What is the treatment for vaginal infections?

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Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
There are numerous treatments for vaginal infections.  The most important thing is to diagnose the culprit of  this infection.  Once the etiology of the infection is diagnosed, then adequate treatment can be made using antifungal creams for yeast infections, antibacterial creams for bacterial infections, antiviral medications for viruses such as herpes, and there are numerous other medications that can be used to help decrease the symptoms while the bacteria, fungus, or virus are being killed.

Treatment for vaginal infections depends on what is causing the infection. Various medications may be prescribed, including antibiotics and antifungal pills or creams, which help to kill the underlying cause. Corticosteroid creams or sitz baths can help ease itching. Improving your genital hygiene is also an important part of treatment.

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