Doctor insights on:
Signs A Yeast Infection Is Clearing Up
How do I know the yeast infection is clearing? I am now starting to see a mucus kind of color and not much white but I still have a bit of an itch.
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have been treating a yeast infection with store bought 3 day treatment, my symptoms are clearing; I had a small amount of pink discharge. Normal?
Yeast Infection: The pink discharge does not sound worrisome right now. If your symptoms are clearing, you should be fine. I am wondering why you have the yeast infection to begin with. If you recently took antibiotics, then that is a common cause. The more troublesome cause is high blood sugar or diabetes, which decreases your immune system. ...Read more
What is the difference between a monostat suppository and a prescription suppository for clearing up a yeast infection?
Monistat Suppository: Monistat, generic name miconazole actually used to be available by prescription only in the not to distant future. Just because it's now over the counter does not mean that it's no longer effective. The prescription suppository you mention could be any number of different anti fungal prescription only suppositories that are newer than Monistat. I suggest trying the Monistat first. ...Read more
Asymptomatic infect: Just consider yourself blessed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I having itching down there, but no signs of a yeast infection. What else could it be caused from?
Any irritant: Hpv, dysplasia (precancerous change), bacterial vaginosis, lichen sclerosus, genital shaving, irritation from the tissues rubbing against other tissue (obesity), several dermatologic changes. For non infectious sources a topical steroid is the treatment, for infection the appropriate antibiotic if bacterial, virus has to be addressed by immune system or aldara (imiquimod). ...Read more
My discharge has smelt like yeast a couple of times in the past 3months but I haven't had other signs of a yeast infection. Do I have a yeast infection?
Wet Prep Needed: You may or you may not. There are lots of non-infectious causes for vaginal odor as well. However, I would strongly recommend being seen for an exam and a test called a "Wet Prep." ...Read more
Yeast infection.: Vaginal itching plus a thick white discharge like cottage cheese is usually a yeast infection. You can treat this with an over the counter medication for yeast infections that can be found in a drug store. Being on antibiotics or eating a lot of sweets, soda pop, fruit juice and alcohol makes a person more prone to yeast infections. ...Read more
Yeast infection: Itching, white discharge, mild redness, odor, sometimes burning with urination. You can use otc meds or see your physician. ...Read more
If you think you had a yeast infection but never really thought about and you left it as it is, my it cuase some sort of danger, what are the signs?
Yeast infection: Usually, if this is vaginal, it produces discharge, white patches, redness of the tissues, itching and tenderness. It would be unusual to be present without symptoms. ...Read more
Often a prominent: Symptom. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more
I have no signs of a yeast infection but my urine smells like yeast. Is it because of the valacyclovir and camrese?
Agree w Dr. Cox.: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more