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Remedy for recurring yeast infection during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   Hi, I am currently pregnant and frequently get what I believe are yeast infections. I have gotten tested and the test have come back negative for anything else. I have tried the monistat and it works for like a week or two and the discharge comes back. I don't know what to do.
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   26
Doctor :   ok well yeast infection is common problem during pregnancy
Doctor :   let me tell you few things that can help you
User :   But it gets bad and very uncomfortable
Doctor :   but before that are you taking any medications >?
User :   just my prenatal
Doctor :   The hormonal changes associated with pregnancy alter the vaginal pH and increase the production of blood sugar, which provides food for infectious organisms.
Doctor :   thats the main reason
User :   So what should I do
Doctor :   A few drops of tea tree oil poured on a tampon and inserted in the vagina will help you
Doctor :   Take a tampon and dip it in yogurt. Insert in the vagina, twice a day. Continue this remedy for an extra day after your symptoms go away
User :   And these are my only options?
Doctor :   To avoid yeast infection avoid wearing tight underwear or other tight acrylic garments everyday. Use loose fitting cotton underwear and panties. Avoid wearing jeans, legging, panty hose every day.
Doctor :   eat healthy, lots of fruits and vegetables, as always
User :   Ok thank you
Doctor :   well there are antibiotics that y can take but they have to be prescribed by your gynecologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   i am sure you must have done that
User :   nothing over the counter
User :   not yet. she told me to try the monistat
User :   not take anything
Doctor :   no i am sorry since you are pregnant i seriously advice you to not try anything without the physician consent
User :   ok
User :   I will check with her then
User :   thank u for your help
Doctor :   thats why i recommended these natural cures which will have no side effects
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye
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