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Are there different strains of a yeast infection that is resisitant to standard medication. If so how would it be treated and diagnosed. ?

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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
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In brief: Yes. Culture.

Typically yeast infections are due to candida albicans, a very common fungus that is not particularly resistant to treatment.
There are numerous other species of fungi that have variable levels of resistance to anti fungal medications. If you have experienced a treatment failure, as your doctor to perform a culture and sensitivity, which will identify the fungus and treatment options.

In brief: Yes. Culture.

Typically yeast infections are due to candida albicans, a very common fungus that is not particularly resistant to treatment.
There are numerous other species of fungi that have variable levels of resistance to anti fungal medications. If you have experienced a treatment failure, as your doctor to perform a culture and sensitivity, which will identify the fungus and treatment options.
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