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Alright ladies, I’m about to get personal… like, TMI personal. Let’s face it, talking about vaginal can be a bit uncomfortable… just like a yeast infection can be uncomfortable. And people wonder why women call that part of their bodies their ‘privates’. It’s because there’s private issues that happen from time to time, like yeast infections.
What is a yeast infection?
Vaginal yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are a common female condition. Yeast infections are caused by the fungus Candida. This fungus is associated with intense itching, swelling, and irritation. According to the Mayo Clinic, 3 out of 4 women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives. Once you get a yeast infection, you’re more likely to get another one. Treatment for yeast infections is relatively simple, depending on how severe they are.
What can cause a yeast infection?
- Your period
- Birth control
- Antibiotics Illness
I’ve been on certain pretty strong antibiotics that have caused me to have a yeast infection. This is perfectly normal.
Did you know that you can NOT get a yeast infection from having sex, the heat from your laptop while on your lap or by going for a swim? The first and last one threw me off. I was totally misinformed.
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. More than half – 53% – of young women say they don’t know how to deal with a yeast infection and two out of three women (66%) don’t know it can be cured with an over-the-counter treatment. With all the information out there, finding the right answers can be confusing and overwhelming.
First off, how do you know if you have a yeast infection?
There are so many products that Monistat offers for a variety or reasons.
If you, or your daughter is unsure if it’s a yeast infection, always consult your doctor. If you’ve had a yeast infection before and you’re aware of the symptoms and you know your body, Monistat is a great option to get started on getting back on track.
As I talk to my oldest daughter, I let her know that she can come to me and talk to me about anything and everything, including her private issues with her private parts. That sounds funny, but as long as you keep the communication open about everything, your daughters, your nieces, your younger crowds will feel that they can come to you about anything. I would rather have talks about those ‘embarrassing’ issues than no communication at all. The helpful tools that Monistat offers on their website has truly helped me give that motherly advice to her and the young girls that I mentor on a daily basis. You don’t have to make it a serious conversation to where you, or she, is uncomfortable. Let her know that you’re there, regardless of what the conversation or topic may be. Once you open that line, chances are, you’ll earn her respect to where she’ll be able to come to you on these private issues. Let her know that it’s really no big deal, that it’s normal and that there’s no reason to panic. Monistat is here to help in so many ways.