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Yeast infections are caused by an overproduction of yeast or fungus and can lead to irritation, discharge, and inflammation of the vagina and the vulva. Three out of four women will develop a yeast infection in their life and many women experience at least two episodes of the infection in their lifetime.  If you are hesitant to use medication for your yeast infection, you can try natural suppositories and work on relieving your symptoms at home. You should also learn how to prevent yeast infections from developing in the future. Keep in mind the most effective way to treat a yeast infection is by seeing your doctor and getting prescribed or over-the-counter medication to address the issue.