Candidiasis infection caused by yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida. It usually lives on the skin, mouth, throat, gut, and vagina without causing any harm. However, changes in vaginal conditions that favour Candida growth trigger vaginal infections.
Medications, hormonal changes, or changes in the immune system can cause Candida yeast infections in the vaginal area.
Other names for this infection are vaginal candidiasis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, or candidal vaginitis.