Font Size

Understanding Vaginal Yeast Infection Medications (cont.)

Vaginal Yeast Infection Medical Treatment

Patient Comments

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 if 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 treatment. It is called recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) if a woman has 4 or more proven episodes per year.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014
Medical Author:

Must Read Articles Related to Understanding Vaginal Yeast Infection Medications

Yeast Infection (Vaginal)
Vaginal Yeast Infections Vaginal yeast infections (vaginal candidiasis, genital candidiasis, or vulvovaginal candidiasis) is a fungal or yeast infection. Symptoms include vaginal discha...learn more >>
Yeast Infection Skin Rash
Yeast Infection Skin Rash Candidiasis is by far the most common type of yeast infections in human skin. Candidiasis is infection with Candida species. More than 20 species of Candida exi...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment:

Vaginal Yeast Infection - Treatment

What treatment did you receive for your vaginal yeast infection?

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Vaginitis »

Vaginitis (infection of the vagina) is the most common gynecologic condition encountered in the office.

Read More on Medscape Reference »

Medical Dictionary