Yeast Infection: Vaginitis Treatment in NYC
Vaginal yeast infection is one of the most prevalent women’s health conditions we see and treat at Statcare. A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes inflammation, discharge, and severe itching of the vagina and vulva — the tissues that line the vaginal entrance.
This condition affects 3 out of 4 women at least once in their lives. A yeast infection in the vaginal area is not regarded as a sexually transmitted infection. However, around the time of first regular sexual activity, there is a higher chance of a vaginal yeast infection. Infections have also been associated with mouth-to-genital contact (oral-genital sex), according to some data.
Treatment for vaginal yeast infections is possible with medications. If you get four or more yeast infections in a year, you might require a lengthier treatment and maintenance regimen.
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FAQs About Vaginal Yeast Infection
Vaginitis is an infection of the vaginal canal in women. It’s common in women and is one of the most prevalent female health problems seen in doctors’ offices. Women of all ages are susceptible to vaginal infections. Vaginitis affects a startling percentage of women who go misdiagnosed. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are essential for immediate relief and to enhance the quality of life.
Symptoms of yeast infections include itching, burning, irritation, soreness, redness around the vaginal area, as well as a thick white, cottage cheese-like discharge with an odor. Vaginitis can be caused by a variety of factors.
Yeast infection treatment options vary depending on whether it is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (vaginal thrush), or Trichomoniasis (trich). All of these vaginal diseases are seen, diagnosed, and treated at Statcare walk-in clinic without the need for an appointment.
Women normally discharge a tiny amount of clear or milky fluid from the vaginal opening, which varies based on the menstrual cycle. The lining is kept wet and healthy thanks to this secretion.
Bacteria and yeast live in the vaginal canal. Antibiotic therapy, for example, can alter the balance of yeast and bacteria in the vaginal mucous lining, causing irritation (vaginitis).
Hormonal changes, pregnancy, lactation, menopause, douching, allergic reaction to spermicidal creams and gels, diabetes, HIV infection, weakened immune system, and sexual intercourse are all common causes.
We diagnose and treat vaginitis at Statcare. The therapy for vaginitis is determined by the causes. Antibiotics or antifungal medicine (antifungal creams) may be used to treat the infection. Even if yeast infection symptoms go away sooner, you must complete the course since vaginitis may persist or relapse.
Wearing underwear with a cotton crotch and that doesn’t fit too tightly can help lower your chances of vaginal yeast infections.
It may also help to avoid:
- Pantyhose with a tight fit
- Douching, which eliminates part of the vaginal germs that protect you from infection
- Scented products, such as bubble baths, pads, and tampons
- Bathtubs and baths that are extremely hot
- Antibiotic usages that aren’t essential, such as for colds or other viral diseases
- Long amounts of time spent in wet clothing, such as swimsuits and training gear
- Weak immune system
Yeast Infection is one of the most prevalent kinds of vaginitis. It is often known as candidiasis. Candida, a fungus that generally lives in the vaginal area, causes yeast infections. When medications kill the microorganisms that keep yeast in control in the vaginal area, the yeast grows at an alarming rate, causing candida infections.
Invasive candidiasis is a more serious version because it can affect the blood, brain, heart, bones, and other parts of the body.
Bacterial Vaginosis is caused by an overgrowth of yeast or healthy bacteria that inhabit the vaginal area. This kind of vaginitis causes a dull gray discharge with a strong fishy odor and itching. Antibiotics are needed to treat BV.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the parasitic infection Trichomonas vaginalis. Trich infection symptoms include burning, irritation, redness, swelling around the genitals, ad a yellow-gray or green vaginal discharge with a fishy odor. This sort of vaginal infection is treated with antibiotics.
Here are some useful links to know more about vaginal yeast infection:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-INFO Hotline (24 hours, 7 days a week)
- STD information and referrals to STD Clinics
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
In English, en Español CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
P.O. Box 6003
Rockville, MD 20849-6003
Antibiotics: Medicines that treat infections
Candidiasis: Also called yeast infection; caused by a fungus called Candida
Vagina: A tube-like structure surrounded by muscles leading from the uterus to the outside of the body
Vaginitis: An inflammatory condition of the vagina, often caused by an infection
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