Yeast infection symptoms can range from mild to moderate, and include: Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva.
A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating.
Redness and swelling of the vulva.
What are the first signs of yeast infection?
Vaginal yeast infections have a common set of symptoms, such as:
- vaginal itching.
- swelling around the vagina.
- burning during urination or sex.
- pain during sex.
Do yeast infections go away on their own?
A mild yeast infection may go away on its own, but this is rare. It is always a good idea to treat a yeast infection, even if it is mild. If yeast infections are not treated properly, they are more likely to return. This double action reduces the itching and burning and restores a healthy balance of yeast and bacteria.
What does a yeast infection look like?
Vaginal yeast infections can cause: redness, swelling, or itching of the vulva (the folds of skin outside the vagina) a thick, white discharge that can look like cottage cheese and is usually odorless, although it might smell like bread or yeast. pain or burning when urinating (peeing) or during sex.
What is the fastest way to get rid of a yeast infection?
- Over-the-counter treatments. Antifungal treatments in the form of creams or pessaries can be purchased over the counter to treat yeast infections.
- Boric acid. Vaginal boric acid capsules can work for women with a yeast infection.
- Tea tree oil.
- Probiotic supplements.
- Natural yogurt.
- Coconut oil.
- Oil of oregano.