What causes absence of good bacteria when being over treated for yeast infection?
The NP gave me Diflucan, twice, to make the infection go away. After the 2nd time, I still was having symptoms so I self treated with Monistat 3 times... a 1 day treatment, 3 day, and 7 day. After treating it the 3rd time with Monistat, I was still having the burning, irritation, and itchiness. But also when I had my actual infection, there was no discharge or funny smell. Only the intense itching and burning and irritation. So I went back to the doc and that's when they did the culture/swab and after 3 days of letting it incubate, told me there was no yeast or bacteria, but there was no good bacteria either.
Lactobacillus will be helpful
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Absence of good bacteria can be due to overtreatment and it can lead to itching, burning and irritation of the vagina.
However, the good bacteria should be restored by proper treatment like lactobacillus containing medications and proper hydration.
I will suggest you to discuss with your doctor the need to take lactobacillus medication and treatment of bacterial vaginosis, if any.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
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