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      Category : Health Centers > Reproductive System


Alternate Names : Vulvovaginitis, Vaginal Infection, Vaginal Inflammation

Vaginitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Treatment options depend upon the cause of vaginitis. Therapy may include the following:

  • antibiotic medicines, such as ceftriaxone or clindamycin
  • antibiotic vaginal tablets or creams, such as metronidazole or triple sulfa
  • antifungal medicines, such as fluconazole
  • antifungal vaginal creams or tablets, such as miconazole or clotrimazole
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • sitz baths, which involve sitting in a few inches of warm water
  • soothing vaginal creams or ointments
  • What are the side effects of the treatments?

    Antibiotics and antifungal medicines may cause rash, stomach upset, or allergic reactions.

    What happens after treatment for the condition?

    Vaginitis may take a few days or more to disappear, depending on how long an infection has been present and the cause of the inflammation. If an STD has been diagnosed, the sexual partner or partners should be tested.

    How is the condition monitored?

    Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/11/01

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