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Also known as: candidiasis / candida-vaginal-infection / moniliasis / vaginal-yeast-infection / yeast infection , is caused by the fungus Candida-albicans whih is normally present in a healthy vagina , but its overgrowth, for various reasons (dietary imbalances; antibiotics; birth-control pills ; pregnancy; HIV infection; douching; damp underwear ; drugs that slow the immune system), can cause what is commonly known as a yeast infection. Yeast is not considered a 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 vaginal infection, Candida albicans, moniliasis, yeast infection, candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection, monilia, Recombivax HB, Engirix B, STI, acute infection, acyclovir, acute HIV infection, dyspareunia, enviable disease, gonorrheal arthritis, gonorrheal infection, HSI, plaquet stung, souvenir, acquired syphilis, jungle rot, Neisseria gonorrheae, scalder, sexually transmitted infection, blue butter, Acyvir, Clovix, coitus venenatus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome,
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