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Why do I get ayeast infection during everyperiod?

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Hormone levels

You are more prone to yeast infections when hormones fluctuate and when immune system is depressed.
Often women find they get them right before their period due to these fluctuations. If you are having recurrent yeast infections, then you have to treat aggressively. I suggest seeing a physician for an extended course of anti-fungal medication. And support your immune system with botanicals.

In brief: Hormone levels

You are more prone to yeast infections when hormones fluctuate and when immune system is depressed.
Often women find they get them right before their period due to these fluctuations. If you are having recurrent yeast infections, then you have to treat aggressively. I suggest seeing a physician for an extended course of anti-fungal medication. And support your immune system with botanicals.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Weekly suppressive medication (oral or vaginal) will prevent recurrances in over 90% of women with this problem.
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Frequent infections, in general, signify a decreased immune system. Fungal infections are frequent in patients with decreased immune systems. Go see a physician who can help you find the cause of the problem and provide you with suggestions to increase your immune sustem.
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 2 possibilities

1. Explore if there is an underlying cause - can be an immune system issue, another concomminant infection, or genital hygene habit? 2.
Maybe you are a chronic yeast carrier - some wome are chronic yeast carriers and very prone to recurrent infections your treatment options will depend on answers to above questions. Treatments can be antifungals, vaginal probiotics, botanicals, etc.

In brief: 2 possibilities

1. Explore if there is an underlying cause - can be an immune system issue, another concomminant infection, or genital hygene habit? 2.
Maybe you are a chronic yeast carrier - some wome are chronic yeast carriers and very prone to recurrent infections your treatment options will depend on answers to above questions. Treatments can be antifungals, vaginal probiotics, botanicals, etc.
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
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