Vaginal Yeast Infection (candida vaginitis or monilial vaginitis)
Discharge: Thick, odorless discharge (usually white and may resemble cottage cheese)
Other Signs: Intense vaginal itching
A yeast infection is caused by an imbalance in the normal population of several different fungi that normally grow in the body. A change in the chemical balance in the vagina allows the yeast (a fungus) to grow too rapidly and cause symptoms.
Though uncomfortable, yeast infections are not serious and can be cured. Your doctor will prescribe antifungal medications for the yeast infection. If you are fairly certain that you have a yeast infection, you can purchase over-the-counter antifungal creams. Wear loose clothing that "breathes".