There are a number of treatments available to vulvovaginitis which each depend on the cause of the infection. The most common treatments of bacterial or fungal infections include prescribed oral medication or topical medication. Examples of topical medication include antifungal drugs, antibacterial drugs, creams, ointments, or cortisone creams. If the infection was caused by an allergic reaction, antihistamines may help reduce allergy symptoms. It is also crucial to practice healthier genital hygiene habits during treatment and afterwards. These habits may include wiping from front to back when using the bathroom, washing hands more frequently, or taking a special type of bath called a sitz bath. A sitz bath involves soaking the hips and buttocks in a warm iodine solution for at least 15 minutes, and is typically used as a cleanser treatment for hemorrhoids and vaginal or other genital infections.