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Online yeast infection diagnosis.

If you’re experiencing common yeast infection symptoms, such as irritation and itchiness of the vagina, then it’s time to connect with an online doctor.

Access the answers and health care you need at a time that suits you at Tia Health.

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woman experiencing yeast infection symptoms

Online yeast infection diagnosis.

If you’re experiencing common yeast infection symptoms, such as irritation and itchiness of the vagina, then it’s time to connect with an online doctor.

Access the answers and health care you need at a time that suits you at Tia Health.

Book now

What is a yeast infection?

A yeast infection occurs when the balance of the yeast in the vagina is disrupted and too much of the fungus candida is produced. This can be caused by several factors, such as pregnancy, weakened immune system, antibiotics, or oral contraceptives. Yeast infections are very common, with 75% of women getting at least one over the course of their lives, and they usually last for up to one week.

What is a yeast infection?

A yeast infection occurs when the balance of the yeast in the vagina is disrupted and too much of the fungus candida is produced. This can be caused by several factors, such as pregnancy, weakened immune system, antibiotics, or oral contraceptives. Yeast infections are very common, with 75% of women getting at least one over the course of their lives, and they usually last for up to one week.

woman experiencing yeast infection symptoms

A yeast infection diagnosis is likely if you are experiencing more than one of these yeast infection symptoms:

  • A burning sensation when urinating or having sexual intercourse

  • A swollen vulva

  • Extreme itching and irritation in the vulva and vagina

  • Soreness, pain, or a rash in the vagina

  • Thick, white discharge

Are certain people more at risk of getting a yeast infection diagnosis?

Yes, the following factors increase risk:

  • Using antibiotics can kill healthy bacteria in the vagina and cause a yeast infection
  • High estrogen levels
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Weakened immune system
  • Being aged 20-50

How can I prevent a yeast infection diagnosis?

Adopting these habits can help:

  • Wearing loose underwear with a cotton crotch
  • Limiting use of scented feminine products, such as tampons, or bubble bath
  • Not practicing vaginal douching
  • Avoiding taking very hot baths
  • Reducing reliance on antibiotics when not necessary
  • Quickly changing out of wet clothes

How to get rid of a yeast infection at home:

There are a number of over-the-counter medication options for treating a yeast infection. These include anti-fungal creams, ointments or suppositories which take between 1-7 days to eliminate the infection.

It’s also important to avoid having vaginal or oral sex until the infection has cleared and try not to scratch.

When should I see an online doctor to help with a yeast infection diagnosis?

You may wish to see a doctor if one of the following applies:

  • You have not had a yeast infection before
  • Symptoms are not clearing with over-the-counter medications
  • Symptoms are worsening
  • You are pregnant
  • You have already experienced 3+ yeast infections in the last 12 months
  • You have a weakened immune system due to a different condition or medication

An online physician can assess your yeast infection symptoms and if necessary, they may refer you to a specialist or prescribe medication. You can have your prescription delivered for free or sent to a pharmacy of your choice for pick-up.

Is a yeast infection serious?

Yeast infection symptoms, if untreated, can get worse and result in other health problems. Some side effects include infections, fatigue, oral thrush or thrush, gastrointestinal problems, and invasive candidiasis. This is when the yeast infection spreads to other parts of the body like the brain, eyes, or blood, and needs to be treated quickly.

How does a doctor treat a yeast infection?

For mild to moderate yeast infection symptoms a doctor might choose one of the following treatment options:

  • Prescription of fluconazole, an anti-fungal single-dose pill.
  • Prescription of anti-fungal medications

For more severe yeast infection symptoms, they may choose the below options:

  • Prescription of anti-fungal medications to be taken for a more sustained period
  • Prescription of multiple doses of fluconazole
  • If these methods are proving ineffective, they may prescribe a boric acid capsule to be inserted into the vagina.

How do I prepare for my online yeast infection appointment?

To ensure the physician can provide an accurate medication prescription during your appointment, you can help by noting down any concerns and answers in advance, how long you have been experiencing yeast infection symptoms for, and any allergies they should be aware of.

What will my online yeast infection appointment be like?

Appointments usually take between five to thirty minutes depending on the individual need. The online doctor will ask for a description of your symptoms. This will allow them to determine the best course of treatment. If necessary, they may recommend a follow-up appointment or a visit to a physical clinic.

How booking works.

“How do I connect with an online doctor about a yeast infection?”

Our virtual clinic is designed to provide you with secure, trusted and easy access to the advice and care you need when you need it.

Here is how to book an appointment:

Here is how to book an appointment:

Skip the waiting room and book a virtual clinic appointment instead

Step 1

Select which doctor you would like to see and whether you prefer a phone or video call. We have a variety of male and female doctors available to help you in several languages.

Step 2

Attend your virtual appointment from the comfort of your own home using your chosen method of communication. We do not require you to download any apps or programs.

Step 3

Receive guidance and yeast infection treatment recommendations from the medical specialist. The doctor can share any necessary prescriptions with your chosen pharmacy, and you can opt to have medication delivered to your home for free or can collect in-person if preferred.

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If you have a family doctor working on the Tia Health platform, they may have telehealth availability. If not, check back soon as we are adding physicians weekly.

Pricing

Telehealth services are covered by the provincial health plans in British Columbia (MSP), Alberta (AHCIP), and Ontario (OHIP) but not currently in other provinces (check back soon as this is changing). Patients with valid coverage in these provinces will not be charged for their telehealth service. Patients in other provinces will receive a receipt that may be reimbursed through a health spending account or other extended/private insurance.
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Telehealth services are covered by the provincial health plans in British Columbia (MSP), Alberta (AHCIP), and Ontario (OHIP) but not currently in other provinces (check back soon as this is changing). Patients with valid coverage in these provinces will not be charged for their telehealth service. Patients in other provinces will receive a receipt that may be reimbursed through a health spending account or other extended/private insurance. If no coverage is available to you, then appointment pricing ranges depending on the appointment type you select. There are no time-based fees or additional fees if an appointment lasts longer than expected.
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