What Causes My Recurring Yeast Infections?

Q:
What can cause my recurring yeast infections?

A:
Mostly, yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans. It is a type of fungus, and anti-fungal treatments usually aim at it. However, other types of fungus can also cause infections, while common treatments may not be effective enough.

Sometimes, it seems that you have another new infection, while actually you might have not cured the first one yet. So professional advice from a doctor is very important. You should follow it and take prescribed medications.

If you have uncontrolled diabetes with high blood sugar, it is more likely for you to have recurrent yeast infections.

Hormonal birth control can also lead to recurring yeast infections. The balance of vaginal bacteria is altered and more candida can grow then.

What’s more, if you have a weakened immune system, yeast infections tend to affect you more.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.