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Or: candida-vaginal-infection / moniliasis / vaginal-yeast-infection / yeast-infection , is caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida-albicans , whih is normally present in a healthy vagina , for various reasons (dietary imbalances; antibiotics; birth-control pills ; pregnancy; HIV infection; douching; damp underwear ; drugs that slow the immune system). Yeast (infection) is not considered an STD , but men can develop the condition through contact with an infected woman or spontaneously. SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN: Intense itching ; a thick, lumpy , foul-smelling, cheesy discharge ; burning or redness around the vulva and vagina ; a white coating of the vagina ; and the smell of baking bread . TREATMENT: Various prescription and over-the-counter creams or suppositories (clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin), miconazole (Monostat)).
See Also: Candida albicans, candida vaginal infection, moniliasis, vaginal yeast infection, yeast infection

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