Yeast Infection / Vaginitis
One of the most common women’s health issues we see and treat at Statcare is vaginal infection. If you suspect you have a vaginal infection such as bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection, we can see you at any of our locations in Hicksville, Long Island; Astoria, Queens; Brooklyn, NYC; the Bronx at Bartow Avenue (Co-op City); the Bronx at E. 174th Street; Jackson Heights, the Queen; Midtown Manhattan in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens.You can even check in online a head of time!
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Why wait? At Statcare Urgent Care, you can come in any time and get treated for vaginitis. We are open every day of the year including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (917) 310-3371 today.
Yeast Infection / Vaginitis FAQs
Vaginitis is an infection of a woman’s vagina. It is the most common women’s health condition seen in the physician’s office.
Vaginal infections affect women of all ages. A surprising number of women with vaginitis go undiagnosed.
Accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment can bring quick relief and an improvement in the quality of life.
Symptoms of vaginitis include itching, burning, irritation, pain and redness around the vagina, and cheesy or milky discharge with an odor.
There are many possible causes of vaginitis, and the type of treatment depends on the cause (bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, or trichomoniasis).
At Statcare walk in clinic, we see, diagnose, and treat all of these vaginal conditions without the need for an appointment.
Normally women pass a small amount of clear or milky fluid from the vagina that changes depending on the menstrual cycle.
This secretion keeps the lining moist and healthy. The vagina normally harbors bacteria and yeast. Any change in the balance of either yeast or bacteria (antibiotic treatment for example) can result in an inflammation of the mucus lining of the vagina (vaginitis).
Other common causes are hormonal changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, douching, use of condoms with spermicides, spermicidal creams and gels, infection, diabetes, HIV, and sexual intercourse.
At Statcare, we diagnose and treat vaginitis. The treatment depends on the cause of the vaginitis. Treatment may be an antibiotic or antifungal medication either in a pill form or a cream or gel that is applied in the vagina. You will need to finish the course even if your symptoms go away earlier because the vaginitis may recur or relapse.
You can reduce your risk of vaginitis by these simple measures: Avoid hygiene sprays or scented deodorant tampons.
Avoid douche. Clean genitals with plain warm water. Soaps and detergents change the bacteria in the vagina. Clean diaphragms and cervical caps as well as spermicide applicators after use. Use latex condoms consistently and correctly during sexual intercourse. Avoid spreading colonic bacteria to the vagina by wiping front to back after going to the bathroom.
Avoid clothing that traps moisture such as tight jeans or panty hose without a cotton crotch. Avoid multiple partners.
Yeast Infection: A yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is one of the most common types of vaginitis. Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida that is normally found in the vagina. When antibiotics kill normal vaginal bacteria, which keep yeast in check, the yeast can overgrow and cause infections.
Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance among the type of normal bacteria that colonize the vagina. A dull gray discharge with a strong fishy odor and itching are symptoms of this type of vaginitis. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial vaginosis.
Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) condition caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Symptoms include a yellow-gray or green vaginal discharge with a fishy odor, along with burning, irritation, redness, and swelling around the genitals. Antibiotics are used to treat this type of vaginal infection.
It is usually because of spread of colonic bacteria from poor genital hygiene (e.g., wiping from back to front after bowel movements; not washing both hands with soap and water after a bowel movement; using fingers to respond to vaginal itching).
Sometimes, soap and bubble bath chemicals can cause inflammation. Foreign bodies (e.g., retained tissue paper) can cause vaginitis with a bloody discharge. Pinworm infestation can be an uncommon cause of vaginitis in childhood.
Some useful links: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-INFO Hotline (24 hours, 7 days a week)
STD information and referrals to STD Clinics
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
In English, en Español CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
P.O. Box 6003
Rockville, MD 20849-6003
Antibiotics: Medicines that treat infections
Candidiasis: Also called yeast infection; caused by a fungus called Candida
Vagina: A tube-like structure surrounded by muscles leading from the uterus to the outside of the body
Vaginitis: An inflammatory condition of the vagina, often caused by an infection