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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have a constant yeast infection (vaginal). otc creams have not helped. both my gp and gynae and prescribed fluconazole numerous times; it does nothing. what to do?

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Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 15 years experience
Suppression: If you have recurrent yeast infections you may need to use a suppressive regiment - this usually involves something like taking fluconazole weekly for 6 months. Additionally, be sure you are practicing good vulvar hygiene: don't douche, use only gental soap (Dove) on the vulva, don't use vagisil or any summer's eve products (they are terrible for the vagina!), only cotton underwear!
Last updated May 15, 2018

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