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What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

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Dr. Robert Benner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Make sure it's yeast

Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions.
During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit.

In brief: Make sure it's yeast

Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions.
During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit.
Dr. Robert Benner
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: OTC remedies

You can use over the counter remedies if the symptoms are really bad.
Keep in mind though that the hormone changes of pregnancy cause an overgrowth of yeast that is not dangerous and does not need to be treated unless it is causing severe symptoms.

In brief: OTC remedies

You can use over the counter remedies if the symptoms are really bad.
Keep in mind though that the hormone changes of pregnancy cause an overgrowth of yeast that is not dangerous and does not need to be treated unless it is causing severe symptoms.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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