Yeast infections

Back in balance

Get yeast infection treatment at Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

What is a yeast infection?

Vaginal yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are common for women. Bacteria and yeast cells are present in a healthy vagina, but when there's an imbalance, the yeast cells can multiply.1

Yeast infections are often accompanied by intense itching, swelling and irritation. Although uncomfortable, yeast infection aren't usually serious and treatment is simple.

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations offer yeast infection relief and treatment.

Make an appointment

Schedule now ›

What causes a yeast infection?

Several factors can cause a yeast infection, including:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Weakened immune system
  • Poor eating habits
  • Hormonal imbalance near your menstrual cycle
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep

What are symptoms of a yeast infection?

The most common yeast infection symptoms are itching, burning, unusual discharge, and pain during urination or sex.

How is a yeast infection treated?

Simple yeast infections usually require a 1-3 day regimen of antifungal cream, ointment, tablet or suppository.

What to expect at your yeast infection appointment

Yeast infections are simple to diagnose and treat. Your Walgreens Healthcare Clinic appointment will include:

  • Questions about your symptoms and medical history
  • Brief exam and testing, if necessary

Clinics are open evenings and weekends, so you can get tested when your schedule allows. Learn more about yeast infections at a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic near you.2,3

Additional resources

STI testing & treatment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaginal candidiasis info

If you believe you have a medical emergency,  please call 911.

Patient care services provided by Take Care Health Services, an independently owned professional corporation whose licensed healthcare professionals are not employed by or agents of Walgreen Co. or its subsidiaries, including Take Care Health Systems, LLC. Privacy Practices

1 "Vaginal Candidiasis," The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 4, 2017, https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/candidiasis/genital/index.html.

2 Additional costs for medication and lab testing

3 Patients have a choice in pharmacy