Yeast infections are typically easy to treat with an antifungal suppository or cream. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans in the vagina. Treatments focus on reducing this yeast and restoring the delicate balance of bacteria that’s found here.
What Over-the-Counter Treatments are Available for Yeast Infections?
You can purchase over-the-counter yeast infection treatments in any drug store. These are available as suppositories, tablets, or creams. These use miconazole or terconazole to clear the infection. You can choose from one-day, three-day, and seven-day treatments.
What Prescription Medications are Available for Yeast Infections?
Your local medical provider can prescribe an oral dose of fluconazole to treat a yeast infection. This is typically a single-dose treatment. If you have severe yeast infection symptoms, your medical provider may give you two doses that you can take three days apart.
How Do I Know if I Have a Yeast Infection?
Yeast infections typically cause vaginal itching and burning. You may have a thick white discharge that resembles cottage cheese. Yeast infections are very common. If you’ve had one before, you may recognize the symptoms. If you’ve never had a yeast infection before or are unsure about your symptoms, visit your local medical provider for a diagnosis.