Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

How is a yeast infection treated?

You can treat a vaginal yeast infection with an antifungal medicine, according to the  Office on Women’s HealthOff Site Icon (OWH), an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOff Site Icon (HHS).

Though you can buy over-the-counter antifungal medicine to treat a yeast infection, you should visit your doctor first to make sure you have a yeast infection and not a different kind of infection.

The over-the counter medicine comes as a cream, tablets, ointment or suppositories to put in your vagina. The can be used for between one and seven days, depending on the type you choose to buy.

Your doctor might also recommend a medicine you take by mouth, especially if the over-the-counter treatment doesn’t work or if you have frequent vaginal yeast infections.

Talk to your health care provider for more information about treating vaginal yeast infections.

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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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