If yeast infections are left untreated, they may lead to certain complications and exacerbated symptoms, as well as an increased likelihood of the yeast infection returning. Be sure to contact your healthcare practitioner right away if you have any signs or symptoms of a yeast infection, as this will make treatment and recovery faster and easier.
You may be at risk of a complicated yeast infection if you have any of the following conditions or symptoms:
- A weakened immune system due to medications or conditions such as an HIV infection.
- Four or more yeast infections within the past year.
- Severe infection caused by an atypical type of fungus.
- Uncontrolled diabetes.
Complicated yeast infections are still treatable, but may include a longer treatment protocol,. extra doses of medication, or long-term use of topical anti-yeast medicine for those with recurring yeast infections.