Table of Contents
- Vaginal yeast infection facts
- What is a vaginal yeast infection?
- What are the signs and symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?
- What causes a vaginal yeast infection?
- What may increase my risk of getting a vaginal yeast infection?
- Which specialties of doctors treat yeast infections?
- How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed?
- Are there home remedies to treat a vaginal yeast infection?
- What over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available to treat a vaginal yeast infection?
- When are oral prescription medications used to treat a vaginal yeast infection?
- How can a yeast infection be treated if I am pregnant?
- Can a man get a yeast infection from his sexual partner?
- What are the symptoms of a yeast infection in men?
- What is the treatment for yeast infection in men?
- How can vaginal yeast infections be prevented?
- What about recurrent yeast infections?
- How can you protect yourself from contracting a yeast infection from your sexual partner?
What are the signs and symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?
Symptoms can include:
- a vaginal discharge that is typically thick,
- odorless, and
- whitish-gray in color.
The discharge has been described as having a cottage-cheese-like consistency.
Other symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include:
- An intense itching of the vaginal or genital area
- Irritation and burning
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pain or burning during urination
- Redness, irritation, or soreness of the vagina or vulva in women; swelling of the vagina Continue Reading
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