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Understanding Vaginal Yeast Infection Medications (cont.)

Vaginal Yeast Infection Medical Treatment

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Although vaginal infections may cause unpleasant itching, they should not cause pain. If pain is felt in this area, a healthcare provider should be seen.

Women should see a healthcare provider the first time vaginal yeast infection symptoms occur or if they are unsure as to whether they have a yeast infection. If certain, the condition can be treated with over-the-counter medications. However, if symptoms do not respond to one course of over-the-counter medications, yeast infection may not be the problem. Pregnant women or those with weakened immune systems should contact a doctor before beginning any over-the-counter self-treatment. Women who experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections, or yeast infections that do not clear up with treatment, should immediately contact a healthcare provider for professional diagnosis and management. If a woman has more than four episodes of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) in a year, she is deemed to have recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/14/2015
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