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Yeast Infections

How can I tell if I have a yeast infection?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    You know you have a yeast infection because the fungus comes along with its four best friends - redness, discharge (usually white and cottage cheesy), itching, and irritation. Though yeast infections are uncomfortable, they're not considered a serious health threat. Anti-fungal medications can help; topical medication can be messy, so talk to your doctor about oral treatments for use after the first trimester.
  • AKevin Windom, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
    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 does not work then she should seek medical attention.
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