Yeast infection treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions
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Can a doctor treat a yeast infection on Maple?
If you’ve had a yeast infection before and recognize the symptoms, and you aren’t pregnant, doctors typically recommend treating yourself at home with medicines you can buy over the counter such as Canestin or Monistat.
If you’re pregnant or you have symptoms you haven’t experienced before, you’ll need a doctor to confirm your diagnosis before you start treatment.
For more complicated yeast infections, such as those that don’t resolve with over the counter treatment, doctors may prescribe a course of oral anti-fungal medications, which are usually effective and well tolerated.
If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.
Can I get a prescription on Maple?
Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.
You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
What is a yeast infection?
Yeast is a kind of fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection occurs when too many yeast cells grow in the vagina, often due to the use of antibiotics or other external factors.
Yeast infections are very common. Although they may be uncomfortable, they’re not usually serious.
There are several reasons why yeast infections can occur, including:
- Eating a lot of food with a high sugar content
- Hormonal imbalance
- Lack of sleep
- Sexual intercourse
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Using douches and vaginal sprays
- Weak immune system
What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
- Burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and vulva
- Vaginal itching
- Pain and/or a burning sensation when you pee
- Pain during intercourse
- Odourless discharge that is thick and white
You should see a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms, and if:
- This is the first time you’re experiencing yeast infection type symptoms
- You’re pregnant
- Your yeast infections are recurrent
How do yeast infections get treated?
Yeast infections are typically treated with over-the-counter antifungal cream, ointments, or suppositories. You can also receive a prescription for anti-fungal medicine from a doctor.
Following appropriate treatment, a yeast infection can clear up in 1 to 7 days.
To help prevent yeast infections, you can:
- Avoid douching
- Avoid hot tubs
- Avoid sitting in wet clothing
- Eat a well balanced diet
- Eat probiotic yogurt
- Replace feminine products often
- Take supplements that contain lactobacillus
- Wash underwear in hot water
- Wear breathable and natural fibres (cotton, linen, silk)
What is Maple?
With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.
You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.
Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.
You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
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Conditions Maple doctors can treat
Our doctors see and treat many common medical issues on Maple.
Some examples include:
- Biliary Colic/ Gallbladder Attack
- Bites & stings
- Body aches
- Flu (Influenza)
- Kidney stones
- Nail infections
- Nasal congestion
- Nausea & vomiting
- Pink eye
- Sinus infections
- Sore throat
- Sprains & minor injuries
- Strep throat
- Respiratory infections
- and more...
Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions like urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.
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