A 32-year-old female asked:
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how do i clear up a chronic yeast infection? and if my husband has it will otc products work on him too? could we be passing it back and forth?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Confirm diagnosis: Need to make sure it is yeast infection and not irritant vulvitis.It is done by seing yeast on wet prep by your doctor or a culture.If it confirmed yeast, you need to rule out diabetes and oral contraceptive use, HIV infection, chronic antibiotic therapy.Butoconazole more effective, weekly rx with terazole may help, Diflucan (fluconazole) once a week may help.Your husband can try terazole, yes you can be back;forth.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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