Vaginal Yeast Infection
Alternate Names : Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
What can be done to prevent the infection?
Helpful measures to prevent vaginal yeast infections include:
asking sexual partners to use a condom
controlling blood glucose levels if the woman has diabetes
limiting intake of dietary sugars
limiting time spent in a wet bathing suit
limiting use of feminine hygiene products
using antifungal creams, such as miconazole, clotrimazole, or nystatin when taking oral antibiotics
wearing loose clothing and cotton underwear
wiping the buttocks from front to back after bowel movements
What are the long-term effects of the infection?
With proper treatment, the infection should resolve in a few days to a week.
What are the risks to others?
Vaginal yeast infections are not believed to be transmitted from one person to another.