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I have a yeast infection and I have tryed over the counter meds. at home remedies such as honey for 10 min. yogurt for about 3 hours on efected area, apple sider vingar with water for bath, garlic clover for a hour in vagina. All different times. The yeast infection would feel alittle better but would not completely go away, I've been dealing with this for about 2 weeks. So if you can advice anything it would be a big help. Thank you.
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replied July 15th, 2011
Hi,
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If you are not responding to the self treatments tried, then it is time that you consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to identify causative agent and get started on treatment as appropriate (oral and topical antifungal medications or others as indicated by examination and investigation results). Drink plenty of water. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area (vagina has its own mechanism of cleaning itself. Use of these products harms the normal bacteria of vagina and it becomes susceptible to infection). Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. If you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection and avoid having unprotected intercourse while both of you are on treatment course.
Take care.



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