Will morning after pill clear yeast infection?

Patient

Q: Can a woman take next choice morning after pill to help clear up a yeast infection

Doctor

A:   A morning after pill is used for emergency contraception and will not clear a yeast infection. Treatment of yeast infection is with antifungal cream such as clotrimazole ( Lotrimin and Canestan ) or other brands including Monistat 1 (tioconazole), Tinactin (tolnaftate) and Lamisil.

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