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Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can a yeast infection go away on its own? Been taking amoxicillin & noticed my vagina was swollen, itchy, & had discharge. Now my symptoms seem mild.

Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can a yeast infection go away on its own? Been taking amoxicillin & noticed my vagina was swollen, itchy, & had discharge. Now my symptoms seem mild.

Yes: Yeast infections can go away on their own. If only everyone could be so lucky! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Candida vulvovaginitis is a yeast infection of the vulva and/or vagina. Symptoms can include itching, redness, and a ...Read more


Dr. Julianna Bojta
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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Can a small yeast infection go away on its own?

Dr. Julianna Bojta
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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Can a small yeast infection go away on its own?

No: See your doctor to find out what infection you have and get treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it possible for vaginal yeast infections go away on their own?

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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Is it possible for vaginal yeast infections go away on their own?

CANDIDIASIS: Very common side effect after antibiotic rx.Patients always come for rx. Maybe it can go away but you will know it due to vaginal itching. ...Read more

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Dr. Margot Watson
Board Certified, Gynecology
29 years in practice
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Can vaginal yeast infections go away on their own over several days?

Dr. Margot Watson
Board Certified, Gynecology
29 years in practice
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Yes: Treatment is only needed if the symptoms are bothersome. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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I am type1diabetic.I don't take care of it .I keep havingbacterial /yeast infections .I was wondering if i start taking care will it go away on its own?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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I am type1diabetic.I don't take care of it .I keep havingbacterial /yeast infections .I was wondering if i start taking care will it go away on its own?

It will help: The yeast that causes these problems thrives in any environment where there is extra sugar around to feed their growth. To the extent you are out of control, all your body fluids, including vaginal fluid, will have extra glucose available for the germs.Get yourself into control & there is much less food for the germ to eat & it is harder for them to come back. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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After getting off of accutane, will the constant yeast infections go away?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Needs tx.: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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Can any doc explain if yeast infections go away quickly following treatment?

Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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Depends on tx: Some treatment more effective than others, it may take 3-5 days to see improvement. Oral antifungal medications might be more effective than creams for some. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How do you know yeast infections will go away?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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How do you know yeast infections will go away?

Recheck: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Having reaccuring yeast infections after using nuvaring for 8 months wont go away what can I do? I've had like 6 in 4 months what medication?

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Having reaccuring yeast infections after using nuvaring for 8 months wont go away what can I do? I've had like 6 in 4 months what medication?

Different birth cont: It sounds like the vagina is very sensitive to the nuvaring, and causing these yeast vaginitis. You would likely be happier with another form of combined estrogen/progesterone birth control. Consider the pill? ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
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Can vaginal dryness cause reoccurring yeast infections...Had this problem for years but symptoms go away if i regularly masturbate?

Dr. Gregory Lewis
Board Certified, Urology
39 years in practice
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Can vaginal dryness cause reoccurring yeast infections...Had this problem for years but symptoms go away if i regularly masturbate?

See answer: As vaginal tissues become drier they lose the acidic protection of the natural lubricant and vaginal environment less effective at fighting infections making yeast infections and utis more likely. Most common in post-menopausal women, much less at age 21. In younger women, cause(s) less obvious. Common in diabetics. Unaware of any scientific validation of masturbation preventing but interesting. ...Read more

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