Is a reoccurring yeast infection something serious?

Check ur blood sugar. Recurrent yeast infections should cause one to suspect diabetes. A hbga1c test will tell you if your blood sugar has been higher that it should be over the past three months.

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Is there any help out there for a reoccurring yeast infection?

Yes. If you have been relying on topical therapy you may want to use an imidazole antifungal (like fluconazole) and continue it through one full menstrual period. At the same time have your secual partner (if male) use an antifungal cream on the skin of his penis for the same time period. He may not have symptomatic disease but may be colonized and reinfecting you. Read more...

I have had a reoccurring yeast infection for a few months now. Diflucan and Monistat didn't work. I am also diabetic. Why has nothing workedthistime?

It is treatable. I assume you have vaginal infection. Good diabetic control is essential to beat this. Dryness of the area is an advantage. So after showering make sure as much is dry as can be. Are you taking other medicines such as antibiotics or steroids? Are you sure it's Candida? I think an evaluation by a specialist Gynecologist should be done to exclude other possible causes. Read more...

What is the best way treat a severe yeast infection? When should I be worried?

"Azole" drug. There are many treatments, including over the counter ones, mostly with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, fluconazole, etc). However, severe cases need check for problems that predispose to yeast, especially diabetes. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get proper treatment. If you try OTC treatment, for sure see doctor if not better in 3-4 days. Good luck! Read more...

Help please! Is brownish discharge from a yeast infection or something more serious?

White d/c. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If you have a brown discharge please see evaluation from your physician for an accurate diagnosis. Take care. Read more...

Hello, I have a severe yeast infection. I have taken 3 dosis of Fluconaze and it does not go away. I am desperate the itching wakes me up all night.

See a dr. but. for now try over the counter antifungal creams like monastat and can use steroid cream 10 % hydrocortisone. may need longer dose of diflucan for 7 days 200mg/day. can use also along with it nystatin cream but need prescription, i can order it if call in. Read more...

How serious can a yeast infection become?

Very Serious. For the gneral public, yeast infections usually refer to vaginal yeast, oral yeast & some in the esophagus. These ususally occur after a course of antibiotics. However, immnuocompromised patients, those on transplant drugs, prednisone, chemotherapy & those with multiple chronic illnesses can get yeast in the blood and elsewhere and it can cause death. Very potent anti-yeast drugs are used. Read more...

Can you get sores from a severe yeast infection?

Yes, but... Yes, this could happen. However, the most common overall cause of genital ulcers (sores) is herpes. If there is any doubt about the diagnosis of yeast infection, see your doctor ASAP to confirm the diagnosis and assure proper treatment. Good luck! Read more...