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A 36-year-old member asked:

i have been getting yeast infections a lot more lately and nothing is working to get rid of them. do you have any advise?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
May be something els: If you are being treated "appropriatetly" for a condition, and it it not responding, then you need to reconsider your diagnosis. It could be bacterial vaginosis, or even possibly a yeast infection that is resistant to "usual" treatments, (or possibly a sexually transmitted infection). Depending on exposure history, need full testing.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of yeast infections?

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Dr. William Dailey
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Numerous types: Tgere are numerous types of yeast infections. I presume from the way your question is asked you are referring to recurrent yeast infections. Many times probiotics can help prevent recurrence of yeast infections. Probiotics are things such as lactobacillus acidophilus and related. Active yagurt also contains the same beneficial bacteria. These bacteria prevent conditions that allow yeasflouris.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can you prevent yeast infections?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Preventing yeast: Intravaginal placement of lactobacillus or acigel have been used, but this type of prevention is probably more nuisance than benefit unless you have yeast all the time. A good prevention is to use yeast cream when you have to go on an antibiotic. If you have diabetes, keep your sugar low. More convenient for long-term medical prophylaxis is periodic oral Fluconazole tablets (once a week or month).
A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of continuous yeast infections?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
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Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Boric acid: You can ask your doctor for boric acid vaginal suppositories if everything else failed.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of continuous problems with yeast infections?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Evaluation: For persistent yeast infections, it's important to first find out if there are predisposing factors such as hygeine or medical diagnoses such as diabetes. These should be addressed. Suppression or longer term treatment with anti-fungals can also be used.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Does Monistat cream get rid of yeast infections?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Yeast is a fungal nfection caused by candida species. Sometimes develop in relationship to oral contraceptive or antibiotic use . Use antifungal cream or suppository or Fluconazole is the treatment . May use Fluconazole for longer than usual 3 days for recurrent infections.

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