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Recurrent Vaginal Yeast Infections

Recurrent Vaginal Yeast Infections

Overview

What are recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

For your vaginal yeast infections to be thought of as recurrent, you must have three or more infections within 1 year. And they must cause symptoms.

How are they treated?

Recurrent vaginal yeast infections are usually treated with several doses of an oral pill or with vaginal medicine for a longer amount of time.

This first treatment may be followed by up to 6 months of maintenance therapy. This could be oral or vaginal medicines.

If symptoms don't improve after treatment, more testing and treatment may be needed.

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Credits

Current as of: August 2, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Deborah A. Penava BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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