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What are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection? does it need treatment or will it go away on its own?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yeast: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. It needs to be treated.

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See doctor: Typically yeast infections have a white chunky "cottage cheese" discharge and the vagina and labia are extremely itchy. Probiotics or yogurt with acidophilus can help a mild yeast infection, but most require treatment with medication. There are several other types of infections that can occur in the vagina such as bacterial infections and STDs. See doctor to make sure what type of infection it is.
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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection and do they eventually go away?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Itching: Itching is the most common symptom of a yeast infection. It typically goes away with an antifungal like Monistat or a store brand generic equivalent. Sometimes the vulva and vagina can become red and tender and painful. Discharge can be thick and cottage-cheesy, or it can be thin and white, the type and color of discharge doesn't always indicate a yeast infection, but itching and redness does.
Last updated Mar 1, 2015

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