Antifungal eases vulvodynia, suggests pilot study
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