Are over-the-counter medications available for prepubescent vulvovaginitis?

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Over the counter medications can treat some cases of prepubescent vulvovaginitis, specifically those caused by a fungal infection (candidal vulvovaginitis) and those caused by an allergic reaction. Doctors recommend that you purchase over the counter medication only after receiving a correct diagnosis for candidal vulvovaginitis (also known as a yeast infection) to prevent adverse side effects or a waste of your money. The most common example of over the counter medications for candidal vulvovaginitis are anti-fungals such as ticonazole (Monistat-1) and miconazole (Monistat-7, Vagistat-3). If the cause of prepubescent vulvovaginitis is a reaction to certain chemicals or substances, allergy medications like antihistamines can be taken to reduce symptoms and the chemicals or substances should be avoided.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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