Nursing Care for Women with Acute Vaginal Candidiasis

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Porntip Rachapromma
Chenchit Chayachinda
Chanakan Kerdklinhom
Waraporn Iamvijarn
Surachai Dejarkom


Vaginal Candidiasis (VC) is one of the most common causes that bring women to gynecologic clinics. It is not a sexually transmitted infection but appears to be a consequence of vaginal dysbiosis. As Candida albicans is the main etiologic organism, imidazole anti-fungal drug has widely been recommended as the treatment of choice. Due to its nature of frequent recurrence, lifestyle modification and reduction of risk factors also play an important role. Nurses are the key persons in the counseling process, including knowledge and risk factors assessment, health literacy promotion and lifestyle modification. Health literacy is delivered through documents via QR codes and simulation of intravaginal drug administration via in-house model. This article aims to review risk factors and nursing care in vaginal candidiasis.


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Rachapromma P, Chayachinda C, Kerdklinhom C, Iamvijarn W, Dejarkom S. Nursing Care for Women with Acute Vaginal Candidiasis. Siriraj Med Bull [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 1 [cited 2023 Dec. 10];15(2):107-13. Available from:
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