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A 28-year-old female asked:

Persistent yeast infection unresponsive to one time doses of fluconazole and itraconazole. now have rash on perineum. do i need a longer treatment?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Resistant yeast: Some yeast strains are resistant to all the "azole" drugs, and more prolonged treatment won't help. These infections need treatment with other drugs like nystatin, flucytosine, or other drugs. Your diagnosis needs to be confirmed by a doctor who understands resistant yeast; follow his or her advice on treatment. Good luck!

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Last updated Sep 5, 2018

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