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I keep getting yeast infections. What can I do to stop from occurring?

I keep getting yeast infections. What can I do to stop from occurring?

Probiotics: Anything that causes irritation to the vaginal tissue can cause a shift in the normal flora. This includes intercourse, bike riding, bubble baths, and even nylon vs cotton underwear. Probiotics and/or yogurt with active cultures can help rebalance. Consider being checked for medical conditions such as diabetes if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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My bf comes home every 6months. Everytime, I get a yeast infection after a week of sex. I've been checked & im clean. How can I stop this?

My bf comes home every 6months. Everytime, I get a yeast infection after a week of sex. I've been checked & im clean. How can I stop this?

Frequent sex: When intercourse occurs episodically(q6months) but "feverishly", the vaginal ph(acidity/alkalinity) changes and the good bacteria(doderlein's) that are responsible for keeping the pH slighly acid(4.5 to 5.5) cannot recover fast enough since semen is alkaline in nature. Yeast like warm moist alkaline conditions, so keep the vulvar area dry and wear cotton underclothing post-sex. ...Read more

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8y with B/F, 5 years ago started to get yeast infection evrytme after oral sex or if saliva has contact, how can i stop it from coming back evrytime?

8y with B/F, 5 years ago started to get yeast infection evrytme after oral sex or if saliva has contact, how can i stop it from coming back evrytime?

Recurrent yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections are pretty common. However, they usually are not transmitted by either oral or genital intercourse, maybe not related to your partner. See doctor to confirm diagnosis and make sure you have no special predisposing cause, like diabetes. Usually recurrent vaginal yeast infections can be prevented by taking fluconazole (Diflucan) once a week by mouth. ...Read more

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I often get yeast infections or BV, i recently taken the Diflucan (fluconazole) pill to cure the yeast but this clumpy cottage cheeselike discharge won't stop.

I often get yeast infections or BV, i recently taken the Diflucan (fluconazole) pill to cure the yeast but this clumpy cottage cheeselike discharge won't stop.

Difficult problem...: With recurrence of both infections, this is too complex to expect a clear answer here, especially with HealthTap's charcter/word limits. Some yeast infections are resitant to all "azole" drugs, including fluconazole (Diflucan®). Boric acid capsues or MetroGel® sometimes help prevent recurrent BV. Suggest you find a gyn who subspecializes in infectious diseases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Usually before menstration I get an itchy rash under my breasts. I've heard that yeast infections occur in dark warm moist areas - how can I stop this?

Usually before menstration I get an itchy rash under my breasts. I've heard that yeast infections occur in dark warm moist areas - how can I stop this?

Keep dry: Simple answer is to keep the area dry with a powder like gold bond that is antifungal. The longer answer is to go to www.A4m.Com and use the physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc that can help you do testing for yeast colonization in the gut, which is the usual source for recurrent infections. They can then help you treat this successfully. ...Read more

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Okay so i get a lot of yeast infections what can i get over the counter for it ?.. any diet you could recommend?

Okay so i get a lot of yeast infections what can i get over the counter for it ?.. any diet you could recommend?

"Azole" treatment: Diet won't help. If vaginal yeast has been professionally diagnosed and new sympotms are typical, use one of the many over-the-counter vaginal yeast treatments. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, teraconazole, & others). Or talk with your doc about taking fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth once a week to prevent it. Also discuss possible underlying causes, especially diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting yeast infections? Do you tend to get more yeast infections when you are pregnant? If so, why is that?

Yes: Frequent yeast infections may indicate you're not completely treating the current infection. They are more frequent if you have diabetes. Also, your sex partner needs to be treated at the same time or you may "ping-pong" the infection back and forth. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more