Yeast Infection

Frequently asked questions

Why did I get a yeast infection?

Yeast infections are very common – with estimates showing 3 out of 4 women will get one in their lifetime.

Yeast infections happen for a number of reasons, but one of the most common is antibiotic treatments. While antibiotics are working to rid your body of harmful bacteria, they also kill the bacteria that keep yeast in check.

A few other things that could increase the likelihood of a yeast infection include: hormonal changes due to pregnancy or birth control, uncontrolled diabetes, and wearing tight clothing or swimwear that create warm, damp conditions where yeast thrive.

Will eating yogurt clear up my yeast infection?

Most likely not. While some yogurt does have live cultures or bacteria, it is a minimal amount. Probiotics with higher levels of live cultures may be helpful, but if you’re already experiencing symptoms of a yeast infection, it’s likely the bacteria levels aren’t enough to regain the optimal balance.

Are my symptoms really a yeast infection or could it be something else?

The truth is knowing why things are "off" down there isn't always easy. Many vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV) and STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis have similar or confusing symptoms. And, in order to get better, all need different treatment. We’ll ask the right questions to distinguish the cause of your symptoms. We can diagnosis and treat yeast infections, BV, and in some situations, certain STIs.

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