Vaginal yeast infections often clear up on their own without treatment, usually when
menstruation begins. Menstrual blood raises the
pH, causing the number of yeast cells to decrease
because they can't grow in the pH present during menstruation.
There are significant differences between occasional, easily treatable
yeast infections and
recurrent infections that seriously affect a woman's
life. Recurring vaginal yeast infections can be difficult to prevent or cure.
Women who have recurring yeast infections should be evaluated for other causes
hormone therapy, or treatment-resistant strains of
yeast) so that the cause can be treated or reversed.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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