What Are Some Treatments for a Vaginal Infection?

What Are Some Treatments for a Vaginal Infection?

Vaginal infections are treated based on the symptoms presented, the infection's severity, how long it's been going on, if it has recurred and whether or not a woman is pregnant, notes eMedicineHealth. Several treatments are available, ranging from antibiotics to anti-fungal medication and vaginal suppositories.

Two infections, trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis, require antibiotic treatment and do not respond to home treatments, notes eMedicineHealth. Over-the-counter yeast infection medication can be used to treat most yeast infections at home. A first yeast infection should still be treated by a doctor, with subsequent infections treatable using OTC remedies for yeast infection treatment. These drugs, including Femstat and Monistat, have cure rates of up to 90 percent.