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6 mos yeast infection and thrush. Dr out of ideas

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I have had a vaginal yeast infection and thrush for 6 months. I have used 2 tubes of monistat, 3 150mg diflucan, then 10 150mg diflucan, then 30 100mg diflucan, 2 tubes of Terconazole 0.4%, 2 tubes of Nystatin 100,000unit cream ( to rub on outside), 2 bottles of liquid Nystatin 100,000 unit for mouth, 2 tubes of vagisil, 2 tubes of cortizone 10 feminine itch, and a pack of vagisil wipes. On month 2 of 100 Billion CFU probiotic. I think my doctor is running out of ideas. What could be causing this and what else can we do for it? It is driving me insane! She checked my liver in a blood test and she said the count was a little high. She is going to check it again in 4 weeks. I have tried bathing in vinegar, using plain yogurt (inserted). Help me please.

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replied September 20th, 2015
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A53923
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The recurrent vaginal infection that you describe could be due to re-infections, pH imbalances, opportunistic infections, hormonal insufficiency/changes, chemical irritation, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation done by your doctor/gynecologist. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and to go ahead with getting hormonal analysis (done to rule out dryness or itching caused by hormonal insufficiency), vaginal swab/smear test done (to confirm/rule out infective causes), etc. If the itching is getting worse, you can also request for prescription of antihistamines to help you control the symptoms. 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, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation. Keep area clean and dry. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.

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