Yeast infections largely affect women, although men can also suffer from the condition. It ranges from mild irritation and skin rash to significant skin reactions that can require hospitalisation.
The infection is basically triggered by excess yeast, a type of fungus, called Candidi Albicans which is often present in the vagina but kept under control and in balance by a normal bacteria called Lactobacillus Acidophilus. The body is designed to function with a healthy balance of bacteria and yeast, but it's when they get out of balance that the trouble starts.
Redness, itching, soreness, burning when urinating or having sex, and in some cases an unpleasant white discharge. This is most likely to occur in the week before your period. However, the infection can occur elsewhere on the body, often in damp, warm areas such as under breasts or in armpits.
Fortunately, treatment is available from doctors, over the counter or in many cases with natural techniques which stop the problem happening in the first place.
Our research has uncovered a small number of such techniques we have provided links to the ones that demonstrated the most success.