Vaginal Medicines for Vaginal Yeast Infections
Why It Is Used
Vaginal antifungal treatment is recommended for:
- Occasional yeast infections.
- Yeast infection during pregnancy.
- Reference Recurrent vaginal yeast infection. An initial treatment using oral and/or vaginal medicine is followed by 6 months to 1 year of less frequent maintenance treatment.Reference 1
Vaginal medicine treatment in pregnancy
Vaginal yeast infections commonly occur during pregnancy, probably related to the high estrogen levels. Consistently high estrogen is the most likely reason that treatment takes longer to cure a yeast infection during pregnancy.
Vaginal medicines, such as cream or vaginal suppositories, are recommended for yeast infection treatment during pregnancy.Reference 2
If you are pregnant, do not use these nonprescription medicines without first discussing your condition with your doctor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology