Vaginal yeast infections—also called vulvovaginal candidiasis or vaginal candidiasis—are fungal infections that cause symptoms like itching and irritation of the vagina; a thick, white discharge; swelling and redness; and a burning sensation during urination. The condition is very common, affecting an estimated 75% of women at some point in their life.
These infections occur when the normal balance of bacteria and yeast in the vagina becomes disrupted, causing a specific type of yeast—candida—to grow rapidly. Yeast infections result from a variety of causes, including the use of bacteria-killing antibiotics, hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause, increasing levels of sugar in the urine from diabetes or a weakened immune system.
Dr. B offers oral tablets (Fluconazole and its brand equivalent, Diflucan) and vaginal suppositories (Miconazole and Terconazole)—both proven effective treatments. All are antifungal medications that rebalance the natural bacteria and yeast to appropriate levels.
The oral treatments, Fluconazole and Diflucan, are designed to be taken by mouth and are usually effective for curing a yeast infection in a single dose. The vaginal suppositories Miconazole and Terconazole are inserted into the vagina using an applicator.
Common side effects of the oral treatments are stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea or dizziness—all are usually mild. Common side effects of the vaginal suppositories include headache, vaginal burning or itching and stomach cramps. In rare cases, vaginal yeast infection medication can cause liver disease or an allergic reaction. Seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, continuous vomiting, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine or itching and swelling of the face, tongue or throat.
Vaginal yeast infection treatments may interact with other medications, including Clopidogrel, Asunaprevir, Flibanserin, Lemborexant and Warfarin. Talk to your prescribing physician about your medical history and provide a comprehensive list of your current prescriptions.
Dr. B offers convenient prescription treatment for yeast infections via an online consultation with vetted doctors and medical providers--no video chat required. You can get started by filling out a health assessment about your current symptoms and medical history. A doctor or medical provider will review your responses and if a yeast infection prescription is recommended, it will be sent to your pharmacy for pickup right away.
Consultation: A vaginal yeast infection consultation costs $15.00, which is lower than most doctor co-pays. Currently we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies, but you can use insurance for the prescription itself at your pharmacy.
Medication: Dr. B only charges for the prescription consultation. Instead of marking up medications, we enable you to choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to get your prescription filled. Prices for your medication will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is a brand or generic.
At this time we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies, but you can use insurance for the vaginal yeast infection prescription at your pharmacy.
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Meghan E. from Florida