See below. Personally, I like diflucan (fluconazole). I think it works very well.
Boric acid tabs. There aren't many home remedies that work, although boric acid tablets in the vagina may be helpful for nonpregnant women, and yogurt with live acidophilus may help to prevent.
Tips. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up.
Med eval. If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation.
Yeast. You can try probiotics, plain yogurt, and over the count monostat.
Try otc first. Try an over the counter med like Monistat or Mycelex (clotrimazole) first. If it doesnt improve, call your doctor and they might prescribe single-dose Fluconazole or terconazole.
Mild or severe. Mild - leave it alone to clear up if causing distress or if it extensive - treatment depends on where it is and what it is. Hair, nail - meds by mouth skin, vaginal - meds topically or by mouth.
OTC Creams. Over the counter antifungal vaginal creams containing Miconazole or Clotrimazole are effective means of treating the usual vaginal yest infection. Oral medications are no more effective for this problem and are best used for systemic infection. Vaginal creams are less convenient, messier, but do not have the rare risk of liver failure found in the oral medication. 7 day use is most effective.