How do we get yeast vaginitis? Is it infectious?
infections are a common and frustrating problem
for many women. Yeast infections are not infectious, meaning they are not
"sexually transmitted". Yeast infections are not really
"infections" per se. In actuality, yeast organisms exist
naturally in all women. They love moisture and love the vaginal
canal. We currently believe they may serve a biological function, keeping
the "bad bugs" from causing more serious infections in the vaginal
canal. That is probably why they often come back after treatment.
Yeast vaginitis is not a serious condition. It does not have to be treated
unless a woman has symptoms that bother her.
Yeast vaginitis is not a serious condition. It does not have to be treated unless a woman has symptoms that bother her.
Thank you for your question.Author: Carolyn Janet Crandall, M.D.
Editor: William Shiel, MD, FACP, FACR
Last Editorial Review: 9/8/2001 6:01:00 AM