Yeast infections are more common in:
- women on the birth control pill.
- women taking antibiotics.
Yeast infections are NOT dangerous but can be very uncomfortable. Usually, the treatment works well. Sometimes, the infection is hard to get rid of; some women have repeated attacks.
How to Treat the Yeast Infection:
Use the medication suggested to treat the infection. In Canada, there are now several over-the-counter choices that can treat the infection well:
treatment of 400 mg per dose
7-day treatment of 100 mg dose each day.
Considered safe in pregnancy.
Some medications are available by prescription only:
dose by mouth (sometimes causes nausea)
- If you choose a cream, then it is best to use a thin sanitary napkin to protect your clothing.
- Keep your genital area clean and dry. Take showers instead of tub baths, and use plain soap that has no perfume in it.
- Do not use feminine hygiene sprays or powders.
- Take any medications suggested.
- Make an appointment with your family doctor if you are not getting better, or if you have any problems with the medication.