Overview. A vaginal candidiasis (vaginal candidiasis) is caused by an overgrowth of your fungus that naturally lives in your vagina, called Candida albicans. This overgrowth triggers irritation, inflammation, itching, and painful discharge.
Sometimes the discharge can also be watery. Usually the length of time your yeast infection is left untreated has a primary impact how severe your symptoms may become. What can cause vaginal yeast-based infections? The fungus Candida is a naturally occurring microorganism in the vaginal area.
Do Yeast-based Infections Go Away Independently?
A mild yeast infection may disappear completely on its own, but this is exceptional. It is always a good idea to treat an infection from yeast, even if it is mild. If yeast infections are not treated properly, they are more likely to return.
Treatments for yeast infections soothe the influenced area and target the overgrown Candida fungus. This dual action reduces the itching and using and restores a wholesome balance of fungus and bacteria.