What Is a Yeast Infection?

If you are struggling with a yeast infection, you're not alone. About 75% of women develop at least one vaginal yeast infection during their lives, and almost half have two or more. This infection is also easily prevented and treated, but if you find you have more than four a year, you may want to contact your doctor.

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What Are Yeast Infections?

If you are struggling with a yeast infection, you’re not alone. About 75% of women develop at least one vaginal yeast infection during their lives, and almost half have two or more. This infection is also easily prevented and treated, but if you find you have more than four a year, you may want to contact your doctor.
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