Do I Have A Yeast Infection?
Hi BeingGirl Experts, I have been experiencing some discomfort in the vaginal area, like itching and burning sensations. I think it might be a yeast infection, but I have not had sex for five months. Is there any chance it could be some kind of infection? Is there any relationship between sex and a yeast infection? Could you help me out a little bit with this here? Thanks in advance, LGL --- Dear LGL, Girls, teens and women get yeast infections. Yeast infections happen for many reasons. Some medications (antibiotics is one type) are a common reason for yeast infections. Illness, diabetes, stress, hormonal changes, birth control pills, and pregnancy are other reasons. You can get a yeast infection at any age, and you don't have to have sexual contact to have one. A yeast infection is not a sexually-transmitted infection (STI). If this is the first time you have experienced these symptoms you need to check with your doctor/health care provider. When you have a yeast infection your healthcare provider can prescribe a one-dose pill to cure the infection. If you get another yeast infection, you will recognize the symptoms and be able to buy an over-the-counter medication to treat the infection. Hope this is helpful, Your BeingGirl Experts
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