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Yeast infection treatment online available today

In order to treat your yeast infection, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today to prescribe antifungal medications to relieve itching and pain. Get a new yeast infection prescription or refill an existing prescription today.

  • Medication services available 24/7 for adults and kids (3+)

  • Top quality, board-certified doctors

  • No insurance needed

  • Same-day prescriptions available*

*Prescriptions provided at doctor’s discretion.

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for members.

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to get yeast infection treatment online today

  • Book a yeast infection treatment appointment.

    Step 1

    Book a yeast infection treatment appointment.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your yeast infection symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your yeast infection symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up a prescription for your yeast infection.

    Step 3

    Pick up a prescription for your yeast infection.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book a yeast infection treatment appointment.

    Step 1

    Book a yeast infection treatment appointment.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your yeast infection symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your yeast infection symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up a prescription for your yeast infection.

    Step 3

    Pick up a prescription for your yeast infection.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Yeast infection treatment pricing details

How pricing works

To request yeast infection treatment and get a new prescription or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

Copay

For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $69

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for active members.

Book an appointment

If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Learn about yeast infections

Yeast infections are usually caused by a naturally occurring yeast on our skin and bodies called candida. Normally, this yeast coexists with the other bacteria in and on our bodies, living in the gut, mouth, throat, and vagina, or skin. It usually doesn’t cause any problems and is important to our bodies’ microbial environment. However, when this environment is thrown out of balance, and conditions inside the vagina change enough to encourage an overgrowth of candida, the excess yeast causes an infection.

Yeast infection causes

  • The overgrowth of the yeast candida typically occurs when the vagina’s environment is imbalanced. A change in the pH or a disruption of the bacteria that keep yeast in check can cause an overgrowth of yeast, causing a vaginal yeast infection.

    Yeast infections often occur after taking a course of antibiotics. This happens because antibiotics can kill off important bacteria in the vagina that keep yeast from growing out of control. Many doctors can prescribe yeast infection medication along with antibiotics, if you know that taking a round of antibiotics will give you a yeast infection.

    Yeast infections can also be passed on to men from their sexual partner.

  • Yeast infection medication

  • Prescription medication

    Oral antifungal medications are used to clear acute symptoms quickly. Prescription strength antifungal creams can also be used if oral antifungal medications are ineffective.

    Oral fluconazole is a powerful prescription antifungal used to treat yeast infections from the inside out. It’s not recommended for pregnant women due to the potential harm it could cause the fetus.

  • Over the counter yeast infection treatment

    There are some topical antifungal medications that are available over the counter. However, if they don't clear up your yeast infection, prescription medication is often needed.

    • Monistat (tioconozole)

    • Clotrimazole

  • How to prevent yeast infections

    Most of the time, the cause of a yeast infection is unknown. However, there are some common factors that can increase the risk of a yeast infection:

    • Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics can increase likelihood of developing a yeast infection in 25-33% of individuals
    • Increased estrogen levels appear appear to promote candida overgrowth, specifically when using an oral contraceptive that is high in estrogen, during pregnancy, and during estrogen therapy
    • Immunocompromised individuals tend to have higher rates of yeast infection, especially individuals with HIV or those taking corticosteroids
    • Diabetes can increase the likelihood of yeast infections due to high blood sugar—people with diabetes are more likely to acquire a vaginal infection than those who do not have diabetes

    There are also some lifestyle changes you can make if you experience frequent yeast infections:

    • Wear cotton underwear: Cotton allows the skin to breathe and won’t trap moisture that can contribute to the growth of yeast and bacteria.
    • Wash and dry off after exercising: Like wearing cotton underwear, staying clean and dry helps prevent yeast overgrowth.
    • Try a probiotic: Taking a daily probiotic helps promote healthy vaginal flora and can help keep yeast in check.

    When to see a doctor for a yeast infection

    As with any women’s health concern, you should always consult a doctor to prescribe appropriate treatment. Insufficient treatment can cause recurring symptoms or chronic infections.

    People of menstrual age are more likely to experience yeast infections than younger people with vaginas who have not yet started menstruating. This is likely due to many different factors, but the hormonal changes that bring about menstruation can play a role in increasing yeast infection risk for some people.

    Among people who get recurring yeast infections, many report experiencing symptoms at the same time every month, in sync with their menstrual cycle. High levels of estrogen can lead to candida overgrowth, and estrogen increases after your period. Yeast infections that occur before your period may be due to changes in vaginal pH that happen during that time as part of your cycle.

    While the naturally occurring yeast in the vagina does not produce an infection under usual circumstances, illness, injuries, certain medication, and stressful events can all lead to an overgrowth of candida.

