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Vaginal Yeast Infection

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Several factors are associated with increased yeast infection in women, including: 

  • Weakened or compromised immune systems
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Long-term use of broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Use of corticosteroid medicines

Wearing tight, poorly ventilated clothing and underwear also can contribute to yeast infections. Women with chronic (recurring) yeast infections should work with their healthcare providers to find out possible underlying causes.

On rare occasions, men can also get genital candidiasis.

Last Updated February 08, 2013