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Every 3 out 4 women suffer from a bout of yeast infection at least once in their lifetime. Yes, it’s that common, but often women are hesitant to visit a gynaecologist or are unaware that they are suffering from a yeast infection. Women often are uncomfortable to get medical help often wonder if yeast infection go away on its own, let’s find the answer to this question, “Can yeast infection go away on its own?”
What’s Yeast Infection?
Vaginal yeast infection is also known as candidiasis and is caused by Candida albicans microorganism. Overgrowth of candida albicans over the natural bacteria present in the vagina causes yeast infection. A yeast infection shows up with symptoms of severe itching, burning sensation while urinating, and white discharge. This overgrowth of yeast could result from strong antibiotic which can cause an imbalance in the natural flora of vagina, even pregnancy can trigger a yeast infection. Other causes could be diabetes or pre-diabetic condition, impaired immune system, oral contraceptives, side effect of hormonal therapy.
Symptoms of Yeast Infection:
Yeast infection symptoms can vary from person to person and the symptoms can be classified as mild to severe. These symptoms include:
- Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva area.
- Redness and swelling of the vulva.
- Vaginal pain and soreness.
- A burning sensation during intercourse or while urinating.
- Vaginal rash.
- Thick, white odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese like appearance.
- Watery vaginal discharge.
Can Yeast Infection Go Away on its own?
In most cases, it doesn’t go without medication. A mild yeast infection may go away on its own, but if the symptoms are severe, it’s always recommended to consult a doctor who would put you on proper medication for faster relief. Anti-fungal drugs are usually prescribed by doctors to treat yeast infections. Additionally, doctors may also prescribe ointments and suppositories to calm down irritation and inflammation. With proper treatment, yeast infection would clear up in 3 to 7 days.