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Gynecologist office near Schererville takes the mystery out of yeast infection treatment

yeast infection

Most girls or women will get at least one yeast infection during their lifetime. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C., located near Schererville, we are strong proponents of patient education. We believe that the more you know about your body, the better your overall health will be. We help all our patients understand what a yeast infection is, the symptoms, possible triggers, and effective treatment. If you suspect you are suffering from a yeast infection, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

What a yeast infection is:

A vaginal yeast infection causes itching and burning around the vagina and an abnormal discharge. They are caused by an overpopulation of the fungus Candida. The use of probiotics can sometimes help keep the Candida population under control.

Symptoms:

  • Extreme itchiness in and around the vaginal area.
  • Burning and redness of the vulva.
  • Pain during sex or urinating.
  • A white discharge that might resemble cottage cheese but has no bad smell associated with it.

Higher risk factors:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Diabetic and blood sugar not under control.
  • Higher estrogen dosed birth control methods.
  • If you use douche or vaginal sprays.
  • If you recently took antibiotics.
  • Weakened immune system.

Treatment:

It’s important to speak with your doctor to verify that you have a yeast infection and not a different type of infection. Multiple other infections or problems can cause similar problems. Antifungal medicine is used to treat the condition. You can buy this over the counter, in the form of creams, tablets, ointments or suppositories.  Or your doctor can call in a prescription for a stronger medicine with less resitance. It is important to always speak with a doctor or nurse prior to treating with over the counter medication. If you treat an infection that isn’t a yeast infection with medication your body will not get better and treatment will be delayed.

Don’t suffer the discomfort of a yeast infection! Give Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. a call today to schedule your appointment. 312-440-9400.

 

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