Taking certain brands of birth control pills and/or an antibiotic may trigger overgrowth of the fungus, Candida albicans, which is normally present in the vagina. The symptoms of a vaginal
yeast infection are itching, irritation, and redness around the vagina and thick white vaginal discharge . Treatment for the vaginal problem depends on the cause. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. Fungal infections are treated with antifungal medicines.