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 So Wang got herself a menstrual cup, stopped getting yeast infections, and started hosting monthly dinner parties just to talk about periods. Wired, "The Female Founders Disrupting the Vagina Economy," 29 Sep. 2019 Other imbalances in vaginal microbes have been linked to recurrent yeast infections, some reproductive tract cancers, and the harboring of group B Streptococcus (bacteria that can cause severe infections in newborns). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Transplanting poop can be beneficial—swapping vaginal fluids may be even better," 27 Sep. 2019 Misty Dotson, a single mother in Utah, started going to Planned Parenthood as doctors’ bills for treating recurring yeast infections mounted. David Crary, BostonGlobe.com, "Planned Parenthood seeks cash after bailing from US program," 22 Aug. 2019 Mindy Dotson, a single mother in Utah, started going to Planned Parenthood as doctors' bills for treating recurring yeast infections mounted. David Crary, Fortune, "Planned Parenthood Seeks Cash After Bailing From Title X Program," 22 Aug. 2019 Misty Dotson, a single mother in Utah, started going to Planned Parenthood as doctors’ bills for treating recurring yeast infections mounted. David Crary, The Denver Post, "Planned Parenthood seeks cash after bailing from Title X program," 22 Aug. 2019 One diagnosed her with a yeast infection and the other with folliculitis, a condition caused by inflamed skin follicles. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "What to Know About Pemphigus Vulgaris, a Rare Disorder That Caused A Woman's Vulva To Swell and Blister," 29 July 2019 Recurrent yeast infections can be super frustrating. Korin Miller, SELF, "Recurrent Yeast Infections Are the Worst—Here's How to Handle Them," 18 July 2019 According to Healthline, BV typically has a fishy odor, whereas yeast infections are itchier and produce cottage cheese-like discharge. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of yeast infection

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Yeast infection.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yeast%20infection. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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