    Related conditions to yeast infections

    Vaginal concerns can be a common occurrence. Sometimes the cause is obvious, such as changes in menstrual cycle, sexual activity, or a new product you may be using. Other times, the cause may not be as clear. If you've had a yeast infection before, it may be easy to assume your yeast infection symptoms have the same cause, but that is not always the case. There are a few conditions with symptoms that can be mistaken for yeast infection symptoms.

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

    Sexually transmitted infections often have similar symptoms to yeast infections, as they may cause vaginitis, an irritation of your vagina or vulva. Other symptoms may include vaginal discharge, burning, itching, painful sex, bleeding, and vaginal odor.

    These are the most common STIs that cause these symptoms:

    • Trichomoniasis is caused by the organism Trichomonas vaginalis. If you do experience symptoms, they may include vaginal itching, discharge, burning, painful sex or lower abdominal pain.
    • Gonorrhea and chlamydia can also be either symptomatic or asymptomatic. If you have symptoms, they can include vaginal discharge, burning, or lower abdominal pain.
    • An unfamiliar but common STI is called mycoplasma genitalium (MG). You can also have MG without any symptoms, however common symptoms include vaginal discharge, bleeding or pain with sex, and lower abdominal pain.

    The symptoms mentioned above can also appear in the rectal or oral areas.

    Since STIs can be asymptomatic, it’s important to follow up with your physician regularly and undergo routine STI testing in addition to when you have symptoms.

  • Bacterial vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an extremely common cause of vaginal discharge in women. BV occurs when there is an imbalance in the bacterial environment in the vagina.

    Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include having thin, white vaginal discharge that is sometimes described as having a fishy odor.

    While bacterial vaginosis isn’t a sexually transmitted infection, being sexually active or having multiple sexual partners can increase your risk for it.

  • Other skin conditions

    Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis as well as lichen sclerosus, an inflammatory condition that is more common in postmenopausal people, can appear similar to symptoms of a yeast infection. The main symptom of lichen sclerosus is severe itching.

  • Yeast infection treatment options

    Treating a yeast infection with over-the-counter remedies is often effective for milk cases. However, you are more likely to resolve symptoms quickly, spend less money, and experience less discomfort by seeing a doctor as soon as symptoms first appear to get prescription medication. Typically, infections will clear after a few days of treatment. However, itchiness or irritation around the vagina may linger after the infection is gone.

    While yeast infections are not sexually transmitted infections, having sex while you have one can increase the chances of passing the yeast infection to your partner and causing recurring yeast infections that don’t clear up easily. This is why you should abstain from sex during treatment.

    A common form of vaginal yeast infection treatment is an antifungal cream that is applied to the vagina at bedtime. It can take 1-7 days to clear most symptoms. Oral treatment is simple, often only needing a single pill, but may take a few days to a week to completely clear symptoms. You may need a second dose 72 hours after the first dose, depending on the severity of your infection.

    Yeast infection symptoms

    Yeast infections are one of the most common types of vaginal infections. The most common yeast infection symptoms include:

    • Itching and soreness around the vulva and vaginal opening
    • Pain while urinating
    • Pain during sex
    • Red, swollen or sore vaginal tissue
    • Vaginal discharge, if present, that is watery, white and clumpy

  • Yeast infection treatment FAQs

    • How do I get rid of yeast infection in 24 hours?

      The fastest way to get rid of a yeast infection is to get prescription antifungal medication. The most common oral antifungal prescribed to treat yeast infections is oral fluconazole. Often, one dose is enough to get rid of the yeast infection, and symptoms can start to clear up the same day that you take it. Our doctors can send same day prescriptions to your local pharmacy after an initial online consultation.

    • What is a yeast infection?

      A yeast infection occurs due to an overgrowth of the naturally occurring yeast in the vagina. This causes uncomfortable symptoms like pain and itching.

    • What causes a yeast infection?

      Yeast infections occur due to an imbalance in the vaginal environment. A change in the bacterial environment can cause yeast overgrowth. This can occur due to a variety of factors, including taking antibiotics, not changing clothing frequently, or using scented soaps.

    • How to get rid of a yeast infection?

      The best yeast infection treatment consists of antifungal medications. Oral antifungal pills are stronger than over the counter antifungal treatments, and are a prescription medication that you can get after a doctor visit. You can consult with one of our board-certified doctors through your phone or computer, and if you qualify, get prescribed yeast infection treatment online.

    • How do you get a yeast infection?

      You get a yeast infection if the chemical balance in the vagina is upset. This can occur due to not changing undergarments frequently, taking a course of antibiotics, or using particular hygiene products. Men can get yeast infections if they are passed on from their sexual partner.