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What is a chronic yeast infection?

A yeast infection happens when a fungus, known as Candida, infects the vagina. It causes severe itching and a whitish discharge. It is a common condition and many women will have more than two infections in the duration of their life. It is considered a chronic condition when it repeatedly comes back more than four times a year.

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