Yeast infections are no fun, just ask any woman who has had one. They make you feel lousy and with the burning and itching it’s just hard to concentrate on much else. Today there are several different methods of vaginal yeast infection treatment. For most women it’s best to see your doctor right away, as soon as you start to feel something is wrong. The sooner you seek treatment the sooner you can get rid of this nasty infection and get back to your life.
Most women will experience many yeast infections throughout their lives, sad but true. Yeast infections are caused when the growth of the Candida albicans bacteria is not held in check. This happens when something occurs that throws the Ph of your body out of balance.
There are many things that can cause such upheaval in a woman’s body. The most common reasons are your monthly cycle, menopause, pregnancy, taking antibiotics, being overly stressed out, birth control pills and taking steroids. As you can see from this list, there are many causes that you simply have no control over.
True, some things you may be able to control such as your stress level, but for the most part you are at the mercy of your own body. For many women the best they can hope for is to get over the infection as quickly as possible and that can be done by finding effective vaginal yeast infection treatment options.
Many women won’t go to their doctor each time they get a yeast infection since they’ve had so many they know what it is and how to treat it. There are now over the counter medications that can help clear up your infection so you don’t need to make a trip to the doctor.
If you’ve never had a yeast infection before and you’re not real sure if what you have going on is a yeast infection or something else, you should see your doctor. You should also see your doctor (even if you’re an old hand at dealing with yeast infections) if it gets severe and doesn’t respond to treatment the way it normally does. If this happens it could be a sign that the yeast infection you have isn’t really a yeast infection at all. Time to go to the doctor.
The most common thing to treat a yeast infection, and it can be gotten over the counter or with a doctors prescription, is a cream that can be applied directly into the vagina in the form of a suppository. This suppository cream will allow the medicine to work overnight and it’s far less messy than the old fashioned way of applying the medicated cream.
There are also pills your doctor can prescribe to help you clear up your infection. Another thing you can do that will help alleviate the symptoms of the infection while you wait for it to be cured and go away completely is a cream that can be bought over the counter that can be applied to the outside of your vagina and can help take some of the itching and burning away.
Finding a good vaginal yeast infection treatment is as close as your doctors office. The sooner you go the sooner you can have some relief.