Vaginal Yeast Infection - OTC Medications

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What over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Topical antibiotic (antifungal) treatments (applied directly to the affected area) are available without a prescription. These include vaginal creams, tablets, or suppositories. Regimens vary according to the length of treatment and may be 1-, 3-, or 7-day regimens. Recurrent infections may require even longer courses of topical treatment.

Examples of over-the-counter drugs for yeast infections include:

  • clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex),
  • miconazole (Micatin, Monistat),
  • terconazole (Terzol), and
  • nystatin (Mycostatin).

Homeopathic methods have not been adequately studied for clinicians to recommend them and anti –itch medications treat only the itching symptoms but do not treat the underlying cause (yeast infection).

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Comment from: Muggins, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

Candidiasis (vaginal yeast infection) can be controlled and perhaps cured by eating a diet very low in sugar and no yeast/gluten and taking two tablespoons unsweetened plain yoghurt daily. Jalna is a good brand. OTC treatments and pills are expensive and useless long term. Diet is the only thing to correct this imbalance of flora.

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Comment from: Laura, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

My vaginal yeast infection disappeared after eating more alkaline foods (leafy greens) than acidic foods (sugar). There is a chart that you can find straight away which tells you which foods are alkaline and acidic. Garlic, leafy greens, watermelon, mangoes, cinnamon, turmeric are in the alkaline box. Give this a go for 3 days. The itching should stop. You must know you pH levels and eliminate sugar. Your blood is too acidic. The weight drops off as well. And energy levels increase - literally jumping off your bed. This is my 4th day of detoxing and I feel great. Though I don't expect miracles overnight. The itching has stopped and the yeast infection (discharge) is nearly gone.

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