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A 19-year-old female asked:

I can't insert a vaginal suppository without experiencing pain & discomfort. i have never successfully put one in since it was recommended. is there another way i can get rid of my yeast infection without using a cream or suppository inside my vagina?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Speak with your doctor or a pharmacist about treatment with a single dose of fluconazole by mouth. It is equally effective as vaginal treatments.
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