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A 24-year-old female asked:

There are so many different otc treatments for vaginal yeast infections- 1 day, 3 day, 7 day...which is the best one??

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Pretty much the same: The active ingredient in most OTC yeast treatments is an "azole" drug (clotrimazole, miconazole, teraconazole, and several others). All are very effective. You can safely choose the one that's most convenient (e.g. only 1-3 doses) or the least expensive. The pharmacist can help you choose. Be sure it's yeast before self treating; most vaginal discharge isn't yeast. See doctor if any doubt.
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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
One day: For acute rare yeast infections one day of treatment is best. For recurrent infections or patient is immunosuppresed or diabetic then 7 days is better!
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Last updated Nov 7, 2017

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