Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection Specialist
The pain and burning you experience with a yeast infection can be unbearable. While minor yeast infections often resolve on their own, if it’s severe, or if you’ve never had a yeast infection, make an appointment at Mikeal Love, MD. One of the top OB/GYN doctors in Austin, Texas, Mikeal Love, MD, offers flexible scheduling for women who have sudden yeast infections. You have the option of booking a visit online or calling the office to schedule. The team gets you into the office quickly to be treated for a yeast infection, even if you’re a new patient.

Yeast Infection Q & A

by Mikeal Love, MD

Why do I get yeast infections?

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:

  • Wearing tight fitting clothing
  • Taking antibiotics
  • Using deodorants or fresheners
  • Frequently douching
  • Infrequently changing pads or tampons
  • Wearing wet swimsuits, underwear, or workout clothes
  • Wiping back to front after using the restroom

How do I know if I have a yeast infection?

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:

  • Vaginal soreness
  • Burning during urination
  • Thick, clumpy, white discharge
  • Pain during intercourse

What is the cure for yeast infections?

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.

When do I need to see a doctor for a yeast infection?

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:

  • Get more than four yeast infections annually
  • Haven’t had a yeast infection before
  • Don’t notice any improvement after a few days
  • Experience extreme pain or swelling
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