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A 23-year-old female asked:

I need help managing chronic vulvovaginal candidiasis. i take fluconazole when i have an infection but i get up to 7 infections a year! help!?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Verify the organisms: It is reasonable to obtain a genital dna probe analysis for yeast and bacterial infections. Not a test for everyone, but with your history it is appropriate to assess what you are actually treating. Also consider using gelatin capsules 2 times weekly filled with boric acid and placed vaginally with lubrication to maintain the appropriate acid base status. Also check an HIV test.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Infection: One option you have would to change your medicine or take the Fluconazole every day.

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