Home » Society and Culture » Women's Issues

Are Testing Strips For Yeast Infection Accurate

Aug 13, 2008
Women who have had vaginal itching and burning have reason to celebrate. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the sale of test strips for yeast infections in stores and pharmacies. And a prescription isn't even needed! The yeast infection test kit was developed for women who have had yeast infections and don't want to wait for a diagnosis.

Test strips for yeast infection use the same process you used in chemistry class or when you test the pH of your swimming pool. The yeast infection kit strip is made of litmus paper which measures pH of vaginal secretions.

The pH of a normal vagina is acidic ranging from 4.0 to 4.5. Research studies show a change in vaginal pH can be used to differentiate between yeast, bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis. With bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis the pH rises above 4.5.

Recognizing this several companies designed testing kits so women can self-diagnose whether or not they have a yeast infection. The companies modified the litmus paper to an easily used swab or panty liner.

The pHEM-Alert kit and the Vagilisil Screening Kit for Vaginal Infections both use a swab. Following the kit directions, the woman inserts the swab into her vagina. She then removes the swab and checks the results against the guide in the kit.

The third product Fem-V uses a pantyliner to hold the test strip for yeast. Wearing the pantyliner till wet with vaginal discharge or for 6-12 hours, the woman then removes the pantyliner. The pantyliner is placed in the special tray for test strips for yeast infection. After 10 minutes the liner color is compared with the chart in the yeast infection test kit.

Test strips for yeast infections allow women to quickly start the correct treatment of their symptoms easily without delay. Women who have never had a vaginal infection before are urged to check with their health care provider before starting treatment.

Interestingly only 33% of women are able to correctly self-diagnose yeast infections by symptoms alone. However Medscape reports studies using test strips for yeast infection, increases the accuracy of self-diagnosis to 96%.

When treating self-diagnosed yeast infections, test strips can give peace of mind. The woman can know she is making the correct treatment for treating her symptoms.
About the Author
Stop the misery of yeast infections with knowledge and a plan will end the itching and pain of yeast infections quickly. Click here now so you too can discover your own yeast infection relief plan.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 174
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources