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Yeast infection

Yeast infection is a type of fungal infections.

  • Can I talk to a doctor on Gotodoctor.ca about yeast infection?

 

Yes, Gotodoctor.ca provides virtual care services for yeast infection. A doctor will take a comprehensive history and may provide you with prescriptions. Depending on the severity of symptoms further recommendations will be provided. If a patient is suffering from a severe yeast infection the doctor will direct him/her to clinic treatment.

 

  • What is a yeast infection?

 

Yeast infection is a type of fungal infection[1]. Common sites of yeast infection include: web spaces of the foot, penis, naval folds, nail beds and vagina[2][3]. Infants, adults on chemotherapy and immunocompromised patients with Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus infections and diabetes mellitus are more prone to develop yeast infections[4, 5].

 

  • What are the symptoms of yeast infection?

 

Yeast infection can be presented with rashes and skin breakdown, itching, burning sensation and scaling[6]. Yeast infection in the esophagus which is known as esophageal thrush, causes difficulty in swallowing and soreness in the GI tract. Antibiotic therapy causes the overgrowth of yeast fungus as it also destroys the natural flora of the body[7]. A doctor will be able to diagnose yeast infections at the clinic by identifying characteristic symptoms[8, 9].

 

  • How is yeast infection treated?

 

A doctor decides on treatment after taking a comprehensive history of the patient[10]. Prescriptions for antifungal medicines, medicated mouth wash, intravenous and oral anti-yeast medications for esophageal infections and anti-yeast powders may be provided at the clinic[11-13].

 

  • How can an online doctor on Gotodoctor.ca treat yeast infections?

 

Online doctors on Gotodoctor.ca treat yeast infections through virtual care services. An appointment can be easily made with an online doctor. Yeast infection can be treated via virtual care methods[8, 11, 12, 14-19]. But a doctor should be cautious, as yeast infections may be an indication of a immunocompromised state. An online doctor will take a comprehensive history of your signs and symptoms and provide you with prescriptions. Prescriptions can be obtained by online doctors. Virtual care services provided by Gotodoctor.ca assure comfort, convenience and a higher level of care for the patient.

 

References

1. Abbott, J., Clinical and microscopic diagnosis of vaginal yeast infection: a prospective analysis. Annals of emergency medicine, 1995. 25(5): p. 587-591.
2. Oriel, J., et al., Genital yeast infections. Br Med J, 1972. 4(5843): p. 761-764.
3. Onianwah, I., The Incidence and Prevalence of Candida albicans infection of the urogenital tract of females between the ages of 18 and 45 years old: A Case study of Patients receiving treatment in Ashford and Patrice clinic in Port Harcourt. Int Res J Environ Sci, 2014. 3(4): p. 101-4.
4. Yongabi, K., et al., Yeast strains isolated from HIV-seropositive patients in Cameroon and their sensitivity to extracts of eight medicinal plants. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2009. 3(4): p. 133-136.
5. Sopian, I.L., et al., Yeast infection and diabetes mellitus among pregnant mother in Malaysia. The Malaysian journal of medical sciences: MJMS, 2016. 23(1): p. 27.
6. Schaaf, V.M., E.J. Perez-Stable, and K. Borchardt, The limited value of symptoms and signs in the diagnosis of vaginal infections. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1990. 150(9): p. 1929-1933.
7. Seelig, M.S., The role of antibiotics in the pathogenesis of Candida infections. The American journal of medicine, 1966. 40(6): p. 887-917.
8. Eaton, L.H., et al., Development and implementation of a telehealth-enhanced intervention for pain and symptom management. Contemporary clinical trials, 2014. 38(2): p. 213-220.
9. Staub, G.M., J. von Overbeck, and E. Blozik, Teleconsultation in children with abdominal pain: a comparison of physician triage recommendations and an established paediatric telephone triage protocol. BMC medical informatics and decision making, 2013. 13: p. 110-110.
10. Davies, S., E. Johnson, and D. White, How to treat persistent vaginal yeast infection due to species other than Candida albicans. Sexually transmitted infections, 2013. 89(2): p. 165-166.
11. Almathami, H.K.Y., K.T. Win, and E. Vlahu-Gjorgievska, Barriers and Facilitators That Influence Telemedicine-Based, Real-Time, Online Consultation at Patients’ Homes: Systematic Literature Review. J Med Internet Res, 2020. 22(2): p. e16407.
12. Deldar, K., K. Bahaadinbeigy, and S.M. Tara, Teleconsultation and Clinical Decision Making: a Systematic Review. Acta informatica medica : AIM : journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia & Herzegovina : casopis Drustva za medicinsku informatiku BiH, 2016. 24(4): p. 286-292.
13. Pendharkar, S., et al., Vaginal colonisation by probiotic lactobacilli and clinical outcome in women conventionally treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection. BMC infectious diseases, 2015. 15(1): p. 1-12.
14. Gunasekeran, D.V., et al., Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Follow-up for Patients With Abdominal Pain Using Video Consultation (SAVED Study): Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of medical Internet research, 2020. 22(6): p. e17417-e17417.
15. Myers, D.R., et al., Towards remote assessment and screening of acute abdominal pain using only a smartphone with native accelerometers. Scientific Reports, 2017. 7(1): p. 12750.
16. Staub, G., J. Overbeck, and E. Blozik, Teleconsultation in children with abdominal pain: A comparison of physician triage recommendations and an established paediatric telephone triage protocol. BMC medical informatics and decision making, 2013. 13: p. 110.
17. Bokolo Anthony, J., Use of Telemedicine and Virtual Care for Remote Treatment in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Medical Systems, 2020. 44(7): p. 132.
18. Wang, X., et al., Impact of Telemedicine on Healthcare Service System Considering Patients’ Choice. Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 2019. 2019: p. 7642176.
19. Williams, O.E., et al., The use of telemedicine to enhance secondary care: some lessons from the front line. Future healthcare journal, 2017. 4(2): p. 109-114.

 

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