Gynaecological DiseasesVaginal Infections
A yeast infection of the vagina and tissues at the opening of the vagina (vulva).
Treatable by a medical professional
Lab tests or imaging often required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
This type of yeast infection is caused by the fungus candida.
This condition can cause inflammation, intense itchiness and a thick, white discharge from the vagina.
A single dose of an oral anti-fungal drug or application of an anti-fungal cream for one to three days cures mild infections. Complicated infections require longer-term treatment.