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How are antifungal vaginal creams used for vaginal yeast infections?

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For severe yeast infections, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal vaginal cream. He or she may also prescribe a steroid cream for a few days to ease more severe inflammation, redness, and soreness of the opening of the vagina and the surrounding tissue, called the "vulva.” Vaginal creams usually come packaged with an applicator that helps you measure the right dose. A range of yeast infection medications are available without a prescription. Some are creams you apply inside the vagina. Others are suppositories or vaginal tablets you place in your vagina and let dissolve.

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Vaginitis: Causes and Treatments."

National Library of Medicine: "Vaginal Yeast Infection" and "Vaginal Itching."

National Women's Health Information Center: "Vaginal Yeast Infections."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Vaginal Yeast Infections."

CDC: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Treatment Guidelines 2010: Vulvovaginal Candidiasis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vaginal Yeast Infections."

RxList.com: "Yeast Vaginitis."

UpToDate: “Treatment of uncomplicated vaginal candidiasis” and “Treatment of complicated vaginal candidiasis.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Vaginitis: Causes and Treatments."

National Library of Medicine: "Vaginal Yeast Infection" and "Vaginal Itching."

National Women's Health Information Center: "Vaginal Yeast Infections."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Vaginal Yeast Infections."

CDC: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Treatment Guidelines 2010: Vulvovaginal Candidiasis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vaginal Yeast Infections."

RxList.com: "Yeast Vaginitis."

UpToDate: “Treatment of uncomplicated vaginal candidiasis” and “Treatment of complicated vaginal candidiasis.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 10, 2018

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