So, we’ve all seen the ads for Monistat and other “lady medications,” but what exactly are they for? Well, if you don’t knowyet, consider yourself lucky.
Monistat and other treatments like it are for yeast infections, which are irritations in your vagina and the tissues around the opening to your vagina–the vulva.
I know, it’s really ick to think of an infection getting literally up in your business, but since roughly three out of four women will get at least one yeast infection in her lifetime (most ladies get two or more . . . blah!) it’s probs good to know what’s going on and how to deal.
So, without further delay, here are some important facts about yeast infections:
* If you notice thick cottage cheese-like discharge and feel major itchiness up in your vagina and around your vulva, you’ve probably got a yeast infection.
* Yeast infections can be transmitted via oral sex, but you don’t have to have sex (or have ever had sex!) to get one.
* Taking antibiotics and douching can both cause yeast infections, since they both mess with the natural balance of bacteria up in Lady Land.
* If you’re having yeast infection symptoms, call your doctor right away. You can probably treat it with an over-the-counter treatment, but you want to make sure you know what’s really going on before you start self-medicating!
For more on yeast infections, click here.
Have you ever had a yeast infection? Did you know what a yeast infection was? Tell us all about it in the comments!