Recurrent yeast infection every month

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Last year, I had a bad case of vaginal itching and was diagnosed with yeast infection. My doctor prescribed me some medications and it soon went away. But recently, I have started getting a recurrent infection after my period every month. I tried medications that my doctor had prescribed me before, but it didn't work at all. I never drink beer or eat much sugar. I'm very depressed and stressed of the itching, and I don't want to have to take medications as they might disturb my digestive system. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Jane,

    It's very common that a yeast infection returns around your period because the pH balance of your vagina may change then. You can easily treat it with over-the-counter medications or the prescription pill. These treatments usually take a week or less to clear up the infection.

    To minimize the frequency of your yeast infections, you should take care of your vaginal health. Some helpful tips are:

    - Stop using personal hygiene products that irritate your skin, for example, perfumed soap, vaginal douches and colored toilet paper.

    - Stick to cotton underwear.

    - Avoid using certain antibiotics.

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      Hello Emma,

      I think I couldn't take prescription pills any more. I've taken them for more than a month, and finally I lost my sense of taste and suffered from nausea. I'm taking care of my vagina very well, but the itching is very annoying and it really makes me sick. It becomes so intense at night that it wakes me up and urges me to scratch it. Frankly, I'm not concerned why it happens, I just want to get rid of it immediately. 

       

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      Apply garlic paste or wash your vagina with warm water. These remedies can give you quick relief from the itching. But for recurrent infections, you have to treat it from the root. So, contact with your doctor for help.
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      I went to see a doctor and knew that my condition can be cured with topical treatment. She prescribed me Fugacil to apply daily and advised me to control the overgrowth of yeast in my body. She said the pH imbalance and stress during my period might trigger a recurrent yeast infection. To prevent it, I need to lower my stress and eat healthy. As you said, I have to deal with the condition from its root. Thank you.
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