How to Treat a Yeast Infection

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Dr. Sharon Orrange
Dr. Orrange is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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Candida albicans is responsible for most vaginal yeast infections. Considered part of the normal vaginal flora, overgrowth of Candida can result in what we call vulvovaginitis, aka a “yeast infection.” Vaginal itching, burning and soreness along with redness are the classic symptoms, and if discharge is present it is classically white, thick and clumpy with little odor.

You may start to manage these symptoms with over the counter creams, but you should place a call to your doctor as we may have better prescription options. Uncomplicated yeast infections usually respond to treatment within a couple of days so if your symptoms are getting worse, call for an appointment.

How can I treat a yeast infection?

Dr O.

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