I think I might have a yeast infection? If I do, how do I tell my mom?
I’m 14 (and a girl, obviously). I kind of think I might have a yeast infection, but I’m not really sure. It’s been really itchy down there the past, hmm week, and it’s kind of red. My discharge has been a little thicker than normal but it doesn’t smell any different. Is this a yeast infection? Two weeks ago, I kinda suspected I had one but then I got my period. It itched a little then too (I use tampons, if that means anything) but then it stopped. But now it itches really bad again and I don’t know what to do.
Should I tell my mom? I’m scared to because I get embarrassed really easy. What if she like asks to look or something, to be sure? And I definitely do NOT want to go to a gyno. (I also masturbate, if that matters. And that is something I will NOT tell anybody, even if they ask.) So really, I have three questions (and I’d appreciate if you’d answer all of them, please please): do I have a yeast infection?; how do I tell my mom?; how do I get rid of it without going to a doctor?
Thank you SO much if you answer… I’m just a little bit scared here and I really need some help. Thanks.