What is a yeast infection?
If we want a healthy vagina, it is required to maintain a balance of bacteria and yeast cells. But when the balance is disrupted, the yeast cells may multiply leading to the formation of a vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, explains Dr Nagaveni.
Signs of a yeast infection during periods
Vaginal Yeast Infection tend to pop up during the week before you get your periods. But then fluctuating hormonal changes can trigger menstruation and imbalance in the mix of yeast and bacteria, so a yeast infection can happen during periods too.
Symptoms of a yeast infection include:
• Thick and white vaginal discharge
• Irritation and itchiness
• Burning or discomfort while peeing
• Swelling or redness in the vulva
• Vaginal soreness and inflammation