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How do medications treat a chronic yeast infection?

Antifungal creams are applied directly to the vaginal area, while suppositories are inserted into the vagina. Oral tablets are also available to take by mouth. These forms of antifungal medications can usually treat a simple yeast infection that is commonly caused by Candida albicans with no problems. Prescription creams and oral antifungal medications, taken over a longer period of time are necessary to treat chronic yeast infections.

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