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How can I treat a genital yeast infection (genital candidiasis)?

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Most times, an over-the-counter antifungal suppository, tablet, or cream will knock out the infection. Your doctor might also prescribe a single dose of a prescription antifungal medicine like fluconazole. Tell your doctor if you get yeast infections more than four times a year. She may recommend regular doses of antifungal medication over several months to fight the repeated infections.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 28, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 28, 2020

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