Women’s yeast infections of the vagina are common and most women have a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Women’s yeast infections can be treated with creams, ointments or tablets containing certain anti fungal medicines. Most good pharmacies will stock this type of medicine to treat a yeast infection with medicine’s available over the counter. Even some grocery stores will stock medicine used to treat Women’s yeast infections as it is such a common occurrence.
It is quite safe to treat a yeast infection with these over the counter medicines although it is strongly advisable to consult your doctor first, particularly if you may be pregnant or you have been having repeat yeast infections over a period of time. Also, there are certain infections that maybe mistaken as a yeast infection of the vagina when in actual fact it may be an infection of another kind. Treating yourself with medicine for a vaginal yeast infection with over the counter medicine may worsen your problem if in fact you have an infection of some other kind, to be safe, see the doctor first.
There are a few common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection including pain when urinating, pain or discomfort while having sex, burning, redness and swelling of the vagina and the area around it or a thick white vaginal discharge that has no smell. These symptoms may be mild but can be severe. It is difficult to diagnose yourself with a vaginal yeast infection as some of the symptoms are very similar to those associated with sexually transmitted diseases. The best thing to do is go and see the doctor as soon as you can, Women’s yeast infections are something doctor’s deal with all the time and can diagnose you and treat your infection very quickly.