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Recurring Vaginal Yeast Infection
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
Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV infection; may indicate a pre-diabetic or presence of active diabetes, can occur in dark, moist areas or can indicate inadequate treatment of a previous/current infection. ...Read more
Intestinal yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more
I have had recurring vaginal yeast infections. Diflucan and terzol work for a week or so but infection comes back. Nothing seems to help?
What are some ways to prevent recurring vaginal yeast infections for someone who gets them quite easily (besides probiotic)?
Treat intestines!: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics & hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics & antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html & http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or worsening after treatment as there could be other infections occurring that mimic a yeast infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC meds: You can start first with the otc creams and suppositories. There will be a section at the drug store for this. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, i'd recommend getting checked out by a doctor first just to confirm. Symptoms of yeast infections can also look like any number of other vaginal infections that could be more serious. ...Read more
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