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i think i have a yeast infection but i don't want to go to the doctor as i am shy, can i jut take canesten or some other over counter stuf?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Azole drug: Better to try a product with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, etc). But if not cleared in a few days, you'll have to see a doctor. Also, are you sure it's yeast? The main symptom of vaginal yeast is itching, not discharge or odor. If you have vaginal discharge or odor, see a doctor soon; you need STD testing. Good luck.

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