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What are some medication tips for vaginal yeast infections?

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Take the full course -- meaning, use all the pills or creams as prescribed, even if your symptoms go away before you run out of the medicine. Keep in mind that vaginal creams, vaginal tablets, and suppositories contain oil, which can damage condoms and diaphragms. So you’ll need to use another birth control method or not have sex during treatment, if you don’t want to get pregnant. Never take any medication --- or even use a nonprescription vaginal cream --- while pregnant without first talking to your doctor.

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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