Vaginal Candidiasis

What is Vaginal Candidiasis

Experiencing itching, burning, and discomfort down there? It’s likely caused by a fungus [yeast] called candida. Yeast is a member of the fungus family and candida is a specific type of yeast.

Your body has a balanced proportion of candida in the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina. But when this gets disrupted in the vagina, the yeast grows, leading to a yeast infection known as Vaginal / Vulvovaginal Candidiasis.

  • Itching in the vulva and vaginal area
  • Swelling and redness in the vulva and vaginal area
  • Burning during urination or sexual intercourse
  • Rash, soreness
  • Thick, white, odorless vaginal discharge, resembling cottage cheese

  • Usage of hormonal contraceptives [birth control]
  • Pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Antibiotics
  • Stress
  • Weak immune system
  • Usage of vaginal douches and sprays


Two forms of medications to be administered only after being prescribed by your gynaecologist -

  • Oral [taken by the mouth]
  • Topical [to be applied on the affected area]

  • No douching
  • No usage of soaps, deodorants, or washes to clean your genital area
  • Replace wet innerwear, even bathing suits, at the earliest, with dry ones
  • Keep diabetes under control