Symptoms of candidiasis include swelling, burning, itching, pain during sex, and grayish vaginal discharges that are thick or watery, states Healthline. Candidiasis is a type of vaginal yeast infection caused by candida, a naturally occurring fungus, in the pelvic area. Imbalances in the body cause its proliferation and resulting infection.
The condition is easy to diagnose through a patient's medical history and pelvic exam, reports Healthline. Treatment includes a dose of anti-fungal medication for up to three days for simple infections and a two-week dosage of suppository or tablet medication for complicated infections that are harder to treat. Natural remedies such as vinegar douches and boric acid vaginal suppositories are also effective.