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What are the treatments for a vaginal yeast infection?

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Over-the-counter antifungal creams, ointments or suppositories are the most common ways to treat yeast infections. These can take from 1 to 7 days.

Your doctor may also prescribe a single-dose pill with fluconazole (an antifungal medicine). If you�re pregnant, it�s safe to use creams or suppositories, but not the fluconazole you take by mouth.

From: Vaginal Yeast Infections WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "2010 STD Treatment Guidelines."

American Congress of Gynecologist and Obstetricians: “Vulvovaginal Health.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infections.”

Mycopathologia: “Impact of eating probiotic yogurt on colonization by Candida species of the oral and vaginal mucosa in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on March 24, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "2010 STD Treatment Guidelines."

American Congress of Gynecologist and Obstetricians: “Vulvovaginal Health.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infections.”

Mycopathologia: “Impact of eating probiotic yogurt on colonization by Candida species of the oral and vaginal mucosa in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on March 24, 2017

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