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.
Vaginal Itching, Burning, and Irritation
WebMD explains the causes and relief of vaginal itching, burning, and irritation.
What Are Vaginal Yeast Infections?
Most women will get at least one yeast infection in their lifetime --here’s how to recognize and treat the itchy and sometimes painful condition.
Types of Yeast: Powerful Little Fungus
Yeast isn't just for baking bread or brewing beer. You also have it in your body. Learn about what it can do for -- and to -- your system.
Preventing Yeast Infections: Dos and Don’ts
It’s not always possible to prevent yeast infections, but there are several things you can do to reduce your risk.
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.