Womens Health

Yeast Infections

Yeast infections can be a common problem for a lot of women and they create a lot of discomfort and pain.  Learn more about the causes and treatments of yeast infections and about how to prevent their occurence.  Our section devoted to yeast infections will help you to better understand this common female infection and to give your the answers to your many yeast infection questions--questions that you may be too embarrassed to ask your doctor about.  

Causes Of Yeast Infections

Most women want to know what causes yeast infections? And, more importantly, what is the most effective treatment for your yeast infection? Here you can learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of various yeast infections. Do you need to see a doctor for a perscription treatment or can you use over the counter medicines you can buy in the store?  Which works best?  Also, what should you do if you have reoccuring yeast infections?  In addition, answers to frequently asked questions about candida vaginitis can be found at Candida Vaginitis: Frequently Asked Questions about Yeast Infections.  Find all of the answers you need.  

At our Vaginal Discharge: Is It A Yeast Infection? section, find answers to common questions about what different types of vaginal discharge mean for your health. Learn more about the different types of vaginal discharge and diagnose your condition even before going to see your doctor.

If you are suffering from chronic yeast infection you will need to learn about different treatment options for recurring yeast infections by reading our article on Chronic Yeast Infections.  Find out what to do to stop this infection from happening time and time again and also find out why you are prone to chronic yeast infections.  

Yeast Infection Treatments

Thinking of oral treatments to cure your yeast infection? Is your infection a bacterial infection or yeast infection? Discover your what oral treatment will best treat your infection at Oral Treatments for Yeast Infections.

Or are you wondering whether self-treatment is a better option than waiting for a medical diagnosis of your condition? Are natural, home remedies more effective in treating yeast infections than prescribed medications? Weigh your options at Diagnosis: Alternative Medicine for Your Yeast Infection to learn about diagnosing and treating your yeast infection.  Find out if these types of treatments will work for you.

Our Vulvar Itching section explains why other vaginal conditions are often confused for yeast infections, and what treatment will really cure your vulvar itching and burning.  Learn about non-prescription topical treatments for yeast and bacterial infections at Topical Treatments for Your Yeast Infection.

Most importantly, you should always see a doctor when you have unknown vaginal discharage or itching as in addition to a yeast infection, it may be a sign that you have contracted an STD.  Be sure to get regular testing after every sexual partner and always practice safe sex to try and prevent the contraction of an STD.  However, don't ignore the symptoms your body is giving you.  If you think you may have an STD, see your doctor right away.  

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