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reccuring vaginal thrush. this is the fifth time

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I am having reccuring vaginal thrush. this is the fifth time i am getting treatment

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replied July 12th, 2014
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A48255
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If vaginal infection is recurrent, it could suggest opportunistic infection or reinfection. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and to go ahead with getting hormonal analysis (done to rule out hormonal imbalances), vaginal swab/smear test done (to confirm/rule out infective causes), etc. Further treatment options can be suggested based on your examination findings and evaluation results. You may also consider requesting for prescription of probiotics to help you restore the normal bacteria and prevent opportunistic infections (mainly yeast infection). 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 and keep the area clean and dry. Rinse undergarments well and use antiseptic solution for the last rinse. 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. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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