Almost three out of four women have experienced the gynecological condition known as yeast infection. While all women have yeast in their vagina, an overgrowth of it can lead to uncomfortable yeast infection symptoms.
Dignity Health Central Coast women’s care doctors help recognize and diagnose yeast infection to relieve your discomfort and restore your well-being. Find a Doctor today for yeast infection treatment on the Central Coast with care, dignity, and respect.
Diagnosing Yeast Infection Symptoms at Dignity Health Central Coast
Itching, burning, and vaginal discharge are signs of a yeast infection. Other symptoms include a watery vaginal discharge, white, thick vaginal discharge, and a red, swollen vulva.
Our doctors understand that any woman can develop a yeast infection from too much Candida yeast in your vagina. There are a number of reasons your body grows too much yeast. Yeast infection causes include:
- Using hormone supplements, such as birth control pills, that increase estrogen levels
- Normal hormone swings during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause
- Antibiotic use, which can kill good bacteria
- Weak immune system from HIV, other diseases, or chemotherapy
- Corticosteroid use
Prevention & Treatment for Yeast Infection
Yeast infection symptoms can get uncomfortable. The good news is that yeast infection treatment and prevention is simple and includes over-the-counter cream and suppository medicine, antifungal prescription creams and suppositories, and prescription medication taken by mouth.
To help prevent a future yeast infection, your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor may recommend:
- Minimizing or avoiding antibiotics
- Avoiding tight clothing
- Wearing cotton underwear
- Removing wet clothing
You can avoid a yeast infection with personalized treatment from a doctor who specializes in women’s health. Contact Dignity Health Central Coast for caring, effective treatment of yeast infection discharge.
Personalized treatment and prevention plans are delivered by Dignity Health’s caring women’s health team who provide treatment for yeast infection throughout the Central Coast of California.