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A 19-year-old female asked:

Ive had a yeast infection for the past three weeks. i tried a pessary that settled it for a few days but a week ago it came back and i tried the internal cream. its now come back again! what do i do? im allergic to fluconazole so cant take oral?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Up to 10% of vaginal yeast infections are caused by Candida glabrata or other non-albicans types, which are resistant to all "azole" drugs. Speak with your doctor about alternates such as nystatin or caspofungin (or other drugs of the same type). For guaranteed expertise in this area, see a genitourinary medicine (GUM) specialist, or one of UK's many excellent NHS GUM clinics. Good luck.
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