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Skip navigation! Story from Body. Yeast infections are the most common type of vaginal infection and arguably the least fun.
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NCBI Bookshelf. Vaginal infections are often caused by an overgrowth of yeast a type of fungus. Yeast infections in the vagina usually go away after a short course of treatment with antifungal medication. Many women are familiar with the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections: unpleasant itching and burning, as well as whitish cottage-cheese-like vaginal discharge.
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How to diagnose and treat a yeast infection at home
These include:. Despite the effectiveness of prescription and OTC medication for yeast infections, some people prefer to treat their ailments with natural or home remedies. Though some positive anecdotal reports can be found on the internet, most natural remedies for yeast infections are not yet supported by rigorous clinical studies.
See your doctor again if treatment doesn't resolve your symptoms or if your symptoms return within two months. No alternative medicine therapies have been proved to treat vaginal yeast infections. Some complementary and alternative therapies may provide some relief when combined with your doctor's care.