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Yeast Infections

Yeast Infections services offered in Paramus, NJ

Yeast Infections

The burning and itching of a yeast infection is unbearable. When you can’t get an appointment with your OB/GYN for your yeast infection, the women’s health specialists at Feminine Urgicare in Paramus, New Jersey, can help. This women-only urgent care is all about making sure you get high-quality and accessible care without a long wait. Call the office today or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment. You can also walk in to see a provider as quickly as possible.

How do I know I have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection symptoms are similar to those you might have with a urinary tract infection (UTI) or a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The only way to truly know if you have a yeast infection is to see a doctor for a diagnosis. 

Some of the common symptoms of yeast infections include:

  • Vaginal burning or itching
  • Redness and swelling of the vulva and vagina
  • Thick, lumpy, white vaginal discharge
  • Burning sensation when peeing
  • Pain during sex

A yeast infection is a fungal infection usually caused by an overgrowth of candida, a yeast naturally found in the body. 

Why do I get yeast infections?

You may get yeast infections from any number of causes. Anyone with a vagina can get this type of infection. They most often affect girls during puberty and women right before menopause.

Many women develop yeast infections after taking antibiotics that kill the good bacteria in the vagina. An imbalance in microorganisms in the vagina allows the yeast to flourish, leading to the infection.

Your birth control pills may also make you more prone to infections. Pregnancy, diabetes, and a weakened immune system are also risk factors for yeast infections.

When should I seek medical care for yeast infections?

You should get professional medical care for yeast infections when symptoms start. Yeast infections don’t go away without treatment. 

If you suspect you have a yeast infection and can’t get an appointment with your OB/GYN, visit Feminine Urgicare. This women-only urgent care can see you right away, determine the exact cause of your symptoms, and provide necessary treatment.

Your provider at Feminine Urgicare may take a sample of your vaginal discharge and send it to the lab to confirm you have a yeast infection. They prescribe an antifungal medication to treat it.

With the right treatment, you should notice improvements in symptoms within a few days, and the infection should be gone within a week.

What can I do to prevent yeast infections?

Making a few changes to your lifestyle may reduce your chances of getting a yeast infection. Feminine Urgicare recommends:

  • Avoiding vaginal deodorants and scented feminine products
  • Wearing cotton underwear
  • Changing out of a wet swimsuit or sweaty clothes right away

Yeast infections are common and uncomfortable but not something you should treat on your own. For expert medical care, call Feminine Urgicare today or book an appointment online. Walk-ins are also welcome.