I have been getting yeast infection every month since December. I have one whenever I am not on my period. As soon as my period comes everything goes away. I get a sore in the same spot every month, that sometimes bleeds, but everything is itchy. I am 17 and I am not nor have I ever been sexually active. I was prescribed diflucan and have used the 7 day cream, these things work sometimes, but have recently stopped working. Is this a yeast infection? Is this normal?
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Sometimes, infections can be recurrent. Consider requesting your gynecologist to have thorough examination done along with vaginal swab/smear test done to identify causative organism. Get started on treatment as indicated. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. Avoid accumulation of sweat and moisture in the area or long period of time. Drink plenty of water and fruit juices. Avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
Dr. Madhumita Avinash Paul, advising women with yeast infections to "drink fruit juices" is NOT really a good idea.
The sugar from the fruit juice feeds yeast. This is common knowledge.
Yeast infection reoccur because either the woman is taking antibiotics, which detroys the immune system or she is consuming too starchy carborhydrates or sugar. You may want to make this correction on your posts and advise women to drink vegetable juice instead.
As you may already know candida likes to consume progesterone. When you have candidiasis, the progesterone is eaten by the candida. Of course, the by product is prednisone. This causes estrogen dominance, which can later cause serious medical problems like uterine fibroids and breast cancer.
STACEY HH, here is a list of foods to avoid while you are trying to treat yourself for yeast infection. These are known foods which usually contain fungi in one form or another and when digested break down into simple sugars, which yeast feeds on.
NO fruit juices because of the sugar they contain.
NO margarine and butter substitutes.
NO potatoes and legumes.
NO coffee or tea (regular or decaf)
NO diet or regular sodas
NO grains, flour, or yeast are allowed. This includes pastries, alcohol, bread, muffins, bagels, rice, pasta wheat, buckwheat, oats, and barley.
Avoid taking anti-fungal medications because they do not address the root cause. They destroy the good and bad bacteria in the body. This is a recipe for more yeast.
Drink plently of water and fresh vegetable juice and eat plain yogurt to rid your body of toxins. And consider taking probiotics and a multi-vitamin too.
Before going to sleep, dip a bleach-free tampon in apple cider vineger and wear the tampon all night for 4-5 days or until the symptoms are gone. Symptoms may appear worse at first and you will experience a burning sensation or feel the need to lie down. This is a sign that the yeast is dying.
I hope this helps. At the same time, I encourage you to do your own research and verify ALL advise that you receive.
hey stacy, im really sorry to hear about that... coming from first had experience i have had yeast infections that come and go like yours for about 3 years now.. diflucan, fluconizole, miconizole 7 day creams they all seem too familiar to me.. and none of them get rid of it completely. The doctor even gave me nystatin which is an antifungal much stronger but i still keep getting them. I suggest that you try to treat yourself with what ever the doctor gives you but NOT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME after a long while of taking antifungals they will cause moderate to severe liver damage and the problem remains. So please no doctor told me about the liver damage and all i can say is take lots of showers, sleep with your legs open so the area can stay as dry as possible, always wear cotton non tight panties and hope for the best. I'm here as proof that sometimes theres just no answer.
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