A yeast infection is not an uncommon problem experienced by women. In fact, a vaginal yeast infection can affect up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetime, with some having repeat experiences. It is not particularly threatening to your health, though it is very uncomfortable. If you suspect that you have developed a yeast infection in Burr Ridge, La Grange, Hinsdale, Chicago, visit our office at Dr. Sayyed for treatment and relief.
What is a Yeast Infection?
A yeast infection, also called vaginal candidiasis, is a fungal infection of the vagina and the vulva, the tissues at the vaginal opening. The infection causes irritation, discharge, and intense itchiness. It is not generally dangerous and can usually effectively be treated with medication.
What are the Symptoms of a Yeast Infection?
Mild to moderate symptoms of a yeast infection include:
Itching and irritation in the vulva and vagina
A burning sensation, especially during urination or intercourse
Vaginal pain, soreness, or rash
Redness and swelling of the vulva
The case may be more complicated if you are pregnant, have uncontrolled diabetes, have a weakened immune system, or have had four or more yeast infections in a year.
If you have had a yeast infection before, you can try to treat the condition with over-the-counter antifungal vaginal creams or suppositories. However, if it is the first time you’ve had a yeast infection, or you’re not sure whether it is a problem, visit us at Lau Medical for diagnosis and treatment. We will work to restore your health.
Diagnosis and Treatment
At Dr. Sayyed, we will perform a thorough evaluation to diagnose you with a yeast infection. This includes taking your medical history, performing a pelvic exam, and possibly testing vaginal secretions.
Treatment for yeast infections generally involves taking medication, such as short-course vaginal therapy, a single-dose oral medication, or long-course vaginal therapy (for more severe symptoms). Our team can also provide you with tips on how to prevent yeast infections. Dr. Sayyed is proud to be available to patients in Burr Ridge, Hinsdale and Chicago who want to achieve their best health.