Despite advancement in biomedical science to prevent spreading of diseases from vaccination, no one is immune to yeast infections because yeast lives in our colon, mouth, vagina, and on our skin.
Women, in particular, are prone to yeast infections. As a matter of fact, Mayo Clinic reports that three out of four women experience yeast infections at some point in their lives. So if you’ve been infected once, there’s a possibility that you could get another one in the future.
Yeast infection is as common as cough and colds. It can also spread through sexual contact, though rare. However, it’s not considered a sexually transmitted infection. It’s also not fatal but the symptoms of yeast infections can cause complications, especially in severe cases, and serious discomfort, such as irritation, itching, pain, and swelling in the affected area.