It’s completely normal to have yeast and bacteria in your vagina. But, when something changes the balance of these organisms, you run the risk of yeast infections.
Whether you rarely get yeast infections, or if they’re somewhat frequent, certain factors can increase your chances of yeast infections including:
If you’ve had a yeast infection before, you’re probably well aware of the symptoms you experience. The most common complaints among women who have yeast infections are sudden itching and burning. Some of the other typical warning signs of a yeast infection include:
Nearly all women experience at least one yeast infection at some point in their lives. Because they’re common, treating them is quick and easy. For a mild yeast infection, an over-the-counter cream or suppository treatment often does the trick. You might not even need treatment if you can tolerate the minor itching and burning.
If your yeast infection causes severe burning, swelling, or itching, consider making an appointment with Dr. Love. You might need a prescription medication to treat your yeast infection. It’s also possible that the symptoms you’re experiencing aren’t a yeast infection at all, but are a sign of something else. That's why it’s beneficial to head into the clinic right away.
Minor yeast infections often resolve on their own. In certain cases though, you might need to schedule a visit with Dr. Love to get checked out. Make an appointment if you:
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