An imbalance in the vagina’s environment can occur during pregnancy, menopause, and the menstrual cycle.
Women in menopausal transition are likely to experience vaginal itching. The decline in estrogen levels results in thinner and drier vaginal walls, leading to itchiness.
Cortisone and other drugs can eliminate some of the vagina’s good bacteria.
The mucous membranes of your vagina can create more room for yeast to grow when there is an increase in sugar in your body. Even if there is no diagnosis, improving eating habits and limiting sugar intake can help.
Weak immune system
Immunodeficiency disorders make it harder for the body to fight off infection
Douches and vaginal products
Chemical irritants found in some detergents, soaps, feminine hygiene products, vaginal sprays, and creams can cause itchiness.
Stress has a negative effect on the immune system which increases the likelihood of having yeast infection.
Watch out for any warning sign of infection or illness. Vaginal yeast infection, though can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, is not considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This is because it is naturally existing and is part of the body’s normal flora.
However, sexual contact can sometimes lead to an infection. This is because your body might react poorly to another person’s genital chemistry. You may be at risk if you have multiple partners or change partners often.
First, your doctor would want to know about your medical history, to include your sexual history. This includes whether you have had a yeast infection before, and even STIs.
Infections caused by bacteria and sexually transmitted infections often share similar symptoms. It is better to consult a doctor because each requires different treatment.