Yeast Infection Treatment in Syracuse, NY
The majority, approximately 75% of women will suffer from at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Yeast typically lives in the vagina in small numbers, but when too many yeast cells grow in the vagina, it may cause an infection that produces similar symptoms to vaginal infections or sexually transmitted infections. Treatment for yeast infections are relatively simple, but it is important to visit a doctor if symptoms of a yeast infection are being experienced.
The board-certified OBGYNs at CNY Women’s Healthcare will take the time to fully evaluate your symptoms and provide testing to determine if a yeast infection is the cause of your symptoms. To meet ith a provider for yeast infection testing and treatment, please call (315) 446-4400 or request an appointment online to schedule your visit at our OBGYN office in East Syracuse, NY.
Causes of Yeast Infections
Yeast infections are caused by the growth of too many yeast cells inside the vagina. These microscopic fungi are called Candida. There are a few factors that can cause this excessive growth of vaginal yeast, including:
- Being overweight
- The use of corticosteroids
- An impaired immune system
- Having diabetes
- Having high estrogen levels
- Using certain antibiotics
Symptoms of Yeast Infections
Extreme itchiness in or around the vagina is the most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection. Other symptoms may include:
- Vaginal discharge
- Burning and swelling of the vagina
- Pain during urination and/or sex
A woman is more likely to experience these symptoms a week before their menstrual period. Since these symptoms can also be an indication of a sexually transmitted infection, it is advised that women see a doctor.
Treatment for Yeast Infections
The most common treatment for a yeast infection is an antifungal medicine. These antifungal medicines can be purchased at drug stores without a prescription. The antifungal medicine comes in the form of creams, tablets, or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. For the best treatment option, contact a doctor for more information.
Preventing Yeast Infections
There are a few steps that can be taken to prevent yeast infections:
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
- Controlling diabetes
- Avoiding unnecessary antibiotics
- Avoid scented feminine products
- Avoid douching, this can remove some of the normal bacteria that can prevent infections
- After using the bathroom, always wipe from front to back
Schedule an Appointment for Yeast Infection Treatment in Syracuse, NY
If you are experiencing symptoms of a yeast infection or would like to learn more on the prevention methods available, contact CNY Women’s Healthcare to discuss your testing and treatment. To schedule a consultation with our board-certified OBGYNs, please call (315) 446-4400 to schedule your visit at our gynecology office in Syracuse, NY.