Ask the Health Educator: Yeast Infection

Question from June 20, 2013:

I think I have a yeast infection, can I go get check to make sure?

Answer:

Yes! Yeast Infections are very common in women and can be caused by a variety of things. And because it is something that occurs naturally there is no need to be worried. In fact, there are many medications available at local pharmacies to treat yeast infections. But, many of the common symptoms of yeast infections are also common symptoms of STD’s. This is why it is important to visit a doctor or nurse if someone notices unusual changes in their body, especially if they are sexually active.

If someone thinks they have a yeast infection, or any other type of infection, they can visit Teen Matters where they may be able receive a FREE exam and treatment.

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