Yeast infections in your vagina and vulva are irritating and itchy and might cause an unpleasant discharge. If you have yeast infection symptoms, The Women’s Health Group, P.A. can help. At the practice’s offices in West and East Manhattan, Kansas, a highly experienced team of OB/GYNs offer effective anti-fungal treatments and help prevent future infections. To find out how you can relieve troublesome yeast infections, call The Women’s Health Group, P.A. today or book an appointment online.
Yeast infections cause itchiness in your vulva and vagina when a fungus called candida spreads through the tissues. Other symptoms include:
Yeast infection discharge might be thin and watery or white and lumpy, resembling cottage cheese.
The candida fungus lives naturally in your body and usually causes no harm. Sometimes the fungus begins to multiply, resulting in a yeast infection. Having to take antibiotics for another condition or suffering from chronic stress can trigger a yeast infection.
Yeast infection symptoms can resemble those of other conditions like bacterial vaginosis. Therefore it’s important to visit The Women’s Health Group, P.A., if you have any symptoms, so you get an accurate diagnosis and the proper treatment.
Your OB/GYN takes a sample of cells from your vagina and sends them to the onsite lab for evaluation. The lab technicians can confirm whether you have an infection and do a culture test to determine which kind of yeast you have.
If your lab tests show you have a yeast infection, your OB/GYN can give you medications to kill the fungus. Candida medications are available as a pill you swallow and topical creams you apply to your vagina and vulva.
These medicines work quickly, so you should feel better after a couple of days. If you continue to experience yeast infection symptoms after finishing your treatment, you may need more or a different medication.
If you keep on getting yeast infections, talk to your OB/GYN at The Women’s Health Group, P.A. It might be that your lifestyle is too stressful and increases your risk of infection. Making healthy changes can improve your resilience to yeast infections.
You might need a different kind of medication to clear the infection properly. The various candida strains react differently to each kind of antifungal medication, so an alternative drug could resolve the problem.
To get expert help with your yeast infection, call The Women’s Health Group, P.A., today and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.