Dr. Goldstein shares why women shouldn't rely on over-the-counter yeast infection Treatments.
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Why should women not rely on over-the-counter yeast infection treatment? Women frequently self-diagnose yeast infections based on the symptoms of itching and burning of the vulva. Unfortunately, when a woman has itching and burning in the vulva and even has cottagy cheesy discharge, she is very frequently, she infrequently has a yeast infection. In fact, only about a third of the time when a woman has itching, burning, and cottagy cheesy discharge that she had an isolated yeast infection. So I would encourage women to not use over-the-counter yeast preparations, even if they think they are sure that they have a yeast infection because, again, very frequently they don’t have a yeast infection.
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