Vaginal Infection Home Care
Home care for vaginitis includes:
- Nonprescription vaginitis medications:
- Butoconazole (Femstat)
- Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex-7, and FemCare)
- Miconazole (Monistat 7)
- Nystatin (Mycostatin)
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Take lukewarm baths to decrease genital irritation.
Vaginal Infection Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have vaginitis and any of the following:
Continue to Vaginal Infection Prevention
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