Yeast infection symptoms include itching, redness and irritation of the vulva (vaginal area), pain during urination or sex and thick, white discharge that usually smells slightly different than normal. It can also be accompanied by a burning sensation when you pee or sex and itching that gets worse when you scratch.
How long does discharge last after yeast infection treatment?
Symptoms of a yeast infection typically go away on their own. However, you may need to take antifungal medications (over-the-counter and prescription) if your symptoms don’t improve or recur.
White discharge after yeast infection treatment can sometimes help relieve itching and other symptoms. For example, adding a drop of hydrogen peroxide to a bath or diluting it in water before you douche can help.
Vitamin C is an immune system booster that can help fight infection and promote healthy skin. It’s also a good idea to take probiotics, which are a type of bacteria that can help treat yeast infections.
Pregnant women and people with a weakened immune system are more likely to get yeast infections. They often develop them while taking antibiotics, or when they have a condition that makes it harder for their immune systems to fight infections, such as HIV or a medical illness.
Some women find that boric acid – a naturally occurring chemical – works to relieve itching and other vaginal yeast infection symptoms. It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before trying boric acid or other home remedies.