Yeast Infection Treatment, Diagnosis & Prescriptions
Maple connects you to all the care you need to get yeast infection treatment in minutes. We have the largest network of Canadian doctors treating common medical conditions online, including yeast infections.
Online medical diagnosis and treatment for yeast infections is safe and effective, and is already helping millions of patients around the world. Although common, yeast infections often go untreated due to embarrassment, or failure to recognize warning signs that medical assessment is needed. Our doctors will confidentially review your symptoms in minutes and provide the help you need.
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About yeast infections and common symptoms.
A vaginal yeast infection (also called vaginal candidiasis) is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and severe itch of the vagina and the vulva — the tissues around the vaginal opening. It’s a cause of vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina.
Vaginal yeast infections affect 3 out of 4 women, and most women experience at least two episodes in their lifetime. Yeast infections aren’t considered sexually transmitted infections, but you can spread the fungus through sexual contact.
Overgrowth of yeast can be caused by:
- Antibiotic use
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Impaired immune system
- Taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy
Symptoms of an uncomplicated yeast infection symptoms include:
- Watery vaginal discharge
- Vaginal pain and soreness
- Itching and/or irritation in the vagina and the tissues at the vaginal opening (vulva)
- A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or urination
- Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance
You may have a complicated yeast infection if:
- You are pregnant
- You have poorly controlled diabetes
- You have four or more yeast infections in a year
- You have extensive redness, swelling and itching that leads to tears or cracks (fissures) or sores
- Your immune system is weakened because of medications or conditions such as HIV infection
When you should get your yeast infection assessed by a doctor.
Most of the time, yeast infections don’t cause any other problems. But you may need to see a doctor if:
- This is the first time you’ve had yeast infection symptoms
- You’re not sure whether you have a yeast infection
- Your symptoms don’t disappear after treating with over-the-counter antifungal vaginal creams or suppositories
- You develop other symptoms
Treatments your doctor may recommend for your yeast infection include:
- Vaginal therapy – these come in the form of creams, ointments, tablets and suppositories. An antifungal regimen that lasts one, three or seven days will usually clear a yeast infection. Medications that have been shown to be effective include butoconazole (Gynazole-1), clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin), miconazole (Monistat 3), and terconazole (Terazol 3). Some of these are available by prescription only, while others are available over-the-counter. Side effects might include slight burning or irritation during application.
- Single-dose oral medication – your doctor might prescribe a one-time, single oral dose of the antifungal medication fluconazole (Diflucan). Or, you may take two single doses three days apart to manage severe symptoms.
It’s usually not necessary to treat an infected woman’s male sexual partner, If you have recurrent yeast infections, your doctor might recommend treating your partner if your partner also has symptoms of a genital yeast infection.
How our doctors will treat your yeast infection on Maple.
Once you log in to Maple, you can request to see a doctor with the click of a button. Our doctors are available 24/7. After you enter your symptoms, we guarantee that a physician will review your request in minutes.
The doctor will quickly determine whether your yeast infection can be treated safely via Maple, or if you need a trip to the clinic for a more in depth assessment. If they can help you right away, your one-on-one consultation begins and typically lasts 15 minutes.
You can choose how you want to talk to the doctor, whether it’s by secure instant message or video. The doctor may ask you questions like “Have you had this issue before?”, “Do you have fever or abdominal pain?” or “Is there any chance you could be pregnant?”. If the doctor determines you would benefit from a prescription, we’ll automatically send it to your pharmacy of choice for pick up.
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