• Diagnosis
  • While there are many over-the-counter medications available, it is important to have a proper diagnosis of a yeast infection before you start using these strong medications, especially if this is your first yeast infection. (epigee.org)
  • Proper diagnosis every time you think you may have a yeast infection is vital for the most effective, immediate treatment, or your condition may worsen. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • Diagnosis is by finding the parasite in the vaginal fluid using a microscope, culturing the vagina or urine, or testing for the parasite's DNA. (wikipedia.org)
  • steroids
  • You may be more likely to get a yeast infection if you are using antibiotics or steroids, are pregnant, or have diabetes. (aafp.org)
  • Efforts to prevent infections of the mouth include the use of chlorhexidine mouth wash in those with poor immune function and washing out the mouth following the use of inhaled steroids. (wikipedia.org)
  • swab
  • This is the most commonly used method and requires an endocervical, vaginal, or penile swab specimen for examination under a microscope. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your doctor is likely to perform a vaginal examination, followed by swab and/or blood tests to accurately diagnose the infection. (drtanandpartners.com)
  • medications
  • Medications taken orally, such as prescription Diflucan, Sporanox, Nystatin, and Nizoral, clear up the infection within a few days but provide slower relief of burning and itching. (americanpregnancy.org)