Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Yeast Infection Diagnosis

Contact your health care provider if you are experiencing yeast infection symptoms for the first time, or if you are unsure if you have a yeast infection. If you are sure that you have a yeast infection, you can try to treat it with over-the-counter medications. If yeast infection symptoms are unresponsive to self-care treatments, or if other symptoms are present, it is important to contact your health care provider because complications can occur such as chronic, recurrent, or secondary infections from inadequate treatment or self reinfection.

Because few specific signs and symptoms are usually present, health care providers cannot diagnose yeast infection through just medical history and physical examination. They usually diagnose yeast infection by examining vaginal secretions under a microscope.