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yeast infection:

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: acquired immune deficiency syndrome, acquired syphilis, acute HIV infection, acute infection, acyclovir, Acyvir, blue butter, Candida albicans, candida vaginal infection, candidiasis, Clovix, coitus venenatus, dyspareunia, Engirix B, enviable disease, gonorrheal arthritis, gonorrheal infection, HSI, jungle rot, monilia, moniliasis, Neisseria gonorrheae, plaquet stung, Recombivax HB, scalder, sexually transmitted infection, souvenir, STI, vaginal yeast infection, yeast infection

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