Monistat® Vaginal Health Blog

Pregnancy, hormones and yeast infections go hand in hand

I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant! I had prepared myself for some of the types of changes that my body would go through in the months ahead. But what I wasn’t prepared for was getting a vaginal yeast infection within the first few months of my pregnancy.

Yeast Infection Myths and Misconceptions

When it comes to dealing with intimate health issues like yeast infections, young women are relying on advice that’s plain wrong – and even harmful.

Chronic Yeast Infections? You Don’t Have to Suffer

Do you keep getting yeast infections? If you’re like me, it feels like you have a yeast infection a lot of the time. You’re not alone. A yeast infection (candidiasis) is caused by an overgrowth of yeast that normally lives in the vagina.

Goodbye Sinus Infection, Hello Yeast Infection

When my doctor prescribed antibiotics for my sinus infection, I ended up with a vaginal yeast infection. Antibiotics can change the delicate balance in your vagina by wiping out the “good bacteria” in the vagina that keep yeast growth in check.

I Exercise A Lot, Which Means Yeast Infections Can Be Part of Life

I’m super active, and while being active can lead to many positive results, it can sometimes lead to a few not-so-good results. Like vaginal yeast infections. Yeast thrives in warm, moist environments in the vaginal area.

When My Daughter Told Me About Her Symptoms, I Knew She Had Her First Yeast Infection

Life brought many new changes when my daughter went to college, and her first yeast infection was one of them. When she called me on a Friday worried about symptoms—vaginal itching, discharge that was thick, white and lumpy like cottage cheese, burning—I suspected it was a yeast infection, so that weekend she came home and we confirmed it with our doctor.

My First Yeast Infection—It Was No Big Deal!

OMG, there it was—the vaginal itching…thick, white, lumpy discharge (like cottage cheese!)…soreness…irritation and burning. I was scared and afraid I may have had an STD. But after some initial research and a talk with my gyno, I found out I had the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection.