Same-Day Online Treatment for Yeast Infections

Posted by Jon Savage on May 30, 2023
Written by Staff Writer, Reviewed by Dr. Jonathon Savage, Emergency Physician.

Yeast infections are some of the most common infections among humans. Because yeast infection symptoms may include itchiness and irritation, you may feel uncomfortable around others, including waiting at an in-person medical facility to be examined and get treated. Thanks to telemedicine, you can get yeast infection treatment online through Care on Location.

What Is A Yeast Infection?  

A yeast infection is an overgrowth of the yeast species called candida in an area of the body.  

What Causes Yeast Infection Symptoms?  

A certain level of yeast is healthy for the body and coexists with other good bacteria to maintain an optimum microbial environment. When candida grows beyond the required level, you can get a yeast infection in one or several body parts.

Benefits of Yeast Infection Treatment Online  

Tech advancements in online communication and connectivity make online yeast infection treatment possible. Here are some of the advantages of getting an online yeast infection prescription:

  • Convenient. An online yeast infection prescription eliminates the need to be at a medical facility to get treatment. You can access treatment as long as you have a stable internet connection.  The online yeast infection medication will be sent to the local pharmacy of your choice.
  • Greater Availability. You don't have to leave work or other duties to get treatment. All you need to do is to get an appointment.  
  • Increased Privacy. The session is conducted in the comfort of your home or office. This way, you don't have to worry about being seen by people you'd rather not see.
  • Saving Time and Money. Not leaving the house means you don't spend any time or money on travel.

Who Can Use Care On Location's Online Yeast Infection Treatment?  

Care on Location offers telemedicine care targeted to medically underserved members and others who need it throughout Colorado.

All you have to do is provide your location, choose a convenient time, and we'll send you a visit link through text.

Our visits occur through online video or phone chats. You can get a same-day appointment or get a slot the next day.

What to Expect During an Online Yeast Infection Treatment Appointment  

We can treat most yeast infections without requiring lab tests. Our licensed medical provider will arrange an appointment with you and begin the treatment by asking questions about your symptoms.

They'll also ask about your medical history and whether you've had yeast infections.

Every yeast infection is different, so our clinicians will ask additional questions as necessary to determine the best course of action based on your symptoms. They'll also send a prescription to your local pharmacy so you can collect or have the necessary medication delivered to you.

Consultation Process  

Getting a consultation with us is straightforward. Just visit our website, click Get Care, and follow the prompts. These include answering questions about basic personal information.

Treatment Options and Delivery  

We have three treatment options:

  1. Online: Get help through video conferencing
  2. Phone: If you don't have access to the internet, we can schedule consultation and treatment over the phone.
  3. Mobile Care: Alternatively, we offer mobile telemedicine walk-in clinics using a van to get healthcare to locations where getting in-person treatment is difficult.

If we determine you need more care, we'll guide you on the best next step. We may even match you with a qualified healthcare provider to get your needed help.

How Do We Treat Yeast Infections Online?  

You need to create an account and share information about your legal name, date of birth, address, phone number, valid email address, and health insurance or credit card information.

Once your account is set up, we'll send you a confirmation email and give you a video conference date. You can change this appointment as you wish.

During the video conference, we'll discuss symptoms, and medical concerns, review test results, and develop treatment plans.

We'll also offer medication prescriptions and resources for preventing another yeast infection.

How to Prevent Yeast Infections  

There are several ways to reduce your chances of getting a yeast infection.  

Consume Fewer Dairy and Sugar Products  

Research shows consuming more dairy and sugar triggers yeast overgrowth. Ideally, processed starch such as white flour and rice, drinks fermented with yeast, and food containing simple sugars.

Proper Hygiene  

Yeasts are microscopic fungi that reproduce by budding. Fungi thrive in moist warm areas, such as the mucus membrane in the throat, mouth, vagina, anus, and inside the folds of the skin.

Besides showering well and drying the skin thoroughly after showering, avoid using scented products and wearing clothes that don't absorb sweat.

Build Your Immunity  

A weakened immune system is one of the factors that contribute to yeast overgrowth. Eat more vegetables with vitamin C to boost your immunity against opportunistic infections, such as fungi.

Drink Enough Water  

Yeast feeds on sugar. Drinking water washes out sugar, making it hard for yeast to grow, especially in areas that are hard to keep dry, like your mouth, throat, vagina, etc.

Adopt a Yeast Inhibiting Diet  

Some foods help keep yeast at bay, such as garlic, yogurt with probiotics, and cranberry juice. Filling half your plate with fruit and veggies will inhibit yeast overgrowth.

Types of Yeast Infections  

Yeast infections affect various parts of the body and can be categorized into the following types:

Topical Candida  

This yeast infection affects the skin with symptoms ranging from a red rash, scaly patches and minimal swelling or itchiness. Topical candida occurs under skin folds or between the fingers and toes. For more information on rashes, please visit our blog How Telemedicine Can Diagnosis 16 Common Skin Rashes.

Nail Yeast Infections  

Nail yeast infections are often aided by not drying your toe and fingernails well after showering or using water. They appear as white, brown, or yellow brittle nails. Sometimes, the nail has a hard substance that collects under the nail. They are not painful.

Oral Thrush  

Mouth yeast infections appear as white bumps on the tongue, cheeks, gums, and tonsils. These patches may be painful or bleed when touched. Sometimes, they travel down the throat, making it hard to swallow.

Vaginal Yeast Infections  

Three out of four women will get a vaginal yeast infection also known as vaginal candidiasis in their lives. Symptoms include irritation, cheese-like white-to-yellow vaginal discharge, itchiness, and swelling around the vagina.

Male Genital Yeast Infections  

Male genital infections are rare and often contracted from a female partner with a vaginal yeast infection. There are no symptoms in some cases, but in others, the head of the penis may become itchy and swollen, have a burning sensation, or produce discharge.

Frequently Asked Questions:  

Can a Yeast Infection Be Treated Virtually?   

Yes. Telehealth allows you to access a doctor online and get the help you need without having to travel to a doctor's office or urgent care.  For some people, such as those with liver problems, uncontrolled diabetes, or an impaired immune system, we may need to refer to in-person care because further testing might be needed before the appropriate treatment can be started.

How Can I Get Rid of a Yeast Infection Without Going To a Doctor?   

You can use telehealth service providers to get on-location treatment through video chats or phone calls.  Our online doctors can take a health history and write prescriptions such as Diflucan or other medications as appropriate for your situation.

How Can I Get Instant Relief From a Yeast Infection at Home?  

You can buy over-the-counter antifungal drugs or home remedies such as tea tree, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, garlic, and other natural remedies to treat yeast infections at home.

How Long Does It Take to Treat a Yeast Infection?  

Mild yeast infections may go away on their own or disappear a few days after treatment. Severe chronic yeast infections take longer to treat and may require prolonged intervention to eliminate -often a week or longer.

Why Choose Care on Location  

We believe every Coloradan deserves quality healthcare regardless of their insurance type. That's why our licensed clinicians offer healthcare services online to reach as many people as possible and eliminate the hurdles of waiting to see a PCP when they need it the most. Quality healthcare is just a few clicks away. Get started.


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