Yeast Infections Explained
The first time you get a yeast infection (called candidiasis), you're mystified. The next time you're annoyed. Each time after that – and that, and that – you're frustrated beyond belief. Here's the lowdown on vaginal yeast infections.Learn more
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Yeast Infection Q&As
Kevin Windom, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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How can I tell if I have a yeast infection?
The most common signs of a yeast infection are itching and a thick white discharge. There is an over-the-counter test for infections that is fairly reliable. I recommend that a patient use a three-night over-the-counter cream and if this...
- Q Should I call my doctor if I think I have a yeast infection?
- Q Can I use vaginal anti-fungal medicine for a yeast infection?
- Q How can I prevent vaginal yeast infections?
- Q Do yeast infections affect children differently?
- Q What increases my risk for a yeast infection?
- Q How do vaginal yeast infections affect my body?
- Q How can I prevent yeast infections from recurring?
- Q Can antibiotic use cause a yeast infection?
- Q How do medications treat candidiasis?
- Q How is oral thrush related to chronic yeast infections?
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