Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010;55(3):283-284. 

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How Should I Use the Medicine?

Wash your hands before and after you use these medicines. Clean the outside of your vagina with soap and water and dry well. Insert the medicine into your vagina while you are lying down at night before you go to sleep. This helps the medicine stay in your vagina for several hours.

A slight burning of the skin or vagina is normal with first contact. It is common to have more discharge while you are using the medicine. There usually are no other problems related to using these medicines. But you should not use any medicine if you are allergic to it.

Many of these medicines are oil-based. If you put the medicine in your vagina and use a latex condom or diaphragm when you have sex, the medicine may cause breaks. In that case, either avoid sex while using the drugs or use another type of birth control.

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