Doctors, what are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection and how do you treat it?

Yeast Infection. 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. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, (tioconazole) Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex.

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Doc prescribed Canesten 6 day pessary to treat a vaginal yeast infection. I used it for 2 days & now am bleeding very lightly in mid of cycle. Not period blood. Is it a Side Effect? Should I stop using although I'm only 2 days into treatment?

Vaginal bleed. Vaginal bleed is not a side effect of Canesten. You could have possibly injured the cervix. If you have not had a pap smear in the last year you should consider having a pap smear done. Read more...

Do I need confirmation from a doctor to treat for a possible yeast infection? Is there any harm if its not? What would be the best treatment?

No. You do not need to see a doctor and do not need a prescription for a yeast infection. There are over the counter inserts like Monistat. If you would rather take a pill, then you would need to see a doctor. Read more...

I got yeast infection last month and received treatment then I got my period. Now three weeks after almost getting my period I get yeast infection symptoms again. What do I do since I am not comfortable going to the doctor again for treatment. Should I ju

Recurrent yeast. If symptoms are the same as last time, it should be OK to re-treat yourself with an over-the-counter yeast medication like miconazole, terconazole, etc (a pharmacist can advise you). But if it recurs again, you'll need medical evaluation for things that predispose to yeast, especially diabetes. Antibiotics can trigger yeast as well. And other infections (like STDs) can mimic yeast symptoms. Read more...

Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for a yeast infection?

A # of approaches. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Some require maintenance tx. Read more...

What are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection and how can it be treated naturally or will it go away on its own?

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. Read more...

Besidea using medications that my doctor has prescribed what can I do for better treatment of my yeast infection?

Minimize poss causes. The vagina is in a balancing act with a very acidic ph as the most natural baseline. Probiotics have shown some benefits, but there are things that allow the ph to rise like the ejaculate, menstrual blood, antibiotics that wipe out healthy bacteria, even some underwear that hold in heat and moisture. Recurrent yeast infections can herald diseases like diabetes and requires a doctor's appointment. Read more...