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What are the treatment options for a chronic yeast infection?

A simple yeast infection can usually be treated with an over the counter antifungal cream such as miconazole or clotrimazole. However, a chronic yeast infection requires more aggressive treatment. Your doctor will probably prescribe an oral antifungal such as fluconazole (Diflucan) and will have you take one or more doses if you are not pregnant. You might be put on a regimen of vaginal antifungal cream or suppositories for up to two weeks. Lastly, you might have to follow a continuing schedule of antifungal pills to prevent reoccurrence of the infection.

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