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Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a common vaginal infection caused by species of Candida yeast. These are normal inhabitants of the vaginal microbiome, but certain contraceptives, medical conditions, and behaviors can disrupt the vaginal environment and lead to an overgrowth. Symptoms of VVC include abnormal vaginal discharge and vaginal discomfort. VVC must be diagnosed by a physician and is treated with antifungal drugs. Certain probiotics could improve the efficacy of these drugs, but there’s little evidence to support nonmedical treatments.

Our evidence-based analysis on vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) features 6 unique references to scientific papers.

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