HOW DO I KNOW MY SYMPTOMS ARE DUE TO YEAST INFECTION?
- Itch should be a major problem.
- There is not much odor.
- The labia becomes bright red and irritated.
- The discharge is milky white, sticky, and can be curd like.
- If you have recently used antibiotics, yeast is more likely.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF OTHER TYPES OF VAGINITIS?
- Other conditions will not respond to yeast medications.
- Bacterial vaginosis has a distinct, offensive, fishy odor.
- Trichomonas is an STD and has a greenish thin discharge.
- A retained tampon has a very offensive foul odor.
HOW DO I KNOW MY SYMPTOMS ARE NOT DUE TO A URINARY TRACT INFECTION?
- If you have the following symptoms you may have a urinary tract infection; see your doctor before treating.
- Urinating very frequently
- A sense of bladder is still full after voiding
- Fever or back pain on voiding
- Cramping sensations above the public bone
HOW SHOULD I TREAT YEAST VAGINITIS?
Oral medications, including a single pill called Diflucan, are as effective as the vaginal products. They require a prescription.
FOR RECURRENT INFECTIONS, SEE YOUR MEDICAL PROVIDER.