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A 17-year-old female asked:

how to get rid of yeast infection by using home remedies? my infection has slight clumpy discharge. dried yellow discharge cut above anus, below vagina

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yeast infection: Once a yeast infection has set in, it's very hard to get rid of it with home remedies (there are none that i know of that work safely and consistently). Over the counter yeast infection treatments are safe, affordable and most of all, they work! and you don't need a doctor's prescription to purchase them.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
See your doc: Sme people have reported that eating yoghurt helps keep a yeast infection away. However, if yours is as bad as you say you should probably consider an antifungal cream. This may not be easily treatable with non-medicinal means.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Must see: You have to see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This may include referral to a dermatologist and a gynecologist.

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