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Learn about Candida vulvovaginitis

Written by Ubie's Medical Expert Team

Updated on November 19, 2021

What is this disease?

This is a fungal infection by Candida that affects the vaginal area. Candida normally exists on skin linings with no issues. An infection occurs when the vaginal skin changes in character such that it promotes an overgrowth of Candida. People with weakened immune system or are on birth control pills may be at increased risk.

What symptoms are mainly related?

  • Increased vaginal discharge that is smelly

  • Itching around the genital area

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge e.g. in color, smell, or quantity

  • Increase in vaginal discharge

  • Thick white vaginal discharge

  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

What treatment is needed?

This is usually treated with anti-fungal drugs. This can be given through a vaginal cream, or through an oral antifungal medicine.

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