A Vaginal fungal infection has broken out at Evelyn Hone college in Lusaka.
This is according to female students, who attribute the development to poor sanitation conditions.
Recurring yeast infections may be a sign of a serious disease such diabetes, leukemia, or AIDS.
In very rare cases, a yeast infection can lead to systemic Candidal disease, which is fatal in 75% of people who develop this major complication. This occurs when the infection spreads throughout the body via the bloodstream. Women with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to this type of complication.
What Are the Symptoms of an Infection?
One of the hallmark symptoms of a vaginal fungal infection is the discharge. With this type of infection, the discharge may be watery and white or thick, whitish, and clumpy. In the latter case, it resembles cottage cheese in consistency. The woman may also notice that intercourse is uncomfortable or even painful. It may hurt to pass urine, too. The outer genital area (vulva) may be red or swollen, and the vagina and surrounding area may itch or burn.
Is This a Sexually Transmitted Disease?
Some women worry that the infection was contracted through sexual intercourse, but it is not common for a woman to catch this from a man. However, a male can develop the infection after contact with an infected female. If he does, he may notice itching or a rash on the penis. He should see a physician for care, as no OTC product is proven safe or effective for treating this problem in men.
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