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Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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I am debating using a yeast infection cream or waiting out

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Hi. I am debating using a yeast infection cream or waiting out my itching/burning symptoms that appeared this morning. I had intercourse this weekend several times and am unsure if this is the residual itching and burning from microtears or friction or if I should treat for an infection
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.

It's reasonable to give it some time. A yeast infection will sometimes resolve on its own, so unless it gets worse, I'd give it some time.

You're also correct that friction and microtears can cause itching and irritation. They also will heal on their own, and sometimes using yeast medication will only make it difficult to know what's going on.

Whatever the cause of your itching/burning, sitting in warm water with epsom salts will generally be soothing and healing. If the symptoms get worse, then yeast medication is probably a good idea.

Best wishes.