Day in the Life of a Girl Child

The Common Itch


Is there anything more common than a yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications


“Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes. Many women experience at least two episodes.” according to the Mayo Clinic. It’s really rated E for everybody. So don’t feel bad.


First time I got one, I was in high school and confused when the itching started. Then came the discharge. Then came my panic. I went to Dr. Google which is quite possibly the worst thing you can do. Google suggested things from necrosis to cancer. When I did finally talk to my sister, she explained to me that it was probably a yeast infection and even bought the medication for me. In hindsight, there was nothing to be embarassed about and if someone does try to make you feel bad about it then they’re probably uneducated. Poor them. 


Yeast Infection Cartoons and Comics - funny pictures from CartoonStockPro tip: cotton undies.

The will power it takes to not reach down and indiscriminately rip out your lips is stupendous. If and when you are visited by the Itch Fairy, I recommend getting Monistat. There’s other brands like Candifem which are cheaper but, for me, nothing works like Monistat. Remember to insert it at night before bedtime and take a little bit to rub around the labia. Also remember, itching will make it worse. Resist the itch.

Don’t waste your time and money on feminine washes. Warm water and clean towels and hands will do. And if you’re sexually active, take a little break while using the antifungal medication which does not prevent the transfer of the infection to sexual partners including men. Yes, even men can get it.

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And if it’s your first time experiencing symptoms, see a gynecologist to get a diagnosis.


Don’t be a stranger to your doctor either. The vagina is a self-cleaning powerhouse (immaculate, really) but even the strongest machines need some TLC to keep being strong. Prevention is better than cure. So say hi to your bestie at the next visit. 

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