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How to get rid of a yeast infection

How to get rid of a yeast infection

How to get rid of a yeast infection

Sometimes yeast infections can get really bad, making you feel really stinky, really sore, and really uncomfortable. Sometimes a clogged passageway can lead to a yeast infection, which is why it’s important to know how to treat symptoms, rather than just the diagnosis.Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. It's usually harmless but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. It is not classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI). InfectioCertain types of bacteria that live naturally in the vagina usually keep C albicans from growing out of control.

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There are so many reasons why your vagina could be itchy or producing weird discharge in your underwear, and if it is because of a yeast infection, then it's usually pretty easy to treat. But you should probably see your gynecologist (the internet is not a doctor), or at least call them to tell them you think you have one, because there's a small chance the symptoms could be indicative of a more serious medical condition, like an STI or even diabetes. Your doctor can do a quick swab of your vagina and let you know exactly what it is you're dealing with. Ahead, a few basics to know about yeast infections.

There are vaginal suppositories that you can buy OTC (like Monistat) that contain an egg-shaped anti-fungal medication that you shoot up your vagina like you would a tampon. It slowly dissolves and treats the infection in a day or two, but the medication itself tends to produce a little discharge, which is totally normal but potentially annoying. And it's smart to talk to your doctor about the best OTC option for you, so give 'em a call before you head to the pharmacy. If you'd rather take a pill, there's a prescription pill called fluconazole that stops the infection in one dose — and both treatments are equally effective, according to one study. (Source:www.refinery29.com)

 

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