Yeast Infection Directory
Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection means that too many yeast cells are growing in the vagina. These infections are very common. Although they can be bothersome, vaginal yeast infections are not usually serious, and treatment is simple. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about vaginal yeast infection, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Preventing Yeast Infections: Do’s and Don’ts
It’s not always possible to prevent yeast infections, but there are several things you can do to reduce your risk. .
Yeast Infection? Or Something Else?
Vaginal itching, irritation, and discharge can often mean you have a yeast infection, but they can also be symptoms of something else.
Over-the-Counter Treatments for Yeast Infections
You can treat most vaginal yeast infections with an over-the-counter vaginal cream or suppository. Learn more about what might work best for you, and when you should talk to your doctor.
Treating Yeast Infections With Prescription Drugs
You can treat some yeast infections yourself, but more persistent or chronic yeast infections may require a prescription from your health care provider. Learn more from WebMD about prescription yeast infection medications.
Is It a Yeast Infection?
Not all vaginal infections are yeast infections. You could also have "BV" (bacterial vaginosis). Here's how to find out -- plus why it's important to get the right diagnosis.
Vaginal Problems That Affect Your Sex Life
How to identify and treat common (and not-so-common) vaginal conditions
Pain During Sex
Besides vulvar vestibulitis, other conditions can cause pain during intercourse. If you have this complaint, see your doctor, who will first rule out yeast or other infections and then investigate other possible causes.