So while we explore the subject further, we shall delve into both of the presented options; medicinal remedies, and home cures.
Medicinal Remedies, Creams, Tablets and Suppositories
Medication that relieves you of yeast infection (or vulvitis) is commonly referred to as antifungal medication since that is the basic purpose it serves; to rid the affected body region of the fungus. As mentioned in the heading, you can adopt any of the 3 routes available to you; let’s look at some of them.
Yeast Infection Creams
Yeast infection creams can be applied in 2 ways; either topical creams for the external regions such as the vulva or directly inside the vagina using the aid of an applicator which also happens to help measure the dosage. These creams are available in treatment cycles of 1, 3 and 7 day strengths.
Before mentioning names of some common antifungal creams, it would be pertinent to mention that some creams are to be applied at bedtime only since they result in leakage that can prove to be an inconvenience during the day. Common antifungal creams include:
- Vagistat 1
- Femstat 3 (or Gynezol)
- Mycelex (or Gyne-Lotrimin)
- Terazol 3
Yeast Infection Tablets (Suppositories)
A common outlook is that doctors would rather prefer you to use creams than oral (tablets) medication to keep you protected from side-effects such as abdominal cramps/pain, nausea and headaches.
Other advantages of using tablets include speedy relieve due to stronger doses, and not to mention the lessening of oozing/mess. It should be known that some tablets are simply oral forms of antifungal creams e.g. Miconazole, or Clotrimazole.
Commonly referred to as Ovules due their oval shaped form, these tablets can either be taken orally or inserted into the vagina using an inserter where it dissolves after some time. Common tablet medication includes: