Good day there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher. Here is another female FAQ.
Does vaginal swelling come with yeast infections?
Well, anything can happen to the vagina with a yeast infection. Because remember infections are what they are, infections. They can cause inflammation, redness, irritation, heat, immune malfunction. Women can often scratch the vaginal area with a yeast infection and that can create the release of histamine and other chemicals that can simulate a strong immune response. And, of course, you can get swelling, inflammation, pain, redness, irritation; all these things can occur as a result of a vaginal infection. So a swelling can come with a yeast infection. And if in doubt, go and get it checked out. Get that area swabbed and tested and to see if the lab can culture any yeast off these cells, and you may well have a Candida Albicans infection.
Have a look at Chapter 5 in my book, Candida Crusher. This will explain to you in detail how to get rid of this vaginal infection.
So I trust that answers your questions. Thank you.