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Can I have a yeast infection without itching?

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I was reading more and more about yeast infections, and I appear to have all of the symptoms, but to be honest it doesn't itch. I am still pretty sure it's a yeast infection, but doesn't it have to itch?
asked Jul 21, 2013 in Diagnosis by Martina

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Yes, definitely! Yeast infections manifest in various forms. While vaginal infections are most common in women, other manifestations include jock itch (especially in men), oral thrush, athletes foot, ringworm, and other fungal skin irritations. You may even have a systemic infection that makes it appear as though you have a totally unrelated illness – for example, chronic fatigue, IBS, or even a urinary tract infection.

Let’s start with the obvious, though. While the most common symptoms of a vaginal infection in women include burning, discharge, and itching, it is very possible to have a vaginal infection without itching. You’ll have to be more aware of redness and discharge, which are very obvious, but you’ll also have to make sure you don’t have some other form of vaginitis, like bacterial vaginitis or a STD. Most of the other skin irritations will involve itching.

Do not treat yourself for a yeast infection until you know that it is one for sure. If you just randomly treat yourself for different conditions, you could make your condition which is very easy to treat several times more difficult. The only treatment I can recommend is trying to stay healthy, eat a clean diet, exercise, take multivitamins, probiotics. If you do that, it can naturally combat your yeast infection, but what I mean is do not use any creams or medications.

If you are unsure, please visit your OBGyn. They are there for these kinds of problems, and if they cannot help you with a yeast infection or even diagnosing what the issue is, then you really need to look for other OBGyn's. Do not feel embarassed, they get paid to help you with these kinds of issues, and it's their responsibility to make you feel comfortable. They deal with this all the time, and you shouldn't need to be worried.

answered Jul 21, 2013 by AdrianDole Trusted Candida Expert (8,120 points)
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