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Medications to treat vaginitis
Antibiotics that may
be used in the management of bacterial vaginitis include ceftriaxone (Rocephin),
erythromycin, metronidazole (Flagyl), clindamycin (Cleocin), cefixime (Suprax),
doxycycline (Doryx), and azithromycin (Zithramax).
Antifungal medications are used to treat yeast infections, and antifungal
preparations are also available over-the-counter for yeast vaginitis. Examples
of antifungal medications include terconazole (Terazol), clotrimazole
(Gyne-Lotrimin), miconazole (Monistat), butoconazole (Gynazole), and Nystatin.
Metronidazole (Flagyl) is the drug of choice for treating Trichomonas
Vaginitis due to infections cannot be cured by home remedies. However, many
women find that home care strategies can help control unpleasant symptoms. These
include allowing air to circulate around the vagina when possible by wearing
loose, cotton undergarments and clothing. Removing undergarments at night may
also be helpful.
Vaginitis due to
thinning and irritation of the vaginal wall as a result of
lowered estrogen levels at menopause can be treated with hormonal therapy,
either in topic (applied directly to the vagina) or oral form. Non-hormonal
vaginal lubricant products are also available.