Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Yeast Infection Causes

Candida albicans usually live harmlessly in small amounts in the vagina, the mouth, the digestive tract, and on the skin without causing symptoms. However, yeast infection symptoms can appear when the environment in the vagina makes it difficult for other microorganisms to survive and favorable to the growth of Candida albicans.

There are several factors that can make the environment in the vagina favorable to yeast infection, including:

  • Using douches
  • Using perfumed feminine hygiene sprays
  • Using topical antibiotics and steroid medicines
  • Wearing tight, poorly ventilated clothing and underwear