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Want to Know How Long a Yeast Infection Lasts?

First, we are sorry you have a yeast infection, but we promise that they are very common and will go away. The question is, how long will it take to get this unstoppable itch to subside? Well, the answer varies depending on your course of treatment and the severity of the infection. It could be as fast as 24 hours or up to two weeks.  

 

A vaginal yeast infection occurs when a type of fungus, Candida albicans, overgrows in the vagina or vulva areas. Our bodies normally balance this fungus and other fungi and bacteria, but Candida can outnumber other organisms when your vaginal pH level changes.

Mild yeast infections can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal creams, like Monistat or Vagisil. These creams are available in one-day, three-day, and seven-day dosages and are at most pharmacies. If you’re lucky, some may just go away on their own.

 

If you feel like you just can't take one more day with that incessant itch or not-so-fresh feeling, you may want to contact your doctor to call in a prescription for fluconazole, a single oral pill that treats yeast infections. It usually takes a day or two to begin working, but it effectively relieves symptoms immediately. It works even faster if you combine fluconazole with an antifungal cream. Your doctor may also prescribe butoconazole or terconazole topical creams, but they can get pricey.

 

Whether you opt for a prescription or OTC creams, it is even more helpful to cure your yeast infection by using a few at-home remedies. These include boric acid suppositories, probiotics (supplements or in foods like yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut), apple cider vinegar supplements, or Checkable Wellness Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, and eating raw garlic.

 

How to Tell If Your Yeast Infection Is Out the Window

Whatever your course of treatment, you will be able to tell if your yeast infection is gone or on its way out if you notice that your vaginal discharge has returned to a normal consistency and smell. The itching should also have stopped, as well as any other pain or swelling. Once your vagina is feeling up to par, your yeast infection is gone.