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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some symptoms of vaginal yeast infections?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Discharge and itch: A vaginal yeast infection usually causes a thick white discharge with itchiness and redness to the vagina. See your doctor for confirmation.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Itchiness: Also a change in your usual discharge.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Will vaginal yeast infections clear on their own?

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Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Possible: Yeast infection can clear on its own if your body successfully mounts an immune response. However, you must not rely on this mechanism to always work.
East Rutherford, NJ
A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you use Mycolog II for vaginal yeast infections ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Physician preference: Mycolog 2 is a combination yeast and steroid cream. Often it is given to external vulvar inflammatory conditions. If your doctor diagnosed a vaginal yeast infection then an internally applied cream like Monistat may be more appropriate.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can vaginal yeast infections cause pain?

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Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
Yes: As well as itch.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

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Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
Several: Antibiotic use most common, sometimes illness, more likely in summer/ hot weather. Illness can as well. Injury, some chemicals (ie spermacides in some), diabetes, non breathing clothing can all contribute.
Singapore
A 27-year-old female asked:

Can vaginal yeast infections be cured completely ?

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Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Typically an antifungal (oral or topical) will work.

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