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