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Infection is how your body responds to microbes that cause disease, such as viruses, fungi, or bacteria. Common infections in women include:
To address the unique and individual needs of a woman’s health care, Dignity Health Central California provides comprehensive care tailored to support all stages of her life. Our caring experts can diagnose your infection and provide personalized treatment. Find a Doctor who treats infections in Central California using our online tool.
Symptoms of infection vary due to the location of infection, the type, and its severity. They include:
Infections are caused by tiny germs that live all around us, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Certain things can increase your likelihood of infection, including:
Proper hygiene can help prevent many infections. This includes:
Infections in women’s urinary and reproductive tracts are usually caused by fungi or bacteria. So, they are usually treated with antifungal medication or antibiotics. Depending on the medication, it may be taken by mouth (pills), inserted into the vagina (suppositories), or applied to the genital region (creams and lotions).
Proper treatment will reduce discomfort and improve your overall health. If not treated, some infections can cause complications, so talk to your doctor if you notice symptoms.
Dignity Health Central California offers comprehensive and compassionate care for common women’s infections in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.