Why do I need to come in if I have a yeast infection?

Although yeast infections are common, often a bacterial infection may be the cause of your discomfort. The symptoms of bacterial infection and yeast infection are similar, e.g. itching, irritation, discharge and odor, making self diagnosis difficult. And if you are sexually active, it is important to rule out a sexually transmitted infection. Coming in the office for an appointment allows us to properly evaluate and treat you; It is advisable not to use over-the-counter treatment for a yeast infection for at least two days prior to coming in as it may make our tests inaccurate.

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