Keep genital area clean with mild soap and warm water. Avoid douches, scented soaps and hygiene sprays. Over-the-counter fungal medications are available for yeast infections.
When to make a doctor's appointment
See a doctor if:
- Unusual odor, color or consistency
- Itching, burning or redness
- Pelvic pain
- Bloody discharge that's not a period
- Symptoms don't improve or get worse after a week