Tehrene Firman, Woman's Day, "5 Yeast Infection Symptoms in Women That Should Never Be Ignored," 30 July 2018 But despite being a great source of vitamins and minerals, the plans—which claim to flush the body of toxins, curing everything from headaches, nausea, and fatigue to cold sores, insomnia, and yeast infections—are controversial. Courtney Rubin, Marie Claire, "Cleansing's Dirty Secret," 26 Apr. 2013 For women prone to yeast infections, Dr. Dweck recommends avoiding heavily scented personal hygiene products as well as getting out of wet workout clothes and bathing suits immediately. Elizabeth Durand Streisand, Good Housekeeping, "What the Color of Your Vaginal Discharge Means, According to Gynos," 27 Nov. 2018 That can lead to dryness, which can lead to tearing, which can lead to things like yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Katie Heaney, The Cut, "Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Sex-Ed From Vanderpump Rules," 30 May 2018 Several studies link IUDs with recurrent yeast infections, suggesting that the IUDs and their strings can harbor candida, a.k.a. Ashley Oerman, Cosmopolitan, "18 Things Every Woman Should Know About Getting an IUD," 6 Feb. 2018 That’s what happens in vaginal yeast infections, for instance, and also in infections that bloom in the mouth and throat or bloodstream when the immune system breaks down. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast," 13 July 2018 Fungi like Candida albicans, which causes yeast infections, can last longer than bacteria, possibly for weeks depending on the circumstances involved, Dr. Leone says. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "How to Clean Your Sex Toys So You Can Use Them Safely," 15 Mar. 2018 The simplest infections like yeast infections and STDs require some kind of preliminary screening, says Samuels. The Editors, Marie Claire, "10 Reasons Sex Can Be Painful," 18 Aug. 2017

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of yeast infection

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

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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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