When you have a yeast infection, you might experience one or more of the following symptoms, which can be mild or severe. Keep in mind that severe symptoms usually occur with complicated or recurring yeast infections.
You can get yeast infections when you have too much vaginal yeast. Your vagina normally has a healthy balance of bacteria and yeast, but underlying health issues and certain medications can cause higher levels of yeast. These include:
Your doctor at Findlay Women’s Care will determine the cause of your infection and recommend the right treatment for it.
If you have a mild infection or rarely get infections, treatment options typically include prescription antifungal medications in oral, ointment, or cream form. Your doctor might recommend using over-the-counter antifungal suppositories or other products instead, especially if you’re pregnant.
Prescription and over-the-counter treatments usually clear up yeast infections within a week. If you still have symptoms after this time, you should see your doctor at Findlay Women’s Care for a follow-up visit.
If you have frequent or severe infections, your doctor might recommend a prescription vaginal product, such as a cream or suppository, that contains azole. These can take up to two weeks to clear up infections.
Other treatment options include fluconazole oral medication and maintenance therapy to reduce the risk of recurring yeast infections.
You can lower your risk of yeast infections by doing the following:
If you need treatment for a yeast infection, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins today.
We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.
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