Yeast Infection – Vaginal

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Whitish, “cottage cheese-like” discharge
  • Odor


Treatment suggestions:

  • Over the counter antifungal vaginal medications containing ingredients such as clotrimazole or miconazole work well for most yeast infections and come in a variety of forms such as a 1 day treatment, 3 day treatment, 7 day treatment, cream, vaginal tablets or suppositories.
  • Prescription antifungal medications prescribed by a medical provider at Student Health Services may also be needed


Other Treatment Suggestions and Prevention Tips:

  • Eat yogurt with live cultures
  • Take probiotics
  • Stay away from tight clothing
  • Use cotton panties


When to visit the Student Health Center:

Signs and symptoms of a yeast infection are very common symptoms for several other genital infections. If you feel that your symptoms may be related to a different infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), or if you have tried over the counter medications and are still having symptoms, please call and schedule an appointment in the Women’s Health Clinic at Student Health Services.