See your doctor again if treatment doesn't resolve your symptoms or if your symptoms return within two months. No alternative medicine therapies have been proved to treat vaginal yeast infections. Some complementary and alternative therapies may provide some relief when combined with your doctor's care. Talk to your doctor about what alternative treatments for vaginal yeast infection may be safe for you. If you've been treated for a yeast infection in the past, your doctor may not need to see you and may prescribe a treatment over the phone.
Sometimes the skin around the vagina can be red, swollen or cracked. See 'How to treat vaginal thrush' below for more information. Mild thrush can usually be treated with a short course of antifungal medication. The symptoms will usually clear up within a week or two. You can also get creams to apply to the skin surrounding the entrance of your vagina. Read more about treating vaginal thrush.
Vaginal candidiasis is a type of yeast infection in the vagina that is caused by the Candida fungus. Vaginal yeast infections are common in women, but yeast infections may also affect the mouth, gut, penis, anus, and other parts of the body. Vaginal yeast infections are also known as candidiasis or vaginal thrush. The yeast, Candida Albicans, is the most common cause of vaginal candidiasis.
Vaginal candidiasis is an infection of the vagina involving overgrowth of a yeast, or fungus, known as Candida. This yeast is normally present in the mouth, gut and vagina, as are a number of other organisms. If the balance of microorganisms is disrupted, as can occur with taking broad spectrum antibiotics, hormonal fluctuations, and other conditions, an overgrowth of yeast can occur. Itching and a thick, white discharge are the most common symptoms of vaginal candidiasis. It can also make sexual intercourse and urination painful.