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How to Cure a Yeast Infection

Are you wondering how to cure a yeast infection?

You’re not alone. According to WebMD, nearly half of the women who get yeast infections get them more than once. The problem is, as with any other vaginal infection, no one likes to talk about yeast infections. We just want them to go away.

But if you’re suffering from more serious symptoms like swelling, redness or dry vaginal walls, or if you’re having repeated infections, it’s time to have a serious talk about how to cure this problem. That’s where we can help.

Let’s start by taking a look at why some women suffer from recurring yeast infections.

The Cause of Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called “Candidiasis.” Your body is quite adept at fighting this fungus. But this requires the help of a healthy bacterium called “Lactobacilli.” Anything that throws off this balance can cause a yeast infection.

This means, anything that upsets your immune system, or disrupts the balance of good bacteria in your vagina is considered a risk factor.

Such things include:

  • Vaginal sprays
  • Douches
  • Sexual contact with other people who have yeast infections

Some women are surprised to find out that men can also get yeast infections. But if you’re having recurring infections, you might want to see if your partner has had them too. Other things that can throw your hormones and your immune system out of whack include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Antibiotics
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Menopause

If your vagina has prolonged exposure to heat or moisture, that can also cause problems. Women who sweat a lot or who spend time sitting in hot tubs often have recurring cases of yeast infection.

Why Won’t Yeast Infections Go Away?

If you’ve heard fancy terms like “vaginal candidiasis,” “vulvovaginal candidiasis,” or “candidal vaginitis,” don’t worry. Those are all different names for a standard yeast infection.

The truth is yeast infections recur because the fungus that causes them is already in your body.

Normally, this is fine, since your body has a natural defense. But multiple lifestyle factors can easily upset this balance. Sometimes, it’s a collection of factors that are very hard to diagnose. Just remember that three out of four women get yeast infections, and nearly half of them get them more than once. So you’re not alone.

But you should know that most women suffer recurring yeast infections because they simply don’t know what’s causing them. That’s where we can help .
The Best Way to Cure a Yeast Infection
WebMD, recommends that you see a doctor if you’ve had multiple yeast infections.

We also suggest talking to a doctor if you’ve had severe symptoms, which include: swelling, redness or cracked vagina walls. Of course, no one likes to talk about yeast infections. You just want it to go away so you can get on with your life.

That’s where our world-class doctors can help. Our doctors can diagnose and prescribe treatments to you by phone or through your computer or mobile app. You deserve to be free of yeast infections, and we can help you do it easily and privately.

Click here to book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor now.

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Sofie Wise

Sofie Wise

Sofie hopes to create a more sustainable healthcare system by empowering people to make conscious health decisions. Her interests include cooking, reading, being outdoors and painting.

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