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Is it effective to use over-the-counter medicines for yeast infections?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Mostly

Yes in over 70% of cases.
The trick to using an otc is to be certain the infection is yeast, as there are other causes of vaginitis. I suggest women who had diagnosed yeast infections and can recognize them can always try on otc. Women who have never had a clinically diagnosed infection would do better seeing a provider first to be sure you're treating the right problem.

In brief: Mostly

Yes in over 70% of cases.
The trick to using an otc is to be certain the infection is yeast, as there are other causes of vaginitis. I suggest women who had diagnosed yeast infections and can recognize them can always try on otc. Women who have never had a clinically diagnosed infection would do better seeing a provider first to be sure you're treating the right problem.
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