I currently have had a yeast infection for a week now that the research I’ve done has clearly confirmed. The problem is that I am fourteen years old and I have no one other than my mom to buy medicine for me and I really don’t want to tell her about it because she is very judgemental. What are the safest and best home remedies that I can try out and what are some ways or preventing this infection?

If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medical provider. This way, they can make sure it’s a yeast infection and give you the appropriate treatment. If you are concerned about your mom finding out, remember that our clinic is confidential (any kind of testing or treatment you get will stay between you and the doctor). If you do have a yeast infection, the treatment is usually just one pill, so you could take it as soon as you get it and not have to bring anything home. The medicine is also free if you’re 17 or younger. If you would like to make an appointment, call our clinic at 303-442-5160.

Here are some ways you can prevent yeast infections:
-When showering, use mild, unscented soap that won’t irritate your vaginal area
-Wear cotton underwear to keep your vulva dry
-Avoid tight-fitting clothes
-Avoid any kind of sprays, powders, or tampons that are scented
-Eat yogurt or other foods with probiotics, which help balance the healthy bacteria in your vagina