Antifungal eases vulvodynia, suggests pilot study

Itraconazole cut pain by 60% in women with fungus-culture-negative vulvodynia, report US researchers

Treatment with the antifungal itraconazole is associated with a significant reduction in vulvovaginal pain in women with negative fungus cultures and no other identifiable disease, reports a small US pilot study.

Results show that women taking the antifungal for vulvodynia experience over 60% reduction in pain.

The findings have prompted researchers to call for a randomised placebo-controlled confirmatory trial.

To research team, led by Dr Rodger