Yeast Infections

Yeast is a type of fungus that can thrive in areas such as the skin, nails, mouth, digestive tract, and genitals. Although having some yeast on the body is normal, when the fungus becomes overgrown, it can lead to an unfortunate infection. Here at New York Medicine Doctors, we are well-versed testing for and treating yeast infections. If you believe you are being affected by one, consider reaching out to our team so we can administer a test that proves your suspicions right or wrong.

When To Get A Yeast Infection Test?

Just like with any other type of medical problem, it’s best to receive treatment for a yeast infection right away. That is why you must be able to spot the signs that point to this type of issue. By doing this, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment to be tested before any complications take place. If you find yourself dealing with the below symptoms, it’s best to get tested:

  • Bright red rash.
  • Burning sensation.
  • Scaling.
  • Painful urination.
  • White discharge. 
  • Swelling.

How Are The Tests Performed?

What goes into a yeast infection test will depend on the part of the body being tested. For example, if a vaginal yeast infection is suspected, our team will take a sample of discharge from the vagina. Additionally, if a yeast infection of the nails or skin is suspected, a blunt-edge instrument will be used to scrape off a portion of these areas to be tested. 

What To Expect?

No matter the part of the body where it is being performed, testing for yeast infections is a safe process. There are no known risks or side effects, so you can feel confident when working with our team. No preparations will need to be made on your end, and following the results, our team will move forward with a form of treatment that is tailored to your needs.