An underylying issue.? Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.
Yeast. You need a culture to see if it is resistance to the current medication your taking. Follow up with your ob/gyn.
Explore reason. Yeast infections are due to a fungus called Candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. See MD.
Yeast inf. Yeast inf is treatable. Eat yogurt. And get femstat (butoconazole) cream. Usually people get with antibiotics. Immunocompromised states or diabetics. Depends where the inf is?
Yeast Infection TX. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex. OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole).
Pills. If a yeast infection is persistent, a physician may prescribe a strong anti-yeast pill such as fluconazole. This medication should be taken carefully because it can interact with many other medications. Once the yeast infection is cleared, using a powder such as zeasorb topically can help keep infections from recurring.
Probiotics. Try taking probiotics, decreasing sugar intake, increasing good area circulation to your vaginal area (loose clothing, cotton underwear, sleeping without underwear at night), don't ever douche, don't use products near your genitals that have perfumes or deoderants in them. No talcum power there, either. Cornstarch is ok.
Over the counter. Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection. A woman with these symptoms can try using over the counter yeast infection medication and does not need to see her doctor. If the symptoms do not go away, then you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem. Wishing you'all the best.
OTC antifungal meds. Over the counter, topical antifungal agents such as Monistat (miconazole) are typically effective in treating vaginal yeast infections. Be aware that if this treatment is ineffective, you should seek medical attention as there are other gynecologic infections that are bacterial in nature (rather than fungal) that may "seem" like a yeast infection but require prescribed antibiotic medication.