A vaginal yeast infection is also known as candidiasis.

It is a common condition that causes itching, swelling and irritation around the vaginal area.

Whitish-yellow and clumpy vaginal discharge is another symptom.

The yeast Candida is a naturally occurring microorganism in the vaginal area and the Lactobacillus bacteria keeps its growth in check.

But an imbalance in your system causes the bacteria to work ineffectively which leads to an overgrowth of yeast.

The causes can be antibiotics, pregnancy, uncontrolled diabetes, weak immune system and hormonal imbalance.

Treatments include 14-day cream or ointment application, tablets or suppository vaginal treatment as prescribed by your doctor.

You can try to treat vaginal yeast infections with natural remedies like applying coconut oil or plain yogurt in the infected area.