How can prescription medication treat vulvovaginitis?

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Your doctor may prescribe you medication to treat vulvovaginitis, depending on its causes. Some causes of vulvovaginitis, including an overgrowth of bacteria and the sexually transmitted disease trichomoniasis, must be treated by prescription medication only. Candidal vulvovaginitis, or yeast infections, can be treated with both prescription medication and over the counter drugs. Examples of prescription medication include antibacterial and antifungal drugs, which can be taken orally or applied topically. Topical drugs can come in the form of creams or ointments. In rare cases occurring in postmenopausal women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is prescribed in the form of an estrogen cream.

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