Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010;55(3):283-284. 

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Why Does a Woman Get Vulvovaginal Candidiasis?

Yeast can overgrow in the vagina for many reasons. Yeast grows best in dark, moist areas. Tight clothes, nylon panties, and extra folds of skin make areas that are good for yeast to grow. Yeast also grows when the normal bacteria in the vagina change, which can happen if you take antibiotics, or when your hormones change, which happens when you take birth control pills or when you are pregnant.

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