Vaginal yeast infection (yeast vaginitis) and vulvitis may be treated with antifungal medications that are applied topically in and around the vagina or with antifungal medications taken by mouth.

  1. Yeast infection with more than one microbe can require combinations of treatments.
  2. Topically applied antifungal creams include butoconazole (Femstat 3), clotrimazole (Lotrimin), miconazole (Monistat), and terconazole (Terazol 3).
  3. If symptoms are not eliminated by over-the-counter products, patients should see their doctor for evaluation.
  4. Oral medications for yeast vaginitis and vulvitis include fluconazole (Diflucan).
  5. Most doctors prefer to treat vaginal yeast infections with vaginal tablets or suppositories rather than oral medications.