Yeast infections can be treated and cured with antifungal medication, which can come in the form of tablets, vaginal suppositories, or cream.
Male partners of women with yeast infections are not routinely treated because it does not change whether or not women get better or get the infection again.
Yeast infections are usually easy to cure, but sometimes will not resolve or keep coming back. This occurs especially when:
- Medication is not taken as prescribed
- The infection is a highly resistant form of Candida
- The woman has diabetes or a weakened immune system
- The infection is not a yeast infection, but something else
If yeast infections occur repeatedly, especially in the absence of recognized risk factors, it is a good idea to be tested for HIV infection and diabetes.