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I got a yeast infection immediately after having sex. Ignored it for a couple of weeks but then used vagistat. It mostly worked but something still felt weird down there. It came back in full swing a month later so I went to the doctor and got some pill that stated with a D. Ended up having to take two because one didnt work. Again mostly but worked by eh. It came back AGAIN a month or two later in full swing and the do for have me 7 day cream (clotrimizole). I'm on my 5th day and really fearing its not going to go completely away.

I'm unable to get a blood test for another couple of weeks but am mentally exhausted of this. Has anyone experienced something this and are not positive for anything worse like HIV or diabetes? I've tested negatively for stds. Please help, any info will be good.
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replied December 27th, 2012
Hi,
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If symptoms have been persistent even after medication use, visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to look for causative agent. Get started on appropriate treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. Consider requesting for prescription of a Probiotic (to be used after you finish with taking the other medications) to restore the normal vaginal flora to minimize re-infection/repeat infections/opportunistic infections. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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