VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION (vulvovaginal candidiasis)

Vaginal yeast infections (also called yeast vaginitis or vaginal candidiasis) are a common problem in women. Vaginal yeast infection is mostly caused by antibiotics, pregnancy, contraceptives pills, IUD and certain health issues like diabetes and HIV. It is possible for a woman to transmit a yeast infection to a male sex partner. 

Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection

  1. Itching and irritation of the vulva and around the opening of the vagina. 
  2. Burning when you urinate or have sex. 
  3. Thick, clumpy, odorless, white discharge that looks a little like cottage cheese

Treatment: We prescribe oral and topical antifungal such as diflucan

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Symptoms of a yeast infection are similar to a number of other conditions, including bacterial infection or a STD. It is often not possible to know if itching is caused by yeast or other causes.

Most yeast infections go away within a few days after starting treatment. However, if you do not get better within a few days after finishing treatment, call your doctor or nurse for advice.