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Major itching. Recurrent yeast infection even after taking medicines. No STD. Advice?

why does my yeast infection keep coming back? about two months ago I went to my doctor because I had some major itching. She checked me and said I had yeast infection. So she prescribed me Diflucan . I took it and it went away. I had sex with my Boyfriend and about 3 weeks later it came back and I went to the doctor again and was given Diflucan. After it went away I started having sex again and the yeast came back again!! I don t have insurance anymore So now I m taking monistat 7. I Do have unprotected sex with my boyfriend. And We both don t have any STD we have been checked. Why do I keep getting them every month
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Gloria.

Hi there. Yeast infection does not necessarily constitute an STD. More often than not, it is just a fungal infection.

Perhaps you should consider getting your boyfriend treated at the same time (assuming he is the same boyfriend). Also if he has insurance, the doctor could legally & ethically prescribe diflucan or any other medication in sufficient quantities to treat both partners'. please do check on this..dont take my word for it.

Again, possibly you are getting reinfected from the do treat all the undergarments, clothing, sheets, towels etc (both partners) as per requisites with hot water & dry well in the sun for a day or two. Sunlight is a good antifungal!

It is also possible you could do with some immune supplements as a low immune status could predispose to repeated fungal infections. Do put yourself on an antoxidant tab once/day for a month.

Wish you good sexual health & do practice safe sex. Cheers !

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India.
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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