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Vaginal Yeast Infection

Alternate Names : Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

Vaginal Yeast Infection | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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.

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    Vaginal Yeast Infection: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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