Vaginal yeast infections are typically treated with topical antifungal agents.  A one-time dose of fluconazole is 90% effective in treating a vaginal yeast infection.  For severe nonrecurring cases, several doses of fluconazole is recommended.  Local treatment may include vaginal suppositories or medicated douches . Other types of yeast infections require different dosing. Gentian violet can be used for thrush in breastfeeding babies. C. albicans can develop resistance to fluconazole, this being more of an issue in those with HIV/AIDS who are often treated with multiple courses of fluconazole for recurrent oral infections.