What causes Candidiasis to develop
It is not a sexually transmitted infection but can sometimes develop after you have had sex.
Your chances of developing candidiasis increase if you:
- Wear tight clothing (such as tight jeans) or synthetic clothing (such as nylon underwear) that prevents ventilation
- Are taking certain antibiotics
- Are having chemotherapy
- Have uncontrolled diabetes, HIV or other illnesses that affect your immune system
- Use products that may cause irritation of the vagina, such as vaginal deodorant or too much perfumed bubble bath