Vaginal Discharge | Treatment

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Should my sex partner be treated?

Sometimes. Talk to your doctor if you're sexually active. You may also need to avoid having sex or use condoms until you've been treated.

How are yeast infections treated?

Yeast infections are usually treated with a medicine you put into your vagina. Yeast infections can also be treated with oral medicine.

If you have yeast infections often, your doctor may suggest you use a medicine you can buy without a prescription. But if you have any questions about what's causing your vaginitis, you should call your doctor. Many other things besides a yeast infection can cause vaginitis.

How is bacterial vaginosis treated?

Bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotic medicine, usually a pill.

How is trichomoniasis treated?

It's usually treated with oral antibiotics.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 01/99

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