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Abdominal fungus

What is a yeast infection?

Fungal infection in the abdomen is an inflammation of the vagina and/or labia caused by fungi. The most common type of fungus is Candida albicans.

It is believed that 75% of all women get vaginal catarrh caused by fungi at least once in their life and 2-3% of these will get recurrent infections.

Itching, burning and thick, white "cottage cheese"-like discharge are common symptoms.

What can you do yourself?

There are a few pieces of advice that have been shown to be useful in some studies:

- Reduce the amount of sugar and carbohydrates in your diet.

- Avoid a tight and humid climate in the abdomen (tight pants/thighs outside of excercise. Use cotton or silk panties and avoid panty liners as far as possible

- Avoid using soap in the abdomen

- Avoid the use of antibiotics if it is not necessary.

- In case of long-term problems, you can consider changing contraception.

- Buy an over-the-counter fungicide at the pharmacy to treat the infection. The partner is only treated if he has symptoms (fungus is not considered contagious).

What treatment is relevant from your doctor?

A fungal infection is easily treated, but it can be difficult to prevent it from returning. If the treatment does not have an effect, you must see a doctor to assess other causes.

If you have frequent fungal infections, you can get an antifungal medication on prescription from your doctor.

 

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