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    Yeast infection wont go away. I have had it for over a year
    An_193260 posted:
    I have had a yeast infection for over a year. Ive been to the doctors over ten times. The gave me antibiotics but that doesn;t work. i dont use anything perfume like on me at all. I have also used diaper cream, monistat, and other natural things for yeast infections over the counter. that doesn't work. ive had a pap smear and all that was good and std were all negative. and i don't have sex. Please help...
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    georgiananny responded:
    To Yeast Infection .....have had over a year.
    I had the yeast infection from h_ _ _ about 15 yrs ago. It was a systemic fungical infection. I had to take a anti-fugical pill...dyflucan or something. It finally ended.
    An_193261 replied to georgiananny's response:
    How long were you on the anti-fugical pill. How long did it take for you feel a difference?
    ppmickey responded:
    Diflucan is a good antifungal Rx medication for getting rid of stubborn yeast infections. I can't believe your doctor gave you antibiotics for a yeast infection, unless there was another infection as well, like a bacterial infection going on.

    I went through decades from the time I was 9 till I was in my 40's suffering from very frequent yeast infections even after I'd had a complete hysterectomy. Then I found out I was diabetic. I have type 2 diabetes and take Metformin. I've had far fewer yeast infections since then and am 59 now. The ones that didn't respond to OTC Monostat or other OTC anti-yeast products that used to be RX's, responded to Diflucan. It only takes 2 to 3 tablets to get rid of it.

    Go to a gynecologist to make sure it's a yeast infection instead of some other type of infection. If you don't know about your family health history on your paternal and maternal side, start asking questions to find out if diabetes runs in the family, or if other females in your family had problems with yeast infections. It was so bad for awhile with me that when I was put on antibiotics for sinus infections, bronchitis, or other illnesses requiring prescription antibiotics I'd get a yeast infection and thrush, which is a yeast infection on your tongue. Babies get thrush and children, adolescents and adults of all ages can get it. I'd also end up with diarrhea from the antibiotics killing off the good bacteria that live in your intestines. Not fun. If you've had this problem for a whole year at least consider asking about getting an A1C blood test done to find out your blood sugar levels over the past few months. If your number is high enough you may be pre-diabetic or diabetic. Don't settle for a quick blood prick on the finger test in the office or having to go through fasting and then drinking that sweet sickening liquid and having your blood sugar tested every hour for 5 hours. I did that for 3 decades and always was considered pre-diabetic. My doctor got very frustrated and said he was going to do an A1C test because he was positive I had diabetes. I had nerve damage and had developed heart disease, angina, irregular and fast heart beats.. I wasted all those years with other doctors having that 5 hour test done only to find out with a simple A1C test that I'd been diabetic for years and that's why I had such terrible nerve pain. If not diabetes, you may have an autoimmune disorder of some type, like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. If you like yogurt, eat it at least once a day, making sure it has live bacteria in it. If you don't like yogurt, consider probiotics, which are good bacteria that can help you get rid of yeast and help replace good bacteria lost when you have had antibiotics. Good probiotics often have to be refrigerated. If you douche stop. If you sweat heavily in your crotch area, consider shaving your pubic hair, I know this sounds stupid and gross to some people, and apply a light layer of stick deoderant in the cracks of your legs and on the outer skin only. Or you can use baby powder cornstarch to help keep down sweating. Don't sit around in a wet bathing suit for hours. I went through years of h_ _ with yeast infections. Once I got diabetes I started getting diabetic rashes and have to use deodorant not only under my arms but under my breasts and in my crotch area both when I was heavy and now that I've lost a tremendous amount of weight, still have to do it. I hope you find out an answer soon and get your problem taken care of. It can be miserable to live with your condition. I wish you much luck and hope you become yeast free soon.
    redpirate responded:
    I had non-stop yeast infections all the time I was a teen and into my 20's. I used the same medicines you listed. I stumbled across the answer for me. It was sugar, especially from soda pop. Once I stopped drinking that and replaced it with water, my problems pretty much vanished. Also, try soaking a (real) cotton ball with Witch Hazel and wiping the affected area before you apply Monistat. It helps open the skin ( I know it sounds crazy) so the Monistat penetrate and kill the infection. I would do this every time I urinated, and reapply the Monistat, not just using in internaly at night. It worked for me, I hope it helps.
    cletusklump responded:
    I've gotten a yeast infection from panty hose. Wash them after every use and get the one with the cotton crotch. If your private area doesn't breath this happens too. Wear cotton underwear too and if you are comfortable sleep without underwear. Who knows what causes these irritations but something is?
    abbymccluremyf responded:
    Yeast infections can be recurrent if you were not able to stop the root cause. I once had yeast infection and treated it using diflucsn. More info about his drug is here - Ever since it never came back..

    By the way have you tried such anti-fungal pills? And if yes, how long were you taking the meds? Coz you need to maintain the treatment for a certain period of time. If you stop the medications coz you think you have already recovered from the symptoms, the infection comes back again.. Your doctor will usually suggest you the length of time as well as the frequency in taking the drug to ensure that you are yeast infection free already..

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