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Is it dangerous to use an OTC yeast infection medication without a diagnosis?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No, but...
Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection.
A woman with these symptoms can safely try using over the counter yeast infection medication. If the symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could mean a different diagnosis.

In brief: No, but...
Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection.
A woman with these symptoms can safely try using over the counter yeast infection medication. If the symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could mean a different diagnosis.
Marianne DiNapoli
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