Each yeast infection is different, so your doctor will suggest a treatment thatБs best for you. Treatments are generally determined based on the severity of your symptoms. For simple yeast infections, your doctor will usually prescribe a one-to-threeБday regimen of an antifungal cream, ointment, tablet, or. These medications can be in either a prescription or and over-the-counter (OTC) form. Women with simple yeast infections should follow up with their doctors to make sure the medicine has worked. YouБll also need a follow-up visit if your symptoms return within two months. If you recognize that you have a yeast infection, you can also treat yourself at home with OTC products. Your doctor will more than likely treat your yeast infection as if it were a severe or complicated case, if you:
have severe redness, swelling, and itching that leads to sores or tears in your vaginal tissue have an infection caused by Candida other than Candida albicans have are 14-day cream, ointment, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment two or three doses of If your infection is recurring, you may also want to see if your has a yeast infection.
Remember to use when having sex if you suspect either of you has a yeast infection. While 75% of women will get at least one in their lifetime, up to 8% get more than four a year. TheyБre called recurrent when they happen over and over. If youБre one of those women, you and your doctor might need to take a different approach. Most are caused by a type of (candida) called Candida albicans. Other kinds of can cause yeast infections, too, but treatments usually only target the most common one.
If your infection is caused by something different, antifungals used to treat yeast infections may not be effective for you. Or, while it may seem as though youБre getting new infections, you may not haveб gotten rid of the first one. Be sure to follow your treatment instructions carefully and finish all of your medicine. Using too oftenб can lower the amount of good bacteria in your. This can allow candida to grow and raise your chances of a yeast infection. The longer you use, the more likely you are to get one. High б from uncontrolled б makes it easier for yeast to feed and thrive. Hormonal, including oral contraceptive pills and creams and jellies, may alter the balance of bacteria in your, allowing more candida to grow.
Wearing wet or tight clothing,б likeб sweaty gym clothes that you don\’t change out of right away, or a damp bathing suit after a swim, createsб a warm, damp place that yeast likes. While some people believe certain foods or diets promote the growth of yeast and lead to recurrent infections, there\’s not enough research to support that theory. According to the studies that have been done, a strict diet doesn\’t seem to be helpful in terms of preventing them. Your doctor can help you figure out what\’s going on, especially if it\’s a different kind of infection or a medical condition that\’s causing your symptoms. An accurate diagnosis is the best way to get the right treatment and find relief. б 2017 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.