Yeast Infection of the Vagina Home Care
- Over the counter medications for yeast vaginitis
- Butoconazole (Femstat, Gynazole)
- Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex-7, and FemCare)
- Miconazole (Monistat 7)
- Nystatin (Mycostatin)
- Tioconazole (Vagistat)
- Terconazole (Terazol 7, Terazol 3)
- 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.
- Shower, instead of taking a bath:
- Dry the vulva gently.
- Avoid sexual intercourse for two weeks after treatment.
Yeast Infection of the Vagina Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have yeast vaginitis and any of the following:
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