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how long does it take for a yeast infection to go away?

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on wednesday i had sex, and it usually hurts me but then it's fine after. but thursday morning i was so sore i felt like crying. i searched all the symptoms of thrush and i suggested it was that. i bought canesten cream that comes with the tablet too. i started using it on saturday. the itchyness has gone, and it's just a little sore now. but it doesn't hurt as much when i wipe after i've been for a wee. is it getting better or not? i have to use the cream for 7 days.
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replied July 20th, 2011
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Continue with the use of the medication if it is giving relief. If you are not getting desired relief, you should consider getting examined by your doctor/gynecologist and get vaginal swab/ smear test done to identify causative agent. Get started on appropriate treatment as indicated. Since you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent re-infection. Drink plenty of water.
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replied October 29th, 2011
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after taking fluconazole, my yeast infection got worse and there is an overgrowth of dry skin that is resistant to all treatments........plz avoid taking fluconazole or anti-fungals for minor problems
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