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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?

Shelley C. Giebel, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Itching! Itching is the most common complaint of someone with a vaginal yeast infection.  White or yellow thick discharge can also occur.  A rash on the outside can be red and itchy.  Odor is usually associated with other types vaginal infections that are caused by bacteria, not yeast. 

Taking a prescription given by your physician is preferable to over-the-counter (OTC) yeast medications as some can cause rashes, or contact dermititis.  Some of the OTC products have chemicals that can cause allergic reactions.

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