Vaginal Yeast Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

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At night let your body have a break from restricting clothes and sleep naked or in a loose fitting cotton nightdress or pajama.

Medical help for yeast infection

Many pharmacies sell some over-the-counter products that may help reduce the symptoms or heal yeast infections. Probably the most popular ones are probiotic tablets that contain the same type of bacteria as the ones existing in the vagina. Using probiotic tablets gives a similar effect as natural yogurt treatment we described before, but it’s more comfortable and gives faster results due to the higher concentration of the active ingredients.

If home remedies haven’t brought expected results or if the infection lasts for more than a week and you decided to contact the doctor, he will most probably prescribe you oral antifungal medication (unless you are pregnant) as well as anti-fungal creams which are usually sold with applicators that make it very easy to apply the cream into the vagina.

You should consult the doctor about the yeast infection if you are pregnant or notice some confusing symptoms. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between a fungal infection or a sexually transmitted disease. Also, if the fungal infection is a recurring condition, the doctor might have to perform a special test in order to determine what makes the infection come back.

If you are pregnant and have a yeast infection, you should not hesitate and contact your doctor. Even though fungal infections are common in pregnant women and don’t pose any direct threat to the fetus, you have to make sure that the birth canal is free from infection by the time of the delivery as it can pass onto the baby’s mouth during labor.

Vaginal Yeast Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies
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