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What Is the Treatment for a Yeast Infection?

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?

Nurx prescribes Fluconazole (generic Diflucan®), which is an oral tablet medication. If medication is prescribed, your Nurx medical provider will send the prescription to a pharmacy of your choice for pick-up.

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 and believe you may have it, request treatment by completing a health evaluation.

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