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this one has been off and on for 6 months?

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Hello, I have been reading the forum and all there is on Yeast infections.
I do a lot of sitting I work at home from the computer. I have been wearing loose clothes. I have had yeast infections before many years ago before I had children, but this one has been off and on for 6 months. Just when I think it is gone it comes back. It does not smell bad but it is white cottage cheese and it is so excruciatingly itchy I rub the skin with a wet towel until it bleeds and hurts I can stand the pain but NOT the itch. I am diabetic. And I read info on that too. It is way to swollen for me to have a traditional "PAP"
So I am so miserable. I finally get it cleaned out and stopped itching. I then put Vaseline on it to keep it from hurting so much. It comes back in a few days. I AM SO DESPERATE to find out what is wrong or at least what might work for it. I used monostat and it made it burn and did not make it feel better. Please help me!

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replied October 11th, 2011
Yeast Infection Answer A27558
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If you are a diabetic patient with uncontrolled sugar levels, it could explain the recurrence of infection. Increased sugar levels in blood or tissue fluids can make you susceptible to infections. Consider monitoring your sugar levels. Go ahead with getting a vaginal swab/smear test done to identify causative organism. Get started on treatment as indicated. If infective cause is detected, (and if you are sexually active), get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. You can also consider using Caladryl lotion or Aloe vera lotion to soothe the itching temporarily.
Take care.

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