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How does a chronic yeast infection affect the body?

A chronic yeast infection can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. Itching, redness, and swollenness is aggravated by contact with undergarments and a discharge leaves you feeling soiled. Sexual intercourse, as well as simply urinating, can be very painful. Multiplied times four or more infections per year and this can put a damper on your lifestyle. Chronic yeast infections may be an indication of other health problems, so you should check with your doctor if the infection reoccurs.

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