Yeast Vaginitis (cont.)

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How can a yeast infection be treated if I am pregnant?

Yeast infections are common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop signs of a yeast infection should see a health care professional. He or she can recommend medications and treatments that are safe during pregnancy. Oral antifungal medications are not recommended for use during pregnancy.

If yeast is commonly present in normal women, who should be treated?

All women with the symptoms of infection described above should be treated. Women without symptoms should not be treated. Most experts do not recommend treating the sex partners of women with yeast vaginitis if they do not have symptoms themselves, although this has been a controversial issue.

Additional resources from WebMD Boots UK on Yeast Infection

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Eckert, L. Acute Vulvovaginitis. New N Engl J Med 2006; 355:1244-1252.

MedscapeReference.com. Medscape, Vulvovaginitis


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/4/2013

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