Symptoms of vaginal fungus
A Candida infection, also called vaginal mycosis, manifests itself by slight itching in the genital area, which increases to itching and intense burning. Vulva and vagina redden, the skin may break, it swells, becomes sensitive and warm. Blisters and pustules may occur.
These symptoms are accompanied by increased discharge, which is whitish and creamy, possibly also friable. Sometimes it also smells unpleasant – unlike healthy discharge, which is clearer and odorless and less flowing.
Symptoms of yeast infection in women- Information
- Itching and burning of the vulva and vagina
- Swelling, heat, possibly cracked skin
- Sometimes rash and / or blistering
- Increased discharge, which may be creamy, viscous and / or friable
- Bad odor
- Increased sensitivity of the genital area, even in traffic
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Causes: How does vaginal fungus arise?
A healthy vaginal flora needs an acidic pH between 4 and 4.5. If this pH changes, certain fungi can multiply. This can happen, for example, when taking antibiotics because they fight the lactic acid bacteria in the vaginal flora.
Other causes include diabetes mellitus, hormone changes – vaginal fungus is more common in high concentrations of estrogens – and excessive or incorrect hygiene. Some women become infected because chlorine in a spa or swimming pool negatively affects their pH. Even tight clothing made of synthetic material can affect the vaginal flora unfavorable.
Genital fungus in men and sexuality
Vaginal plaque is contagious: men and women can infect each other. Because the penis and glans are drier than the vagina, the fungus does not multiply so quickly in men, it often remains invisible. Especially in men with tight foreskin, the infection can go unnoticed for a long time and infect the partner again and again. In the advanced stage of the disease, the acorn reddened recognizable and form whitish deposits.