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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   good afternoon, i went to see the doctor for a yeast infection in feb 2010 and they gave me some cream which only helped for that week i have been suffering from this for a while i believe since i ran out of cream i went and bought over the counter cream and i used it as directed same issue it didnt work i continued my treatment and bought some more because i ran out but this didnt help either so i bought azo yeast pills they have helped me alot more than the creams but i continue to have all the discomfort that i have been having since i started my very first treatment i dont know what to do any more and i have never had sex that is the strangest thing i know we can get yeast infections by other means but this is to much i have pain the front and in the back . please help. thank you.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
Doctor :   Can you describe your symptoms?
User :   yes . i have burning , irritation , redness, some discharge but very little. i cant stand being sitting down to long because it starts to hurt and fees like a burning pain sometimes its in the front and sometimes its in the back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i wear cotton underwear with a panty liner thats what the dr told me to do but that doesnt even help
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   it started last year but then it went away and came back really strong this year around in jan.
User :   im 29
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
User :   k
Doctor :   The fungal infections occur whenever there is compromisation of body defense mechanism.
Doctor :   In in your case it the vaginal ph that is responsible for preventing the fungal infection.
User :   another thing doctor that i forgot to mention is that i have irration in my anal area as well same symptoms too did i pass the infection to the back?
Doctor :   Moreover presence of any other bacterial infection, or reduction in the number of the normal commensals that are present in the genitalia.
Doctor :   So along with antifungal medications you would need measures that both these mechanism are preserved.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you a few measures that may help.
Doctor :   1. Continue the present drugs that will treat the present problem, and once the infection is under control, you would have to get a vaginal pH test done.
User :   k
Doctor :   You can get this done by means of using a vaginal pH kit.
Doctor :   The normal pH is acidic.
Doctor :   If it is alkaline, it would indicate presence of other infections.
Doctor :   In such a circumstances, consult your doctor for physical evaluation and evaluation.
Doctor :   2. If you are on who uses douches, then you would be affecting the normal commensals living there.
Doctor :   There by increasing the chances of fungal infections.
Doctor :   So if you use douches, then you may have to avoid those.
Doctor :   Are you following?
User :   yes dr
User :   i dont douche at all
User :   never have
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   3. Since you mentioned the antifungal creams are ineffective, you can use natural measures of treating the condition.
Doctor :   The best nature given treatment for the yeast infections is vinegar.
Doctor :   you may use apple cider vinegar for better effectiveness, along with those medications.
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