What can I use over-the-counter for a yeast infection? Having discomfort down in my vaginal area

You . You can treat most vaginal yeast infections with an over-the-counter vaginal cream or suppository available at most large drugstores. They come in one-day, three-day, and seven-day strengths. Many of the over-the-counter vaginal creams have the same ingredients as a prescription strenght but less concentrated. Some common brands are: Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole), gynezol or femstat (butoconazole), monistat (miconazole nitrate), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), and large pharmacy brands (generics) are also available and equally effective. Please, read all package directions carefully before using any vaginal cream to treat a yeast infection, to make sure your are not treating the wrong condition or get hurt. Hope this helps.

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How to treat a vaginal yeast infection? What's the best over-the-counter medicine for it?

No Endorsement. Almost all over the counter anti-fungals are effective. I can think of none that the fda has banned. We do not endorse one product over another here on this health app. Read more...

Is there a oral medication that I can buy over-the-counter for a yeast infection?

Not yet. All of the oral antifungal medications still require a prescription. There are topical medications for fungal infections that are available otc without a prescription. Read more...
Not that I am aware . I think you are referring to diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral anti-fungal medicine. Candidiasis or yeast infection can be treated orally or vaginally with anti-fungal creams. Currently, Diflucan (fluconazole) is available by rx only. Read more...
Yeast infections. Dr. H is correct, however, there are some other things people can do until able to see the doctor and get the oral medication. Decrease intake of sweet foods, as yeast thrive on a high blood sugar. Keep cool, wear cotton panties and loose cotton pants or skirts. Avoid synthetics. Take baths. And, otc cimetidine, or tagamet taken orally can stimulate your body's lymphocytes to kill yeast. Read more...