Don\’t Self Medicate For a Yeast Infection

The most irritating of all symptoms of yeast infection is itching, according to most people. Also accompanying the itching is the overwhelming burning sensation and redness over the vagina mainly involving tissue. A white cottage cheese looking substance is present during the infection due to vaginal discharge. Other annoying symptoms are present such as pain when urinating. You may not experience all of these symptoms.

If you have never experienced a yeast infection before, you should go to your doctor. Since the symptoms of a yeast infection are very similar to those of sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia, it will be very difficult for you to know whether you have a yeast infection or something a lot more serious.

Your doctor will use a swab to take samples from the vaginal area lab tests will reveal whether or not there is a yeast infection involved with a pelvic exam and microscopic view, plus the lavatory tests of the sample you\’ve provided, your doctor can diagnose your condition and recommend the correct form of treatment. You can also ask the doctor about natural or home remedies, or over-the-counter medications if you prefer to go that route.

You may want to inquire about some of the antifungal treatments which come in suppository, tablet form, cream or ointments. Medications such as Monistat cream applications, Nystatin tablets or cream application, Femstat vaginal cream antibiotic, or Clotrinazole lozenge, topical formula, or OTC cream, or tablets may be recommended to you. These treatments should provide a cure and an end to those annoying symptoms of yeast infection.

Remember don\’t self-medicate for symptoms of yeast infection unless you know exactly what you are dealing with. It could be a more severe problem involved which could be made worse by using OTC medications. According to the American Health Association, 70% of women who suspected they had a vaginal yeast infection self-medicated. This could have resulted in the delay of a diagnosis and proper treatment of your illness.

The above mentioned Nystatin has been used successfully for years in the relief of simple vaginitis. The success rate for such medications is 70% to 90%. If you have experienced a y east infection and have been to the doctor for confirmation, then the next time the symptoms of the yeast infection recurs you can treat them on your own. However, if these symptoms do persist for more than a week, pay your doctor a visit.

To keep form suffering the symptoms of a yeast infection prevent the problem from occurring by always practicing good feminine hygiene. Avoid strong perfume soaps. Cleanse the vaginal area with a mild soap at least once a day.

Try to take control of health problems which may contribute to the infection. Lose old habits such as smoking and alcohol.

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